The Role of Policy in Hindering Telemedicine’s Progress

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The Los Angeles Convention Center is abuzz this week with discussions about the future of patient care as the American Telemedicine Association brings together entrepreneurs, technology and device companies, health systems, and others for their annual meeting. Treating patients is no longer restricted to regular office hours and judging by the exhibit hall at the… Read more »

Running of the Bills day, Bennet, Hatch re-introduce MEDTECH Act — 21st Century, SOFTWARE Act en route — Senate HELP to meet on medical innovation today

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TELEMEDICINE ALLIANCE TALKS MEDICARE SAVINGS: Wider use of telemedicine by seniors could benefit Medicare more than an under-65 crowd, a researcher said at a briefing Monday hosted by the lobbying group Alliance for Connected Care. Dale Yamamoto studied telemedicine usage by the customers of Teladoc, American Well, Anthem, and others and predicted the technology would… Read more »

Congress’ SOFTWARE Act: Is it needed?

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“Creating bright lines to differentiate technologies is difficult for many reasons, not the least of which is the unintended patient harm that could result if the lines are drawn incorrectly,” said Kristen Ratcliff, partner at consulting firm Sirona Strategies. Read Article