The Veterans' Health Administration has had great success reducing healthcare costs through the use of telehealth. A new bipartisan bill proposes to build on that success by expanding reimbursement policies for VA telehealth.
Healthcare organizations need to plan for security in the transmission, storage, and use of potentially massive amounts and new kinds of data that devices such as Google Glass will create, and that includes educating patients that data thieves may be lurking behind free health applications.
A large percentage of the Americans that the Affordable Care Act aims to bring into the insurance pool access the Web primarily through their smartphones. For the ACA to achieve its potential, federal and state governments must reach those citizens where it's most convenient for the consumer.
It shouldn't be a surprise that approximately 20 percent of healthcare companies that are adopting mobile technologies do not have clear intentions. mHIMSS Editor Eric Wicklund dissects the root causes.