Category Archives: Telehealth

Medicare Will Expand Coverage for Telehealth

By Ken Terry,  Information Week – Healthcare The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed changing how it defines telehealth services that may be eligible for Medicare coverage. But it’s unclear how far the agency will go in expanding such … Continue reading

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An Insider’s Perspective of the Future of Tele-ICUs

By Mary Jo Gorman, MD, MBA Mary Jo Gorman, M.D., MBA, is the CEO of Advanced ICU Care, a medical service company headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., which provides high-quality care to patients in the intensive care unit. For more … Continue reading

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eICU Technology to Expand Care to Rural Hospitals

By Healthcare IT News Staff   6/30/2011 NEW ORLEANS – Ochsner Health System has signed an agreement with Philips VISICU to implement its eICU Program to enhance critical care. As the only healthcare provider in Louisiana with such a program, … Continue reading

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$95,000 Grant for Study of Telemedicine

Billings Gazette, By Cindy Uken  6/10/11 Dahl Memorial Healthcare Association, a private, nonprofit facility that houses a nursing home, clinic and hospital in Ekalaka, has received a $95,000 grant for a yearlong study into how telemedicine is used to provide … Continue reading

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What is Telehealth?   Telehealth is the use of technology to deliver health care, health information or health education at a distance. Common applications include: teleradiology, in which test results are forwarded to another facility for diagnosis; continuing professional education, including presentations … Continue reading

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ICU Telemedicine Intervention Decreased Mortality

HemOncToday, 5/17/2011 Implementing a telemedicine intervention resulted in lower hospital and intensive care unit mortality, lower rates of preventable complications and shorter hospital and intensive care unit lengths of stay, according to data from a clinical practice study. “Several studies … Continue reading

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US Physicians Video Chat with Patients

Health IT News, 5/16/2011 NEW YORK – Certain specialties, such as psychiatrists and oncologists, are more likely to be using video conferencing with patients, according to a new study from Manhattan Research. Taking the Pulse U.S. v11.0, a study of … Continue reading

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