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04
OCT
2017

MUSC Designated a National Telehealth Center of Excellence

-mHealth Intelligence “The Medical University of South Carolina has been named a Telehealth Center of Excellence, and given a three-year federal grant to become a model for telehealth and telemedicine programs across the country. The Health and Human Services Department’s...
15
SEP
2017

After Harvey, Telehealth Providers Double Down on Response Efforts for Hurricane Irma

–Fierce Healthcare “After telehealth providers offered up free services to victims of Hurricane Harvey last week, the telehealth community is replicating the same approach as Hurricane Irma churns through Florida. In the wake of unprecedented devastation throughout...
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...