The American Medical Association this week pledged its support for a compact developed by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) to make it easier for physicians to obtain licenses in multiple states.
Executives in the healthcare industry are not shying away from implementing telemedicine policies, despite setbacks caused by regulations and reimbursement policies, according to a new survey from Foley & Lardner LLP.
The Iowa Board of Medicine's recent guidance on telemedicine is at odds with a rule its passed last year, The Des Moines Register writes in an opinion piece
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) says it provided remote care to more than 690,000 veterans during fiscal year 2014.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center has awarded more than $15 million to the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center's Department of Neurosurgery to expand the institution's telehealth infrastructure, Sens. Tom Udall (D) and Martin Heinrich (D) announced this week.
Two Nevada health insurance providers--Anthem and UnitedHealthcare--are rolling out telemedicince programs.
Heart failure patients participating in a Geisinger Health Plan telemonitoring program were significantly less likely to be readmitted to the hospital, according to a study to be published in the December issue of Population Health Management.
A new bill introduced in the U.S. House would boost Accountable Care Organizations' flexibility to use telehealth and remote patient monitoring and would provide reimbursement for those services "in a manner that is financially equivalent to the furnishing of a home health visit."
More than 100 communities in 42 states will receive grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support care in rural areas, including funding to grow resources for telehealth solutions and help communities build networks of care.
At the University of California, San Francisco's soon-to-open Mission Bay Hospital, patient engagement will be one of the main focuses, according to Seth Bokser, medical director of IT at UCSF's Center for Digital Health.