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Telehealth helps one hospital reduce ER overflow hours from 1,700 to 148

Published Thursday, December 19, 2019

Gastonia, North Carolina-based, 435-bed CaroMont Regional Medical Center is the anchor facility of a five-county, two-state, not-for-profit health system and value-based care provider, CaroMont Health. The medical center features a Level III trauma center.

 

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New Gallup Survey Finds mHealth Adoption Possibly Hitting a Plateau

Published Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Gallup finds that roughly two-thirds of Americans surveyed haven't used an mHealth wearable or app, and many people using the technology aren't those who would benefit the most from it.

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Lack of internet access limits telemedicine usage in rural Indiana

Published Monday, December 9, 2019
While the adoption of telemedicine is growing within healthcare, use of the technology in rural parts of Indiana is limited due to a lack of high-speed internet access, according to a Dec. 3 GovTech report. Since the 2008 implementation of the Indiana Telehealth Network, which was supported by a $16 million grant from the Federal Communications Commission, more»

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Published Monday, December 9, 2019
While the adoption of telemedicine is growing within healthcare, use of the technology in rural parts of Indiana is limited due to a lack of high-speed internet access, according to a Dec. 3 GovTech report. Since the 2008 implementation of the Indiana Telehealth Network, which was supported by a $16 million grant from the Federal Communications Commission, more»

Growth of telemedicine slowed by internet access, insurance billing

Published Saturday, November 30, 2019
Telemedicine has made strides in Indiana since the state passed its first major piece of legislation in 2015, regulating the new technology and requiring private payers and Medicaid to cover telehealth services. Today, more hospitals and providers are offering consultations and services through virtual visits than ever before, and more rural Hoosiers are more»

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Releases 2020 Physician Fee Schedule

Published Friday, November 22, 2019

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized their CY 2020 proposed revisions related to the Physicians Fee Schedule (PFS). For items related to telehealth, CMS has decided to finalize their proposal to add three new codes for a bundled episode of care for treatment of opioid use disorder to the list of services that are eligible for telehealth reimbursement.

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Sheba Medical Center aims to become world’s 1st VR-based hospital

Published Thursday, November 14, 2019
Sheba Medical Center (SMC) in Israel has announced that it is working with XRHealth, a healthcare technology company specializing in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality, to become the first fully VR-based hospital in the world. This mission, according to a prepared statement, is a significant piece of the facility’s plan to be “a center more»

School-based telehealth program reduces ED visits by pediatric asthma patients

Published Friday, November 8, 2019

There's a potentially large impact school-based telehealth programs can have on children with chronic illnesses.

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