eHealth
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Georgia’s Proposed Telemedicine Rule

rdowney14 - December 13, 2012

Last Thursday, the Georgia Composite Medical Board took up its proposed telemedicine rule, one that would definitely limit telemedicine in that state.As written, it would stifle the use of…

eHealth
315 views

Getting a Second Opinion via Telehealth

rdowney14 - December 11, 2012

In medicine, the “second opinion” is often an important step for a patient deciding on an ideal course of treatment. The opinion of a second physician can…

Policy & Law
298 views

Reimbursements: What Inaction Will Cause

rdowney14 - December 11, 2012

Here we are again, about ready to end another year with absolutely no progress on changing the “sustainable growth rate,” or SGR which determines how much doctors…

Mobile Health
234 views

Is mHealth Ready for Prime Time?

rdowney14 - December 7, 2012

Like everyone else, I believe that we will eventually see smartphones playing significant roles in healthcare, but there are some hurdles that we need to clear. Like…

eHealth
335 views

Coordinating Care Using Telemedicine Solutions

rdowney14 - December 5, 2012

Accountable Care Organizations, or ACOs, are a hot topic among healthcare professionals, but I venture to say that not many people understand what is happening and why.…

eHealth
255 views

Please Choose ’1′ for Dr. X or ’2′ for Dr. Y for Your Telemedicine Consult

rdowney14 - December 1, 2012

While most doctors are cautious as they embark on a telemedicine program, others are plunging right in, seeing and treating unfamiliar patients. While most doctors are cautious as they…

Business
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Telemedicine and the PCP Cliff

rdowney14 - November 30, 2012

Everyone on Capitol Hill seems focused on the so-called “fiscal cliff” - January 1st.  Not on the radar, though, is the rapidly approaching cliff involving primary care physicians, PCPs. Everyone on Capitol Hill seems focused…

eHealth
338 views

Poll: Telemedicine Is Popular in Britain

rdowney14 - November 29, 2012

A group of young bloggers conducted a poll on live, real-time telemedicine visits in the U.K.  They found that more than half of those surveyed liked the…

eHealth
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World’s Largest Healthcare System Banks on Telemedicine

rdowney14 - November 28, 2012

What has been the world’s largest direct healthcare delivery system is now the world’s largest user of telemedicine.  Have you guessed who it is?Kudos if you answered the…

eHealth
353 views

Future of Telemedicine Is Bright

rdowney14 - November 16, 2012

The American Medical News Web site features a story on the growth in telemedicine. The American Medical News Web site features a story on the growth in…