While many physicians still prefer traditional in-office visits, telemedicine cannot be ignored as more patients seek convenient and cost-effective alternatives. In fact, the American Well 2015 Telehealth Survey found that 64% of American consumers surveyed would see a doctor via video.
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has introduced a bill to help cut the operating costs of health IT in rural areas. The legislation would create a group tasked with offering financial and technical assistance to rural hospitals and physicians and advice on how to increase internet access in rural areas.
As the telemedicine industry continues to rapidly grow, Teladoc and Avizia secured new financing to support their innovation in their contributions to the marketplace.
We asked readers to select up to three out of 25 topics covered in the Best Practices feature since it was launched in 2013. The top 10 vote-getters include using scribes to aid physicians, payers publishing the cost of services and ways to smooth the discharge process.
Hospitals are concluding they have to work very closely with healthcare providers, community organizations, families and patients themselves if they're going to keep people out of hospital beds—the new mandate under Medicare and fast-growing models of value-based payment.
Nebraska lawmakers are once again looking for ways to expand so-called telehealth services throughout the state to address a shortage of specialized health care providers and an aging rural population.
There are no chronic disease management and telemedicine game-changers in the newest edition of Medicaid managed care regulations. Caregivers tend to hesitate to widely adopt the newest technologies, largely owing to CMS's conservatism in these areas.
Drugstore giant Walgreens Boots Alliance has taken another step in its effort to be viewed as a healthcare provider alternative. Walgreens is collaborating with the behavioral health advocacy group Mental Health America to provide mental health screening to as many as 3 million people through 2017.
Collaborative approaches to cutting readmission rates garnered by far the most votes in our reader survey on the most important efforts we've profiled in our regular Best Practices feature.
The digital experience at Humber River Hospital in northwest Toronto begins the moment patients arrive. The sleek, square building feels like a small airport, with each registration area designated with a letter. Before arriving, patients look online to find out their check-in zone.
Better-staffed mental health units, mini clinics and telehealth services are among several features that will soon be put in place to improve healthcare at New York's Rikers Island, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced Tuesday.
In celebration of Modern Healthcare's 40th anniversary, we have created a list of the 40 most important healthcare milestones of the past 40 years, as chosen by our readers. Find out what events and breakthroughs made our Top 40.