Telehealth

Zillion Health partners with Vidyo service

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Zillion Health, which focuses on patient engagement, and Vidyo, a video collaboration technology company, recently announced a partnership geared to providing more telehealth options.

Telehealth can offer savings: A case study

Telehealth can offer savings: A case study

To reduce costs, Pinnacle Health embarked on a pilot with a telehealth program with nearby Colonial Park Care Center, a 198-bed skilled nursing center in Harrisburg, PA.

Bill would cover telehealth

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In a move that could greatly expand the visibility and adoption of telehealth systems, Congress is proposing that Medicare reimburse telehealth services at the same rate as in-person medical visits.

CaerVision Global buys Vitall Inc.

CaerVision Global Inc. has completed the acquisition of Vitall Inc.

Telehealth platform to launch

Telehealth platform to launch

MobileHelp has launched its MobileVitals™ telehealth platform.

HomMed to change corporate name

Honeywell HomMed has announced it will change its corporate name to Honeywell Life Care Solutions.

Telehealth in three steps

Telehealth in three steps

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From Jewish Home Lifecare winning a McKnight's Excellence in Technology Award for their project with Panasonic, to attending a session at LeadingAge on telehealth mental services, to moderating a Care Innovations telehealth webinar this week, it's clear more long-term care providers are trying to decipher this enigmatic issue. The big questions from providers, however, tend to be around reimbursement and the equipment.

Welch Allyn acquires Prairie Ventures' HealthInterlink

Welch Allyn, Inc. has acquired a private investment firm and all of the assets of its telehealth company, HealthInterlink.

Dec. 16 webinar: SNFs benefit from new CMS telehealth rules

Dec. 16 webinar: SNFs benefit from new CMS telehealth rules

New reimbursement rulings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services can mean stronger revenue streams for skilled nursing providers. A free McKnight's webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 16 will explain how providers can better manage patients post-discharge.

When is telehealth the right option?

When is telehealth the right option?

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As providers, patients, and payers look for more cost-effective and efficient ways to provide health care, some are turning to telehealth as an option. Telehealth involves using electronic communication to provide healthcare information and services to a remote location. These services can include physical therapy.

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LeadingAge releases telehealth resources

LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) has released a Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Selection Tool and set of six case studies on the topic. The online selection tool guides users through the process of selecting telehealth and RPM products based on their criteria. It contains 22 products from 16 vendors. The case studies were compiled to offer additional information.

LeadingAge CAST releases new telehealth resources

LeadingAge's Center for Aging Services Technologies has released a white paper and selection matrix for telehealth. Long-term care, physician practices and other health networks may be examining telehealth, which includes remote patient monitoring, the organization noted.

Limits on telehealth will stay, CMS says

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Medicare will stick with reimbursing only one telehealth visit per month for skilled nursing facility residents, according to a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Limits on nursing home telemedicine will stand, CMS announces

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Medicare will continue to reimburse only one telehealth visit per month for skilled nursing facility residents, according to a recent proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The proposed physician fee schedule for 2014 seeks to expand telehealth in other healthcare settings.

Telehealth gaining traction as healthcare tool

Until recently, telehealth was a subject few people knew about — and even fewer understood. But these days, the concept is quickly gaining traction in healthcare, according to several experts who spoke recently at the National eHealth Collaborative's Technology Crossroads Conference in Washington.

Test program connects depressed nursing home residents with geriatric psychologists

A pilot study in one Rhode Island health system is testing a telemedicine system to improve depression in nursing home rehabilitation residents.

Survey: E-prescribing systems on the rise in nursing homes

Survey: E-prescribing systems on the rise in nursing homes

Most facility operators responding to a new survey say that their next technology-related purchase will be an e-prescribing system. That's according to findings relayed in yesterday's McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast, "Surveying the technology landscape."