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Is the DOD Underutilizing Telehealth?

Is the Department of Defense (DOD) fully utilizing telehealth? That’s the question at the heart of a new report to Congress from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which examines the department’s use of the technologies in FY 2016. The short answer? The DOD has a ways to go when it comes to expanding its use […]

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Bringing Telemedicine to Puerto Rico: New York Hospital Steps Up

Simply put, since Hurricane Maria first made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, the storm’s impact on the island has been nothing short of devastating. Along with leaving numerous residents without water and power, it has left many of the island’s hospitals with extremely limited resources as they work to treat the patients […]

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Despite Widespread Support, Some Oppose VA Telehealth Rule

Since the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued its proposed rule on telehealth, which would permit all VA physicians to treat patients via telehealth across state lines, regardless of where they’re licensed, the agency has received widespread praise—from provider groups to health IT advocates, among others. But the rule is not without its detractors. As Fierce […]

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House Overwhelmingly Passes VETS Act

It’s already been a banner year for telehealth on Capitol Hill, with more than two dozen (mostly bipartisan) pieces of legislation introduced. Now, telehealth advocates can point to another concrete legislative victory. As Stripes, mHealth Intelligence, and others first reported, on Tuesday, November 7, the House passed H.R. 2123, the Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act, by […]

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Can Apps Help with Medication Adherence After Natural Disasters?

For health care providers, getting some patients to adhere to their medication schedules can be a bit of a headache. What’s more, this lack of adherence is a costly problem: it is the cause of 10 percent of all hospital admissions and approximately 125,000 patient deaths annually, and the reason behind as many as $289 […]

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SEARCH Highlights New Telehealth Research

In many ways, 2017 has been a banner year for telehealth, with more than two dozen telehealth-friendly bills introduced in Congress, numerous states enacting legislation of their own, and continued investment in the industry. At the same time, there’s also been continued momentum on the research side. Last week, representatives from academic institutions, leading research […]

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Using EHRs to Predict Stroke Risk? New Study Shows Promise

Each year, according to data from the American Stroke Association, almost 800,000 people across the United States experience a stroke. What’s more, strokes are responsible for approximately one out of every 20 annual deaths, killing almost 130,000 people. They also account for about $33 billion in annual health care spending, per the Centers for Disease […]

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Survey Says: Patients Want Telehealth

It’s official. The people have spoken, and they want access to telehealth services. Or at least the respondents to one survey of consumers do. As PatientEngagementHIT first reported, the Advisory Board Company’s Virtual Visits Consumer Choice Survey found that 77 percent of people would be willing to have a health care provider visit via telehealth. […]

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New Jersey Poised to Enact Sweeping Telemedicine Legislation

The past year has been a busy one at the state level for telehealth legislation. Indeed, an April report from the Center for Connected Health Policy identified more than 200 telehealth-related bills that had been introduced in 44 states in 2017 alone. Now, one more state legislature is poised to pass a bill paving the […]

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Telehealth for Post-Transplant Patients?

For patients who have recently undergone organ transplants, recovery can be a delicate, painstaking process—and regularly taking anti-rejection drugs is critical to it. How can health care providers most effectively ensure that patients are taking these life-or-death medications as directed? As Fierce Healthcare first reported, two pharmacists based at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital have successfully integrated telehealth into their […]

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