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Medicare is Holding Telehealth Back: New GAO Study

Study after study, it seems, has pointed to the cost savings and enhanced health outcomes that could result from the broader implementation of telehealth and remote monitoring. But according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) study, outdated Medicare reimbursement policies and other coverage limitations are standing in the way of wider utilization. As Health […]

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Telemedicine in the NICU? Mayo Clinic Sees Potential

For infants born prematurely or facing other serious health problems, access to timely, high-quality health care can mean the difference between life and death. And for those living in rural, undeserved communities, those health care services can be difficult to come by. But as new research—the first of its kind—from the Mayo Clinic shows, the […]

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Rural America Leads in Telehealth Innovation

One of the many health care-related challenges that Americans living in rural areas face is the staggering rate of hospital closures in recent years. Since 2010, rural hospitals have been closing at a rate of approximately one per month, leaving patients adrift and having to seek care elsewhere. But as a new Politico article illustrates, […]

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Bipartisan Senate Bill Promotes Telehealth for Chronic Disease Patients

It’s been well documented that a small percentage of patients account for a disproportionate amount of the spending on health care in the United States. The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, for example, estimates that care for patients with chronic diseases like heart disease, COPD, and diabetes “accounts for approximately 75 percent of the […]

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Most Health Care Organizations Plan to Invest in Telehealth, mHealth

It’s no secret that patient demand for telehealth and mHealth services has grown in recent years, with some patients even factoring the provision of these services into their choice of health care providers. Health care organizations, it would seem, are taking note. As first reported by mHealth Intelligence, a new American Telemedicine Association (ATA) survey […]

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Is it Time for a HIPAA Replacement? AHIMA Asks the Experts

Since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was signed into law in 1996, “HIPAA compliance,” “HIPAA violation,” and other such terms have become a familiar part of our national lexicon. And yet 20 years after its passage, HIPAA is not only often misunderstood, but also ever so slightly out of date—and potentially in […]

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Lieutenant Colonel James J. Jones to Keynote CTeL Summit

CTeL is excited to announce that Lieutenant Colonel James J. Jones, US Army, PhD, PA-C, will be giving the keynote address at the 2017 Executive Telehealth Spring Summit. Telehealth is a vital tool in protecting the Commander-in-Chief, and LTC Jones will discuss the unique aspects of deploying telemedicine in the White House, as well as in challenging […]

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Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Expand Telehealth Reimbursement

These days, it may not appear that the two parties in Congress can agree on much. But telehealth has long been an area that has seen strong bipartisan support, and the recent introduction of a new bill aimed at expanded use of telehealth technologies shows that that bipartisan spirit appears to still be alive. As […]

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Can Apps Help Prevent Diabetes?

It’s hard to overestimate the burden that diabetes puts on the American health care system. According to the most recent available data from the American Diabetes Association, annual spending on patients with the disease (and its numerous co-morbid conditions) reaches approximately $245 billion, including a staggering $176 billion in medical costs. Further, it’s been estimated […]

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Telehealth in the ER?

At first glance, it seems like the hectic, fast-paced emergency room environment, with so many patients demanding immediate attention, might be a less-than-ideal fit for the use of telehealth. But as the Wall Street Journal‘s Sumathi Reddy highlights in a recent column, some busy hospitals are putting the technologies to the test in an effort […]

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