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National Action on Telemedicine, Responses

January 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
National Action on Telemedicine, Responses

Modern Healthcare Magazine Editor Merrill Goozner’s editorial on telemedicine correctly identifies Medicare’s narrow reimbursement limits as a major issue and calls for expansion, but fails to see the problems with Congress overriding medical board licensure. As with anything that involves prospective change, there is some good and some bad.  Goozner (and who doesn’t, frankly) sees the […]

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Persistence to Repeal Medical Device Tax

January 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Persistence to Repeal Medical Device Tax

The tax, imposed as part of the Affordable Care Act, requires medical device makers to pay a 2.3% tax and prohibits them from passing it on to their customers. Thanks to the persistence of Minnesota Republican Representative Erik Paulsen, the House will vote for a third time to repeal the Medical Device Tax.  Paulsen introduced […]

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Telemedicine in 2015

January 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Telemedicine in 2015

Patients rate telemedicine and telehealth visits highly because of convenience, doctors say they would invest in the technology if they would be reimbursed, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) have loosened their grip on payments for certain aspects of connected care. These are the major reasons why the telemedicine prospects for 2015 are […]

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Study Confirms Telehealth Saves Money

December 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Study Confirms Telehealth Saves Money

Actuarial study sponsored by the Alliance for Connected Care shows that telehealth can help achieve savings in the Medicare program. There have many studies that show telehealth and telemedicine are effective, that there is little difference for most healthcare issues between an in-person medical visit and one that takes place with the aid of technology. […]

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Cure Corridor Scottsdale Welcomes Elizabeth Holmes

December 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Cure Corridor Scottsdale Welcomes Elizabeth Holmes

The City of Scottsdale, Arizona, is home to a vast array of assets that contribute to the success of healthcare and bioscience activities, including education and research to clinical trials and patient care delivery. It was my pleasure to emcee the Second Annual Cure Corridor luncheon at the Scottsdale Princess Resort.  The Cure Corridor, for those unfamiliar […]

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‘ConnectedHEALTH with Joel E. Barthelemy’ – Episode 53

October 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
‘ConnectedHEALTH with Joel E. Barthelemy’ – Episode 53

Online Healthcare Services In this episode of ConnectedHEALTH, GlobalMed Founder and CEO, Joel Barthelemy, discusses the things to consider when performing healthcare services over the internet.  Send an email to: joelsblog@globalmed.com   Transcript: (Joel) Hello again, I’m Joel Barthelemy. I’m old enough to remember when a cell phone was only a phone. Now, these things […]

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‘ConnectedHEALTH with Joel E. Barthelemy’ – Episode 52

October 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
‘ConnectedHEALTH with Joel E. Barthelemy’ – Episode 52

Paper Medical Records In this episode of ConnectedHEALTH, Joel Barthelemy weighs the pros and cons of keeping physical medical records in a world continuously moving towards all-digital media and storage.  Send an email to: joelsblog@globalmed.com   Transcript: (Joel) Hello again, I’m Joel Barthelemy. The children born this year will never know a society without smartphones, […]

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‘ConnectedHEALTH with Joel E. Barthelemy’ – Episode 51

October 15, 2014 | By | Reply More
‘ConnectedHEALTH with Joel E. Barthelemy’ – Episode 51

Small Struggling Hospitals In this episode of ConnectedHealth, Joel Barthelemy discusses the obstacles that surround hospitals located in rural areas.  Send an email to: joelsblog@globalmed.com   Transcript: (Joel) Hello again, I’m Joel Barthelemy. I’ve often said it’s our healthcare delivery system that is broken and needs reform. You only have to look at what is […]

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