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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.
HSHS Medical Group to Launch Virtual Care Program for Internet-savvy patients
Virtual doctors appointments to be offered by Memorial Medical Center in April
A New Year’s Resolution: Using Broadband to Get Healthy and Stay Well
It’s that time of year again . . . resolution time. You often hear that people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits. From eating better to being more active, we all tend…
New Year, New Threats: Electronic Health Record Cyberattacks
The recent flood of cyberattacks means that hackers are relentless and more sophisticated than ever before.
The Future of Medicine Is in Your Smartphone
New tools are tilting health-care control from doctors to patients
Investment in Digital Health Surges
In 2014, investment in digital-health companies grew 93 percent, outpacing that of biotechnology and medical devices.
Fantastic Voyage: Tiny Sensors May Soon Monitor Seniors’ Medicines From Inside
Ingestible monitoring devices could be the future of healthcare
Mobile Health Faces a Bumpy Road in Rural California
Mobile healthcare faces many struggles-- terrain, education, and poverty
Walgreen's App Makes Virtual Doctor Visits a Reality
Rather video chat with your doc about what ails you? No problem, says Walgreens.
Technology Bridging Rural Healthcare Gap
Area counseling service to offer teleconferencing to reach rural patients.
How Technology Can Help with Long-Distance Caregiving
In-home telemonitoring devices, mobile apps and wearable devices can tell a long-distance caregiver whether a relative has opened the refrigerator, as well as send out medication reminders and…
Ambulance Drones May Save Lives
Will heart attack victims one day see their savior fly in on four small propellers?
What if your wearable could stop bad habits in their tracks?
Wearable sensors will know before you know that you are at risk of relapse
Missouri Shares Data with Healthy Results
After 10 years of inter-agency data sharing, state officials say they've finally cracked the code, saving millions and improving the health of the mentally ill.
Experts Discuss 4 Major Barriers to Telehealth Adoption
While technology has reached a level where high-quality virtual consultations with physicians can take place, policy issues have slowed the expansion of telehealth practices in the U.S.
Expert Panel to Discuss Healthcare Needs and Challenges at Broadband Telemedicine Summit
The opening panel of the Broadband Telemedicine Summit, set for May 20 in St. Louis, Mo., will feature experts who will discuss healthcare needs and challenges faced in the advancement and adoption…
Earlybird Registration Available for Broadband Telemedicine Summit
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, April 1, 2013 – Organizers of the inaugural Broadband Telemedicine Summit today announced more affordable categories of pricing tiers and robust additions to the…
Telemedicine Summit to Bring Together Healthcare Leaders from 3 States
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, March 13, 2013 – A first-of-its-kind telemedicine event is bringing together healthcare leaders, government officials and broadband enthusiasts from 3 states to discuss…
Telemedicine: The New Pulse of Rural Health Care
Right now, the state of Illinois is in the midst of developing its broadband infrastructure. And, there are so many interested parties out there, either keeping a watchful eye on the development, or…
Illinois Awarded $520,000 USDA Grant for Rural Health Needs
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack awarded Illinois with $520,000 to assist in bringing innovative health measures to medically underserved residents. The project will serve the southernmost …
Connected Living Program to get seniors online
Connected Living Program to get seniors online at the Western Illinois Area on Aging Office. Innovative technology with personal training allows tenants to explore and use the web.
Healthcare and a Digital Card in Every Pocket
Healthcare and a Digital Card in every pocket It is fit that Broadband Illinois – with its focus on Broadband for Better Lives -- begin its regular Broadband Voices Blog with the topic Life…

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