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[NY] Telehealth program highlighted

The Leader-Herald, February 19, 2018 he Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday received a hands-on demonstration of the new Telehealth Program, which will be starting up soon. County Public Health Director Irina Gelman served as physician, and Gloversville 1st Ward Supervisor Marie Born as the patient during the Telehealth portals...

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Telehealth, Telemedicine Reimbursement Score Big in New Budget Deal

mHealth Intelligence, February 9, 2018 Telehealth and telemedicine reimbursement scored huge successes in the budget deal signed into law by President Donald Trump, with one senator saying the law does more for Medicare coverage of telehealth than any past legislation. The two-year budget deal, approved by Congress after a brief but...

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New Spending Bill a Boon for Telehealth

Healthcare Analytics News, February 9, 2018 The massive spending bill that the President signed this morning contained numerous provisions for healthcare. Continued funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) may be the most notable element of the deal, but couched inside the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 is the CHRONIC Care...

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Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter receives $474,258 federal grant

Rome Sentinel, February 10, 2018 Nearly $500,000 has been awarded to the Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter to help develop its telehealth program, said U.S. Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. The $474,258 federal grant will be used to purchase telemedicine equipment to connect Utica with 25 residential and day service sites in Oneida and...

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MaineHealth awarded $274K grant to improve rural telehealth network

Mainebiz, February 9, 2018 The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded a $274,092 grant to MaineHealth to enhance its telehealth capabilities in rural areas. The three-year project, awarded through the USDA's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program, will focus on three telehealth initiatives: Enhanced communications between...

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How Telemedicine Can Improve Our Disaster Response

Medscape, February 9, 2018 When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, it upended the island's infrastructure.[1] Almost a month after the storm, Kaiser Health News reported that many of the island's 3.4 million residents were still unable to get nutritious food to eat, let alone medication or treatment for chronic...

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How Northwell uses telehealth tools to increase organ donations and transplants

mobihealthnews, February 8, 2018 New York has one of the lowest rates for organ donation in the country, a problem the state has been actively working on for the last few years. In October, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a number of executive orders to work toward improving donation numbers. This included making “Lauren’s Law”...

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NY grant to fund mental health telemedicine

WCAX, February 7, 2018 New York state is getting a $500,000 federal grant to fund telemedicine projects. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand say the money granted to the state Office of Mental Health will help buy video conference equipment, tablets, and software. The two Democrats said the equipment will be...

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Northwell VP: Patients are demanding telehealth today

Healthcare IT News, February 1, 2018 After pushing through countless regulatory and cultural barriers, telehealth programs are finally beginning to earn recognition and support throughout the country. But despite these gains, launching a new telehealth program from the ground up is still a daunting task, and avoiding pitfalls will require...

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Senators urge new rule to combat opioid crisis in rural areas

The Hill, January 30, 2018 Three senators are urging the Trump administration to quickly issue a new rule that would aim to increase access to opioid addiction treatment in rural areas. Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Alaska’s two Republican senators — Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan — are requesting the Drug Enforcement...

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