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Two Healthcare Systems Use Telehealth Kiosks to Expand Reach

Health Leaders Media, March 6, 2018 Two health systems are expanding their digital health delivery programs by hosting telehealth kiosks at retail pharmacy locations. Within just a few weeks of each other, NewYork-Presbyterian and Florida-based BayCare Health System each announced new programs with Walgreens and Publix, respectively,...

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Joslin Diabetes Center and American Well® To Collaborate on Integrating Telehealth To Improve Diabetes Care and Outcomes

Press Release, March 6, 2016 Joslin Diabetes Center, the world's preeminent diabetes care and research center, and American Well, the leading U.S. telehealth provider, today announced a collaboration to explore how to best use telemedicine to treat diabetes in the United States – and eventually, around the world. Read more!

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Congress Proposes Change to Ryan Haight Act to Allow Telemedicine Prescribing of Controlled Substances

The National Law Review, March 5, 2018 It seems the efforts of telemedicine advocates to change federal law and allow greater prescribing of controlled substances are no longer falling on deaf ears. Congress just released a pair of draft discussion bills to amend the federal Ryan Haight Act. The “Improving Access to Remote Behavioral Health...

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Brutal flu season leads to bump in virtual doctor ‘visits’

CT Post, March 3, 2018 Dr. Mia Finkelston remembers a patient who didn’t have time to see a doctor. The woman had children, including a son with special needs, and couldn’t get away long enough for a medical appointment. But about a month ago she turned to Finkelston, medical director of online care for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue...

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‘Whole patient’ focus urged [NY]

Watertown Daily Times, February 26, 2018 New state Department of Health regulations will make it easier for patients to access telemedicine, and begin integrating physical and mental health services into a more “whole patient” focused model of care. Read more!

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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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