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Accreditation program for online medical services to launch next week
American Telemedicine Association
Following recent Board approval, ATA will launch its Accreditation Program for Online, Direct to Consumer Healthcare Consultations next week. The program will accredit US healthcare entities that provide real-time, online consultations directly to the patient, and that also meet specific standards established to ensure the safety, security and quality of the service. The program's standards, developed by leading experts in the field, are based on best practices, expert consensus, and federal and state regulations. Online organizations found to be in compliance with the standards will earn accreditation for a three-year period. From launch until March 2015, registration for accreditation will be open exclusively to ATA Institutional Members, Sustaining President's Circle and President's Circle members. The official launch will take place next week, so stay tuned for more information!
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Free videocast: This Month in Telemedicine
American Telemedicine Association
Next Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2-3 p.m. EST – During this free videocast, ATA Senior Staff will provide a year-end wrap up of all the news and happenings that impacted the field of telemedicine in 2014, as well as updates on issues in-play for 2015. In addition, they will preview the newly launched Accreditation Program for Accreditation Program for Online Patient Consultations and take questions from the audience. This videocast is free and open to both ATA members and non-members. Pre-registration is NOT required.
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FCC's Clyburn: Telemedicine shows promise for rural communities
FierceHealthIT
Telehealth is showing promise for expanded care in rural communities, especially in states like Mississippi, Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn said at a recent town hall discussion at Jackson State University. The Magnolia State faces challenges because of generational poverty and its abundance of rural areas, which lack access to quality care and high-speed Internet and computers, Clyburn said.
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Does telemedicine work in 'hands-on' specialties?
Medscape
While on-site at the American College of Rheumatology 2014 Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, Medscape spoke with Dr. Daniel L. Albert, professor of medicine and pediatrics at Geisel Medical School, Dartmouth College, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, about his experience treating patients in rural New Hampshire using telemedicine, particularly those patients with musculoskeletal complaints that require a thorough physical exam.
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Telehealth works wonders in Mississippi
Healthcare IT News
A population healthcare model in Mississippi that leverages telehealth technology to help curb diabetes has achieved early success and caught the attention of state officials who are part of the public-private partnership. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn visited the North Sunflower Medical Center in Ruleville, Mississippi recently as part of a continuing public-private partnership to address the growing diabetes crisis that affects more than 370,000 adults in Mississippi and 29.1 million people nationwide.
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CMS' proposed ACO rules look to boost telehealth
Healthcare Informatics
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published proposed rules for the next phase of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) to encourage broader participation in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Some provisions would encourage use of telehealth tools and require ACOs to describe their plans to promote the use of health IT to improve care coordination.
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NEW ATA MEMBERS
Jeffrey Karp, University of Minnesota
Matthew Koenig, The Queen's Medical Center
Diane Martin, Austill's Rehabilitation
Kenji Oyasu, ApolloMD
Susan Philip, Milliman
Kelly "Michael" Rodriguez, Broadlands Family Practice
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Tom Snyder, Banner Health
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Pipeline RX takes telemedicine to hospital pharmacies
MedCity News
As telemedicine gains further traction in healthcare, it’s taking on increasingly diverse forms, and a San Francisco-based startup is looking to tap into what it sees as a potentially huge space: hospital pharmacies. Pipeline RX, started four years by CEO Brian Roberts, has taken the approach and combined it with an outsourcing model from the staffing industry to make the drug delivery system in hospitals more efficient by filling labor shortages with remote pharmacists.
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With ACA, telemedicine in 'perfect storm' for coverage
Forbes
As more Americans gain medical coverage and more health insurers reimburse for telemedicine consultations, companies like MDLive are prepared to take off. In an interview at the 2014 Forbes Healthcare Summit, MDLive chief executive Randy Parker talked about how his company is poised to take advantage of new payments as well as growing consumer interest for remote access to medical care services.
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Push for bill to advance telemedicine in Florida grows
FierceHealthIT
Florida lawmakers should propose a simple bill in 2015 that would allow for the growth of telehealth services, according to the Sun-Sentinel's editorial board. The Legislature should "approve a measure that provides safe and smart remote medical care, while establishing incentives to encourage insurers to reimburse health care providers for telehealth services," according to Sunday's editorial.
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Video visits blocked despite doctor shortage
USA Today
Videoconferencing doctors from other areas could help solve the problem of hospital closings and doctor shortages that hit heavily rural states, but proponents say states move too slowly in allowing it. This practice of telemedicine has been caught in a conflict between insurers, doctors and officials reluctant to allow physicians who haven't seen a patient in person — and may never follow up — prescribe drugs or treatment.
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Are we overhyping mHealth?
mHealthNews
Not everyone is convinced that mHealth is poised to have a breakout year in 2015. In fact, Joseph Kvedar, director of Partners HealthCare's Center for Connected Health – one of the nation's most recognized and thoughtful experts on mHealth – is wondering if all the enthusiasm is misplaced. "You might even call it exuberance," he opined during Monday's opening keynote at the mHealth Summit, "but is it irrational exuberance?"
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Walgreen joins MDLive to access doctors via telemedicine
Forbes
Walgreens, the nation’s largest retail pharmacy chain, announced a deal with telemedicine company, MDLive, that will bring the drugstore giant’s customers around-the-clock access to physicians. It's the latest push by Walgreen to provide its customers with digital health technology while the partnership for MDLive further establishes the company and the telehealth industry as no passing fad.
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