By Innovate Carolina | February 10, 2018 Editor’s note: The journey of Bivarus from idea to commercially-successful solution was supported by Innovate Carolina, a comprehensive network of programs to help UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, students and alumni turn their ideas into market-ready innovations. Here’s the backstory. CHAPEL HILL – If you [...]
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By Eric Wicklund | February 9, 2018 Telehealth and telemedicine reimbursement scored huge successes in the budget deal signed into law by President Donald Trump, with one senator saying the law does more for Medicare coverage of telehealth than any past legislation. The two-year budget deal, approved by Congress after [...]
By Jessica Davis | February 9, 2018 Congressional leaders passed the spending bill last night, after a 5-hour government shutdown. Senate passed the spending bill around 1:45 a.m. with a 71-28 vote, while the House pushed through the legislation at about 5:30 this morning with a 240-186 vote. The President [...]
By Erin Dietsche | February 8, 2018 Three healthcare organizations — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based Jefferson Health, Asheville, North Carolina-based Mission Health and Santa Barbara, California-based InTouch Health — have joined hands in a telehealth collaboration. The goal of the five-year partnership is to jointly create new telemedicine solutions for various service lines. Jefferson [...]
By Michael Robinson | February 8, 2018 In what seems like ages ago, the advent of the fax machine promised to transform the integration of health providers across the spectrum of health care in the delivery of care. Today, of course, the medium has changed but the concept is alive [...]
By Erin Dietsche | February 7, 2018 Value-based care initiatives are the biggest drivers of healthcare technology spending this year, according to a new survey from Damo Consulting. Patient engagement and care management efforts came in as the number two drivers. The Illinois-based healthcare advisory firm surveyed 38 individuals from [...]
By Bertalan Mesko| February 2018 What if Dr. Alexa offered you the next appointment with your doctor in the Amazon Clinic? What if you could buy your prescription drugs in Amazon’s online pharmacy? What if you could get your personalized plaster cast from the 3D Printing Department? In light of [...]
By Taylor Knopf | February 5, 2018 The technology to connect rural patients to providers is there, but making those connections happen will take cooperation... and money. These days, no one discusses rural health without talking about telemedicine. It’s a technology that digitally connects patients with health providers located elsewhere. [...]
By Dave Muoio | February 02, 2018 As the calendar turns to February, the beleaguered US healthcare system continues to battle an influenza season considered by Centers for Disease Control and Surveillance officials to be among the worst of this decade. According to the public health agency’s most recent numbers, [...]
By John Nosta | February 1, 2018 We've seen a good deal of investment in health tech 2017. If fact, it's a record at almost $6 billion with many deals exceeding $100 million as reported by Rock Health. There's lots of cash pouring into a system that's craving innovation. And [...]