Healthcare organizations, in a letter Monday, called on the Congressional Budget Office and the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to use alternative data sources to create cost estimates and analysis of telemedicine use in Medicare.
Telehealth company American Well announced this week it will soon allow health plan users to choose from a menu of doctors through an online marketplace.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is banking on the promise of telemedicine to improve access to care, announcing this week five new resource centers dedicated to the services.
Medical schools can prepare future physicians to better care for patients if they include courses that address the social issues that impact patients' health and how to engage with patients through telemedicine, says a resident physician at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital.
A study of direct-to-consumer telemedicine services published this week in JAMA Dermatology raises troubling questions about the accuracy of diagnosis and treatment of skin problems.
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center will soon work with Chesterfield, Missouri-based Mercy Virtual on virtual monitoring for the medical center's intensive care unit.
Telemental health helps to bridge the gaps that exist in providing mental health services to patients, but there are many barriers to providing such services, according to a survey of telemental health laws in all 50 states by law firm Epstein Becker Green.
The Indian Health Service is using telemedicine as a way to solve staffing problems and bring in specialists at its rural facilities.
Some physicians are questioning the role of telemedicine in care, wondering if "no-touch" services work in all cases.
By offering virtual dermatology and Medicaid coverage, the number of patients who saw a dermatologist nearly doubled, according to a new RAND Corp. study, illustrating how virtual care can increase patient access to specialists.