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5 Telehealth Bills to Watch

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Federal and state legislation on the use of telehealth has been a hot topic for lawmakers over the past year. BY BRIAN HEATON / MAY 20, 20140  The practice of telehealth has increased in recent years as physicians and patients have become more comfortable meeting through video conferencing and other digital means....

Telehealth Framework Goes Beyond Just Tech

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Published on FierceHealthIT (http://www.fiercehealthit.com) April 7, 2014 | By Susan D. Hall 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. Costs, benefits, barriers and outcomes, including clinical outcomes, are among the integral socioeconomic factors at play in...

Telehealth Gets New Momentum, Allies

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  by Rebecca Vesely, iHealthBeat Contributing ReporterMonday, March 24, 2014 Health reform and improved technology are driving interest in telehealth adoption among providers and patients — and policymakers are starting to get the memo. It’s a marked change since just a year ago, when policy momentum around the issue was...

Patient Monitoring Technology Market to Reach $5.1 Billion by 2020

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Published on FierceHealthIT (http://www.fiercehealthit.com) 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 report points to the growth of multi-parameter vital sign monitors, electroencephalograms (EEG), electromyograms (EMG), cerebral oximeters and...

Report: PCMH Model Leads to Reduced Cost of Care, Improved Population Health

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Well, it is now “clear as day” that the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model with home health monitoring solutions, offerred by mTelehealth, will result in reduced costs of care, unnecessary emergency room (ER) and hospital visits, and improved population health.  The following report from the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, which partnered with Milbank Memorial Fund to...

Telehealth Facts

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Here are several telehealth facts: Mortality rate dropped from 13.6% to 11.8% after tele-ICU was implemented, and length of stay in the ICU fell from 13.3 days of 9.8. Journal of American Medical Association 2011 The national average for readmission to hospitals within 30 days following a heart failure...

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