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‘Next Generation’ ACO Encourages Telehealth, Post-Discharge Home Services: CMS

In another step towards advancing models of care that reward value over volume, HHS announced the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model of payment and care delivery. A new initiative from CMS’s Innovation Center, the model is part of … finish reading ‘Next Generation’ ACO Encourages Telehealth, Post-Discharge Home Services: CMS

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5 Reasons to Create a Virtual Multi-Specialty Physician Network

“How can we deliver care in a very different way and not compromise quality?” was the question that drove Blue Shield of California and Adventist Health to implement a virtual multi-specialty physician network, dubbed a payor-provider telehealth collaborative, says Lisa … finish reading 5 Reasons to Create a Virtual Multi-Specialty Physician Network

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Allegheny Health Network Launches State’s First EMS Pre-Hospital Telemedicine Program

A new program offers patients direct in-home virtual access to a physician who can see and talk to them prior to admitting them to a hospital. The year-long pilot program, Allegheny Health Network’s Pre-hospital Telemedicine Program for use in the … finish reading Allegheny Health Network Launches State’s First EMS Pre-Hospital Telemedicine Program

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Telestroke and eICU Part of Nation’s First Telemedicine Care Center

An around-the-clock telestroke program and an electronic intensive care unit (eICU) are among the telemedicine services planned for the country’s first virtual care center at the Missouri-based Mercy, officials said. The four-story, 120,000-square-foot center will open in 2015 and accommodate … finish reading Telestroke and eICU Part of Nation’s First Telemedicine Care Center

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6 Key Telehealth Trends

Remotely monitoring discharged patients through videoconferencing was among the top trends for telehealth in 2013, according to the results of the Healthcare Intelligence Network’s Telehealth survey. Respondents reported improved communication and greater effectiveness in monitoring patients with chronic diseases including … finish reading 6 Key Telehealth Trends

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Telemedicine Expands Access to Acute Medical Care

People who are younger, more affluent and do not have established healthcare relationships are more likely to use a telemedicine program that allows them to get medical help — including prescriptions — by talking to a doctor over the telephone, … finish reading Telemedicine Expands Access to Acute Medical Care

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There’s No Place Like Home Visits to Address Safety, Care Concerns

Three-fourths of healthcare organizations visit some percentage of their patients or health plan members in their homes, according to new market data from the Healthcare Intelligence Network, in order to keep patients safer and healthier and to keep readmissions and … finish reading There’s No Place Like Home Visits to Address Safety, Care Concerns

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Despite Financial Hurdles, Telemedicine Services Well Worth Cost

Despite the significant financial costs of telehealth and telemedicine services, where technologies such as videoconferencing for remote diagnostics are deployed, adopters report impressive gains in medication adherence and care of remote and rural patients, as well as a decrease in … finish reading Despite Financial Hurdles, Telemedicine Services Well Worth Cost

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Videoconferencing, Virtual Visits and Smartphones Lead Telehealth Use

Smartphones are in; landlines are out, according to the latest survey on Telehealth in 2013 from the Healthcare Intelligence Network. Telehealth continues to lead the way in healthcare, by targeting all populations with solutions that enable remote consultations. In addition … finish reading Videoconferencing, Virtual Visits and Smartphones Lead Telehealth Use

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Telehealth to Reach 1.8 Million Patients by 2017; Diabetes Cases in Majority

Telehealth could reach as many as 1.8 million patients worldwide by 2017, as more and more healthcare organizations use it as a means toward reducing readmission rates and tracking disease progression, according to a report from InMedica, a division of … finish reading Telehealth to Reach 1.8 Million Patients by 2017; Diabetes Cases in Majority

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