Views on Telehealth & the Market

Recently, Credit Suisse https://www.credit-suisse.com hosted Tom Meier, Vice President of Market Solutions, and Carl McDonald, Senior VP, Treasurer and Finance Division at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) https://www.hcsc.com at a small group investor dinner meeting in Chicago. (more…)

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Telehealth for Maternal Fetal Medicine

More patients in the Northern part of Alabama can now see medical specialists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The Appalachian Regional Commission is providing $200,000 to enable UAB’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine team to see high risk patients remotely. (more…)

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Grant to Advance Computer Vision

About 1.3 million Americans are legally blind, most of them affected by late onset diseases such as glaucoma and age related macular degeneration. To help the blind, a cortical visual prosthesis can be life-changing, partially restoring sight, improving mobility, and even helping to recognize some objects. (more…)

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State’s Virtual Pharmacist Program

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) https://www.okhca.org is expanding a pilot program statewide to improve the health of SoonerCare (Oklahoma Medicaid) members with chronic conditions by optimizing their medication. (more…)

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Texas Releases HIT Plan

CMS required the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) https://hhs.texas.gov  to develop a “Health Information Technology (Health IT) Strategic Plan” in order to renew the Texas Medicaid 1115 Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program demonstration waiver. (more…)

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VA Initiates ATLAS in Montana

The Veterans Administration (VA) https://www.va.gov provides healthcare to nearly 9 million veterans. One third of the veterans are living in rural areas where providing care to veterans presents a delivery challenge. (more…)

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Survey: Telemedicine Takeaways

Credit Suisse’s https://www.credit-suisse.com Annual Employer Health Benefits Survey, indicates a slight uptick in telehealth adoption among large employers, and also shows that telebehavioral still remains an opportunity. The survey shows some moderation in premium growth, but pricing is still expected to exceed cost growth. (more…)

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