How HIPAA works with Telemedicine

As with all other forms of technology used in the sphere of healthcare, telemedicine also needs to ensure compliance with HIPAA, for the purpose of protecting the privacy of patients. Apps such as Skype might provide a platform which doctors can use to provide virtual sessions to patients, but employing the app for this purpose […]Read More »

Large Number of Grants Awarded by US Government for Telehealth

The HRSA’s “Telehealth Network Grant Progam” www.hrsa.gov/ruralhealth/telehealth has awarded $6,286,264 in grants to 21 community health organizations. Each organization will receive an annual fund of $300,000 for about three years, with the goal of targeting medically underprivileged areas for the creation and implementation of viable telehealth programs and networks. Organizations can utilize this funding to […]Read More »

What is the Future of Telemedicine?

There are many positive signs that point to a bright future for telemedicine. Given the exponential increase in technological advancements, telemedicine is likely to become more widespread and easier to implement and use in the future. There are already a number of ground-breaking tech products which are assisting healthcare providers, such as smart glasses (e.g. […]Read More »

Telemedicine: Technology, Training and Telehealth Equipment

Telemedicine platforms, like all other innovative technological solutions, require proper training and the purchase of appropriate equipment. The extent of the training and the types of equipment required to depend on the sort of solution that is needed. For example, a more detailed and widespread inpatient telemedicine program which is designed for use between primary […]Read More »

Barriers to Telemedicine

The growth of telemedicine in the past couple of years has been significant; however, there are still several obstacles to widespread acceptance and adoption of this practice. State laws are the main determinants of reimbursement policies for telemedicine services provided within that state, as well as any restrictions in this regard. If a state has […]Read More »

Best Telemedicine Clinical Guidelines

As it is relatively new, the telehealth industry is far from having a set of standard rules and regulations for telemedicine. However, the American Telemedicine Association has compiled some guidelines for a variety of specialties, selected on the basis of a survey. There are a variety of conditions that are not on the list but […]Read More »

Are Big Telemedicine Companies Like Teledoc Starting to Lower Their Quality of Care?

With the advancing technology, improvements have been done on health care provision through Telemedicine. The preceding denotes the interchange of medical information via electronic communication. Notably, many insurance companies are encouraging their members to subscribe to the above because it saves time and money. Nevertheless, it is important to note that customers fail to receive […]Read More »

What is the Difference Between Telemedicine and Telehealth

Given the continuous changes and new developments in the interconnected fields of telemedicine, mobile health, health IT and digital health, it can be hard to fix on a single, final definition for these concepts. In the healthcare industry nowadays, the words “telehealth” and “telemedicine” are widely considered interchangeable – the ATA even considers them so. […]Read More »

With 53 flu-related Deaths this Season, Healthcare Officials are Looking to Telemedicine for Help

Flu season is getting worse as time passes by, especially since 2004 when health officials began maintaining health records on the same. A recent report from the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that 53 deaths have been claimed by Flu this season. Consequently, a report from CNN showed that Puerto Rico and a […]Read More »

North Carolina Using Secure and HIPAA Compliant Face to Face Telemedicine Video Chat for Faster Patient Care

Residents of North Carolina now have access to a secure, HIPAA-compliant, medical service – all available from the comfort of their homes. This new telemedical service, called RelyMD, connects patients to doctors through a secure videoconferencing line. Patients are diagnosed, prescribed medicine, and are able to have their prescriptions renewed, all without leaving their house. […]Read More »

Emergency Department (ED)-Based Telemedicine Programs 6 Times More Effective at Rural Hospitals

Telemedicine has proven to be a highly effective means of improving care quality and access in rural areas. According to a recent study by the University of Iowa, patients were seen six times more quickly at rural hospitals using telemedicine in their emergency department than in hospitals without a telemedicine program. Many rural hospitals and […]Read More »

Obese Patients Using telemedicine Session with a Clinician Show Significant Improvement on Keeping their Weight Loss Goals

Telemedicine allows healthcare professionals to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients remotely – and it has been an essential benefit in obesity management. With telemedicine, patients can have direct access to diagnostic tools and assessment with less time and travel, all while having their privacy respected. For the healthcare provider, telemedicine provides improved efficiency, and better […]Read More »

Shortage of Cardiologists May Prompt Mayo Clinic to Use Stent Surgeries

There has been a predicted low number of cardiologists that is causing the Mayo Clinic to look into telemedicine to try some slightly invasive coronary interventions… one of those happens to include entering stents. The health system that is based in Minnesota recently made an announcement of multiple phases, multiple year partnerships that will take […]Read More »

Telepsychiatry Services Growing in States with Large Inmate Prison Population

Telemedicine for Mental Health Treatment While Texas as a state has been suffering from a shortage of physicians, the same issue applies in prison. This is unfortunate since the need for mental health care is increasing rapidly. Fortunately, there is an alternative for healthcare services. Telemedicine has made everything easy for both the prisoners and […]Read More »

Telemedicine Helps Cut 50% of Emergency Room Visits for kids with Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common childhood chronic diseases in the United States. In fact, about 10% of all children in the United States have asthma. Although asthma, once diagnosed, can be managed by taking the necessary medication regularly, minority children from low-income families may not have access to these medical interventions. Consequently, such […]Read More »

New Oklahoma Telemedicine Law Give Greater Flexibility to Doctor Patient Remote Consultation

The New Oklahoma Law about Telemedicine Expands Availability but Raises Questions With time, telemedicine is increasingly growing in popularity as an excellent option for individuals to receive health care services. It involves an indirect meeting between patients and health caregivers. Recently, the Oklahoma Legislature has passed a new law aiming at making telemedicine more available […]Read More »

Teledoc Drops 2011 Lawsuit as Texas Passes New Telemedicine Bill

Teledoc Drops 2011 Lawsuit as Texas Passes New Telemedicine Bill Telemedicine, which is the latest medical technology trend, recently got a boost from some of the biggest technology and health firms. Among the companies that have outlined their plans to use this virtual consultation plan in their services are Apple Inc., CVS, and Aetna. With […]Read More »

Next Step in Telemedicine is to Certify Medicial Specialists and Standards

Telemedicine is a new concept in the world of internet but it is developing at a very high speed. Doctors running a virtual medical practice is not simple as it encompasses more than just technology. According to Micheal Nochomovits, MD, chief clinical integration and network development officer at NYP the concept of telemedicine is growing […]Read More »

Medicaid Prescribing and Telemedicine for Opioid Public Health Emergency

OIG’s November Plan on Opioid Prescribing and Telemedicine Following the previous two work plan publications this year, OIG has come up with another strategy where it will be updating its work plan on a monthly basis. In November, the four plans are; OIG will be evaluating the prescriptions for opioids to Medicaid. Their observation was […]Read More »

Telemedicine Being Used Effectively for Treatment of Acute Emergency Care Patients

There exists a potential to reshape the health system by use of telemedicine. The modern society has allowed consumers to access almost everything online which includes healthcare. Telemedicine is a comprehensive type of healthcare. It can be used to enhance the treatment of emergency care patients through its convenience, increased efficiency, and accessibility. The various […]Read More »

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