Tag Archives: Telemedicine

22 states changed telemedicine laws during the pandemic

The Commonwealth Fund released an issue brief this week reviewing state actions to expand individual and group health insurance coverage of telemedicine between March 2020 and March 2021.   It found that 22 states changed laws or policies during that time period to require more robust insurance coverage of telemedicine. “If telemedicine proves to be… Read More »

Remote Patient Monitoring Sets Up Big Tech to Revolutionize Telemedicine and Healthcare

By JAMES MOELLER Remote patient monitoring has emerged as the next significant challenge for virtual healthcare and that challenge is creating significant opportunities for many companies largely outside of the traditional healthcare technology marketplace. In particular, it is potentially setting up an opportunity for Big Tech companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon, to revolutionize telemedicine… Read More »

Working as a digital nomad physician practicing telemedicine while travelling the world

This is not the career path I set out to practice when I left medical school; in fact, it’s a career path that didn’t even exist. But after making a number of lifestyle choices this is where I find myself today. I am sitting writing this article from the hot, tropical lowlands of Colombia, on… Read More »

The missing piece in telemedicine? Dentistry – FierceHealthcare

Telemedicine has gotten plenty of chatter when it comes to specialty and mental health care, but more providers should drill down on using it for oral health care, according to a new study.  The University of Rochester’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health piloted a teledentistry program that in 2014 extended into a partnership with Finger Lakes Community Health, a federally… Read More »

Telemedicine use among commercially insured skyrocketed since 2005

Dive Brief: Annual telehealth visits among the commercially insured increased by 52% annually from 2005 to 2014 and 261% from 2015 to 2017, according to a new study published in JAMA on Tuesday. Visits increased from just 206 in 2005 to roughly 202,300 in 2017, most likely driven by increased payer coverage for direct-to-consumer telemedicine,… Read More »