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Taskforce on Telehealth Policy releases final report on safeguarding virtual care

Published Thursday, September 17, 2020
The Taskforce on Telehealth Policy released a final report on Tuesday outlining its findings and recommendations around safeguarding the future of telehealth after the COVID-19 pandemic. The task force, which was convened by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the Alliance for Connected Care and the American Telemedicine Association, represented more»

Telehealth Task Force Announces Policy Change Recommendations

Published Wednesday, September 16, 2020
September 16, 2020 - A task force comprised of some of the biggest names in telehealth advocacy has issued a report calling for permanent changes to telehealth coverage beyond the coronavirus pandemic. The Taskforce on Telehealth Policy, launched in June by the American Telemedicine Association, Alliance for Connected Care and National Committee for more»

Telehealth working ‘beyond our wildest dreams’ at Chicago’s Rush

Published Monday, September 14, 2020
Prior to the pandemic, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, had been using Adobe Media Server integrated with its Epic electronic health record for telehealth video visits. The technology was thoroughly tested both onsite and offsite, with employees working from home, and had a high connection-failure rate of about 30%. THE PROBLEM Rush more»

What Telemedicine Needs to Succeed Beyond COVID-19

Published Tuesday, September 8, 2020
September 2, 2020 Peter Yellowlees was a young psychiatrist working in central Australia—“bang in the middle, about as isolated as you can get”—when he had his first experience with telemedicine. The equipment was balky, the video quality poor, but the woman he treated for depression from 300 miles away was so appreciative she more»

New Open Access Peer-Reviewed Journal Telemedicine Reports Now Accepting Manuscripts!

Published Thursday, September 3, 2020
New Open Access Peer-Reviewed Journal Telemedicine Reports Now Accepting Manuscripts! New Rochelle, NY, September 3, 2020—Telemedicine Reports, a new peer-reviewed open access companion to the highly regarded Telemedicine and e-Health, is officially open to receive manuscript submissions. All articles in Telemedicine Reports will be published open more»

CMS Proposes Significant Changes to Remote Patient Monitoring Coverage

Published Thursday, September 3, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has clarified how providers can use telehealth and mHealth to establish and run remote patient monitoring programs, with changes that some feel could hinder care at home. September 01, 2020 - The federal government is clarifying how it regulates remote patient monitoring, with changes that could more»

Is Telemedicine Cheaper Than On-Site Medical Visits?

Published Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Telehealthcare, or “teledoc” as medical professionals call it, is a real-time video chat alternative to regular medical visits that could pay off for Americans - in more ways than one. Besides offering teleconferencing visits with medical professionals as well as email, text messages, and additional digital and virtual support, it may be. a more»

FCC, HHS, USDA Announce Rural Telehealth Partnership, New Task Force

Published Tuesday, September 1, 2020
September 01, 2020 - The three federal agencies most closely associated with telehealth governance are joining forced to expand connected health opportunities in rural America. The Federal Communications Commission, Health and Human Services Department and Department of Agriculture have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on the Rural more»