Posts Tagged: telehealth

Telehealth and Indian Health Services: Transforming Mental Health Care

In the public sector, telehealth has made a significant impact in providing care to underserved and more remotely located populations like Native Americans. Rich Itkin, Federal Account Manager at Polycom, a leader in conferencing and telemedicine services, spoke about how Indian Health Services in particular is effectively taking advantage of telehealth. “Indian Health Services and… Read more »

Collaborative video for healthcare the key for avoiding readmission fines

The healthcare industry has gained a lot of attention lately, especially with the endless debate surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Unfortunately, the majority of the discussion and debate has focused on the shortcomings of the healthcare industry and rarely offers realistic or practical solutions for improving care to patients or accountability… Read more »

Can New VA Policy Drive Telemedicine Adoption?

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently proposed a new policy that could provide a roadmap to increase telemedicine adoption should it be implemented across the healthcare community. According to an article in InformationWeek, the VA is looking to eliminate copayments for veterans that utilize telemedicine for doctor’s visits. The policy is designed to drive more… Read more »

Rural Telehealth & Advanced Technologies Conference

(The full text of this excerpted blog post appears on Mike Russell’s blog at: blog.planetrussell.net) As the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania heads into the 60th day of its marathon state budget impasse, that’s no deterrent to some of the best and brightest minds in healthcare technology, military medicine, rural development and public policy. They’ll be converging… Read more »