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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.

Net neutrality repeal threatens telemedicine

Net neutrality repeal threatens telemedicine

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  November 22, 2017

With net neutrality on the verge of repeal, some healthcare experts worry the industry, and especially rural organizations, will struggle with the policy changes.

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.

Limited broadband stymies telemedicine adoption, Senate hears

Limited broadband stymies telemedicine adoption, Senate hears

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  November 07, 2017

A senator called on government and private industry to work together and build out broadband infrastructure and increase adoption to boost video visits and other internet-intensive healthcare services.

Limited reimbursement hinders telehealth adoption

Limited reimbursement hinders telehealth adoption

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  October 10, 2017

Providers say reimbursement and technological issues are preventing them from adopting telehealth broadly. Few telehealth platforms are integrated with EHRs and less than half of telehealth visits are reimbursed, a new survey shows.

VA looks to ease telehealth regulations

VA looks to ease telehealth regulations

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  September 29, 2017

The Veterans Affairs Department wants to allow providers to conduct telehealth visits with patients without geographic barriers. The proposal complements recent efforts to expand technology use in veterans' healthcare.

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