Telehealth & e-Health

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Mercy Health takes telemedicine farther with virtual facility

Healthcare organizations are continuing to take telemedicine to the next level. Case in point: Mercy Hospital's new virtual telemedicine facility.

Stakeholders' proposal lifts restrictions on telemedicine coverage for Medicare beneficiaries

Stakeholders across the healthcare industry joined together to ask Senate lawmakers for support of a proposal that would lift "outdated restrictions" on use and reimbursement of telemedicine services for Medicare patients.

Surgeons call patient follow-ups via portals, face-to-face 'equally effective'

Online communication via a patient portal was a preferred follow-up method for surgery patients, according to research published online in the  Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Future docs cite interoperability as top priority for better patient care

A majority of future doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals see interoperability as one of the top ways to improve patient care.

ATA 2015 Fall Forum: HIT investors impressed by clinical viability, scalability

Scalability and sustainability are among the most important predictors of success for telehealth and other health IT efforts, according to investors who spoke at the American Telemedicine Association's annual fall forum last week in the District of Columbia.

Lawmakers push telestroke bill to increase access for Medicare patients

When someone is suffering from a stroke, time is of the essence, which is why two House lawmakers are proposing a bill that would change when Medicare beneficiaries can receive telestroke services.

ATA 2015 Fall Forum: How collaborations are key to telehealth success

Success in telehealth hinges largely on effective collaborations between multiple stakeholders, including providers, payers, government agencies, schools and others, according to panelists speaking at the American Telemedicine Association's annual fall forum in the District of Columbia last week.

ONC issues guidance for consumer-centric telehealth visits

A new whitepaper from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT outlines the essential factors in a consumer-centered telehealth experience.

Veterans show interest in use of computerized psychotherapies for treatment

Interest among veterans receiving outpatient treatment in use of computerized psychotherapies is high and an area where further efforts may be of interest, according to a recent study.

Taking telemedicine to school: How providers, educators are keeping kids in class

With kids back in school, many providers are helping to keep students healthy and in the classroom using telemedicine.   This report examines the efforts of three providers and the reactions from parents, nurses and faculty.   Special Report