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220+ telehealth companies

Becker's Hospital Review, June 23, 2017 Telehealth is playing a bigger role in healthcare delivery today, broadening access to specialty care across the country, easing home health monitoring and simplifying chronic disease management. Click here for Becker's Hospital Reviews' list of more than 220 telehealth companies.

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Fox Hospital (NY) initiates telemedicine treatment

thedailystar.com, June 23, 2017 A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta recently treated its first patients using telemedicine, officials said. Telemedicine is desktop equipment that provides video-conferencing with built-in features that allow physicians to provide services from satellite locations, according to a media release from Fox...

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Report: Telehealth use not keeping pace with interest

Healthcare Dive, June 22, 2017 Dive Brief: While most Americans say they would consider using telehealth services, not many have actually had a virtual visit, a new Advisory Board survey shows. Of the nearly 5,000 respondents to the Virtual Visits Consumer Choice Survey, 77% said they are open to virtual care solutions but only 19% had...

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The Doctor Will (Virtually) See You Now

WNPR, June 21, 2017 More and more, medical professionals in Connecticut are turning to tablets and cell phones to connect remotely with patients. It’s called “telehealth,” and it’s facilitating everything from after-hours examinations to post-surgery check-ins. Page Waller said headaches, fever, and even tick bites are all conditions...

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Telemedicine brings a wider team approach to SVMC (VT)

Bennington Banner, June 21, 2017 With telemedicine, the team concept of delivering health care has grown at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center to include practitioners who might never set foot in Bennington. "The very first time we turned it on, the patient had a great experience," said Dr. Trey Dobson, a specialist in emergency medicine...

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Health department gets $80K (telehealth) grant

The Leader-Herald, June 20, 2017 The Fulton County Public Health Department will begin a pilot telehealth program in July aimed at improving health care access throughout the county and decreasing rehospitalizations and unnecessary emergency room visits. After the department assesses the experiences and statistics it garners from the pilot...

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New Jersey’s Telemedicine Legislation Faces a New Controversy

mHealth Intelligence, June 20, 2017 New Jersey’s landmark telemedicine legislation could be running into a roadblock. The New Jersey General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee has amended Assembly Bill 1464 to limit to three years the provision that telemedicine be an accepted means of establishing the doctor-patient relationship....

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MA Invests $250K in Digital Health Innovation

mHealth Intelligence, June 19, 2017 he Baker-Polito Administration of MA is offering a sum of $250,000 to support designated Digital Health Innovation Labs within the state. This is the second investment the governor's office has made as part of the Massachusetts Digital Health Initiative (DHI), which is used to support two digital health...

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Telemedicine Gives ERs an Instant Link to Psychiatric Consults

mHealth Intelligence, June 14, 2017 In busy emergency departments across the country, doctors are turning to telemedicine to provide one vital service they can’t often handle: the psychiatric consult. Roughly 13 percent of all ER visits require a mental health consult, according to a 2016 study published in Health Affairs. And that...

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‘Telemedicine’ Legislation Gaining Traction in New Jersey

New Jersey Law Review, June 13, 2017 ew Jersey is one step closer to imposing regulations on the burgeoning practice of "telemedicine," where patients remotely receive medical evaluations or counseling from their health care providers. The Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee on Monday recommended passage of A-1464, which would set...

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