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    A study conducted by digital health company Panda Health revealed that among digital hospital tools, virtual nursing has the least widespread adoption and is perceived as having the most exaggerated value. Health systems that have implemented it say otherwise. 
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    Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Corewell Health is leaning into telehealth as it looks to expand its oncology care services, local news outlet Fox17 reported Dec. 15.
  • UVA Health joins new telehealth alliance

    Charlottesville, Va.-based UVA Health is partnering with Swinfen Charitable Trust, Telemedicine AI and Mitre to boost global telehealth access.
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  • Florida hospital launches $29 virtual visits

    Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee Health has introduced a telemedicine service utilizing asynchronous messaging, enabling patients to engage in real-time conversations with Lee Health physicians for a fee of $29 per visit.
  • Allegheny Health Network rolls out teleICU to 6 hospitals

    Allegheny Health Network and Highmark Health, both based in Pittsburgh, have launched a new teleICU program spanning across six hospitals.  
  • Withdrawals and checkups: URMC to provide care at rural banks

    University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center is partnering with Five Star Bank to launch health stations that will connect rural patients with live, on-demand telehealth visits.
  • Biden's 2024 budget would allocate $45M for telehealth

    The Biden administration is implementing measures to support the sustainability of healthcare providers in rural areas that include support access for telehealth services and bolstering cybersecurity. 
  • Medicare telehealth services: Key changes, additions for 2024

    CMS has published a final rule Nov. 2 outlining policy adjustments for Medicare payments for telehealth through the physician fee schedule and various Medicare Part B matters, which will be in effect from Jan. 1 onward.
  • AI and patient engagement: 4 insights from Northwell Health and Amwell

    During a session at the 8th Annual Becker's Health IT + Digital Health + RCM Meeting, Cynthia Horner, MD, vice president with Amwell Medical Group, and Kathleen Mazza, PhD, RN, senior advisor for population health informatics at New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, discussed the use of artificial intelligence and automation in healthcare. 
  • Allegheny to pilot 47-bed digital nursing feature

    In January, Allegheny Health Network's Forbes Hospital, based in Monroeville, Pa., will initiate a telehealth trial with 47 beds that enables a nurse located in Allegheny Center to welcome newly admitted patients and provide discharge instructions to those heading home, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Oct. 28.  
  • Mayo Clinic looks to bring telehealth services to ambulances

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is entering a know-how agreement with OPTAC-X, a telehealth company and remote physician company, to use OPTAC-X's hybrid LTE-global SATCOM telehealth tools within ambulances. 
  • Teladoc reports 8% revenue growth

    In the third quarter, Teladoc increased its revenue by 8% to $660.2 million, while also reporting that it was able to lower its net losses. 
  • Illinois health system pilots virtual nursing

    OSF HealthCare, based in Peoria, Ill., is testing virtual nursing in three medical-surgical units.
  • Mayo to offer sleep care via telehealth

    Mayo Clinic, based in Rochester, Minn., is offering sleep care to its patients using its Mobile Health Clinic.
  • New Jersey hospital offers virtual urgent care

    Saint Peter's Healthcare System, based in New Brunswick, N.J., is now offering patients 18 years and older access to urgent virtual care. 
  • Orlando Health to launch virtual nursing

    Orlando (Fla.) Health is expanding its virtual care capabilities by launching AI-powered virtual nursing.
  • AHA asks CMS to stop telehealth rule

    The American Hospital Association is asking CMS to stop a pending requirement that healthcare providers list their addresses if they're providing telehealth from their homes.
  • DEA extends controlled substance prescription via telehealth

    The Drug Enforcement Administration extended certain COVID-19 era rules to allow healthcare providers to continue prescribing certain controlled substances via telehealth through the end of 2024, The Hill reported Oct. 6.
  • NYC Health + Hospitals to offer telehealth abortion care

    New York City Mayor Eric Adams and NYC Health + Hospitals have launched telehealth abortion access, becoming the first public health system in the nation to do so. 

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