Telehealth Buzz

AAFP Urges FCC to Focus on Rural Telehealth

It’s been well established that access to high-quality telehealth care is virtually impossible without access to high-quality broadband Internet. And it’s been equally well established that, while progress has been made when it comes to the expansion of U.S. broadband infrastructure, work remains to be done in terms of getting people connected. Indeed, studies have […]

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Don’t Miss Out on the Early Bird Rate for the CTeL Summit!

Save the date! It’s time for the CTeL Spring Executive Telehealth Summit 10.0. Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 14-Friday, June 15, 2018, in Washington, D.C., and get ready for two days of thought-provoking conversations about the future of telemedicine. Here’s a sampling of what’s on the agenda: The Opioid Epidemic and the Role of […]

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Study Shows Savings From Telemedicine Cardiology Consults

Study after study has outlined the benefits of telemedicine and remote monitoring, particularly when it comes to time saved and patient satisfaction. Now, a newly released study is shedding additional light on the cost savings—arguably still the least developed area of telemedicine research—that can result from the use of remote cardiology consults. As mHealth Intelligence first reported, […]

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Health IT Now Launches Opioid Safety Initiative

It’s hard to overstate the impact that the opioid crisis has had throughout the United States. According to the most recent available Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, more than 64,000 people died of opioid overdoses (either prescription drugs or heroin) in 2016. What’s more, each day approximately 115 Americans (or more, by […]

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Amazon, Berkshire, JP Morgan Establish Health Care Co.

“Alexa, can you lower my health care costs?” An announcement this week from three of the largest companies in the United States has the potential to shake up the health care industry for years to come. As CNBC, Politico, and numerous others first reported, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan are joining forces to establish an independent […]

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Telemedicine in Rural EDs: New Study Shows Potential

At first glance, it might seem 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 telemedicine. However, researchers are increasingly finding that it can help to reduce wait times in an environment where every second counts, including in rural hospitals. As Health […]

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Telemedicine for Allergy Treatment? Organization Gives Its Blessing

As many as 30 percent of American adults, and 40 percent of children, suffer from some form of allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, ranging from relatively minor nasal allergies to life-threatening reactions to food. Each year, they account for more than $18 billion in health care spending, including hundreds of […]

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Opioid Public Health Emergency Declaration Renewed

Simply put, it’s hard to overstate the impact that the opioid crisis has had throughout the United States. According to the most recent available Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, more than 64,000 people died of opioid overdoses (either prescription drugs or heroin) in 2016. What’s more, each day approximately 115 Americans die […]

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New Diabetes Management Initiative Uses Telemedicine

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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Allscripts Hit By Ransomware Attack

It was bound to happen at some point. The first big health-care industry ransomware attack of 2018 has hit, with electronic health records vendor Allscripts falling victim. As Healthcare IT News and others first reported, the Thursday attack on the company’s North Carolina-based data centers resulted in outages in cloud-based services for about 1,500 practices […]

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