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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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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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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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Telehealth for Primary Care: Study Shows High Patient Satisfaction

If one recent study is any indication, patients are giving telehealth high marks. As Fierce Healthcare first reported, a qualitative study published in Annals of Family Medicine found that a group of patients who had participated in primary care telehealth visits were very satisfied with their experience—and very willing to utilize telehealth again in the […]

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