July 7, 2014
The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has released an unpublished proposed rule that will soon lead to changes in coverage under Medicare Part B. Notably, the proposed rule will expand the range of telehealth services that can be reimbursed under Medicare.
Since 2002, CMS has acknowledged that the range of use cases for telemedicine is always changing, and has provided a mechanism...
February 24, 2014
San Francisco-based AliveCor has inked a deal with electronic medical records company Practice Fusion that enables healthcare providers who use AliveCor's smartphone-enabled, single-channel ECG to import electrocardiogram readings, annotated reports and expert reviews into their EHR. If they are Practice Fusion users, of course.
AliveCor told MobiHealthNews in an email that the ECG readings will...
November 18, 2013
Smartphone-connected ECG maker AliveCor has added a telemedicine service to its product. AliveCor AliveInsights will allow patients to send their recorded ECG readings to remote cardiac technicians or cardiologists for interpretation at any time, for a fee.
AliveCor co-founder Dr. Dave Albert has long hinted that this service was in the works.
"A human over-read with a very reasonable cost per...
July 12, 2013
The Digital Medicine program at Scripps Health has appointed Dr. Steven Steinhubl to its newly-created director position. Steinhubl will work closely with Dr. Eric Topol, the director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), a research consortium spun off from the Scripps Health Institute and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
"I've worked with Dr. Topol now for almost...
January 25, 2013
Circa 2009: Topol (middle) hanging out with Seal at a GQ Magazine photo shoot.
Digital health is ready for prime time.
Dr. Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, chief academic officer of San Diego-based Scripps Health and one of GQ's 2009 "Rock Stars of Science", was featured Thursday night on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams, and he showed off a number of...