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.
Funding for digital healthcare startups in the U.S. is expected to double to $6.5 billion by the end of 2017, according to research from Accenture.
Coverage and reimbursement of telehealth, especially for Medicaid and Medicare, was the topic of choice during a roundtable discussion held by the U.S. Senate Special Commission on Aging on Tuesday.
Telemedicine helped reduce the rate of readmissions among patients after hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to new research published this month in Telemedicine and e-Health.