By using innovative video technology, government will be able to improve service to the community by meeting residents where they are, particularly in rural communities.
Posts Tagged: telehealth
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 andRead… Read more »
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 accountabilityRead… Read more »
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 moreRead… Read more »
(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 convergingRead… Read more »