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Health Care Execs Believe in Telemedicine, But Limitations Remain

In recent years, study after study has highlighted the potential that health care organizations, providers, and patients see in utilizing telemedicine. And economists have predicted that the telemedicine market will be worth as much as $40 billion by the year 2021. But despite the sense of excitement surrounding the technologies, from health care organizations’ point […]

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Spotlight on Advocacy at the CTeL Summit

It’s undeniable that this has been a busy Congress when it comes to the introduction of telemedicine legislation. States, too, have been active in this area. But how can members of the telemedicine community help increase the possibility of those bills actually becoming law? How can you build sustainable relationships with lawmakers and their staff? […]

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Telehealth Wins in Budget Deal; Fares Less Well in Pres. Budget

The 115th Congress continues to be a promising one for telehealth advocates, as last week’s passage of legislation to fund the government (and avert a shutdown) contained several pieces of very good news. As Fierce Healthcare and others first reported, the $400 billion continuing resolution incorporated the provisions of the bipartisan CHRONIC Care Act, which […]

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House Spending Measure Includes CHRONIC Care Act Provisions

Potential good news from Capitol Hill for telemedicine advocates: The House’s stopgap spending bill, which the chamber passed on Tuesday, includes the provisions of a key piece of telemedicine legislation. As Fierce Healthcare first reported, the continuing resolution would incorporate the provisions of the CHRONIC Care Act, which has earned the endorsement of a number of telemedicine advocacy […]

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Telemedicine for Weight Loss? New Study Shows Effectiveness

Resolving to lose weight in the coming year is one of the most common New Years resolutions there is. As with most New Years resolutions, of course, it’s probably easier said than done. But could telemedicine help to keep people on track to meet their New Years weight loss goals? According to the results of […]

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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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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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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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