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How new laws, guidelines impact the telehealth landscape

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.

Colorado Board of Medicine adopts flexible telemedicine guidelines

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 may help patients control hypertension, but engagement a barrier

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.

Sensor-based remote monitoring system keeps elderly out of hospital

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.

CVS' Andrew Sussman: Telehealth effort lets us explore various use cases [Q&A]

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 Health partners with American Well, Doctor on Demand, Teladoc

CVS and three top telemedicine companies are working together to look at how to improve patient care.

New Texas law supports school-based telemedicine

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.

Chronic disease, elderly patients to fuel growth of home health technologies market

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.

How CVS uses telehealth, EHRs to improve patient care

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 sends telemedicine to school

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.