Tag Archives: Telehealth

How should your organization assess telehealth ROI?

As more health systems avail themselves of the quality, cost and access benefits that come with telehealth, IT leaders naturally have big questions about how those major investments in technology infrastructure, reshaped clinical strategy and staffing changes should be paying off. A new study from Manatt Health Strategies offers perspective, drawn largely from two case… Read More »

AHA asks FCC to ease data requirements for telehealth pilot

While the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed $ 100 million telehealth pilot program is a critical step towards advancing connected care, the FCC must limit the data collection and reporting requirements on healthcare providers if the initiative is to succeed. That’s the contention of the American Hospital Association, which submitted written comments to the FCC on… Read More »

Telehealth use jumps at inpatient settings

Dive Brief: The use of telehealth services has surged in inpatient settings but remains relatively flat for outpatient locations, according to a pair of surveys released Tuesday by data and analytics company Definitive Healthcare. Providers in both care settings are planning to invest in the technology going forward, with 90% slated to do so in… Read More »

Cincinnati Children’s, Teladoc to develop pediatric telehealth

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital is working with Teladoc to develop what the organizations believe will be the first consumer pediatric telehealth platform. The hospital will bring expertise to the vendor as it builds a platform appropriate for pediatric needs. Steve Davis, MD, chief operating officer at the hospital, will lead an interdisciplinary team at Cincinnati Children’s… Read More »

New ambulance payment model will reimburse for on-site treatment, use of telehealth

A new payment model for emergency ambulance services will allow participating ambulance suppliers to partner with physicians and health systems to treat Medicare patients on the scene or through telehealth. The five-year model allows these ambulance suppliers and providers to earn up to a 5 percent payment adjustment in later years of the model based… Read More »