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Nurses often view teleheath as threatening, disruptive

Some healthcare professionals may view telehealth as threatening and as a result, organizations should work to minimize potential disruptions, according to a new study published in  BMC Health Services Research.

Telehealth framework goes beyond just tech

A framework for evaluating telehealth programs must consider socioeconomic aspects--not just the technological--argue researchers in an article published online in  Telemedicine and e-Health.

Study: 7 different federal definitions of telehealth

Federal efforts to define and advance telehealth are certainly a work in progress as nationwide and state-based laws are developed. A new study explores seven unique definitions of telehealth in current use across the U.S. government.

Telemedicine success will hinge on patience, maturation

Arizona Telemedicine Program Director Ronald Weinstein believes that while telemedicine success doesn't come easy, patience is key to positive results.

Patient monitoring technology market to reach $5.1B by 2020

The U.S. market for patient monitoring technology--increasingly moving outside the hospital--is expected to grow to more than $5.1 billion by 2020, according to a new report by iData Research. The...

Telehealth services market on steep upward trajectory

Revenue in the telehealth services industry is expected to grow by an annualized 30.7 percent to $320.2 million in the next five years, including revenue growth of 23.1 percent in 2014, according to...

ATA asks HHS to lift 'unnecessary' restrictions on Medicare providers

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is asking the Department of Health and Human Services to remove telemedicine restrictions on accountable care organizations and other...

VA's IT spending rises in new budget proposal

The president's proposed 2015 budget includes $3.9 billion for IT projects within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The funds will be focused on expanding digital access to services and eliminating the claims backlog, according to an announcement.

Home monitoring fuels telehealth market

Home is not only where the heart is, but also where the telehealth market is focused, based on a recently published Frost & Sullivan survey from the American Telemedicine Association's 2013 annual meeting.

New alliance aims to advance telehealth regulatory efforts

A newly formed alliance is looking to ensure that advancements for telehealth remain at the forefront of policymakers' minds.