• 2016 USAPI Telehealth Workshop
  • Bill Signing: Act 226 (16) Relating to Telehealth
  • PBTRC July 2016 Newsletter
  • CAMHD – Utilizing Telehealth to Improve Behavioral Health Care
  • 2016 USAPI Telehealth Workshop

  • Bill Signing: Act 226 (16) Relating to Telehealth

  • PBTRC July 2016 Newsletter

  • CAMHD – Utilizing Telehealth to Improve Behavioral Health Care

Pacific Telehealth News


  • Bill Signing: Senate Bill 2395 (Relating to Telehealth) – July 7, 2016

    Bill Signing: Senate Bill 2395 (Relating to Telehealth) – July 7, 2016

    On July 7, 2016, Governor David Ige of the State of Hawaii signed into law Senate Bill 2395: Relating to Telehealth as Act 226 (16). This Act: Requires the State’s Medicaid…

  • Pohnpei Telemedicine Room Launch

    On December 15, 2016, the Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center (PBTRC) participated in a video teleconference ceremony to launch the opening of the Pohnpei Telemedicine Room in the Pohnpei Hospital. The…

  • ECHO Act Signed into Law

    ECHO Act Signed into Law

    Introduced by Hawaii’s own Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) as well as Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act was signed into law by President Obama…

  • ASTHO Telehealth Resource Guide

    In December 2016, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) released a Telehealth Resource Guide that explains the practice of telemedicine and gives an overview of telehealth programs for seven…

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February 27, 2017 By Patrick Conway, M.D., M.Sc., Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Deidre Gifford, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Director, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services; Ellen-Marie Whelan, N.P., Ph.D., Chief Population Health Officer, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services; and Alex Billioux, M.D., D.Phil., Director, Division of Population Health Incentives and Infrastructure, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation In partnership with states and providers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plays a leading role in safeguarding the health of America's future by providing coverage for more than one in three American children[1]. Through Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program's (CHIP) mandatory and optional benefits, children receive access to a spectrum of comprehensive and preventive health care services aimed at providing a sound start for lifelong health. As a result, children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP lead the nation in participation in preventive care and access to needed care[2]. CMS and states have also demonstrated consistent commitment to improving the health of children through care redesign and innovation in programs such as Medicaid Health Homes, the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program, and models tested under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center), including the State Innovation Models [...]
Mon, Feb 27, 2017
Source: CMS Blog
FierceHealthcareHIMSS 2017: Telehealth, remote monitoring and home care help providers meet patients where they areFierceHealthcare“The delivery of care over technology is very much here,” Roy Schoenberg, M.D., CEO of telehealth company American Well, said at a session on retail healthcare and patient engagement during the HX360 event at this year's meeting of the Health ... [...]
Mon, Feb 27, 2017
Source: Hawaii Telehealth News
Lumeon and Digital Noema bring care pathways to telehealth systemHealthcare IT NewsDigital health vendor Lumeon and telemedicine tech company Digital Noema Telehealth announced at HIMSS17 that they are partnering to optimize care pathways for telemedicine reimbursements. Digital Noema Telehealth's system is designed to enable ... [...]
Mon, Feb 27, 2017
Source: Hawaii Telehealth News