Monthly Archive
for: ‘February, 2017’

Repeal and …Telehealth Reimbursement?

Perhaps no three words have been uttered more since the election of President Donald Trump, at least among those who follow health care, than “repeal and replace.” While no one appears to know yet just what a “replacement” for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would look like, and while many have expressed concerns about the […]

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Nurse Licensure Compact: Full Adoption Coming Sooner than Expected?

It looks like it will be smooth sailing ahead for the Interstate Nurse Licensure Compact in the coming months. As Politico reports, based on state legislative action, it seems like the compact allowing for nurse licensure portability among states may go into full effect even before its target date of December 31, 2018. “I don’t […]

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Telemedicine and Cardiovascular Care: AHA Guidelines Point to Opportunities

The staggering costs of cardiovascular disease in the United States have been well documented; a 2015 CDC Foundation study, for example, estimated that one out of every six dollars spent on health care goes toward caring for the approximately 85 million patients with these conditions, as well as seven million stroke survivors. However, the use […]

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Tom Price, Seema Verma, and EHRs: What’s to Come?

The November 2016 election of Donald Trump has continued to shake up the health care landscape, from the President’s repeated promises to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act to, of course, new leadership at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Earlier this month, […]

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mHealth Gets High Marks From Patients—But is Supply Meeting Demand?

In an increasingly app-obsessed world, it’s only logical that patients, particularly those with chronic health conditions, would want to use their mobile devices to connect with their health care providers—and to take control of their health. As a recent West survey (via mHealth Intelligence) finds, an overwhelming majority of patients want “patient-specific support outside of […]

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Looking for Stolen Health Records? They’ll Cost You!

Looking to get your hands on some stolen electronic health records? Hopefully you aren’t, but on the off chance that you are, it’ll likely cost you a good deal of money on the black market. As a recent study from Trend Micro (via Dark Reading) found, “complete EHR databases can fetch as much as $500,000 […]

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