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DEVELOPMENTS IN TELEMEDICINE
Telemedicine Reduced Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Patients Clinical Innovation “Our findings suggest that nursing homes that are more fully engaged in off-hours telemedicine coverage could generate cost savings for Medicare that exceed the facility’s investment in the telemedicine service”
Expanding Telemedicine Beyond State Borders USA Today Demand for doctors — whether in person or via a computer screen — is expected to surge as millions more Americans become insured under the Affordable Care Act.
Delivering Telehealth Through Google Glass Health IT Outcomes Pristine EyeSight and CheckLists are the only HIPAA compliant, hands free, voice-controlled video streaming and checklist solutions available for Google Glass in a healthcare setting.
Tunstall Healthcare and Qualcomm Collaborate for Global Deployment of Innovative Connected Care Services The Wall Street Journal The 2net Platform is a cloud-based, device-agnostic and interoperable system that enables end-to-end connectivity with an expansive variety of medical devices and applications, allowing users and their clinicians or caregivers to easily access biometric data.
U.S. FEDERAL AND STATE NEWS
FL House, Senate Grapple With Who Should Practice And How To Regulate Telemedicine WFSU The Florida Legislature is poised to pass bills regulating telemedicine -- the practice of physicians digitally connecting to patients. But the House and Senate are taking different approaches, and one powerful lobby is opposed to at least one of the plans.
N.D. Officially Rolls Out State Health Information Network The Jamestown Sun Sharing records electronically will improve patient diagnoses and the coordination of care between providers, reduce duplicative testing, boost the safety of administering medications and reduce costs, among other benefits, officials said during Wednesday’s press conference at the state Capitol.
FCC Launches Wireless Health Task Force mHealth News FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has announced the creation of CONNECT2HEALTHFCC, which "will bring together the expertise of the FCC on the critical intersection of broadband, advanced technology and health."
TELEMEDICINE AROUND THE WORLD
Scottish Parliament Votes £20 Million for Telehealth and Telecare The Information Daily Scottish Health Secretary Alex Neil says £10m investment will ensure patients in Scotland have secure online access to their own health information by 2020.
ATA to Co-Host Chinese Telemedicine Conference and Exhibition in Tianjin Digital Journal The meeting has official approval of the government and is co-hosted by the Municipal Government of Tianjin Binhai New Area as well as the Tianjin Public Health Bureau and Medical Association.
U.S. TELEMEDICINE LEGISLATION
(Hawaii) SB2469. Telehealth; Insurance; Health Care Providers; Reimbursement: Introduced January 21, 2014, Requires reimbursement for services provided through telemedicine to be equivalent to reimbursement for the same services provided via face-to-face contact between a health care provider and a patient.
(Maryland) SB198. Maryland Medical Assistance Program - Telemedicine: This bill would amend the state’s law regarding Medicaid coverage of telemedicine. It would remove restrictions, such as requiring the use of telemedicine only in the case of providing for the treatment of cardiovascular disease or stroke; in emergency department settings and when an appropriate specialist is not available. If passed, this bill would take effect October 1, 2014.
(Washington) HB1448. Regarding Telemedicine. Re-introduced January 13, 2014, this bill will be amending RCW 70.41.020 and 2 70.41.230; adding a new section to chapter 41.05 RCW; adding a new 3 section to chapter 48.43 RCW; creating new sections; and providing an 4 effective date.
S. 1932: Better Care, Lower Cost Act: Introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR] in January 2014, the goal of this bill is to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare Better Care Program to provide integrated care for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions, and for other purposes.
H.R. 6719 TeleHealth Promotion Act: Introduced by Rep. Thompson (D-Calif.) in late 2012, the goal of this bill was to prevent readmission and help with interstate licensing. It was introduced Dec. 30, 2012, but not enacted.
H.R. 3077: TELE-MED Act of 2013 (Introduced Sept. 10, 2013): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit certain Medicare providers licensed in a State to provide telemedicine services to certain Medicare beneficiaries in a different State.
H.R. 3306 Telehealth Enhancement Act of 2013: Introduced by Reps. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), along with Reps. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.). It was introduced on Oct. 22 with the goal of promoting and expanding the application of telehealth under Medicare and other federal healthcare programs.