Remote connectivity has become an essential part of 21st century medical care, says the Telecommunications Industry Association, which is now urging CMS to promote telehealth services in Medicare Advantage Organizations.
Telemedicine is being praised, and rightly so, for folding space and time to deliver first-class healthcare to rural populations as well as homebound city dwellers. What we don't hear so much about are the limitations.
Despite the buzz and chatter around mobile health technologies, the year saw partisan posturing about how best to regulate applications and devices. But garages around America appear to still be safe places to innovate.
In today’s competitive healthcare landscape, attracting patients and retaining them with the latest care options is critical to organizations’ success. With patient satisfaction top of mind, patients are now in the driver’s seat when it comes to where and how they receive treatment. Healthcare organizations find themselves challenged with providing more accurate, timely care. Many are embracing telemedicine as a way to provide faster, more convenient care and diagnosis as well as more cost-effective treatment.
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No sooner did Sylvia Matthews Burwell take over as Health and Human Services Secretary than a collection of telemedicine and mHealth associations asked her to eliminate some of the roadblocks to ubiquity.
Four physician champions who have learned to fit mobile apps and devices into their clinical workflow will convene at a breakfast panel, "The World is my Waiting Room," slated for December 9 at the HIMSS Media mHealth Summit.
The Indiana Senate has unanimously passed a bill expanding Medicaid reimbursement for telemedicine. Advocates hope expanded use of tele-consultations and more mobile medicine in general will help fill rural provider gaps.