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Joni Ernst says her telemedicine bill enables better access to care for veterans

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."

3 reasons telehealth is ready for primetime

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.

USDA awards $23.4 million in grants to rural telemedicine projects

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.

Study finds at-home telemedicine treatment for PTSD viable

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.

Next-gen health apps address serious conditions

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

Slow telehealth adoption hurts family physicians' ability to compete with retailers

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 rolls out mobile telehealth services to 20 more states

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.

How Mass General uses telemedicine to connect parents pediatric ICU patients

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.

3 reasons ACOs should embrace telemedicine

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.

Palos Community Hospital, Loyola University team up for telemedicine program to help stroke victims

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.