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- ATA16: Reduced heart failure readmissions stemmed from telehealth network participation, providers say
- Dan Bowman, May 18, 2016
- The reduction of readmission rates for heart failure patients is just one of the benefits touted by health system representatives of the Illinois Telehealth Network (ITN) on Tuesday at the American Telemedicine Association's annual conference in Minneapolis.
- Live Video Is Most Prominent Reimbursed Form Of Telehealth
- Christine Kern, Apr 26, 2016
The most predominant reimbursed form of telehealth is live video. The District of Columbia and 47 states provided reimbursement for live video in Medicaid fee-for-service last year. Nine states reimburse for store and forward telemedicine, and sixteen states offer reimbursement for remote patient monitoring (RPM), remaining static from last year. Only five state Medicaid programs (Alaska, Illinois, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Washington) reimburse for all three telehealth services (live feed, store and forward, and RPM), an increase of one state since July 2015.
- Benton Honored Posthumously
- Apr 24, 2016
- PCI Chairman Emeritus Charles Benton was honored posthumously at the inaugural Illinois Telehealth Initiative Telehealth Law Forum.
- Pinckneyville hospital offers telemedicine services for stroke patients
- The Southern, Apr 17, 2016
- Pinckneyville Community Hospital is partnering with the Southern Illinois Telemedicine Initiative to offer state-of-the-art telemedicine technology that puts patients in touch with immediate time-saving, life-saving stroke evaluation and treatment.
- Could Insurers Use Telemedicine to Widen Provider Networks?
- Ken Terry, Apr 11, 2016
- Many states are tightening their network adequacy standards, and telemedicine might help insurance companies meet those standards, especially in rural and underserved areas, notes a new report sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
- Telehealth helps enhance care for patients in McHenry County
- CAITLIN SWIECA, Mar 20, 2016
- According to the Illinois Telehealth Initiative, an initiative of Partnership for Connected Illinois, there is a projected shortage of 130,000 physicians by 2025, meaning it will be more important to connect patients with doctors across distance.
- Illinois Telemedicine Rules: Licensing, Practice, Payment
- Feb 25, 2016
- National Law Review
- Tackling Sepsis With Telemedicine
- Eric Wickland, Dec 3, 2015
Backed by an AHRQ grant, an Illinois health system is building a platform to help rural doctors identify and treat sepsis, dubbed the top preventable cause of deaths in hospitals
- On National Rural Health Day, USDA Announces $23.4 Million in Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants for 75 Projects in 31 States
- Nov 19, 2015
- Springfield, Illinois based St. John's Hospital chosen to receive funds to provide teleconferencing equipment to three rural hospitals.
- AMA Again Delays Ruling on Telemedicine Ethics
- Eric Wicklund, Nov 18, 2015
The decision leaves state medical boards and providers in limbo, while delegates debate the definition of a valid doctor-patient encounter.
- An “All of the Above” Approach to Rural Broadband
- Rep. John Shimkus, Nov 18, 2015
- Illinois Representative John Shimkus writes in support of broadband and telemedicine in rural Ilinois communities.
- CMS Finalizes Medicare Payment Model With Telehealth Implications
- Nov 17, 2015
- The Growing Trend of Telemedicine
- Jessica Marabella, Nov 17, 2015
- Walgreens Announces New Digital Health Initiatives; Expands Access to Enhanced MDLIVE Live Doctor Consultation Offering to 20 Additional States
- Nov 10, 2015
Walgreens Connect app powered by Qualcomm Life enables Balance® Rewards members to automatically earn points when using Well at Walgreens Bluetooth blood glucose and blood pressure devices
Company discusses new programs and overall telehealth strategy at mHealth Summit
- PCI Announces Refined Direction
- Lacey Buss, Nov 8, 2015
- PCI to focus on Illinois Telehealth Initiative
- 1871 BECOMES FIRST INCUBATOR IN THE WORLD TO OFFER HEALTHCARE EXCHANGE FOR ITS MEMBERS AND COMMUNITY
- Nov 6, 2015
1871 Works with Wolf Point Advisors to Develop Unique Solution; Members Able To Sign Up For Coverage Beginning November 15; Alumni Companies Will Be Eligible; Major Step Forward in Advancing the Interests of Startups in Chicago
- Frontier Communications Offers Small Business Customers a “Price for Life”
- Nov 4, 2015
Budget certainty is critical for small business owners and operators
- 1871 RANKS 1st IN UNITED STATES IN STUDY OF NORTH AMERICAN BUSINESS INCUBATORS
- Nov 3, 2015
- UBI Global Names 1871 One Of The Top University-Affiliated Business Incubators In North America Following Its Survey Of Over 400 Incubators Across 70 Countries
- Pat Quinn, Former Governor of Illinois, to Keynote AnchorNETS Conference
- AnchorNETS Event Team, Oct 29, 2015
Pat Quinn, the former Governor of Illinois, will participate as a Keynote Speaker at the inaugural “AnchorNETS: Broadband Summit for Schools, Health and Libraries” November 16 & 17 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.
- PCI Founding Chairman Charles Benton Departs This Life
- May 3, 2015
- On April 29, 2015, Benton, 84, died at his home in Evanston from complications from renal cancer.
- PCI Launches Telehealth Crowdfunding Campaign
- Heidi Bruce, Broadband Illinois, Apr 10, 2015
- Organization looks to fund the Illinois Telehealth Initiative
- School sending Internet home with the students
- Benjamin Young, Watchdog, Mar 31, 2015
- Paper, pencils and textbooks won’t cut it anymore. Bloomington District 87 offers home Internet access to low-income students.
- Broadband Illinois participates in 1871's TGIF
- Heidi Bruce, Broadband Illinois, Mar 30, 2015
- Deputy Director Laura Lane demos the Find & request Broadband Tools
- Broadband Illinois Releases Updated Residential Broadband Pricing Study
- Heidi Bruce, Broadband Illinois, Mar 26, 2015
- Broadband availability increased statewide, higher speeds and lower prices a result
- Technology to Close Distance Between Foster Children, Therapists in Rural Kansas
- LAURA BAUER, THE KANSAS CITY STAR, Mar 24, 2015
Nearly 550 foster families will receive iPads equipped with a video conferencing system that allows children to talk with counselors in a private chat room.
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