Friday, June 12, 2009
I have listed below, links documenting the development of telemedicine in nursing homes:
Employing a Wireless Mobile Solution to Bring
Telemedicine to the Nursing Home Bedside
12/14/2008: Medicare will now pay for nursing home patients to be treated by telemedicine
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Family Medicine Department: Nursing home telehealth system
West Texas Rural Nursing Home Telemedicine Network Project-planned
“Direct Telemedicine in a Nursing Home Setting” Rationale – Innovation - Feasibility. Louis Lareng, Monique Savoldelli, Pierre Rumeau
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
An Act to Promote a Statewide System for Chronic Care Management to Improve Health Care Quality and Contain Costs
If Massachusetts is to contain costs of Medicaid and of the new Health Care Access Reform law without sacrificing quality of care, improved management of individuals with chronic health conditions is essential. The best management of chronic care relies on linkage with technology systems. This bill would establish a statewide strategy for chronic care management. Such a strategy would use the eHealth initiative to develop a chronic care infrastructure, prevention of chronic conditions, and chronic care management program. It would also establish the Chronic Care Management Program in the Executive office of Health and Human Services to promote collaborative strategies for managing chronic diseases among health care professionals and insurers.
See text of the Bill.