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Sideline Robot Helps Trainers Spot Football Concussions

NPR, November 6, 2014 With the fall season come littered leaves, new television lineups and the sport that can't stop stirring up controversy: football. Rough tackles and concussions worry many parents. And no wonder. Research cited by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons suggests that more than a third of college football...

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Why Is Telemedicine Suddenly Hot?

Forbes, October 22, 2014 Google's recent announcement that it will provide telemedicine services was the crescendo to a swelling volume of recent interest: e.g., articles in VentureBeat, U.S. News, and The Economist. Telemedicine has been around for a generation. Why is this happening now? Rising use of telemedicine takes different...

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Why telemedicine’s window is finally opening

VentureBeat, October 20, 2014 When I was a young undergraduate at the University of Michigan, Professor John Kingdon attempted to help his students understand why policymakers take up particular topics at particular times. The most obvious reasons are disasters or other high-profile focusing events that demand action. But most of the time,...

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Current law restricts millions of Americans’ access to telehealth services

The Washington Post, October 19, 2014 Several of the nation’s largest pharmacies and health-care companies are urging lawmakers to expand the types of telehealth services that can be covered by government insurance programs, arguing that an outdated federal law is limiting the number of Americans who can access telemedicine. Under current...

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Global telemedicine technology market to hit $43 billion by 2019

Fierce Health IT, October 17, 2014 Spurred by drastic growth in "telehome" technology adoption, the global telemedicine tools market will likely reach $43.4 billion within five years, according to a new report published by Wellesley, Massachusetts-based BCC Research. The market for telehome technologies, or tools that enable outpatients to...

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VA treated 690K veterans through telemedicine in fiscal year 2014

Fierce Health IT, October 13, 2014.  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) says it provided remote care to more than 690,000 veterans during fiscal year 2014. About 55 percent of those veterans live in rural areas with limited access to VA facilities.  "A brick-and-mortar facility is not the only option for healthcare," VA Secretary...

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Stuck in the waiting room

The Economist, October, 11 2014.  The idea of telemedicine—health care provided using telecommunications equipment—has a lengthy history. Radio News, an American magazine, devoted its cover to a patient at home consulting a doctor in his surgery via a television link as long ago as 1924. When NASA began monitoring astronauts in space in...

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How Telemedicine Is Changing Health Care

U.S. News, October 7, 2014 You could say telemedicine keeps patients at a distance – but Jonathan Linkous prefers to say it keeps them close. During “The Telemedicine Advantage,” part of the U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow forum, Linkous, chief executive officer of the American Telemedicine Association, described the myriad ways...

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$22.1 Million to Improve Access to Health Care in Rural Areas

HRSA, September 26, 2014 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, PhD, RN, announced more than $22 million to support health care in rural areas, including funds that will provide resources and expertise for telehealth solutions, improve emergency medical services, and help communities build networks...

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Telemedicine as a Tool to Provide Family Conferences with Critically Ill Patients

NETRC Webinar: September 23, 2014 Presenter: Prema Menon, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care Dr. Menon is a board certified Pulmonary/Critical Care Physician with expertise in End-of-Life communication in the intensive care unit (ICU). She...

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