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DEVELOPMENTS IN TELEMEDICINE
Legacy Health Doc: Telemedicine Possibilities Have 'No Limits' Portland Business Journal. “Telemedicine really has no limits,” said Young, Legacy’s adult medical director of telemedicine. “I don’t see big obstacles. If you can think of a telemedicine program, you can create it.”
Telemedicine Robots Let Doctors 'Beam' Into Hospitals to Evaluate Patients, Expanding Access Times Colonist. A growing number of hospitals in California and other states are using telepresence robots to expand access to medical specialists, especially in rural areas where there's a shortage of doctors.
Children's Hospital Leverages Telehealth for Newborn Care in Rural Areas Healthcare Technology Online. UC Davis Children’s Hospital plans to use grant to expand telehealth services to nursery clinicians at rural hospitals, study long-term impact on neonatal outcomes.
CompuMed Enables Mobile Telemedicine for All Ticker Report. CompuMed, Inc. (OTCPink: CMPD), the leaders in providing enterprise telemedicine solutions, has begun interpreting electrocardiograms (ECGs) that are generated from the revolutionary AliveCor Heart Monitor System.
CareFusion Plans to Acquire GE Healthcare's Vital Signs Modern Healthcare. Medical technology company CareFusion Corp., San Diego, plans to acquire GE Healthcare's Vital Signs division for $500 million.
Philips, Achmea Partner on Telemedicine Study Telecom Paper. The two-year study will involve telemedicine services for around 5,000 people with chronic illnesses.
U.S. FEDERAL AND STATE NEWS
ATA Supports the 21st Century Care for Military & Veterans Act Digital Journal. This bipartisan bill would improve healthcare accessibility using telehealth technology for active-duty service members, veterans, retirees and dependents under TRICARE, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the CHAMPVA healthcare programs.
Dallas Children's Hospital Wins Davies Award for EHR UseModern Healthcare. Children's Medical Center, Dallas, is a 2013 winner of the HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence for hospitals and health systems using health information technology, the Chicago-based Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society announced.
Kane Regional Centers to Offer Telemedicine to Patients Trib Live. The center at Glen Hazel will be the first to use telemedicine to allow physicians to conduct exams of the eyes, ears, nose, throat, lungs and heart remotely through a device called a “Telly,” said Kane Executive Director Dennis Biondo.
SMBH Brings Telemedicine Services to Its Communities Daily Journal Online. Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health, an integrated community mental health services provider with offices in Farmington, Park Hills, Poplar Bluff, Salem, Potosi and 20 surrounding communities, is now collaborating with Center Pointe Hospital of St. Peters to bring telemedicine services to patients in the communities SEMOBH serves throughout Southeastern and South-central Missouri.
Oregon Hospital Uses Telemedicine to Save a Baby's Life Portland Business Journal. Doctors at Oregon Health & Science University recently used telemedicine to save a 7-month-old baby's life, according to an article in the Portland Business Journal.
UCLA Medical Center, Military Hospitals Form Partnership to Help Veterans Los Angeles Daily News. The new Lockheed Martin TeleHealth Suite opened at the University of California, Los Angeles, not only will allow doctors from different specialties to help veterans nationwide and even at military bases globally, but also symbolizes a new kind of collaboration between civilian medical centers and military hospitals, where battlefield trauma will be treated on all fronts.
TELEMEDICINE AROUND THE WORLD
US Telehealth Projects for Ireland Irish Medical Times. Consultants and GPs in Ireland are to participate in three pilot care delivery projects based on a US telehealth initiative, through which primary care providers receive training and support from specialists.
NIGCOMSAT Ready to Provide Tele-medicine Daily Times NG. The Nigerian Communication Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT) is ready to provide tele-medicine services to improve the health status of Nigerians.
Telemedicine for Elderly in Spain Offers Look at Future of Healthcare MedCity News. The Basque region of Spain saved $55 million and eliminated 55,000 visits with a telemedicine program aimed at the elderly.