In recent years, increasing percentages of emergency department visits have required a psychiatric consult, but the number of psychiatric beds in emergency rooms has dropped. Amidst such a shortage, patients often end up with longer ER stays or are released without being treated. In Maine, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center added emergency telepsychiatry services to […]
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Thanks to telemedicine, ICU patients may soon have more timely access to specialists and more specialty care after discharge from the ICU environment. At Hawaii’s North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH), patients who need critical care are enjoying the benefits of the tele-ICU system that allows patients to receive state-of-the-art care without the treatment delays caused […]
Two rising trends are on a collision course: telemedicine and healthcare data breaches. As increasing numbers of healthcare organizations implement or expand telemedicine programs, and as more patients rely on text messages, email, or video to communicate with providers, personal health information (PHI) is at more risk than ever before. Now considered worth 10 times […]
Thanks to telemedicine, medical drones are one giant step closer to reality. A research team in Mississippi has created three prototypes of a medical drone that can fly to the site of a natural or man-made disaster while carrying audiovisual equipment and medical supplies. Once the telemedicine drone arrives, a remote doctor can see the […]
A neurologist can safely evaluate a patient’s headaches using telemedicine, according to research published recently in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). The non-inferiority study found that patients who used teleneurology had the same outcomes as patients who visited a neurologist in-person.
Among adults with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, a telemedicine diabetes regimen leads to better outcomes than routine care: greater reductions in body weight, HbA1c, and number of antidiabetes medications. As described in Diabetes Care, the interventional study was conducted in Germany against a backdrop of rising rates of type 2 diabetes and growing costs […]
A recent pilot study found that telemedicine is effective at helping patients reduce or give up smoking. Dubbed “tele-nicotine”, the initiative at UT Southwestern’s Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center focused on smokers in a homeless shelter. Over the course of the program, one quarter of the participants reported that they had stopped smoking entirely, and another […]
After six years of highly restrictive telemedicine regulations, it appears that Texas will soon allow the expansion of the industry. Senate Bill 1107 is designed to ease the delivery of care using telemedicine; after being passed in Texas House of Representatives this month, it was sent to Governor Greg Abbott for his signature. It is […]
Expectant and new moms in Georgia can enjoy 24/7 support and consultations—from the comfort of their homes. This year, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Georgia launched a maternity telehealth program for members on the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP).
A new telemedicine industry benchmark survey, published by REACH Health, reveals the state of the industry and where it’s headed. Respondents include healthcare executives, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals in various organizations with revenues varying from under $50 million to over $1 billion.
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- Proposed Rule Would Allow VA Telemedicine Providers to Treat Patients across State LinesOctober 6, 2017 - 12:21 pm