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Consumers want virtual-care options

Consumers want virtual-care options

By Dave Barkholz  |  February 10, 2017

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.

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.

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.

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