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Report: Nearly every state has updated its telehealth legislation since last year

mobihealthnews, October 18, 2017 As telehealth becomes more prevalent among US healthcare institutions, states are rolling out or modifying their laws to better define regulatory frameworks specifically affecting remote delivery of care. In fact, every state but Connecticut and Massachusetts has made substantive legal changes to how telehealth...

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Why telehealth is fueling the move towards micro-hospitals

Healthcare Finance, October 18, 2018 The growth of micro-hospitals, where small neighborhood hospitals offer care tailored to the specific needs of a community, has been dramatic in recent years. And companies that are building and operating these facilities are relying on telemedicine to help them provide faster, more personalized...

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Medtronic Care Management Services and American Well Announce Strategic Partnership to Integrate Telehealth Capabilities

GlobeNewswire, October 16, 2017 Medtronic plc today announced its Medtronic Care Management Services (MCMS) business and American Well® entered into a first-of-its-kind strategic partnership to enable a more complete telehealth solution focused on the unique needs of the complex, chronic, co-morbid patient population. Read more!

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A Failed mHealth Program Offers Lessons Learned For Future Projects

mHealth Intelligence, October 12, 2017 A recent program to have patients at a federally qualified health center use an mHealth app to manage their hypertension or diabetes failed miserably, with most of the patients abandoning the app within a couple weeks. But while highlighting the challenges faced by healthcare providers in getting...

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Giving Urban Health Care Access Issues The Attention They Deserve In Telemedicine Reimbursement Policies

Health Affairs Blog, October 12, 2017 A May 2017 Wall Street Journal analysis highlights the plight of rural America: People there who are sick are getting sicker because health systems are struggling to deliver care in rural areas. The challenges are multifactorial, but a key driver is the availability of providers. Only 10 percent of...

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Joint Commission pulls back proposed telehealth standards

FierceHealthcare, October 11, 2017 Months after releasing draft telehealth standards, the Joint Commission has decided not to move forward with proposed changes that would have added new burdens to hospitals and ambulatory care clinics with telehealth programs. In May, the Joint Commission announced a field review of several new standards...

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Telehealth provider Avizia buys Carena, adds virtual care technologies

HealthcareITNews, October 10, 2017 Telemedicine provider Avizia on Tuesday said that it has acquired Carena, a Seattle-based virtual care provider for an undisclosed sum. With the acquisition of Carena, Avizia now offers a telehealth platform that includes software, mobile applications, virtual care devices and a provider network. Read...

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More than half of providers plan to expand telehealth offerings, survey shows

FierceHealthcare, October 10, 2017 Healthcare providers still lack clarity around the future of telehealth reimbursement, but that’s not stopping them from growing their programs. Nearly 60% of providers plan to expand the telehealth service lines or push the technology into other specialties, according to a survey conducted by the College...

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Covenant Health Works to Transform Elder Care Through Telemedicine Technology

Business Wire, October 9, 2017 Covenant Health, a regional Catholic health delivery network and leader in values-based, not-for-profit healthcare, has introduced telemedicine technology at four of its skilled nursing facilities in New England, officials announced today. Read more!

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Dennis [MA] woman saved by rare heart valve replacement

Cape Cod Times, October 8, 2017 Ann Bodio of Dennis knows she’s lucky to be alive after repeatedly going into cardiac arrest at Cape Cod Hospital. But it was only after she woke up with a new aortic valve that the 71-year-old retired nurse learned of the remarkable chain of events that led to her survival, which involved a rare emergency...

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