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MDLive sued over patient privacy concerns

By Maria Castellucci  |  April 19, 2017

MDLive has been hit with a class-action lawsuit accusing the telehealth provider of violating patients' privacy rights and sharing confidential information with third-party contractors.

Trinity to expand advanced home health telemedicine system

Trinity to expand advanced home health telemedicine system

By Crain's Detroit Business  |  April 17, 2017

A Trinity Health program aimed at helping patients get care remotely is growing beyond its Michigan test bed into six other states, part of a growing move toward telemedicine by an industry looking to save money and improve care.

Telehealth in the emergency room

Telehealth in the emergency room

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  April 08, 2017

Estimates of the portion of visits to the ER for non-urgent conditions vary wildly. One meta-analysis put the number at about a third. Virtual visits are one way for hospitals to more efficiently deal with those patients.

Senate bill would expand telemedicine coverage for Medicare patients

Senate bill would expand telemedicine coverage for Medicare patients

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  April 07, 2017

Days after a bill was introduced to the Senate that would allow Medicare to test covering more telehealth models, the leaders of the Senate Finance Committee introduced a bill that would put more Medicare money into telemedicine.

Tapping telehealth for complex cases

Tapping telehealth for complex cases

By Shelby Livingston  |  March 20, 2017

Intermountain Healthcare, whose telehealth system is among the most advanced in the country, is using the technology to extend its specialists' skills into the smaller community hospitals and rural locations in its network.

Tapping telehealth for complex cases

Tapping telehealth for complex cases

By Shelby Livingston  |  March 18, 2017

Intermountain, whose telehealth system is among the most advanced in the country, is using the technology to extend its specialists' skills into the smaller community hospitals and rural locations in its network

Consumers want virtual-care options

Consumers want virtual-care options

By Dave Barkholz  |  February 10, 2017

About 78% of consumers say they would be interested in receiving virtual health services, but only 1 in 5 has had that opportunity, according to a new survey from Accenture conducted by Nielsen.

Senate set to vote on legislation advancing use of telehealth

Senate set to vote on legislation advancing use of telehealth

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  November 26, 2016

The Senate is scheduled to vote on the ECHO Act, legislation aimed at better integrating Project ECHO, the pioneering telehealth model developed by the University of New Mexico, and other “distance health” models into health systems nationwide.

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