In testimony before a hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee last week, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) called the Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support Act of 2015 (VETS Act), which she introduced in October with Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), "straightforward, commonsense."
Although telemedicine has been more of a promise than a reality for the last several years, Jason Gorevic, chief executive officer of Teladoc, told Forbes, the time may finally be right for virtual care to take off.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $23.4 million in grants to 75 projects across 31 states as part of its USDA Rural Development's Distance Learning and Telemedicine program, according to an announcement.
Telemedicine sessions at home can be a viable way to treat post-traumatic stress disorder in active-duty military personnel, according to a preliminary study published at Telemedicine and e-Health.
Health apps are getting more sophisticated, evolving from high-tech pedometers into tools patients and physicians can use together to manage complex issues ranging from atrial fibrillation to HIV to cancer pain, according to an article from the Wall Street Journal
One of the many ways retail health clinics are gaining marketshare is through telemedicine--and family physicians must adopt the technology in order to remain competitive, according to a speaker at the American Academy of Family Physicians' recent State Legislative Conference.
Walgreens' mission is to reinvent the consumer experience around digital health by making it simple, rewarding and effective, according to Adam Pellegrini, vice president of digital health at Walgreens.
Parents of children staying in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital are provided with a bed and desk so they can stay by their child's side. But when they are unable to be there, telemedicine is used to keep them informed on the well-being of their son or daughter.
Accountable care organizations may soon be putting more focus on the use of telemedicine--technology that can help reduce costs and increase quality of care.
Physicians treating stroke patients at Palos Community Hospital will soon be able to get extra care advice from neurologists at Loyola University Medical Center through a new telemedicine program.