Telehealth & e-Health

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Hillary Clinton touts promise of telemedicine, says tech should be reimbursable under Medicare

Telemedicine got its first shout out from a presidential candidate Wednesday when Hillary Clinton spoke about the tech during a speech in Iowa.

CVS' Andrew Sussman: Telehealth effort lets us explore various use cases [Q&A]

In announcing his company's most recent telehealth collaboration, Andrew Sussman, who serves as executive vice president and associate chief medical officer of CVS Health, as well as president of MinuteClinic, said it gives provides the opportunity to try to improve the care of patients at home. 

Andrey Ostrovsky: Use of telehealth for children with special healthcare needs faces limitations [Q&A]

Telehealth can effectively provide services to children with special healthcare needs, but the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health in California found it's not being used to its full potential.

Technology key to CVS' disruption of the healthcare industry

For many patients, access and affordability often are the most important determinants as to where, when and how they will receive care. To that end, CVS Health's status as a disruptor in the healthcare industry continues to grow.

New Texas law supports school-based telemedicine

A new law in Texas going into effect Sept. 1 will allow school-based telemedicine visits for children covered by Medicaid, reports  The Texas Tribune.

Chronic disease, elderly patients to fuel growth of home health technologies market

Increased use of remote medical consultations to improve healthcare for chronic disease and elderly patients, particularly as cost models shift in the industry, will fuel steady growth of the global home health technologies market, according to a new report.

Let's hope Google's restructuring helps to keep its health efforts on track

Google (er, Alphabet), for too long, has been this slightly sleepy lumbering giant within the health industry--sometimes moving closer to the center to spur innovation and then just as quickly, stepping silently away to sit quietly on the perimeter as other notable players remain in constant proximity to the heart of advancements.

Employers planning to offer telehealth on the rise

Telehealth is growing at a rapid rate, and a new survey found that about 74 percent of U.S. employers plan to offer it to employees in 2016.

How CVS uses telehealth, EHRs to improve patient care

While telemedicine and electronic health records are helping health providers to improve the quality of care delivered to patients, they also are helping pharmacy retailers stake a legitimate claim in the industry, according to Tobias Barker, vice president of medical operations for CVS MinuteClinic.

Teladoc sees $17.1M revenue hit prior to IPO

After its initial IPO, telehealth company Teladoc saw its revenue grow in the second quarter of 2015, but also reported a loss of about $17.1 million before it went public.