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Pediatric telemedicine program with rural EDs nets savings

A pediatric telemedicine program can improve quality, safety and patient satisfaction while also saving money, according to new research from the University of California-Davis Children's Hospital.

In-person consult mandates provide hurdles to telemedicine

New state laws could have a "chilling effect" on the adoption of telemedicine.

4 issues providers face when adopting telemedicine services

Telemedicine implementation comes with many considerations, the least of which is figuring out where to start, according to panelists at the Institute for Health Technology Transformation conference in Boston.

Rapid growth projected for global telemedicine market

The global market for telemedicine technologies is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 18.4 percent from the $17.8 billion spent on hardware, software and services through 2020, according to a new report from RNCOS.

As telemedicine grows, fraud prevention offers intriguing side story

Telemedicine is a fast-growing industry with numerous financial and quailty care benefits for paitents, providers, payers and employees. As the industry grows, and insurers offer a broaders scope of coverage, fraud prevention efforts should be an ongoing consideration. 

Electronic pillbox boosts remote care for diabetics

A telehealth program for patients with poorly controlled diabetes showed encouraging results, though it involved a small sample made up primarily of African-American women, according to research published this month in  Telemedicine and e-Health.

CHIME: Patient identification the biggest challenge to safe health data exchange

Healthcare IT stakeholder groups in the last week have spoken out about changes they would like to see made they believe would improve the 21st Century Cures Initiative.

Indian Health tackles diabetes through telemedicine services

A healthcare provider in Southern California is turning to telemedicine to help address rising rates of diabetes in American Indian tribes.

Telemedicine no more effective than phone counseling to help smokers quit

A new study published in the  Journal of Medical Internet Research  has found little difference between sessions delivered by telemedicine or by phone in the effectiveness of counseling to help rural patients stop smoking.

Massive health system virtual care center nears completion

Mercy Health System's telehealth division Mercy Virtual is closing in on completion of its new virtual care center. The Chesterfield, Missouri-based system, which has been touting the project since 2011, broke ground on the 120,000-square-foot facility last May; the facility will house all of Mercy's telehealth programs.