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CMS unveils new rural health strategy

CMS unveils new rural health strategy

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 08, 2018

The CMS has released its first strategy to address rural healthcare disparities. Providers say it's a crucial first step to make sure their voices are heard on federal policy.

Providence St. Joseph launches telemedicine network

Providence St. Joseph launches telemedicine network

By Alex Kacik  |  April 30, 2018

The integrated health system will connect consumers and providers through 50 programs to increase access in remote areas, ease overcrowding in emergency rooms and improve stroke and mental health treatment.

American Well to acquire acute-care telemedicine firm

American Well to acquire acute-care telemedicine firm

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  April 30, 2018

While telehealth provider American Well has focused mostly on the outpatient market, its acquisition of acute-care telemedicine firm Avizia will boost its presence in hospitals.

Drive to embrace consumerism forcing change in health IT strategies

Drive to embrace consumerism forcing change in health IT strategies

By Matthew Weinstock and Rachel Z. Arndt  |  March 10, 2018

Hospital executives, vendors and others gathered in Las Vegas last week at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual meeting were adamant in their belief that healthcare organizations need to stop nibbling at the edges and pick up the pace of embracing consumerism.

Consumers hungry for more digital healthcare interaction

Consumers hungry for more digital healthcare interaction

By Alex Kacik  |  March 06, 2018

More than half of nearly 2,500 consumers polled in a new Ernst & Young survey said they are comfortable contacting their physician digitally and already use available technology, which marks a gradual improvement. But more is needed.

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