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New York Eases Telehealth Rules for Mental Health Providers

New York officials are easing telehealth regulations to enable mental health providers to treat some of their patients online. Some 250 providers in New York will now be able to use telepsychiatry in comprehensive psychiatric emergency programs, inpatient programs and partial hospitalization programs, according to a memo from the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH).

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How Nighttime Telehealth Services Can Improve Overnight Care

In hospitals across the country, the image of the solitary doctor making midnight rounds is changing, thanks to telemedicine.

That doctor now sits in front of a tablet, laptop or desktop computer, perhaps at home or even in another country. And he or she can be connected to several hospitals via a telemedicine network, helping night shift nurses with whatever needs to be done during those long, not-always-quiet hours between dinner and breakfast.

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Telehealth Growth, Savings Tied to Parity Laws

Telehealth will only succeed if providers are reimbursed at the same rate as in-person care.

That’s the conclusion drawn from a health policy brief developed by Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It argues that the nation’s move from volume-based to value-based healthcare will be accomplished only if providers can be assured of delivering high-value care at a lower cost – and that’s what telehealth promises.

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New York-Presbyterian Expands its Telehealth Platform to Providers, Patients

The telehealth platform is the latest in a series of digital health initiatives for NYP, long considered one of the nation’s top mHealth-enabled systems. The six-campus health system which launched its own “innovation space” some two years ago, and now offers such services as a text-messaging platform for patients undergoing surgery (and their family and friends who want quick updates) and a mobile app – already in its third iteration – that helps users find any physician in the health system, get directions, access the health system’s Twitter feed for the latest news, get information about NYP services, and use the online payment system to pay bills.

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Telemedicine Still Isn’t Winning Hearts and Minds

A new survey finds those using telemedicine like the platform for its cost and convenience – but many more aren’t using it or don’t even know it exists.
More than half of the respondents in a new survey say they wouldn’t use telemedicine, either because they don’t trust the technology or they prefer an in-person visit. Yet more than 90 percent of those who have used telemedicine say it has reduced their healthcare costs.

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