Telehealth Buzz

CTeL Fall Summit: Medical Malpractice Carriers’ Views of Telemedicine

Attendees at the CTeL Fall 2016 Telehealth Summit will not want to miss the panel on malpractice carriers’ views of telemedicine on November 17. You’ll hear from medical malpractice insurance experts like Larry W. Hansard, Regional Managing Director – Health Care Practice for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Mr. Hansard is a 30-year veteran of […]

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CDS Coalition Petitions FDA for Guidance on Drug Treatment Software

One of medicine’s most exciting new frontiers lies at the intersection of digital health technology and pharmaceuticals.  Widespread advances in wearable sensor technology, the Internet of Things, medical care, and pharmaceutical care have made conditions ripe for dramatic improvements in how we use pharmaceuticals. Researchers in universities, pharmaceutical companies, technology companies, and health systems are […]

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AMA Launches Enhanced Mapping Tool that Identifies Underserved Areas

The American Medical Association (AMA) has just released an enhanced version of its free geospatial mapping tool that can help identify gaps in patient access to health care. First launched in 2014, Health Workforce Mapper shows the availability of different types of health care professionals at the state, county, and metropolitan area levels. It also […]

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Are You a Medical Device Manufacturer without Knowing It?

On November 17, 2016 in Washington, D.C., attendees of the CTeL Executive Telehealth Summit will turn their attention to the conditions under which organizational use of telemedicine technologies may trigger unwanted Food and Drug Administration (FDA) attention. Medical devices are subject to FDA approval, and failure to have a device approved can swiftly result in […]

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Clinton Sees Role for Telehealth in Advancing Mental Health Agenda

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton rolled out her comprehensive plan for mental health on Wednesday, and telehealth plays an important role in it. Under the Clinton plan, telehealth would help achieve two policy goals: closing gaps in mental health care availability and improving care coordination. Clinton’s plan identifies the shortage of mental health providers as […]

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AHRQ Review of Telehealth Evidence Offers a Research Roadmap

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently published a comprehensive overview of the evidence on telehealth and patient outcomes. One key takeaway: Sufficient evidence exists to show the effectiveness of telehealth for several specific uses and types of patients, but not to judge the cost-effectiveness of telehealth more broadly. AHRQ, an agency within the […]

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REGISTER NOW: CTeL Fall Summit (November 17-18) in Washington, DC

THE SOCIAL NETWORK PRACTIONER. On November 17, 2016 in Washington, D.C., attendees of the CTeL Summit will be diving deep into the topic of social networks and telehealth. Medical practitioners increasingly use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms to engage with patients or share knowledge with the public. These new communication tools present […]

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IBM’s Watson Diagnoses Japanese Woman’s Rare Cancer

IBM’s Watson has successfully diagnosed a Japanese woman’s rare form of leukemia that went misdiagnosed by doctors for months. Silicon Angle reports that doctors from the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Medical Science turned to Watson after the woman failed to respond to treatment. They fed Watson the patient’s genetic data and compared it to […]

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HHS Delivers Report to Congress on E-Health and Telemedicine

In a new report to Congress, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) touts telehealth’s promise to increase access to quality care and improve outcomes and is cautiously optimistic about its ability to reduce costs. Congress requested the report from HHS in December 2015 as part of an appropriations bill. The request urged the […]

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HRSA Awards $7.2 Million in Grants for Rural Telehealth

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced in August that it has awarded $16 million to improve access to quality health care in rural communities. The money will benefit 60 rural communities in 32 states and seven Rural Health Research Centers. Around $7.2 million of the total will go to programs expanding telehealth services […]

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