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ATA Grades States on Telemedicine Coverage


ATA Grades States on Telemedicine Coverage   telemedicine ATA American Telemedicine Association Did your state get a good grade?

Thanks to the American Telemedicine Association, you can now find out. The ATA is out with a new report that awards “grades” in its “50 State Telemedicine Gaps Analysis.”

In recent days, Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi issued a news release stating that Mississippi was one of seven states to receive an A-grade from the American Telemedicine Association.

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Telemedicine Providing 24/7 Intensive Care Coverage in Texas


Telemedicine Providing 24/7 Intensive Care Coverage in Texas   telemedicine mobile Metroplex Hospital ICU According to Health IT Outcomes, studies show that 24/7 intensive monitoring significantly improves patient outcomes and patient safety in ICUs.

Additionally, implementation of a telemonitoring program was associated with reduced adjusted odds of mortality and reduced hospital length of stay as well as improvements in best practice adherence and lower rates of preventable complications.

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Utah Honors Its Veterans By Making Quality Healthcare Easier To Achieve


Utah Honors Its Veterans By Making Quality Healthcare Easier To Achieve   Utah telemedicine mobile tech Mobile Devices While the VA center is available to veterans, many are left traveling long distances to achieve the medical care they require. It is for this reason that Utah’s VA Primary Care Center in Glens Falls has introduced a genetic disease telemedicine program, which in many cases eliminates the 2,200 drive to Salt Lake City, or to Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany.

Licensed practical nurses go to the homes of Glens Falls vets who require genetic disease healthcare (using mobile medical devices). This includes a specialized computer system that has a high powered camera which allows Salt Lake City physicians to video conference with their patients, examine the patient’s skin close up, as well as an advanced electronic stethoscope.

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Challenges Ahead for Ohio Telemedicine


Challenges Ahead for Ohio Telemedicine   telemedicine Ohio Healthcare professionals in rural Ohio want to expand their use of telemedicine in order to save time, avoid cost penalties built into the Affordable Care Act, and potentially save lives, according to Telegraph Forum.

As physicians are expected to drop 39% by 2020 in rural Ohio, telemedicine could help improve access to care.

Telemedicine can even help paramedics decide if a patient with symptoms of stroke needs to be transported to the hospital or not, which curtails inconvenience and saves money if not. Also, many hospitals do not have a 24/7 neurologist on call (and there is a lack of them across the state).

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New Digital Health Data Presented at 2014 Connected Health Summit


New Digital Health Data Presented at 2014 Connected Health Summit   telemedicine Parks Associates mHealth Digital Health Data 2014 Connected Health Summit As the 2014 Connected Health Summit continues Friday, new digital health data is coming to light courtesy of the Summit’s organizers.

Parks Associates finds that 27% of U.S. broadband households “currently own and use at least one connected health device.”

The survey data also reveals that 13% of U.S. broadband households are very likely to purchase a connected health device in the next 12 months.
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Funding Allows Telemedicine Firm to Grow and Chase Goals


Funding Allows Telemedicine Firm to Grow and Chase Goals   telemedicine mHealth funding Avizia Reston, Washington-based telemedicine firm Avizia Inc. split from Cisco Systems Inc. in order to grow its business and its high-tech system that helps spread expertise of medical specialists more broadly, said Avizia CEO Mike Baird, according to Biz Journals.

Avizia said they “had closed an equity financing round led by D.C.-based NextGen Angels, along with Blu Venture Investors and Middleland Capital.” Avazia revealed its CA300 telemedicine system at the American Telemedicine Association conference in Baltimore earlier this year.

Baird said the new funding will be used to expand its sales team. Their system is currently in more than 100 hospitals around the country and in 20 different countries.

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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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