telehealth

By Heather Mack February 10, 2017
Telemedicine implementation around the country is improving overall, although some states are bottoming out on their progress, according to the latest state-by-state assessment by the American Telemedicine Association that gives letter grades on their policies around practice standards and payment policies. The ATA’s report is an update to two state policy reports that identify gaps in coverage,...
By Heather Mack February 9, 2017
A telehealth initiative at Charleston Area Medical Center led to reduced readmission rates for several chronic conditions, the health system reported today. What led to the reductions wasn’t the advent of video consultations with specialists or sophisticated biometric sensor monitoring, but health information for patients and workflow integration for hospital staff via SmarTigr, TeleHealth...
By Jonah Comstock February 9, 2017
The gulf between how many Americans say, in a survey, that they would like to use digital health services and how many actually have is still quite large, according to a new survey from Accenture. The consulting firm reached out to 1,501 US consumers and found that, while 78 percent were interested in receiving care virtually, only 21 percent had actually done so. Accenture defines virtual care...
By Heather Mack February 8, 2017
The remote patient monitoring market saw a big jump in the last year, with 7.1 million patients in 2016 enrolled in some form of digital health program featuring connected medical devices as a core part of their care plan, according to new data. Swedish market research firm Berg Insight, which specializes in IoT verticals, tracked a 44 percent jump in remotely monitored patients last year. While...
By Heather Mack February 7, 2017
In-home nursing, therapy and social work provider Northwell Health Home Care is putting telehealth capabilities into the hands of their patients. Through a partnership with health technology company Health Recovery Solutions, Northwell’s home care clients can use Bluetooth-enabled tablets to transfer vital signs and facilitate videoconferencing with their clinicians. Leveraging Health Recovery...
By Heather Mack February 7, 2017
Telemedicine provider American Well has announced two new partnerships with health systems and payers. In Indiana, several members of the Suburban Health Organization – a hospital partnership that works to promote patient access and efficiency in the system – will collaborate with American Well to bring video telehealth visits to SHO’s local patient population. The new service is called...
By Heather Mack February 7, 2017
Connected medical devices designed for remote telehealth may be just as effective as conventional instruments during some examinations, a recent study has determined. In a study of 137 children aged 2 to 18 who were seeking care from the emergency department of a tertiary care facility, doctors at Schneider Children’s Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv evaluated the use of...
By Heather Mack February 6, 2017
Overall, Utah lawmakers want to promote the use of telemedicine in the state. But a new piece of legislation seeking to modernize various telehealth rules in the state also has another goal that has catapulted the bill into a debate: prohibit the use of telemedicine to prescribe medication to induce an abortion. Introduced by Republican Representative Ken Ivory, the amendment bill HB 154 mainly...
By Heather Mack February 1, 2017
Pasadena, California-based Geneva Health Solutions, which makes a remote monitoring platform for cardiology practitioners, has raised $1.9 million in Series A funding in a round led by Nebraska Medicine, an early adopter of the cloud-based platform that aggregates data from a patient’s implanted cardiac device to their provider. The funding will be used to carry the company through the next year...
By Bernie Monegain January 31, 2017
Valhalla, New York-based Bon Secours Charity Health System, part of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, has forged a $180 million population health initiative with technology giant Philips to improve quality of patient care. The agreement will make Philips solutions available to BSCHS in support of its goal to transform the delivery of healthcare to the residents of New York’s Hudson...