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HIMSS19 | Champions of Health Unite

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February 11-15, 2019, Orlando, FL
The HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition brings you the world-class education, cutting-edge products and solutions, and unique networking opportunities you need to solve your biggest health information and technology challenges – all at one time, all in one place.

The NCTRC is proud to be a Collaborator of HIMSS19. As such, our members receive the member discount to attend! To receive the discount, go to the conference website and select “Register Now”.  Select our name from the “Conference Collaborating Organizations” drop down in the registration process, and enter the code COLLABH19”

Telemedicine Network Helps Virginia Hospitals Coordinate Care

By | Recent Telehealth News

Article Author: Eric Wicklund

Source: mHealth Intelligence

A new telemedicine platform is giving northern Virginia’s Culpeper Medical Center the opportunity to triage patients with cardiac or vascular issues before sending them, if necessary, on to the experts at UVA Medical Center.

Culpeper Medical Center, part of the Novant Health UVA health system, is using connected care technology to link its Emergency Department with specialists at UVA’s Heart & Vascular Center in Charlottesville, roughly an hour away. The specialists, using the video feed and the patient’s medical record, can consult with the patient and the patient’s family before deciding on a course of treatment, which could keep the patient at Culpeper or send him/her on to UVA for emergency or scheduled surgery.

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Telemedicine Still Tops Health Execs’ Interests, With AI Rising

By | Recent Telehealth News

Article Author: Eric Wicklund

Source: mHealth Intelligence

Healthcare executives are still seeing a bright future for telehealth and telemedicine, with artificial intelligence quickly moving up the list of hot topics.

A survey of roughly 100 health industry executives by Utah-based Reaction Data found that 29 percent see telemedicine as having the biggest impact on healthcare. Another 20 percent picked AI technology, while 11 percent selected mobile data.

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Telemedicine brings new options to patients in Central Austin

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Article Author: Emma Freer

Source: Community Impact Newspaper

Telemedicine is the provision of healthcare services to a patient by a doctor in a remote location using technology.

Or as Kristi Henderson, vice president of Patient Access, Healthcare Transformation and Virtual Care at Ascension Texas and a clinical professor at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, sees it, telemedicine is like the grocery store express lane.

“If you have a minor illness or injury and just need to have a follow-up appointment, why are you going to the line that has everybody with two buggies full of groceries and which costs more money? Why can’t you do it in an express lane?”

Although telemedicine has been practiced in Texas for years, in May 2017 the Legislature passed a bill easing restrictions on telemedicine and opening the door to increased use across the state. The bill took effect in November.

As a result of the legislation, local health care providers, including Ascension Texas, Austin Regional Clinic and CommUnity Care, have expanded their telehealth services and invested in developing new ones.

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FCC commissioners boost Rural Health Care Program cap to $571M

By | Recent Telehealth News

Article Author: Greg Slabodkin

Source: Health Data Management

The Federal Communications Commission has voted in favor of a proposal by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to increase the annual cap from $400 million to $571 million for the Rural Health Care Program, which provides telecommunications and broadband services to rural communities supporting telemedicine.

Last week, Pai sent a draft order to his colleagues at the agency seeking an increase in the annual funding cap by $171 million for the Rural Health Care Program. In response, a majority of the FCC’s commissioners voted in favor of the proposal to take immediate action to address a funding shortfall and improve telemedicine in rural areas.

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Telehealth success varies by setting, according to AHRQ

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Article Author: Les Masterson

Source: Healthcare Dive

Healthcare organizations are investing more in telehealth. Foley & Lardner’s 2017 Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey found three-fourths of healthcare organizations said they plan to offer telehealth services this year. Only four years ago, the same survey found that the vast majority of organizations said they didn’t expect patients would use virtual care by now.

Another 2017 survey found that 30% said telehealth was a high priority in their organization. The North American telehealth market is expected to reach $16.8 billion by 2020, fueled by chronic diseases and rising healthcare costs.

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