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eVisits Becoming More Popular Globally


eVisits Becoming More Popular Globally   telemedicine telehealth eVisits Deloitte A new Deloitte report expects that 2014 may be the year that people come to adopt eVisits as a common form of health care.

Deloitte predicts there will be 100 million eVisits globally during 2014, saving more than $5 billion over the cost of in-person visits. This is a growth rate of 400% over 2012 and it is expected to be a $50-60 billion global market.

Patients are becoming more comfortable with virtual consultations, so the key to embracing eVisits will be helping doctors understand the benefits. Doctors tend to see eVisits as “impersonal.” However, with the technology doctors can spend less time on “routine cases” and more time on more complex ones.

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A Major Telemedicine Expansion is on the Way in New Mexico


A Major Telemedicine Expansion is on the Way in New Mexico   THS telemedicine telehealth New Mexico There’s a significant telemedicine expansion underway in New Mexico today.

The University of New Mexico Health Science Center has joined together with Net Medical Xpress Solutions, Inc. to create a telemedicine program for cerebral emergency support services.

The partnership was made possible by a $15.1 million dollar federal grant, awarded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The university will roll the telemedicine expansion out to 30 hospitals within the state and in doing so will create a telehealth system (THS) among the hospitals.

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mHealthWatch in Boston for mHealth + Telehealth World 2014


mHealthWatch in Boston for mHealth + Telehealth World 2014   telehealth mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 mHealth Boston This week, the team at mHealthWatch is on hand at mHealth + Telehealth World in Boston, MA.

Through Thursday, we’ll be here reporting news, covering panels, and participating in the important conversations about the increasingly vital role played by technology in the modern world of healthcare.

This year’s event once again brings together hospitals, health systems, health plans, and innovators to share successes and failures of existing programs and discover new technologies and strategies for expansion of programs.

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Early Bird Pricing for mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 Registration Ends Today


Early Bird Pricing for mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 Registration Ends Today   telehealth mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 mHealth With mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 fast approaching, attendee registration is gaining steam as the July 22nd-24th event draws closer. But today (Friday, June 20th) is the last day to register for those looking to capitalize on early bird pricing.

Those who register online today save $200 off the current registration fee.

The Boston-based event brings together experts and leaders from across the healthcare landscape to share successes and failures of existing programs and discover new technologies and strategies for expansion of programs.
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ATA Planning Fall Forum Focused on Telehealth


ATA Planning Fall Forum Focused on Telehealth   telehealth mHealth ATA Fall Forum ATA American Telemedicine Association The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is planning to host its annual Fall Forum.

The forum is scheduled to take place September 6-9, 2014 in Palm Desert, California.

Prospective attendees are told to expect two full days of programs related to telehealth in chronic care, a full-day forum focused on telemedicine opportunities in China, and an executive leadership retreat for CEO’s of the world’s leading healthcare technology companies and institutions.
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Can Telemedicine Cut Nursing Home Costs?


Can Telemedicine Cut Nursing Home Costs?   telemedicine telehealth nursing homes When looking at Medicare expenditures in nursing homes that result from a resident being sent to the hospital because the on-call physician is not available for a consultation, over $1 billion is spent annually in unnecessary hospitalizations.

To determine if telemedicine has the potential to reduce these hospitalizations and their related expenses, a controlled study was conducted by Health Affairs in the state of Massachusetts.

To facilitate the experiment, nursing homes were provided with telemedicine technology that allowed them to videoconference with a physician 24 hours a day, which is essential for diagnosing many conditions since it provides visual confirmation that a phone call cannot.

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Proposed Telehealth Restrictions in Tennessee Cause Concern For Many


Proposed Telehealth Restrictions in Tennessee Cause Concern For Many   Tennessee telehealth mHealth As many states around the nation are looking for ways to expand their telemedicine outreach, Tennessee has some proposed restrictions that could drastically affect the healthcare of many.

The state may soon require patients to receive their telehealth care only after consulting with a primary care provider (PCP) in person. On top of that, all patients would be required to visit a PCP at least once annually—or every four telehealth care visits.

While the goal of this proposed rule is to foster a strong relationship between the patient and their physician, it does not take into account many pertinent factors. For example, elderly patients, patients in rural areas, and patients without insurance may not be able to afford or are not capable of traveling to a PCP. Additionally, individuals who utilize telehealth care for counseling and therapy simply do not need such frequent PCP visits.

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