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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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Store-and-Forward Telemedicine Services Expand Connected Health

mHealth Intelligence, January 2018 The emergence of asynchronous, or store-and-forward, telemedicine is giving rise to new platforms that stress collaboration and best practices over real-time, video-based treatment. Telemedicine is generally divided into three modalities: real-time (or live video); asynchronous (store-and-forward; sometimes...

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Getting healthcare without leaving your home [NY]

MyChamplainValley.com, January 26, 2018 The flu continues to be an epidemic across the country and the state. The Department of Health showing 1,800 people have been hospitalized in the past week across New York State. Now, there are ways you can get care without even leaving your home. Read more!

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Copley & D-H Collaboration to offer Tele-Rheumatology Service

Copley Hospital Press Release, January 26, 2018 Copley Hospital is partnering with Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) Connected Care to introduce Rheumatology appointments via telemedicine for residents of greater Lamoille County. This new service helps overcome current barriers to accessible rheumatological care and will improve access for patients...

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More people turning to virtual health care options amidst deadly flu epidemic

ABC News, January 24, 2018 As this year's deadly flu epidemic has inundated hospitals across the country with sick patients, an increasing number of people are seeking out virtual health care options that allow you to get a flu diagnosis -- and in some cases, even a prescription for Tamiflu -- right from your smartphone. "If you're sick,...

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Telemedicine gains support from allergist, immunologist organization

mobihealthnews, January 24, 2018 Telemedicine received a nod from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) in the organization's latest policy paper, which noted the care delivery platform’s capacity to improve allergy patients’ adherence, costs, outcomes, and access to care. The paper, published in the Annals of...

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Decker School Of Nursing Gives Telemedicine A Big Boost

The University Network, January 23, 2018 The Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University is giving telemedicine a big boost with its new Southern Tier Telemedicine and Mobile Health Research Development and Training Center. Telemedicine brings healthcare to a patient via telecommunication and information technology without the patient...

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