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Telemedicine Use Among Physicians Remains Relatively Low

In 2016, 15.4% of physicians worked in practices that used telemedicine for a wide spectrum of patient interactions, including e-visits, and 11.2% of physicians worked in practices that used telemedic... read more

Telehealth uptake surprisingly low among physicians, AMA finds

Despite growing interest in telehealth options, relatively ... telemedicine project to use telehealth services. In 2016, just 0.25% of the 35 million fee-for-service Medicare enrollees use used the op... read more

Massachusetts healthcare spending growth drops in 2017

Overall Massachusetts inpatient hospital use was unchanged ... The commonwealth is among the highest users of teaching hospitals in the country, contributing to some of the highest average Medicare pr... read more

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How to Reap the Benefits of Telemedicine

It feels as if telemedicine ... surprised that a relatively small difference in cost would affect whether someone chooses to use telemed, given that consumers are not terribly price-sensitive when it ... read more

Podcast: This Week in Managed Care—US Life Expectancy Declines and Other Health News

This week, the top managed care news included a CDC report that found life expectancy in the United States declined again; telemedicine use among physicians remains low; another study added to the deb... read more

Doctors Give Medicare’s Proposal To Pay For Telemedicine Poor Prognosis

Congress has shied away from expanding the use of telemedicine in Medicare — even as it has become commonplace among private ... services will be relatively low,” CMS said in its proposal. The virtual ... read more

How VA is driving telemedicine

Telemedicine, or the broader term telehealth, allows patients to receive medical examinations from primary care physicians ... global health care lead at Cisco Systems, told FCW that even relatively l... read more

Telehealth for substance abuse growing quickly, but lags behind mental health usage

The report calls for increased use of tele-SUD to address the opioid epidemic, calling its low rates a "missed opportunity." Telehealth use among ... the data was a physician assessing and prescribing ... read more

Google Glass Gets a Second Life in the ER

Telemedicine ... to a remote person at relatively low cost.” Despite its potential usability, there are still two big hurdles to overcome before we’ll see ER docs regularly sporting Google Glass. Firs... read more

ReCAP: Social Media Use Among Physicians and Trainees: Results of a National Medical Oncology Physician Survey

We assumed, in designing this study, that the proportion of practicing oncology physicians who do not use e-mail is low. Although our sample size is ... physicians use social media for these purposes ... read more

Telemedicine could improve eye exam access for people with diabetes

Credit: University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center Electronic eye exams could become popular in the U.S. among ... use them, the investigation found. "Telemedicine has been shown to be a safe method to ... read more

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