telehealth policy

By Dave Muoio 03:34 pm December 20, 2017
Telehealth adoption may be increasing with each year, but the majority of consumers still aren’t onboard with the technology in healthcare, according to a recent report backed by telehealth provider Avizia. Nearly half of these consumers reported that they would be less comfortable during a telehealth visit in comparison to an in-person visit, and two-thirds said that they were unsure whether the...
By Brian Dolan 07:09 am August 27, 2015
During a campaign stop in Iowa this week, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton touted the importance of telemedicine, Politico reported this morning. The entire speech is available from Clinton's campaign, but here's the relevant passage: "And we also need to do better on health care. Decades ago, I led a commission on rural health in Arkansas that worked on increasing access in remote parts...
By Brian Dolan 10:22 am July 8, 2015
Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) Yesterday the state of Delaware became the 29th among these United States to have a telehealth parity law hit its books. Coincidentally, a few representatives in Congress also re-introduced a nationwide telehealth parity law similar to one the group put forward last year. Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signed the bill into law after it unanimously passed both houses of...
By Brian Dolan 08:28 am May 4, 2015
This week the American Telemedicine Association's annual event is taking place in Los Angeles and apart from the important pair of policy-focused reports the ATA published (more on that below), the other news coming out of the event so far is that American Well has expanded its scope and is now working to convince physicians to use its platform to connect with their existing patients. While...