Telehealth & e-Health

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Healthcare orgs ask CBO, MedPAC to use alternative data to evaluate telemedicine use for Medicare

Healthcare organizations, in a letter Monday, called on the Congressional Budget Office and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to use alternative data sources to create cost estimates and analysis of telemedicine use in Medicare.

Telemedicine industry must embrace scrutiny to ensure quality

Research published earlier this week in  JAMA Dermatology  examining the accuracy and quality of services delivered by direct-to-consumer telemedicine companies caused quite a stir in the healthcare industry.

Wireless monitoring during labor offers patients more mobility, eases burden for nurses

A study of wireless monitoring of inpatient pregnant women yielded results similar to usual care, and both patients and nurses approved of the program, according to research published in  Telemedicine and e-Health.

ATA16: Reduced heart failure readmissions stemmed from telehealth network participation, providers say

The reduction of readmission rates for heart failure patients is just one of the benefits touted by health system representatives of the Illinois Telehealth Network on Tuesday at the American Telemedicine Association's annual conference in Minneapolis.

Mayo Clinic: Remote monitoring of low-risk pregnancies boosts patient satisfaction

Women with low-risk pregnancies reported improved satisfaction with a program called OB Nest that combined a reduced number of in-person prenatal visits with in-home monitoring, according to a presentation this week at the Clinical and Scientific Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

VHA e-consult program for transgender patients a viable option to improve care

An e-consultation program created by the Veterans Health Administration to improve care for transgender patients is a viable option and complements other offerings within the VHA, according to a study published online this month in  Telemedicine and e-Health.

ATA16: Telemedicine must continue to evolve, ATA President-Elect James Peake says

Remote care remains an industry and a movement in flux, according to incoming American Telemedicine Association President James Peake.

ATA16: Telehealth helps Inova improve care access for stroke, behavioral health patients

Telehealth has been a boon for Inova Health System, particularly in the areas of neurosurgery and behavioral health, according to representatives from the Falls Church, Virginia-based provider who spoke Monday at the American Telemedicine Association's annual conference in Minneapolis.

American Well to allow users to search for docs through online marketplace

Telehealth company American Well announced this week it will soon allow health plan users to choose from a menu of doctors through an online marketplace.

Accuracy of remote dermatology care concerns researchers

A study of direct-to-consumer telemedicine services published this week in  JAMA Dermatology  raises troubling questions about the accuracy of diagnosis and treatment of skin problems.