FCC's Ajit Pai talks proposed $100M connected care pilot, rural telehealth funding, opioid epidemic initiatives

Mobi Health News

Addressing the Connected Health Conference in Boston, the chairman described many ways the agency is working to improve access to connected care

Penn Medicine creates Center for Connected Care to streamline telemedicine services

Mobi Health News

The University of Pennsylvania's Penn Medicine has been an active player in the telehealth game for sometime with multiple telehealth units, but last week it went a step further to announce that it will be centralizing its telemedicine activities into the Penn Medicine Center for Connected Care.

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$200 Million COVID-19 Telehealth Program from FCC as Part of CARES Act

Healthcare IT Today

This weekend we covered some of the billions of healthcare funding that was included in the CARES Act. One area of CARES Act funding we didn’t highlight for healthcare was $200 million in COVID-19 Telehealth funding that will be administered by the FCC.

FCC approves $100M connected care pilot to benefit low income patients, veterans

FierceHealthIT

The Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with developing a three-year, $100 million connected care pilot program to support telehealth and remote patient monitoring services to improve healthcare access to underserved populations

Solving the Disconnections in Connected Care

GlobalMed

But it doesn’t work with the system used by the patient’s primary care provider, even though the provider is in-network. Inpatient adoption has risen from 54 percent in 2014 to 85 percent in 2019 according to Definitive Healthcare’s 2019 Inpatient Telehealth Study.

FCC moves forward with $100 million Connected Care proposal

Henry Kotula

The FCC voted to adopt a notice of proposed rulemaking for a program dubbed the Connected Care Pilot. “The future of healthcare is connected care, and this is the future that I want the FCC to support,” agency Chairman Ajit Pai said at an open meeting Wednesday.

VA Connected Care Chief: Telehealth Is 'Going to Become Health Care'

care innovations

For advocates of remote patient monitoring , virtual visit technology , and other technology-based care methods, telehealth isn’t just a current trend to be navigated, but something much more integral and long-term, reflecting the very future of healthcare delivery in the United States.

Telehealth In 2030 – Notes From the Future At #ATA19 with Safavi, Holt, Bathina and Swafford

Health Populi

Kaveh was brainstorming the future of telehealth a decade from “now,” with three innovators attending #ATA19: Deepthi Bathina of Humana, Matthew Holt of Catalyst Health (and Co-Founder of Health 2.0), and Kim Swafford of Providence St. First, connected care: one in five U.S.

Connected Care Is Essential to Telemedicine’s Success

American Well

Reducing internal costs for patient care. I believe that is because historically, telemedicine has been focused exclusively on access to care. Improving care accessibility may fit nicely with an organization’s ideologica.

FCC unanimously approves proposal for $100M Connected Care Pilot Program

FierceHealthIT

The FCC voted on Thursday to approve a Notice of Inquiry to establish a telehealth pilot program. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr tells FierceHealthcare the $100 million program would focus on getting low-income patients additional funding to get telehealth "across the finish line

The Connected Health Initiative Applauds the FCC’s New "Connected Care Pilot Program"

ConnectedHealth

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced plans to establish a “Connected Care Pilot Program” to support the use of telehealth solutions for low-income and rural Americans. ACT | The App Association's Connected Health Initiative (CHI) has long been a supporter of telehealth innovations and the benefits they bring to patients and caregivers throughout the continuum of care. Washington, D.C.

The Missing Piece in the Connected Health Puzzle

Health System CIO

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Connected Care Is Essential to Telemedicine’s Success

American Well

Reducing internal costs for patient care. I believe that is because historically, telemedicine has been focused exclusively on access to care. Improving care accessibility may fit nicely with an organization’s ideologica. We need to stop talking about “telemedicine” and “telehealth” as if they were ends in themselves, and begin talking about the broader opportunities of collaborative care that the technology brings.

FAQ: Telehealth Policy During COVID-19

American Well

As the scope and speed of COVID-19 transmission became clear in early March, telehealth emerged as a key part of the response and has become even more critical as social distancing measures and stay-at-home orders have taken effect. Providers should continue to use telehealth billable codes.

Connected care: How hospitals and other healthcare organizations are steering investments

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Although healthcare organizations are embracing digital transformation initiatives, clinical and business leaders have different ideas about the importance and effectiveness of a single view of patient care.

COVID-19 and Telehealth Regulations in the States

American Well

Changes in telehealth policy brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic are moving nearly as quickly as the pandemic itself. Expanded telehealth coverage. The temporary licensing changes outlined above are usually found in combination with one or more telehealth-specific measures.

Telehealth holds appeal for seniors, survey shows

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Better access to healthcare professionals and faster service are among the top reasons senior citizens are willing to embrace telehealth technologies, according to a survey sponsored by vendor American Well.

Intermountain Healthcare Demonstrates Telehealth ROI

American Well

During an American Well-sponsored webinar hosted by Becker’s Hospital Review , Intermountain Healthcare discussed telehealth ROI for urgent care. Intermountain approached its analysis of telehealth ROI from the perspective of an integrated health system.

A guide to telehealth vendors in the age of COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth always has been a key pillar of technology-enabled care delivery that helps hospitals, health systems and group practices deliver quality care at a distance – and often also gain efficiencies, improve patient and provider satisfaction and save costs.

Three telehealth success stories

American Well

1] With wait times rising and healthcare costs increasing, many health systems have turned to telehealth as a means of increasing access to healthcare. Cerner and American Well have partnered to deliver telehealth that is fully embedded within Cerner’s electronic health record portfolio.

Three telehealth success stories

American Well

1] With wait times rising and healthcare costs increasing, many health systems have turned to telehealth as a means of increasing access to healthcare. Cerner and American Well have partnered to deliver telehealth that is fully embedded within Cerner’s electronic health record portfolio.

Senator and FCC commissioner propose telehealth pilot

Mobi Health News

The pair are seeking $100 million for the new initiative, called the “Connected Care Pilot Program.” The program is designed to help people who are low-income, veterans, or living in rural areas get telemedicine care.

VA seeing substantial growth in telehealth, key patient engagement tools

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

There's the massive electronic health record modernization , of course, but also everything from a new National Artificial Intelligence Institute to an Apple Health Records rollout to a project focused on tablet-based telehealth. Evans, VA Office Of Connected Care. The U.S.

Penn Medicine Opens Up Telehealth Hub

Healthcare Informatics

Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine has opened its Center for Connected Care to centralize the health system’s telemedicine activities

Intermountain Healthcare Demonstrates Telehealth ROI

American Well

During an American Well-sponsored webinar hosted by Becker’s Hospital Review , Intermountain Healthcare discussed telehealth ROI for urgent care. In 2016, the health system partnered with American Well to launch its telehealth service, Connect Care, to enhance patient convenience and care access; cut delivery costs; and retain and recruit patients. The post Intermountain Healthcare Demonstrates Telehealth ROI appeared first on American Well.

VA, Verizon to offer new telehealth access for veterans

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Verizon are teaming up to offer Veterans who are customers of the telecommunications giant unlimited access to department's VA Video Connect telehealth app. Telehealth is set for a major expansion in the U.S.

Telehealth set for big boost with $100M in new funding from FCC

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr has announced the agency will vote to advance a $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program, enabling telehealth expansion for low-income Americans nationwide.

Portugal showcases national telehealth plan with patients at the center

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Portugal is making big leaps in telehealth development with the newly introduced National Strategic Telehealth Plan (PENTS), the first document in the National Health System in Portugal and one of the first of its kind in the world. “Many of our telehealth services are local.

VA efforts to bring tablet-based telehealth to vets see positive results

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Department of Veterans Affairs to use distributed tablet devices to provide telehealth benefits to patients is working. Overall, telehealth is set for a major expansion in the U.S. Two recent studies indicate a plan by the U.S.

5 Challenges and Solutions for Improving Telehealth Adoption Rates

InTouch Health

Helping Communities in Need Access Telehealth Services. As we move further into 2020, the benefits of telehealth are well known. Health systems that use telehealth can take on more new patients, improve patient outcomes, and reduce the overall cost of care by reducing hospital readmission rates and the average patient length of stay. Despite these benefits, telehealth adoption rates remain low throughout certain parts of the country. Telehealth Innovation Blog

UVA Health System expands telehealth offerings

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The University of Virginia Health System announced it would be expanding its telehealth offerings to help treat diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses.

The Connected Health Initiative Applauds FCC Proposed Order to Provide More Telehealth Resources During COVID-19 Crisis

ConnectedHealth

(WASHINGTON, DC) April 3, 2020 - Today, the Connected Health Initiative released a statement from executive director Morgan Reed regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Report and Order on the COVID-19 Telehealth Program and Connected Care Pilot: “We strongly support the FCC’s goals of enacting telehealth programs and pilots that provide care to Americans in need during and after the COVID-19 public health emergency.

8 Key Telehealth Partnerships and What to Expect in 2019

Enzyme Health

Retailers, insurance providers, and software companies are fast and furiously forming partnerships in the telehealth space. Over the past year, insurance providers, pharmacies, and technology companies large and small have been forming partnerships with telehealth companies right and left.

Podcast: Telehealth for Parkinson’s care

Meaningful HIT News

He had a lot of interesting things to say and, unlike so many other physicians, was aware of multiple system atrophy, the disease that killed my dad in 2012, so I decided to have him on for a podcast to describe how he is using off-the-shelf telehealth technology to expand access to care, improve patient satisfaction and reduce costs. We, of course, discussed cross-state licensure holding back wider use of remote care, a subject that is very much in the news right now.

Can Insurance Companies Choose Your Telehealth Vendor?

GlobalMed

That’s one reason clarity is so important when it comes to telehealth reimbursement – not just because it impacts provider paychecks, but because it can shape the future of virtual health adoption. And with the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, telehealth coverage policies are rapidly changing.

How top health systems deliver high-quality care through telehealth

American Well

The discussion, which was moderated by Sylvia Romm, MD, medical director at American Well, included the following panelists: Bruce Rosenthal, MD , Medical Director, Consumer Telehealth Services, UPMC. Will Daines, MD, Medical Director, Intermountain Connect Care.

Telehealth helps Mayo Clinic neonatologists better treat newborns in emergencies

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Prior to that, Mayo Clinic neonatologists were assisting community hospital care teams via telephone when a newborn required advanced resuscitation or critical care. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, implemented tele-neonatology six years ago.

How top health systems deliver high-quality care through telehealth

American Well

The discussion, which was moderated by Sylvia Romm, MD, medical director at American Well, included the following panelists: Bruce Rosenthal, MD , Medical Director, Consumer Telehealth Services, UPMC. Will Daines, MD, Medical Director, Intermountain Connect Care.

The CONNECT Act May Ease Telehealth Restrictions — Here’s How

American Well

The CONNECT for Health Act would improve coverage of telehealth and remote patient monitoring as basic benefits in Medicare Advantage. Unfortunately, some of these restrictions that are in place create disincentives toward the adoption of telehealth.”.

Going Digital for Health Is a New-Normal for Consumers

Health Populi

The title of the report, “Consumers are on board with virtual health options,” summarizes the bullish outlook for telehealth. But the tagline begs the supply side question: “Can the health care system deliver?” Using digital health tech is a new normal for U.S.