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By Seema Verma, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services As a wife and mother, my family's health is always foremost on my mind. That is why a recent personal experience will forever shape the impact I want to have while serving as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Earlier this month, while at an airport with our two children, my husband collapsed and went into cardiac arrest. He's home now and his prognosis is excellent. However, if it weren't for the courageous bystanders who administered CPR and the dedicated medical professionals at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where he was admitted, he wouldn't be with us today. I wasn't at the airport when my husband collapsed. I arrived at the hospital as soon as I could, and as I met the team of professionals who were caring for him, I was amazed by their skill and compassion. From the hospital administrators to the physicians, nurses, and many others who took charge of his care, I witnessed the true greatness of our healthcare system: the remarkable people who serve within it. My life would be very different if it weren't for the diligence and expertise of the [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: CMS Blog
BDI Global Launches Dedicated Cyber Risk Insurance Program For Small Health And Telehealth ProvidersMarkets InsiderCHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Health and telehealth providers face complex and rapidly evolving cyber risks. Generic off-the-shelf cyber risk programs have been unsuccessful in providing adequate protection for these unique exposures. [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: Hawaii Telehealth News
mHealthIntelligence.comTelehealth Offers a Vital Resource to Maine's Island ResidentsmHealthIntelligence.comAugust 22, 2017 - The success of telehealth has always been closely tied to the idea of bringing healthcare to those who have problems with access. To the 700 or so residents of several islands off Maine's Downeast region, that success is tied to a ... [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: Hawaii Telehealth News
Although children between the ages of 11 and 14 years old demonstrate a high level of interest and skills in STEM ­– science, technology, engineering and math – their interest dwindles as they get older, according to new research from Randstad, a global human resources firm. [...]
Tue, Aug 22, 2017
Source: Healthcare IT News
Starke County school opens fifth Telehealth Center in stateABC 57 NewsHAMLET, Ind. - A small school corporation in Starke County is getting a big boost to its healthcare as Oregon-Davis cuts the ribbon on its new Telehealth Center—the fifth one in the state. The center is located right inside the elementary school and ... [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Source: Hawaii Telehealth News
New America MediaTelehealth -- A "Glimmer of Hope" on Health Care FrontNew America MediaA pilot program conducted at Providence Speech and Hearing Center (PSHC) in Orange, CA, for online tools that allow doctors to consult with, diagnose and treat patients over the internet without compromising their privacy, known collectively as ... [...]
Mon, Aug 21, 2017
Source: Hawaii Telehealth News