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Telehealth Companies Take-off as New Year Looms


Telehealth Companies Take off as New Year Looms   telehealth mobile business According to an insightful new report from Forbes, more Americans are gaining medical coverage and more health insurers are reimbursing for telemedicine consultations. This allows for companies like MDLive, founded in 2009, to grow rather quickly.

In an interview at Forbes Healthcare Summit, MDLive chief executive, Randy Parker, discussed how his company will take advantage of new payments as well as growing interest among consumers for telemedicine services.

“We are at a perfect storm,” said Parker. “We are at a point where both technology and payers who are providing reimbursement have accepted the fact that there is an inflection point. The use of telemedicine today is a requirement to provide more efficient access to care.”

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Federal Health IT Office Wants Expanded Mobile, Telehealth, Analytics, Open Data Technology for Future


Federal Health IT Office Wants Expanded Mobile, Telehealth, Analytics, Open Data Technology for Future   telehealth Open Data Technology mobile federal health IT analytics What does the federal government see as the future of electronic health care?

That’s contained in a recent release from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (OCN), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The agency has released “an outline of how the federal government aims to expand electronic health information sharing in the next five years, in part by deploying mobile and sensor technology to extend health IT networks,” says GCN.

GCN, which delivers technology assessments, recommendations, and case studies to support Public Sector IT managers who are responsible for the specification, evaluation and selection of technology solutions, noted that ONC is accepting  comments on a draft version of the Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020. Public comments are due by February 6, 2015.

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Turning the Page on Telehealth for Beginners


Turning the Page on Telehealth for Beginners   telemedicine telehealth mobile health book Dr. Joan Emeli-Komolafe, a registered nurse and PhD holder, has written a new nonfiction book titled “Telehealth, Telemedicine or Electronic Health Simplified: A Quick Guide for the General Public and Professionals.

The book summarizes the process of modern electronic healthcare practices to make them more comprehensible for public education, access and awareness. It simplifies the terms “Telehealth” and “Telemedicine,” dissects the complexities of this new method of healthcare delivery to educate the public on the advantages of this new system, and serves as a reference for both the public and healthcare professionals, and all provided with specifics and explanations in layman’s terms.

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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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