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PCI Receives Planning Grant for School Based Tele-Behavioral Health
PCI Receives Grant from The Sprague Institute to Plan School-Based Tele-Behavioral Health for the Chicago Public Schools
Platinum Telehealth Initiative Sponsor McDermott Will and Emery LLP Chosen as Lawfirm of the Year
Law Firm wins prestigious award from U.S. News
September 13th Event Concludes Three-Part Illinois Telehealth Law Forum Series
The Partnership for a Connected Illinois has wrapped up the second in a three-part series of Telehealth Law Forums. The forum was simultaneously held in Chicago, Carbondale, Naperville, and…
Digital Health: An Improving Environment for Investors
The integration of technology into health care delivery is exploding throughout the health industry landscape. Commentators speculating on the implications of the information revolution’s…
Telehealth offers convenient service for patients
Dr. Stepnen Stone, Doctor of Dermatology at SIU School of Medicine in Springfield video conferencing Tuesday with Kara Williams of Pittsfield during an appointment in Illini Community Hospital in…
Telemedicine shows promise in Parkinson’s disease care
Like countless other patients, Ann Johnson, a retired veterinarian, has been willing to travel long distances and devote an entire day to be treated by a specialist at Rush University Medical Center.…
Partnership for a Connected Illinois Hosts Second Telehealth Law Forum
The Partnership for a Connected Illinois has wrapped up the second of a three-part series of Telehealth Law Forums.
ATA16: Reduced heart failure readmissions stemmed from telehealth network participation, providers say
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…
Live Video Is Most Prominent Reimbursed Form Of Telehealth
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…
Could Insurers Use Telemedicine to Widen Provider Networks?
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…
Telehealth helps enhance care for patients in McHenry County
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…
Illinois Telemedicine Rules: Licensing, Practice, Payment
National Law Review
Tackling Sepsis With Telemedicine
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
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
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
Illinois Representative John Shimkus writes in support of broadband and telemedicine in rural Ilinois communities.
CMS Finalizes Medicare Payment Model With Telehealth Implications
http://www.ihealthbeat.org/articles/2015/11/17/cms-finalizes-medicare-payment-model-with-telehealth-implications
The Growing Trend of Telemedicine
http://www.pomco.com/the-growing-trend-of-telemedicine/
Walgreens Announces New Digital Health Initiatives; Expands Access to Enhanced MDLIVE Live Doctor Consultation Offering to 20 Additional States
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…
1871 BECOMES FIRST INCUBATOR IN THE WORLD TO OFFER HEALTHCARE EXCHANGE FOR ITS MEMBERS AND COMMUNITY
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…
Florida Lawmakers Debate Bill to Allow Virtual Medical Visits
Florida Sen. Arthenia Joyner is optimistic that her telemedicine measure will pass after deleting controversial payment rules.
Will Treadmill and Bike Desks Become the New Norm?
Americans are getting fatter, working more and moving less, but technologies like treadmill and bike desks haven't taken off. Will they ever?
Illinois Telehealth Initiative Launched to Improve Adoption
Several hospitals and technology companies have come together to start the Illinois Telehealth Initiative.
Illinois Telehealth Initiative looks to improve, expand virtual care
How Partnership for a Connected Illinois is trying to take telehealth statewide
The Illinois Telehealth Initiative Launches to Aid the Country's Projected Physician Shortage
Illinois Telehealth Initiative launches, strives to bring telehealth to all residents of Illinois.

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