The American Telemedicine Association’s 2016 report card on state telemental telehealth policies was released earlier this month, and gave eight states an A, but only one state, Colorado, an F. The report identified existing policy barriers that impede telemental health and patient access to quality health care services. Each state was graded A, B, C, […]

If you want to get down to the nitty-gritty on the techie side of telemedicine, Jim Custer, the director of product development in the health care division of Yorktel, is your man. For more than 30 years, Yorktel has been the video managed services partner around the world for some of the largest business and […]

Laura Ferris, assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh, has been bombarded by people asking which mobile applications they could use to identify whether their moles were malignant or benign. Curious as to the reliability of these apps, Ferris and her colleagues tested three inexpensive ones that provided immediate feedback. The doctors were […]

In the increased adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHR), usability is a key concern, according to a recent survey by the Scottsdale Institute.






The White House announced that it’s launching the Data Driven Justice initiative, which intends to use data to decrease prison recidivism and improve response and care for at-risk and mentally ill citizens.






The Minnesota Department of Human Services has expanded Medicaid coverage to include telerehab. Telemedicine is defined as the delivery of health care services while the patient is at one site, and the licensed health provider is at another, distant site.  The law also covers some rehabilitation services that are typically conducted face to face. Lawmakers […]

The Defense Health Agency is working on a way for a person injured overseas to have instant access to world-class health care. Cmdr. Tony Thornton, deputy director of the Health Information Technology Directorate at DHA, said the technology for making such connectivity possible was already available.






The National Institutes of Health announced plans to fund a biobank to support the Precision Medicine Initiative and the Genomic Data Commons in an effort to increase data sharing more broadly across clinical and research fields.






More than 80 percent of non-Federal, acute care hospitals as of 2015 reported electronically exchanging lab results, radiology reports, clinical care summaries, or medication lists with ambulatory care providers and hospitals outside of their organization in a new study released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). In 2008, 41 […]

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently released an infographic, “Your Health Information, Your Rights,” to provide health consumers with facts on an individual’s right to access their medical records, examples of how to obtain medical records, […]

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