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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.

Threat of ACA repeal fuels angst at hospitals

Threat of ACA repeal fuels angst at hospitals

By Bob Herman and Dave Barkholz  |  November 12, 2016

Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson watched the election results on TV at home and, like many Americans, was surprised by the results. Now he and other hospital and health system leaders are preparing to work with a Trump administration and congressional leaders committed to ending the ACA.

Digital tools seek to replicate in-person doctor visits

Digital tools seek to replicate in-person doctor visits

By Shelby Livingston  |  November 01, 2016

Health insurers, medical providers and employers are increasingly offering telehealth services, but the number of patients taking advantage of virtual care has been slow to catch on. Israel-based telehealth startup TytoCare aims to change that with its digital tools.

Putting telemedicine behind bars

Putting telemedicine behind bars

By Erica Teichert  |  October 22, 2016

Many federal, state and local correctional facilities are turning to telemedicine as a cost-effective solution for providing high quality care.

Texas Medical Board drops appeal against Teladoc lawsuit

By Dave Barkholz and Erica Teichert  |  October 22, 2016

The Texas Medical Board last week withdrew its appeal against Teladoc's lawsuit that alleges the state's telemedicine rules violate federal antitrust laws, sending the dispute back to a federal trial court.

Texas drops appeal against Teladoc lawsuit

By Erica Teichert  |  October 18, 2016

Texas and its state medical board on Monday withdrew their appeal that questioned whether Teladoc could challenge the state's controversial telemedicine restrictions. Teladoc said the state medical board's decision was strategic since it had suffered several legal losses over the issue.

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