MDLive sued over patient privacy concerns

MDLive has been hit with a class action lawsuit accusing the telehealth provider of violating patients’ privacy rights and sharing confidential information with third-party contractors. …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

By |April 19th, 2017|Telemedicine|0 Comments

Trinity to expand advanced home health telemedicine system

A Trinity Health program aimed at helping patients get care remotely is growing beyond its Michigan test bed into six other states, part of a growing move toward telemedicine by …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

By |April 17th, 2017|Telemedicine|0 Comments

Telehealth in the emergency room

Estimates of the portion of visits to the ER for non-urgent conditions vary wildly. One meta-analysis put the number at about a third. Virtual visits are one way for hospitals …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

By |April 8th, 2017|Telemedicine|0 Comments

Senate bill would expand telemedicine coverage for Medicare patients

Days after a bill was introduced to the Senate that would allow Medicare to test covering more telehealth models, the leaders of the Senate Finance Committee introduced a bill that …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

By |April 7th, 2017|Telemedicine|0 Comments

Senate bill would let Medicare test telehealth expansion

A bipartisan Senate bill would let Medicare to cover more telehealth services with an evaluation on cost, effectiveness, and quality. …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

By |April 3rd, 2017|Telemedicine|0 Comments

Tapping telehealth for complex cases

Intermountain, whose telehealth system is among the most advanced in the country, is using the technology to extend its specialists’ skills into the smaller community hospitals and rural locations in …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

By |March 18th, 2017|Telemedicine|0 Comments

Telehealth drives up healthcare utilization and spending

Telehealth, which is frequently touted as an effective strategy to decrease healthcare spending, may actually be driving up costs, according to a new study by the RAND Corp. …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

By |March 7th, 2017|Telemedicine|0 Comments

Telehealth education leads to lower readmissions for West Virginia hospital system

After implementing a video-based patient-education system, Charleston Area Medical Center saw reduced readmissions for chronic conditions. …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

By |February 13th, 2017|Telemedicine|0 Comments

Consumers want virtual care options

About 78% of consumers say they would be interested in receiving virtual health services, but only 1 in 5 has had that opportunity, according to a new survey from Accenture …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

By |February 10th, 2017|Telemedicine|0 Comments

Judge overturns Idaho laws banning telemedicine abortions

A federal judge overturned two Idaho laws that banned women from receiving a medication-induced abortion via telemedicine. …read more Source:: Modern Healthcare

By |January 28th, 2017|Telemedicine|0 Comments