8 latest stories on telemedicine

The following telemedicine stories were reported in the past two weeks, starting with the most recent.

1. George Washington Medical Faculty Associates, a multispecialty group affiliated with The George Washington University, will provide telemedicine services through its recent partnership with Remote Medical International, a provider of global medical support services for remote locations.

2. A new bill that aims to provide additional incentives for accountable care organization successes includes several provisions that would allow ACOs to expand their telemedicine efforts.

3. The use of pediatric telemedicine is underutilized even though it has the potential to improve care quality and access to care in underserved areas. Here are five barriers to pediatric telemedicine programs.

4. In a new partnership between Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Center for Telehealth and Dartmouth's Department of Athletics and Recreation, a telemedicine robot will be present at every home football game. The robot is part of a remote concussion assessment pilot program where the D-H Center for Telehealth will provide Dartmouth Athletics with real-time, emergency clinical support for players with suspected concussions.

5. The University of Virginia Center for Telehealth in Charlottesville has received the 2014 Governor's Technology Award for the center's work in expanding care access across the state.

6. Physicians in the UCLA Health System are now offering virtual visits for patients for non-emergency conditions.

7. Through Louisville-based KentuckyOne Health's new telemedicine program, patients who visit the Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital emergency department with a psychiatric or mental health condition will be able to benefit from the expertise of professionals at Our Lady of Peace, a psychiatric hospital in the KentuckyOne system.

8. The American Telemedicine Association named the best and worst states for telemedicine, based on coverage, reimbursement policies and physician licensure requirements.

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