telehealth News

Employers, Insurers See Virtual First-Care Medical Visits Becoming Routine

Make telemedicine your first choice for most doctor visits. That’s the message some U.S. employers and insurers are sending with a new wave of care options. Amazon and several insurers have started or expanded virtual-first care plans to get people …

Telehealth Care Could Lead to More Follow-Up Visits

Even before the pandemic, people with minor urgent health needs had started to turn to companies that offer on-demand video chats with physicians they don’t normally see. Insurers and employers even started buying access to this direct-to-consumer form of virtual …

COVID-19 Cast as a Catalyst for Change. Now What?

Look around the corner, what do you see? Answering that question is the most important part of my job as an author, speaker, advisor and VC investor. It’s a role that requires a hint of arrogance, since peering around the …

California State Fund Launches Telehealth Services

California’s State Fund will now provide injured workers round-the-clock access physicians from a desktop computer, tablet or mobile phone. State Fund on Thursday announced its partnership with Kura MD, a provider of telehealth services, to offer health services to injured …

Despite Licensing Hassles, More Doctors Moving to Telemedicine

Most doctors have a license to practice medicine in just one state. Lindsey Mcilvena can practice in 26. “I’ve lost track a little bit,” she said of all her medical licenses. Mcilvena is a telemedicine doctor, one of a growing …

How Seniors Feel About Telemedicine

Every morning, 92-year-old Sidney Kramer wraps a blood pressure cuff around his arm and steps on a scale, and readings of his heart health beam to a team of nurses — and to his daughter’s smartphone — miles from his …

Employers, Workers’ Compensation Carriers Eye Trend in Telehealth: Telerehab

Though employers and workers’ compensation insurers have been utilizing telemedicine for quite some time, there’s been a recent uptick in interest surrounding virtual physical therapy, also known as telerehab. Telerehab provides virtual access to physical therapy and is intended to …

Telemedicine Gaining Acceptance Among Patients, Insurers

Telemedicine services, which allow doctors to treat patients via video, are gaining acceptance among consumers and insurance companies as it becomes clearer when a virtual visit is appropriate, industry executives say. Telemedicine has been more widely offered over the last …

Florida Legislators Look to Expand, Regulate Telemedicine

The calls may come in the middle of the night and from hospitals more than an hour away. Someone is having a stroke and is en route an emergency room in the Florida Keys, but there aren’t any neurologists on …