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DEVELOPMENTS IN TELEMEDICINE
Baptist Health Using Tele-health to Promote Breastfeeding KATV.com A new study suggests babies who breastfeed longer, end up smarter and more educated as adults. In Arkansas, breastfeeding rates are lower in rural areas. Technology at Baptist Health is being used to change that.
Telehealth Legislation Heats Up Nationwide mHealth Intelligence
Mobile Health Accelerator News Federal Telemedicine News The Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars is expanding its network of health system collaborators and will offer mentorship and possible opportunities for clinical validation or pilot programs.
Telehealth Firm's Monitor Project Garners Award at CES SCTimes The organizer of perhaps the world's largest electronics trade show has honored a local, self-described "muskie fisherman who works in digital health care." The Consumer Electronics Association and CE Pro magazine named Cybermation's Allison On Her Own system its health and wellness project of the year.
California Skin Institute Partners with Lagnosis to Provide Telemedicine Platform for Online Dermatology Treatment Digital Journal This innovative solution connects both new and existing California Skin Institute patients to one of the company’s board-certified dermatologists who can diagnose over 3,000 skin, hair and nail conditions virtually.
U.S. FEDERAL AND STATE NEWS
Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic Brings Expertise to Doorstep of Underserved Cancer Survivors UT Southwestern UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Moncrief Cancer Institute and Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Centerdebuted the Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic – a custom-designed, $1.1 million, fully equipped 18-wheeler that can deliver follow-up and screening services to cancer survivors in their communities.
Is Ohio about to be a model for federal telemedicine reimbursement? MedCity News Thanks to legislation sponsored by former State Representative Lynn Wachtmann (R-District 81) and State Representative Anne Gonzales (R-District 19), as of Jan. 2, 2015 and a new state Medicaid rule, there is Medicaid reimbursement for telemedicine in certain circumstances.
Telemedicine to link Bloomfield EMS with St. Joe's The Detroit News The (St. Joseph Mercy Oakland) hospital is partnering with the Bloomfield Township Fire Department to train the 57 firefighters, who are also certified paramedics, on how to use tablet devices to connect with emergency room doctors in real-time on their runs. The training begins in May.
TELEMEDICINE AROUND THE WORLD
Ontario Telemedicine Network launched in Mitchell MitchellAdvocate.com In January 2013, the southwest Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) received funding from the Ministry of Health for the OTN system, which has been administered through behavioral support programs in Mitchell and across the region.
China Telemedicine Tackles Long Term Care: Business Opportunities and Government Guidance JDSUPRA Business Advisor A China government policy development program uses telemedicine as the lynchpin in China’s promotion of healthcare services for the elderly, including accelerated pilot programs for telemedicine services at elder care institutions in the Beijing municipality and Hubei and Yunnan provinces.
Telemedicine Project Launched in Botswana Bioscience Technology The Botswana-UPenn Partnership (BUP) is collaborating with Microsoft, the Botswana Innovation Hub, and other global partners to launch the first telemedicine service in Africa using TV white spaces to bring internet connectivity to hospitals and clinics across rural areas of Botswana.
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.