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Telemedicine Requires Optimism and Patience: Dispatches from American Telemedicine 2015

May 14, 2015 by Anne Weiler

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The 21st annual American Telemedicine Conference wrapped up last week in Los Angeles. While there were amazing patient success stories, and a group of people dedicated to the success of telemedicine, it was slightly depressing that after 20 years, there are still people questioning the value and calling for more data as well as no consistent reimbursement except in rural settings. Here are a few high-level impressions of the event.[read more]

The Final Frontier for Telehealth Services, End-to-End Data Privacy and Security

May 6, 2015 by Bill Crounse

The stage is set more than ever before to deliver medical and behavioral health services via telehealth. The need has existed for a very long time and today, the technology exists to bring these services into people’s homes. Payment reform is unblocking what has been a significant deterrence for telehealth services.[read more]

Telehealth and the Internet of Things

March 30, 2015 by David Avitabile

Internet of Things

I recently had a very interesting conversation with a telehealth thought leader. We discussed the amazing changes taking place in healthcare in the United States, and the key role that telehealth is going to play in the future. We also talked about the importance of the Internet of Things and healthcare.[read more]

Congress Getting Serious about Telemedicine: Are CDOs Ready?

March 28, 2015 by Shahid Shah

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Kathleen Irwin, a medical market researcher at web-based EHR evaluation group Software Advice, recently conducted a survey report drilling down into health consumer’s perception of the growing telemedicine industry. The survey found that the great majority (75%) of patients are interested in virtual visits. Are we prepared?[read more]

BIG-BIG-BIG: Company, Heart and Checkbook

March 12, 2015 by Elizabeth Zampino

The last time I was in the Turner Auditorium at UW Health Sciences, I was a Clinical Informatics student learning about telehealth as more or less a theory. That was five years ago; now sitting in the same seat the numbers are flying in with results showing how telehealth is saving big bucks for hospitals.[read more]

Sign Posts on the Road to Connected Health Adoption

March 6, 2015 by Joseph Kvedar

Understanding telehealth adoption is an important skill because it enables us to predict the future to some degree; it is a useful tool in developing strategy from pilot to scale; and perhaps most importantly, it enables patience during those times when the thing to do is so obvious to you and no one else seems to get it.[read more]

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Embrace Telehealth

March 4, 2015 by David E Williams

Thomas Jefferson was an innovative guy, so I guess it should come as no surprise that his namesake university in Philadelphia is embracing telehealth in a big way. Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals CEO Dr. Stephen Klasko is in a hurry to transform healthcare delivery, and sees telehealth as a key enabler.[read more]


Technology Innovations That Are Changing the Face of Health Care

November 6, 2014 by Jessica Socheski

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Over the last few years, we've seen tech and health meet in ways previously thought unimaginable. In 2015 and beyond, how will the melding become even greater? These innovations are improving the medical field and are improving the future of medicine.[read more]

Telehealth at Mercy Health: Podcast Interview with CFO/EVP Strategy Shannon Sock

October 25, 2014 by David E Williams

Shannon Sock, Mercy Health CFO & EVP of Strategy

Today’s Center for Connected Health Symposium #cHealth14 featured a high-powered panel discussion with top executives from Wellpoint, American Well, and the VA along with Shannon Sock, CFO and EVP of Strategy at Mercy Health. The topic: Large Scale Connected Health Interventions – Lessons Learned.[read more]

Will Medicare Cover Telehealth?

October 5, 2014 by Abby Norman


No doubt that in the coming years, telehealth will become a fundamental part of how doctors diagnose and treat patients. Of major concern for both providers and patients is, if this new technology becomes commonplace, who will pay for it? Telehealth, like most medical interventions, isn’t cheap.[read more]

The Doctor Will Skype You Now: Changing How We Go to the Doctor

October 1, 2014 by Abby Norman

In an era of notorious breaches, hacks and fraud, protecting patient information within telemedicine needs to begin at the outset, while the programs are still in development. Major consideration needs to be given to these features, in addition to usability and data management.[read more]

How Telehealth Will Support the Triple Aim

August 26, 2014 by Abby Norman

Triple Aim

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has adopted the concept of The Triple Aim to serve as a guiding light for healthcare organizations to improve patient outcome measures. Hospitals need to incorporate the outcomes measures into their workflows. One way that hospitals will be doing this in the next couple of years is through telehealth.[read more]