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Month In Review: May 2016

1. You Mean I Don’t Have to Show Up? The Promise of Telemedicine
In a year, Americans spend 2.4 billion hours making doctor visits. Valued at average wage rates, that’s worth more than $52 billion — equivalent to the total working time and income of 1.2 million people. On average, we pay $32 when visiting a doctor (our insurers pay nearly $250). But separately, the value of our time adds up to more, $43, according to Dr. Ray’s study.

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2. Telemedicine goes more mainstream, but cost remains obstacle
Virtual health care -— whether by phone, text or video — is rapidly […]

Month In Review: April 2016

1. Big data analytics, telemedicine, wearables rank high among $1.4B worth of health IT investments in 2016
The first quarter of 2016 saw $1.4 billion in venture capital funding and the most merger and acquisitions transactions in a single quarter to date, according to Mercom Capital Group. The top health IT areas of investment were: wearables at $260 million, analytics at $197 million, telemedicine at $171 million, mHealth apps at $120 million and consumer health information/education with an even $100 million.

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2. States continue push to regulate telemedicine
Legislatures in West Virginia, Missouri and Washington state continue to work to […]

Month In Review: March 2016

1. Telemedicine Use Grows Among Health Care Professionals
A majority of health care professionals say telemedicine is now a high priority for their organizations, and is already providing a measurable return on investment (ROI), according to an Aeris survey of more than 150 health care professionals. A majority of respondents also believe telemedicine can deliver similar outcomes to in-person doctor visits and said telemedicine was either mission-critical or important for their organizations.

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2. Newt Gingrich: Don’t let lobbyists raise health costs
In my home state of Georgia, the governor will soon decide whether to sign a bill outlawing a new […]

Month In Review: January 2016

1. What’s coming in health IT in 2016
WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2016: November’s elections are roughly 10 months away, but their effect is already being felt in the health IT world. Expectations for congressional and regulatory accomplishment have been trimmed, given the fact that Congress will spend a mere four weeks in Washington between mid-July and mid-November. That leaves little time to finish up legislative work before campaign season goes full tilt. And team Obama won’t be launching big health IT initiatives as its calendar counts down. Here’s a rundown of what to look for this year.

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Month in Review: December 2015

1. Telemedicine Technology Trends for 2016

Telemedicine technologies are evolving rapidly, enabling better care, greater patient access and the promise of bending the healthcare cost curve. REACH Health, a leading provider of enterprise telemedicine solutions, has identified five key technology trends for the coming year, each promising benefits for providers and patients. “Telemedicine has evolved dramatically over the past few years, and providers have come to realize the profound ways in which it can improve patient care,” said Steve McGraw, CEO of REACH Health. “With this evolution has also come the increasing sophistication of telemedicine practitioners. Doctors, nurses and administrators now desire […]