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2015 Hospital Market Will Hasten Transition to Value-Based Payment Business Model

The 2015 economic outlook for the hospital industry continues to favor the largest, most geographically diverse health systems in the market, according to a new forecast from BDC Advisors, a national healthcare consulting firm. The positive outlook for large non-profit … finish reading 2015 Hospital Market Will Hasten Transition to Value-Based Payment Business Model

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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, Home Health Beneficiaries of New Medicare Frontier Payment Program

Enhanced Medicare payments for telemedicine and home health services are among the goals of a new Frontier Community Integration Project Demonstration, according to program FAQs released by the CMS. Critical access hospitals (CAHs) that receive funding through the Rural Hospital … finish reading Telemedicine, Home Health Beneficiaries of New Medicare Frontier Payment Program

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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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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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Telemedicine Reduces Pediatric Medication Errors in Rural EDs

Telemedicine consultations with pediatric specialists can improve the quality of care and reduce the number of drug errors in rural settings, according to a study from UC Davis Medical Center. Rural physicians face distinct disadvantages when providing critical care for … finish reading Telemedicine Reduces Pediatric Medication Errors in Rural EDs

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Telemedicine Consultations Significantly Improve Pediatric Care in Rural Emergency Rooms

Telemedicine consultations with pediatric critical-care medicine physicians significantly improve the quality of care for seriously ill and injured children treated in remote rural emergency rooms (ERs), where pediatricians and pediatric specialists are scarce, according to a study by researchers at … finish reading Telemedicine Consultations Significantly Improve Pediatric Care in Rural Emergency Rooms

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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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