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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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HHS gives University of Mississippi Medical Center, Medical University of South Carolina national telehealth designation

FierceHealthcare, October 6, 2017 An agency within the Department of Health and Human Services has appointed medical centers in South Carolina and Mississippi as the country’s two designated Telehealth Centers of Excellence. This week, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) named the University of Mississippi Medical...

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​Teleheath, Mobile Heath Improves Access: Report

Portsmouth Patch, October 6, 2017 Expanded use of telehealth and mobile health (MHealth) technologies to integrate behavioral and primary health care could benefit New Hampshire residents, according to a recently released report and accompanying webinar from the Institute for Health Policy and Practice at the University of New Hampshire and the...

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Revolutionizing the Delivery of Care for ED Patients

NEJM Catalyst, October 5, 2017 In the 7 years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the number of Emergency Department (ED) visits has steadily increased while the number of EDs has fallen —  resulting in increased pressure on hospitals. Consequently, health care systems find themselves challenged to develop innovative ways...

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New Rule Would Give VA Doctors National Telehealth Privileges

mHealth Intelligence, September 29, 2017 The Department of Veterans Affairs is moving forward with a plan to enable VA doctors to treat veterans through telehealth no matter where the doctor or patient are located, essentially overriding state laws. Officials said the 28-page proposed order, unveiled on Sept. 29 under the VA’s Anywhere to...

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In-Depth: Recent hurricanes show that with proper preparation, telemedicine shines during disasters

mobihealthnews, September 29, 2017 As wide swaths of the southeastern US work to recover from the recent spate of hurricanes, they won’t be reliant on local health care providers alone. Since Hurricane Harvey began threatening the Houston area in late August, telemedicine vendors and healthcare providers alike have opened up their lines to...

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Telehealth expansion takes a step forward with Senate’s passage of CHRONIC Care Act

FierceHealthcare, September 28, 2017 Lawmakers and telehealth advocates were predictably pleased with the Senate’s passage of bipartisan legislation that would extend telehealth benefits to several patient populations battling chronic illnesses. Following another failed attempt to repeal-and-replace the Affordable Care Act, the notably...

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