Medical community benefits from broadband build-out July 31, 2013 | Anthony Brino - Contributing Writer
Medical community benefits from broadband build-out
In greater Chattanooga, Tenn., where fiber-optic broadband is available through a public-private partnership, 10 radiology practices exchange medical images among 14 hospitals and clinics.
State telehealth coverage broadens July 19, 2013 | Eric Wicklund - Senior Editor
Telehealth coverage broadens through state legislation
Missouri became the 19th state to mandate that private insurers reimburse healthcare providers for telehealth services on the same basis that they would for in-person services. Kentucky, meanwhile, has expanded telehealth coverage for its Medicaid beneficiaries.
CMS proposes complex care payment July 09, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
CMS proposes payment for complex care management
Medicare only pays for primary care management services as part of a face-to-face visit. Under a proposed rule issued July 8, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would make a separate payment to physicians for managing select patients’ care needs beginning in 2015.
Diabetics need sleep apnea evaluation June 03, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
For patients with hypertension or Type 2 diabetes currently in their systems or in their medical cards, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine is urging physicians certified in sleep medicine to conduct evaluations for sleep apnea, stat.
Getting in touch with young patients as easy as A-P-P May 30, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
How do you get in touch and keep patients my age interested in acknowledging our health on a regular basis? Through our phones, our gadgets.
A call for patience May 29, 2013 | Eric Wicklund - Senior Editor
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With its preliminary guidelines for regulation of mobile medical apps, released in late 2011, the FDA wisely jumped into the fray and gave us a foundation. Soon the FDA will build the structure around that foundation to manage and control emerging apps.
Survey seeks physician input on apps May 21, 2013 | Frank Irving - Editor
Survey seeks physician input on mobile apps
The University of Delaware is collaborating with HIMSS Analytics and mHIMSS to assess provider attitudes toward mobile applications. Physicians, nurses and IT staff can assist in the effort by completing a brief online survey about the use of apps in the healthcare setting.
Reinvigorating clinical trial participation May 17, 2013 | Madelyn Kearns - Associate Editor
Web-based videos flush with educational information on clinical trials may aid significantly in the participation of said experiments, according to researchers at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center’s Seidman Cancer Center.