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Telemedicine a 'cornerstone' solution to Triple Aim efforts

When it comes to meeting goals set by Triple Aim, telemedicine is one of the "cornerstone solutions to the problem," according to Yulun Wang, Ph.D., president of the American Telemedicine Association Board of Directors.

Research touts 10-year success of telestroke units

Telestroke units helped increase the number of rural patients treated and deliver treatment faster, according to a 10-year evaluation published in the journal  Stroke.

Net neutrality and healthcare: Providers must take a stand

Healthcare needs leaders in the network neutrality debate who can bridge the needs of clinical practice and technology to ensure the Internet continues to serve the public good, according to a blog post at  Health Affairs.

How providers use telemedicine to expand care delivery

For people who live in rural areas, getting needed access to healthcare can be a hassle, but facilities across the U.S. and Canada are using telemedicine to solve that problem.

Why telehealth adoption requires more than policy changes

Policy changes alone will not adequately spur the adoption of telehealth as a means to fulfill the Triple Aim of improving access and quality of care while decreasing costs, the Center for Connected Health Policy has concluded.

Deloitte: Global eVisits to reach 100 million by year's end

This year could be the inflection point in adoption of eVisits as technological advances and pressures to reduce costs and improve care boost the option, according to a Deloitte report.

Telemedicine could save US employers $6 billion annually

Telemedicine may be a big boost to helping employers trim their bottom line, with new analysis saying the emerging technology could save U.S. companies hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars in costs.

Humana CEO: We need technology innovations 'biting at our heels'

Technology will make some aspects of healthcare less expensive and others more costly, but increasing competition will keep the industry on its toes, Humana CEO Bruce Boussard says in an interview with  Fortune.

Telehealth bill would extend Medicare coverage to underserved areas

A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would expand telehealth coverage for Medicare beneficiaries and other patients in underserved areas, according to an announcement from Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, one of its sponsors.

Docs mull impact of telemedicine on patient interactions

As the role of telemedicine expands, doctors are considering what implications it will have on their interactions with patients.