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UPMC launches telemedicine startup for nursing home patients

By Shelby Livingston  |  September 23, 2016

UPMC health system this week announced the launch of a telemedicine software company that will help patients reach doctors during off hours. The move is aimed at reducing avoidable hospital admissions among nursing home patients.

At the 'webside'

At the 'webside'

By Erica Teichert  |  August 27, 2016

Telemedicine's rapid growth means more physicians will need to learn a proper “webside manner” so their patients will feel comfortable during virtual visits.

CMS selects hospitals for rural health demonstration

By Virgil Dickson  |  August 04, 2016

The CMS has announced rural hospitals that will participate in a new demonstration known as the Frontier Community Health Integration Project. Hospitals involved in the demonstration will receive additional Medicare reimbursement for new services that make getting healthcare more convenient.

New York-Presbyterian starts offering virtual ER visits

By Erica Teichert  |  July 27, 2016

New York-Presbyterian has created a platform to provide a variety of telehealth services, including urgent care to patients across its network and across the country. Patients will also be able to pay an $800 one-time fee to receive a second opinion from a New York-Presbyterian physician.

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