Yearly Archive
for: ‘2018’

School-Based Telemedicine Helped Kids Manage Asthma: Study

Throughout the United States, more than six million children suffer from asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Each year, the disease is the reason behind more than two million emergency room visits (among children and adults), and accounts for more than $50 billion in health care costs. But one new […]

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Don’t Miss the Early Bird Rate for the Telemed Leadership Forum!

Are you interested in connecting and networking with telemedicine industry leaders? Or are you interested in learning more about the business side of telemedicine from the people and organizations who know it best? If any of this sounds like you, look no further than the Telemed Leadership Forum, “The ROI of Telehealth,” to be held […]

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CTeL Launches CTeL Connects Virtual Speaker Series: Join Us!

Looking for a chance to connect with fellow telehealth community members, and to discuss the hottest topics in telehealth and digital health today, without leaving the comfort of your desk? Good news: CTeL is launching a new virtual speaker series called CTeL Connects. These 15-minute presentations (followed by 15 minutes for audience Q&A) will be […]

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Survey Says: Telehealth Education Not a Top Priority

It’s difficult to dispute the growth in telehealth usage in recent years, as providers and health care organizations in particular have sought to incorporate the technologies into their practice. But are health care organizations adequately prioritizing patient education about what telehealth actually entails, or what its benefits are? As mHealth Intelligence first reported, a new study from […]

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InTouch Health Acquires TruClinic

Two of the country’s leading telehealth care providers began 2018 with big news: They’re merging. As MedCity News first reported, the Santa Barbara, California-based telehealth platform InTouch Health announced in a press release that it would be acquiring TruClinic, a Utah-based provider of direct-to-consumer, web-based telehealth services. “We are thrilled to welcome TruClinic to the InTouch Health […]

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Florida Medicaid Data Breach Impacts 30,000 Patients

For as many as 30,000 Florida Medicaid patients, 2018 is starting off with some unwelcome news: their personal data may have been exposed following a November 2017 breach. As Healthcare IT News first reported, Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration, which operates the state’s Medicaid program, announced in a press release earlier this month that the source of […]

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Rutgers Program to Use Telehealth to Improve Children’s Mental Health

Across the United States, per the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), more than one in five children aged 13 to 18—about 21 percent—struggle with mental health challenges, along with approximately 13 percent of children aged eight to 15. What’s more, the vast majority of these children do not receive treatment, including many in underserved […]

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VETS Act Passes the Senate

2018 is already off to a good start—at least on Capitol Hill—for telehealth advocates, with the passage of a key piece of legislation in the Senate. On Wednesday, January 3, lawmakers unanimously gave their approval to the bipartisan Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), the bill’s lead sponsor, announced in a […]

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FCC Seeks Comments on Rural Health Care Program Funding

For advocates of increased access to rural broadband coverage, 2018 is off to a promising start, with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officially seeking public comments on funding for the Rural Health Care Program. Following their December 14 vote to temporarily lift its annual cap, the agency is looking for public and industry feedback on […]

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