As the telemedicine market prepares to continue its escalation – projected to rise to more than $13 billion by 2021, Arkansas prepares new telemedicine practice rules. [cont...]
Policy and Regulation
Ah, HIMSS, the promise of your data and research is usually outstanding. The more technology in healthcare the better, it would seem. The news here suggests more upheaval to come. According to one of the latest research projects by the organization suggests that mobile and wireless connected health devices “hold the promise of positively impacting the future delivery of patient care.” [cont...]
TEKsystems, a provider of IT staffing solutions, IT talent management expertise and IT services, released the findings of a study that explore the current state of IT operations within healthcare organizations. The results identify key objectives and challenges for healthcare IT teams, the skills most needed to meet those demands, and expectations for spending and confidence. [cont...]
The budget President Obama would have liked to have awarded to the Department of Health and Human Services was roughly $1.1 trillion gone to provide support for the increased of healthcare initiatives. But it wasn’t meant to be. The budget is dead on arrival because of Republican opposition to the size of the 2017 overall plan. [cont...]
Senate legislation introduced earlier this month is designed to expand Medicare telehealth services through Medicare, which is a plan conceived to cut costs and expand access to healthcare providers. The bipartisan bill, dubbed “The Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies for Health Act,” or CONNECT for Health Act, is the effort of Democratic Sens. Brian Schatz, Ben Cardin and Mark Warner, and Republican Sens. Roger Wicker, Thad Cochran and John Thune. [cont...]
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has brought the patient identification number debate to a higher level, launching the CHIME National Patient ID Challenge, a $1 million crowdsourcing competition encouraging innovators from around the world to develop a solution that is private, accurate and safe. [cont...]
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to do a good job of getting itself into a line of business that you wouldn’t necessarily expect from the federal agency: grant making.
With an already robust program, CMS continues to makes headlines by with another grant program, designed to connect Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with dozens of social service organizations to try to improve health and reduce costs.
The grant program will begin with $157 million in allotments according to the organization. [cont...]
The Acting Administrator for the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services, Andy Slavitt, has gotten into social media as a delivery of major program information. During the administrator’s recent presentation at the J.P. [cont...]
Think the US fosters a litigious culture? You may be right and we may have some data to prove your suspicions. According to a new survey of more than 4,000 U.S. primary-care physicians, the majority (59 percent) had been named in at least one malpractice lawsuit in their career. [cont...]
In the digital age, telehealth technologies have the potential to positively impact the healthcare industry by providing remote care to patients that would otherwise struggle to access a physician's services. Despite being one of the slowest countries to widely implement the technologies, according to Global Med, the use of telehealth is gradually increasing in the United States. [cont...]