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New partnership means faster prescriptions for Bennington hospital patients

WCAX, September 6, 2018 Medical staffers at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington now have more time to get prescriptions for patients. It's thanks to a new partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Connected Care Center. The new partnership allows for overnight telepharmacy coverage. It brings together telepharmacy services...

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Partners to let patients access care through video visits

Health Data Management, August 28, 2018 Partners HealthCare is expanding its caregiving footprint, enabling patients to connect to providers through a secure video visit. The Boston-based integrated delivery system is deploying what it calls Partners HealthCare On Demand, enabled through technology from Teladoc Health. Read more!

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Telemedicine Gives SNFs a Tool to Improve Care, Cut Medicare Costs

mHealth Intelligence, August 27, 2018 An after-hours telemedicine platform helped a Brooklyn-based skilled nursing facility eliminate almost 100 hospitalizations and save roughly $1.5 million in Medicare costs in one year. Those outcomes are included in a case study published in the August edition of the American Journal of Managed...

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PCORI Directs $31M in Grants Toward Innovative Telehealth Projects

mHealth Intelligence, August 22, 2018 The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is putting more than $31 million into programs that will use telehealth and telemedicine to improve access to treatment. The Washington, D.C.-based non-profit created by Congress in 2010 has approved a $13.3 million grant to West Virginia...

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Draft Revised ANA Core Principles on Connected Health

American Nurses Association, August 2018 ANA Department of Policy and Government Affairs seeks public comment to the proposed Principles update, ANACore Principles on Connected Health. This document is a draft update of the ANA Core Principles on Telehealth (1999), through the lens of connected health, with the continued intent to protect...

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WEDI, CAPP Unveil New Resources for Telehealth Program Development

mHealth Intelligence, August 15, 2018 The Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP), a California-based coalition of multi-specialty medical groups and health systems, has unveiled “A Roadmap to Telehealth Adoption: From Vision to Business Model.” Also weighing in is the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), whose...

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Understanding the Emergence of Telehealth [NH]

New Hampshire Magazine, September 2018 Telehealth has been around for decades, but continues to evolve with technology. Concord Hospital, for example, now equips one of its cardiac specialists with Bluetooth-enabled stethoscopes that enable him to stay in Concord while listening to the hearts of patients who reside miles away in Laconia, says...

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Telemedicine Wins Support in N.H.

Valley News, August 9, 2018 New Hampshire legislators say a new state law will make it easier for people to access medical services remotely, particularly in rural areas. But they haven’t yet decided how insurance companies will reimburse providers for such services. Republicans and Democrats supported the bill, HB 1471, which was...

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Medicare Proposes (and Rejects) New Telehealth Services for 2019

Health Care Law Today, August 7, 2018 The telemedicine industry was pleased to learn CMS recently proposed adding new services to its list of Medicare-covered telehealth services.  But what may be more interesting are the services CMS declined to add, and why.  This article summarizes the newly-proposed additions as well as the services...

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FCC approves $100M Connected Care Pilot Program

Health Data Management, August 3, 2018 The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a new $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program supporting the use of remote telehealth technology for low-income and rural Americans. Read More!

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