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A leading pediatric healthcare system plans to more than double the number of telehealth appointments, going from 1,100 visits in 2018 to 2,500 visits this year. “Through virtual visits, we are not only saving families time traveling to appointments and taking their kids out of school and work, we are also maximizing our providers’ ability to see more patients, fill in last-minute cancellations and accommodate urgent requests,” says Vandna Mittal, director of digital health services...

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Hide caption When it comes to stroke care, doctors often say, “Time is brain.” It means the longer you wait to treat the stroke, the more irreversible damage is done, says Dr. Daniel Ackerman, director of Stroke and Vascular Neurology at St. Luke’s University Health Network. A telemedicine or telestroke system can help patients in communities such as Monroe who come to the emergency room with a likely stroke get the care they need more...

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Source: ThinkStock The 56-page lawsuit , filed this week in Madison by the national organization’s Wisconsin chapter, marks the latest showdown over abortion rights and the use of telehealth. While roughly 20 states prohibit providers from administering abortion-inducing medications via virtual technology, connected health advocates say the practice is safe and can help those facing barriers to access. In just the past few months, Michigan Gov. Bill Snyder vetoed a bill passed by that state’s...

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Artist rendering of the planned Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital -Orwigsburg. (File) As St. Luke’s University Health Network awaits the opening of its Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital -Orwigsburg later this year, it has received a grant to help improve care at the rural Schuylkill County hospital. St. Luke’s has received $401,700 under the 2018 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program administered by the U.S. Department Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service. The money will be used to connect...

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Source: ThinkStock February 15, 2019 – The federal agency responsible for awarding millions of dollars in telehealth and telemedicine grants is prioritizing rural connected health programs that address opioid abuse in its next round of awards. The US Department of Agriculture has announced that it will award up to 30 special consideration points for Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant applications for substance abuse programs in 220 rural counties identified by the Centers for Disease Control...

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Police say a medical supply company is calling Medicare beneficiaries to try and sell them unnecessary equipment. They also claim they’ve hired doctors who are willing to rubber-stamp prescriptions for the “right price,” up to $150 per signature. The department says if you get one of these calls, report it immediately, and be sure not to give out your social security number. Medicare will never call and ask you for this information over the phone...

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Erica Dischino / Tribune Telemedicine technology allows patients at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar to obtain care from clinicians in St. Cloud. Provider and patient can see and hear each other via the video connection using cameras and computers. 1 / 6 WILLMAR — Once upon a time, DuWayne Underthun and his wife, Betty, would have been making many snowy trips from their rural Willmar home to the CentraCare Heart and Vascular Center in St....

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Erica Dischino / Tribune Telemedicine technology allows patients at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar to obtain care from clinicians in St. Cloud. Provider and patient can see and hear each other via the video connection using cameras and computers Telemedicine, or the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients, has grown at a rapid pace in Minnesota, according to a recently published study by the Minnesota Department of Health and University of Minnesota School of Public...

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Latest Report Available at Analytical Research Cognizance, “AR in Telemedicine, Training and First Responder Medical Applications Market” provides pin-point analysis for changing competitive dynamics and a forward looking perspective on different factors driving or restraining industry growth. Augmented reality with smart glasses head mounted devices (HMDs) sputtered in the consumer market, but the technology has taken root in the commercial space and is expected to begin flourishing in the coming years. Trials are currently underway...

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