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ATA Looking for a Few Good mHealth Speakers


ATA Looking for a Few Good mHealth Speakers   telemedicine mHealth news mHealth ATA American Telemedicine assocation If you’re an expert, thought leader, or innovative player in the mHealth, telehealth, or telemedicine arena, the American Telemedicine Association would probably like to hear from you.

The ATA is on the lookout for presenters for ATA 2015, which will be ATA’s twentieth annual meeting and tradeshow focused on telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth.

The meeting is once again expected to attract over 5,000 attendees and more than 250 cutting-edge healthcare technology vendors.
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New Chairman Tapped for American Telemedicine Association’s Industry Council


New Chairman Tapped for American Telemedicine Associations Industry Council   telemedicine Nonin Medical Mark VanderWerf ATA American Telemedicine Association This week, Mark VanderWerf, Vice President of eHealth and OEM at Nonin Medical, was elected Chairman of the American Telemedicine Association’s (ATA) Industry Council.

VanderWerf will also join the ATA’s Board of Directors.

VanderWerf’s work at Nonin Medical — the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring — has been internationally celebrated. And now his expertise and vision are being put to good use in a leadership role for the ATA.
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Telemedicine Making House Calls Possible in L.A.


Telemedicine Making House Calls Possible in L.A.   telemedicine House Call Doctor Los Angeles We’ve all heard stories from our grandparents about the good old days when doctors made house calls.

Well, the good old days are here again, especially in Los Angeles, where a new telemedicine initiative is bringing healthcare home for many.

“House Call Doctor Los Angeles” says it’s breaking ground in the kind of telemedicine Los Angeles residents need and want today.
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Telemedicine Services Being Redefined For 2015


Telemedicine Services Being Redefined For 2015   telemedicine medicare 2015 Medicare is reevaluating their Part B physician fee schedule for 2015, with the intent to expand telemedicine services.

All told, there have been major changes to telemedicine in the last few years, as it has gone from remote healthcare via phone, email, and fax, to remote healthcare via two-way video conferencing.

The ability to video conference provides physicians the ability to take vital signs remotely, visually assess health conditions, provide a wide range of out-patient care, some dermatology care, and a wide range of talk therapy and mental healthcare treatments.

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Medicare To Revise Their Telemedicine Treatment and Coverage Options?


Medicare To Revise Their Telemedicine Treatment and Coverage Options?   telemedicine mobile medicare healthcare The definition of telemedicine varies within the medical industry, but when speaking of Medicare, it refers to face-to-face, combined audio/video healthcare. That excludes email only or telephone only healthcare.

However, the increase of approved remote healthcare has been on the rise over the last several years, for a multitude of reasons. For example, remote healthcare is easier for elderly, those in rural areas, chronically ill, and injured individuals to access.

Currently, Medicare has many restrictions when it comes to how often in-person healthcare must be executed but it looks like that is soon to change.

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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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Telemedicine Shows Promising in Helping Brain Aneurysm Patients


Telemedicine Shows Promising in Helping Brain Aneurysm Patients   telemedicine mHealth Brain Aneurysm With telemedicine permeating almost every aspect of modern healthcare, the latest signs of hope and promise for telemedicine’s utility come from within the realm of care for patients dealing with brain aneurysms.

A foundation created in memory of a 12-year-old Texas girl is now helping a New Hampshire hospital provide rapid access to neurovascular specialists for brain aneurysm patients across northern New England.

The foundation, the Missy Project, in Austin, was created in 1999 to honor Marisa “Missy” Magel, who died while at summer camp from a brain aneurysm disease her family didn’t know she had. The project recently donated $150,000 to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Center for Telehealth, which will use telemedicine to give children and adults real-time access to neurovascular specialty care.

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