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CCHP releases series of factsheet updates on telehealth policy and reimbursement

Center for Connected Health Policy, March 12, 2019 CCHP has released updated versions of its telehealth policy and telehealth reimbursement factsheets. Read more ...

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Newly released RAND reports

Center for Connected Health Policy, March 12, 2019 Two new reports were recently released by RAND, one on Medicaid program approaches to telehealth and another a report to Congress on ECHO program outcomes. Read more ...

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Using community paramedicine, MHealth for care coordination at home

mHealth Intelligence Feature, March 8, 2019 Community paramedicine programs give health systems an mHealth platform upon which to improve care management and coordination at home for high-need patients.  Programs by emergency medicine programs in Houston and Milwaukee are highlighted. Read more ...

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At Mount Sinai, telehealth reduces ER visits and hospitalizations

Healthcare IT News, March 11, 2019 At the hospital's inflammatory bowel disease center, providers are using videoconferencing tele-visits to address patient needs, including behavioral health, medication management, and advice on nutrition and diet.  Over 700 virtual visits hold promise for reducing ED visits and hospitalizations. Read more...

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Telemedicine helps SNFs connect patients to mental health services

mHealth Intelligence, March 11, 2019 Deer Oaks, a national provider of mental health services for long-term care facilities, is using a telemedicine platform to connect underserved patients with behavioral healthcare with specialists. Read more ...

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New York State Health Department Announces Package of Innovative State Regulatory Initiatives that will Improve Access to Health Care and Reduce Overall Costs

New York Dept. of Health press release, February 20, 2018 Among the improved policies under a statewide Regulatory Modernization Initiative is a set of regulations and policies that aims to leverage advances in telehealth to address New York's evolving health care needs and challenges for health care access.  One notable strategy involved...

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Company Brings Telemedicine to Mental Health Care

Brattleboro Reformer, February 17, 2018 The former chief medical officer at the Brattleboro Retreat in Vermont is translating his experience of developing a telepsychiatry program by launching a private company dedicated to telemental health, Alpine Telehealth. Read more ...

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NYP Sees Telehealth Success After Adjusting to the Patient’s Preferences

mHealth Intelligence, February 22, 2019 NewYork-Presbyterian wasn't getting much use out of its system of urgent care that connected patients in their homes to providers but garnered much more use of a telehealth triage access site placed at primary care provider offices.  The success of the program can be seen so far in reduced crowds in both...

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Liability Risk in Telehealth: 7 Things to Consider

MedCity News, February 28, 2019 Physicians considering expanding into telemedicine must understand the applicable legal limits, as well as critical ways to minimize their risk. Seven tips are highlighted. Read more ...

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MAVEN Project Partners with VSee to Boost Telemedicine Platform

mHealth Intelligence, February 28, 2019 The MAVEN Project, a national non-profit offering eConsults and virtual visits to Federally Qualified Health Centers and other safety net providers, is expanding its telemedicine capabilities in a partnership with VSee. Read more ...

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