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Data Points: One budget gives, another looks to take away

Data Points: One budget gives, another looks to take away

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 17, 2018

President Donald Trump's fiscal 2019 budget blueprint includes a 21% reduction in HHS' overall budget. Beyond cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, smaller programs would also see their funding shrink.

Ascension boosts investment in telemedicine

Ascension boosts investment in telemedicine

By Alex Kacik  |  February 05, 2018

Ascension continues to expand its telehealth services, evidenced by its appointment of Kristi Henderson as vice president of patient access and care delivery transformation at Ascension Healthcare. The system aims to establish a national framework for remote care coordination.

Turning to telemedicine for prisoners' mental health treatment

Turning to telemedicine for prisoners' mental health treatment

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  January 06, 2018

Just as rural populations are turning to telemedicine, so too are state correctional systems. They're using the technology not only for the physical health of the incarcerated but for mental health as well.

Editorial: 10 healthcare predictions for 2018

Editorial: 10 healthcare predictions for 2018

By Merrill Goozner  |  December 30, 2017

Talk about a New Year's hangover. Healthcare will dominate the news in 2018 as it has for much of the past decade. It's not shaping up as a good news story.

FCC to vote on net neutrality

FCC to vote on net neutrality

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  December 09, 2017

With the FCC on the verge of repealing net neutrality rules, there's considerable uncertainty about how the change will affect the healthcare industry, with telemedicine, particularly for rural hospitals, up in the air.

House votes to ease VA telemedicine restrictions

House votes to ease VA telemedicine restrictions

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  November 07, 2017

The VETS Act would allow VA healthcare providers to deliver care via telemedicine across state borders, regardless of where they or their patients are. Next it will go before the Senate.

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