Coverage for telemedicine services has been rapidly growing across the U.S., and new laws and rules surrounding the technology will create new opportunities and challenges, Nathaniel Lacktman, an attorney at Foley & Lardner, writes in a post at Health Care Law Today.
New telemedicine guidelines adopted by the Colorado Medical Board pave the way for more flexible and expanded use of the technology in the state.
Telehealth is an acceptable tool for controlling and monitoring hypertension, but problems persist when using the technology in these cases, according to a study conducted by researchers in England.
A wireless sensor system used to monitor elderly people at assisted living facilities and at home is helping to detect illness and keep them out of the hospital.
In announcing his company's most recent telehealth collaboration, Andrew Sussman, who serves as executive vice president and associate chief medical officer of CVS Health, as well as president of MinuteClinic, said it gives provides the opportunity to try to improve the care of patients at home.
CVS and three top telemedicine companies are working together to look at how to improve patient care.
A new law in Texas going into effect Sept. 1 will allow school-based telemedicine visits for children covered by Medicaid, reports The Texas Tribune.
Increased use of remote medical consultations to improve healthcare for chronic disease and elderly patients, particularly as cost models shift in the industry, will fuel steady growth of the global home health technologies market, according to a new report.
While telemedicine and electronic health records are helping health providers to improve the quality of care delivered to patients, they also are helping pharmacy retailers stake a legitimate claim in the industry, according to Tobias Barker, vice president of medical operations for CVS MinuteClinic.
Children's Health System of Texas is rolling out a telemedicine system in 57 schools after piloting in 27 schools last year, reports the Dallas Business Journal.