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Dr. Robert Kolodner Appointed ViTel Net’s Vice President And Chief Medical Officer

Press Release | ViTel Net | May 6, 2013

ViTel Net, a leading provider of clinician-based telemedicine,has announced that Robert M. Kolodner, MD is the company’s new Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. The company covers the continuum of care from emergency first responder to mobile health monitoring telehealth solutions. Read More »

Effort Aims To Protect Patients In Telemedicine Practices

Andis Robeznieks | ModernPhysician.com | July 26, 2013

If a patient in Wyoming has a complaint about a doctor in Colorado he is seeing via teleconference, it's unclear which state's medical licensing board would investigate. Read More »

eHealth: Can ICTs Bring the Doctor Closer to Patients?

Kwami Ahiabenu | Graphic Online | June 15, 2016

Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs), play an important role in improving healthcare delivery by providing new, innovative and efficient ways of connecting the patient to the doctor. They support quality care delivery by producing better data sets for information and knowledge management, assist in disease prevention and treatment; health monitoring,  diagnostic Information systems, supporting health system management processes including (planning, budget and financial functions) and supporting the emergency, ambulatory, organ donation systems as well as the disaster management systems and blood banks...

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eICU Telehealth Data Allows Clinical Analytics For Researchers

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | January 15, 2015

Telehealth is mostly viewed as a quick way to review a skin rash with a physician through video conferencing or text messaging, not as a source of rich and comprehensive patient data for clinical analytics.  But a new project coming out of MIT hopes to change that...

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Electronic Medical Records for Cruise Ship Passengers

When I was on my last cruise, I started wondering if cruise ships have ever considered using some form of electronic medical record (EMR) system. It could come in very handy, especially the next time there is a disaster at sea – e.g. sinking ship, fire on board, breakdown at sea, an outbreak of disease, or... Not that that would ever happen. Cruise ships have been in the news a lot lately – and most of the news has not been good. That's too bad because I love cruising. I've been on multiple Carnival cruise line trips to the Caribbean and to the Mediterranean and have enjoyed them all. My latest cruise was a 2-week voyage on a Princess line cruise ship from Miami, through the Panama Canal, to Los Angeles. It was great. Read More »

FCC Rural Healthcare Broadband Pilots Improve Care

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | August 15, 2012

Broadband networks for healthcare providers have proven that they can improve quality and lower the cost of care in rural area by reducing time to access critical and life-saving treatment and increasing resources to diagnose conditions. Read More »

FCC To Fund $400M Yearly For Rural Telehealth Networks

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | January 9, 2013

The Federal Communications Commission will make $400 million available annually to healthcare providers to expand the development of broadband telehealth networks from a pilot to a permanent program. Read More »

FCC to Look into Possible Problems Using Wireless Medical Devices

Deborah Hirsch | HealthTechZone | June 6, 2012

Studies show that mobile medical devices, such as the ability to recieve dialysis at home for kidney disease patients, could save as much as $197 billion over the next 25 years while improving patient care. Read More »

FDA Offers Final Guidance For Medical Device Cybersecurity

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | October 2, 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted newly-minted recommendations for protecting medical devices from attackers...

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Fifth Time A Charm For Telehealth Bill?

Erin McCann | Government Health IT | March 21, 2013

A telemedicine bill aimed at expanding remote patient monitoring technology in rural and underserved communities was re-introduced in the Senate this week, making it the fifth time the bill has been proposed since 2005. Read More »

Five Tech Trends Affecting Healthcare IT Today, and Tomorrow

Technology is evolving faster than ever before, and shows no sign of slowing down. Digital innovation has enhanced the way we operate in almost every aspect of modern life, but in the healthcare industry, technology is not only changing lives, it's saving them too. Outlined below are five technology trends that are taking hold of the healthcare IT industry today, and what developments we can expect to see over the course of 2019 and beyond.

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For Ailing Vets In Rural Areas, Telemedicine Can Be The Cure

Quil Lawrence | KQED | May 29, 2013

Howard Lincoln of White Mountain, Alaska, doesn't always hear it when people knock on his door. He's 82 and he still has a little shrapnel in his jaw from a mortar shell that nearly killed him in the Korean War 60 years ago. "We heard it whistling, but I was the third one in line running toward the bunker," he recalls... Read More »

Govt Service Via Social Networks?

Farzana Rasool | IT Web | September 12, 2011

South African government has what it takes to improve service delivery using social networks, says Government IT Officers Council chairperson Julius Segole. Speaking at the annual GovTech conference, in Durban, this morning, Segole said Gartner predicts that by 2015, almost 50% of government services and outcomes will possibly be delivered using social networks and smart technology. Read More »

Halamka Gears Up for HIMSS 2017

Next week, 50,000 of our closest friends will gather together in Orlando to learn about the latest trends in the healthcare IT industry. I’ll be giving a few keynote addresses, trying to predict what the Trump administration will bring, identify those technologies that will move from hype to reality, and highlighting which products are only “compiled” in Powerpoint - a powerful development language that is really easy to modify! The Trump administration is likely to reduce regulatory burden but is unlikely to radically change the course of value-based purchasing. This means that interoperability, analytics, and workflow products that help improve outcomes while reducing costs will still be important...

Halamka on What's Next for Electronic Health Records

With the Department of Justice announcement of the $155 million dollar eClinicalWorks settlement (including personal liability for the CEO, CMO and COO), many stakeholders are wondering what’s next for EHRs. Clearly the industry is in a state of transition. eCW will be distracted by its 5 year corporate integrity agreement. AthenaHealth will have to focus on the activist investors at Elliott Management   who now own 10% of the company and have a track record of changing management/preparing companies for sale. As mergers and acquisitions result in more enterprise solutions, Epic (and to some extent Cerner) will displace other vendors in large healthcare systems. However, the ongoing operational cost of these enterprise solutions will cause many to re-examine alternatives such as Meditech...