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  • Employers' Use of Telemedicine Expected to Increase Dramatically

    Healthcare Dive

    A survey conducted by the National Business Group on Health indicated that "nearly half of all employers plan to provide telehealth services in states where they are allowed to in 2015."

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  • Asynchronous Virtual Visits Adept for Routine Care

    FierceHealthIT

    Physicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital are utilizing asynchronous virtual visits to keep track of chronic-care patients and utilize the newly-freed time for those that require more immediate attention.  This article mentions "success with conditions such as high blood pressure, and there's some evidence that depressed patients might be more forthcoming with the online questionnaire than in person."

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  • CMS Issues Final Rule to Extend Meaningful Use Requirements

    iHealthBeat

    On August 29th, CMS announced that providers and other various eligible organizations will be granted an additional year to update electronic health record systems in order to meet the Stage 2 standards of the meaningful use program. "Under the 2009 economic stimulus package, providers who demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHRs can qualify for Medicaid and Medicare incentive payments."

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