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04
AUG
2017

Trump Touts New VA Telehealth Service

–Medscape President Trump today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will soon roll out a new virtual visit service called VA Video Connect along with a new smartphone app for appointment scheduling. VA Video Connect will allow any VA physician to conduct...
26
JUL
2017

New MUSC Telehealth Center Opens

-MUSC News Room-Mickie Hayes “Seconds matter. When a critically ill or injured child or patient suffering an ischemic stroke is rushed to an emergency room for care, time is of the essence. And while emergency room personnel never know exactly what a day may hold in store...
27
JUN
2017

For Mental Health Care, Telemedicine Shows Promise. But It’s Easier Said Than Done

-The Post and Courier For three hours every week, a psychiatrist sees low-income, often uninsured patients at Volunteers in Medicine on Hilton Head Island. Yet it’s not enough. The clinic, which relies on volunteers and schedules more than 30,000 visits per year, has had to...
31
MAY
2017

Despite Interest, FPs Cite Barriers to Use of Telehealth

-American Academy of Family Physicians Telehealth offers the promise of expanding access to health care, but its use remains limited among family physicians, some of whom report barriers to greater adoption, according to a recent survey. Researchers at the Robert Graham Center...
16
FEB
2017

Congress to Revisit School-Based Telehealth Legislation

-mHealth Intelligence “The Hallways to Health Act, first proposed in 2016, would help school districts launch telehealth partnerships with community health centers and create a telehealth demonstration project. Two Michigan senators have re-introduced a bill that aims to...
08
FEB
2017

2017 Telehealth Implementation and Evaluation Grant

Deadline: February 13, 2017 Download the packet here.   The South Carolina Telehealth Alliance (SCTA) has allocated funds for five $20,000 awards for telehealth1-based pilot projects that aim to accelerate the adoption, utilization, and investigation of telehealth...
26
JAN
2017

Senate Unanimously Passes Telemedicine Legislation

-MHealth Intelligence A telemedicine program born at the University of New Mexico is set to become a national model for pushing healthcare into remote and underserved regions. The Senate on Tuesday approved by a 97-0 vote S. 2873, the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO)...
26
JAN
2017

What MACRA Means for Telehealth Reimbursement

-David Craig, MD Welcome to the second half of our series on MACRA! We’re going to spend this whole post on what MACRA means for telehealth, so if you need to catch up on the basics of what the new law is and what it means for Medicare reimbursement in general, please check out...
11
NOV
2016

Humana, WellCare Add Telemedicine to Medicare Advantage Plans

–Healthcare Informatics Humana has announced plans to provide Humana Medicare beneficiaries with virtual access to doctors in Georgia and South Carolina by partnering with MDLive, a telemedicine services and software provider. Humana is including the telemedicine benefit on...
17
OCT
2016

Springs Memorial Hospital To Begin 24/7 Tele-Intensivist Coverage For Critically Ill Patients In Lancaster

–Springs Memorial Hospital (October 6, 2016) —Springs Memorial Hospital will soon launch a critical care telemedicine program to enhance care for patients in the intensive and critical care units (ICU and CCU) of the hospital. This new service will build upon the quality...