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.

Hospitals Shifting To More Strategic Uses Of Telehealth Technologies

Healthcare IT Today

For quite some time, hospitals have been adding to their portfolio of telehealth services, in part as a way to keep their brand top-of-mind with consumers in their service area.

Solving the Disconnections in Connected Care

GlobalMed

A patient has presented to the emergency department with a ruptured ovarian cyst; before you operate, you use the surgical suite’s telemedicine platform to consult with the patient’s gynecologist, who provides valuable history. Telemedicine is on the rise.

FCC moves forward with $100 million Connected Care proposal

Henry Kotula

The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday unanimously voted to move forward with plans for a $100 million pilot program to promote telemedicine services. The FCC voted to adopt a notice of proposed rulemaking for a program dubbed the Connected Care Pilot. [link].

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

Health Populi

What will telemedicine look like in 2030? 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.

Connected Care Is Essential to Telemedicine’s Success

American Well

In an article published in the Journal of the Catholic Health Association of the United States , Dr. Pitt presents the flaws in the common approach to telemedicine and how it must change to address the business objectives, including: Journal of the Catholic Health Association of the United States. Reducing internal costs for patient care. Telemedicine as a brand is flawed. I believe that is because historically, telemedicine has been focused exclusively on access to care.

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

Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) and FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr have teamed up to propose a new telemedicine initiative that aims to support people at home and prevent hospital readmission, specifically among low-income individuals.

Telemedicine Reimbursement

American Well

Telemedicine is a hot topic in healthcare, with consumers more willing than ever to see a doctor remotely. In a national study of over 2,000 consumers , 64% said they would be willing to have a telehealth visit with their doctor via video. Today, 47 states are “green” for telemedicine.

April 2019 Telemedicine News

Enzyme Health

A new Swedish-developed mHealth app called Genia is showing promise at the University of Minnesota for fostering communication between juvenile arthritis patients and their care providers. With communication often filtered through parents, young patients can feel left out of care management coordination and plan development. View research study > View article in mHealth Intelligence > Indiana Ocular Telehealth Lawsuit Highlights Ongoing National Battle.

Europe’s Unique Telemedicine Potential

GlobalMed

Does telemedicine work the same way all over the world? A large part of virtual care’s value is that it can connect any patient to any provider anywhere across the globe. Other regions need to overcome distrust of new care delivery models.

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.

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.

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

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.

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. Explore some of the implications for patients and telemedicine providers and find out what we can expect in 2019. Telehealth in Pharmacies and Big Retail.

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. "Local providers found the wired telemedicine cart to be bulky and less maneuverable."

FCC's Carr previews $100M pilot program to support telemedicine

FierceHealthIT

WASHINGTON—Commissioner Brendan Carr joined a group of telehealth stakeholders Tuesday to discuss more details about the FCC's $100 million connected care pilot program. Although the program is still in the early days of development, Carr did reveal some details about where that money will go

New Illinois Law Highlights Efforts to Expand Rural Telehealth Access

care innovations

To this end, the FCC recently announced its Connected Care Initiative, which seeks to develop broadband access throughout these remote areas to better connect residents to primary and specialty care. Illinois Governor Signs New Law Expanding Rural Telehealth Access.

State Telemedicine News: Kansas & Tennessee Look to Expand Access

care innovations

“Technology has the potential to improve the quality of health care and to make it accessible to more people. Telehealth may provide opportunities to make health care more efficient , better coordinated and closer to home.”. The method utilized by the facility, Chase County Care and Rehabilitation Center — described as a “small, family-oriented rural nursing home” — is focused on making virtual visits comfortable for seniors.

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. Avizia CEO Mike Baird and the executive director for the Alliance for Connected Care , Krista Drobac, spoke with Becker’s Hospital Review to discuss how the CONNECT for Health Act may ease telehealth restrictions—and provide Medicare beneficiaries access to better care.

Policymakers: Broadband Funding Key to Bringing Telehealth Access to Rural Areas

care innovations

Since taking office, policymakers within the Trump administration have championed the expansion of telehealth access as a means to cut costs and extend care into the nation’s most rural and remote areas. broadband connectivity by 2022 — is offering that assistance.

Mississippi Telehealth Network Could Be FCC’s Model for RPM Expansion

care innovations

Back in 2014 , the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) collaborated with a network of local and national health technology leaders to build the Mississippi Diabetes Telehealth Network, an effort to extend quality care into rural and underserved regions with high rates of chronic illness.

Government Agencies & Industry Groups Push for Telehealth Policy Reform

care innovations

Echoing initiatives already taken by many state governments to expand access to digital healthcare services ( particularly in rural areas ), a growing number of federal agencies are also looking to reform existing telehealth policy in an effort to expand access to quality care while also attempting to rein in the costs of the American healthcare system. Proposals by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to boost funding for the expansion of telehealth into rural areas.

How Good is Your Webside Manner?

GlobalMed

Lately we’ve talked a lot about patient enthusiasm for telemedicine. A new Deloitte report supports that finding, with 57 percent of respondents reporting an interest in telemedicine and virtual health tools. Putting the Connection in Connected Care.

Latin America’s Virtual Care Revolution

GlobalMed

Global access to care: that’s our mission and you can see it right there in our name. Erwin Padinger, Meditar Founder and President , called GlobalMed “the right global solution to extend healthcare across Argentina” because of the companies’ shared telemedicine philosophies.