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.
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.
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.
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.
A bipartisan Senate bill would let Medicare cover more telehealth services with an evaluation on cost, effectiveness, and quality.
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.
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
Telehealth, which is frequently touted as an effective strategy to decrease healthcare spending, may actually be driving up costs, according to a new study by the RAND Corp.
After implementing a video-based patient-education system, Charleston Area Medical Center saw reduced readmissions for chronic conditions.
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.
A federal judge overturned two Idaho laws that banned women from receiving a medication-induced abortion via telemedicine.
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.