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Limited reimbursement hinders telehealth adoption

Limited reimbursement hinders telehealth adoption

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  October 10, 2017

Providers say reimbursement and technological issues are preventing them from adopting telehealth broadly. Few telehealth platforms are integrated with EHRs and less than half of telehealth visits are reimbursed, a new survey shows.

Las Vegas hospitals must follow regular HIPAA privacy rule

Las Vegas hospitals must follow regular HIPAA privacy rule

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  October 02, 2017

The HIPAA privacy rule allows providers to disclose protected health information under certain circumstances, such as when public safety is threatened. But local hospitals will have to be careful, especially with so many requests for information from families, friends, and the media.

Change Healthcare will enable blockchain transactions

Change Healthcare will enable blockchain transactions

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  September 25, 2017

The revenue cycle and analytics company, which merged with McKesson's technology business in March, will bring blockchain to its administrative and financial network by the end of the year.

Lefkofsky's Tempus raises $70 million

Lefkofsky's Tempus raises $70 million

By John Pletz  |  September 25, 2017

Tempus, Eric Lefkofsky's cancer-data company, is getting a $70 million boost from some familiar partners: New Enterprise Associates and Revolution Growth. The two Washington, D.C.-area venture funds led a new round of financing that brings the total outside investments in Tempus to $130 million.

ONC eases EHR certification requirements

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  September 21, 2017

With tweaks to testing procedures and the enforcement of random surveillance checks of health IT, the ONC hopes it will allow health IT developers to focus more on interoperability.

Texas Medical Board releases telemedicine rules

Texas Medical Board releases telemedicine rules

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  September 18, 2017

The proposed rules are in line with the recently passed law that allows telemedicine providers in Texas to treat patients without first seeing them in person.

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