In the Media
WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia, expands its telemedicine capabilities with Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC), by adding TeleNeurology and TelePsychiatry services. SOC is the largest provider of telemedicine services and technology to acute care hospitals. WellStar Health System is known nationally for its innovative care models, focused on improving quality and access to healthcare.
Senate Bill 870, the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic Care Act of 2017, or CHRONIC Act for short, has passed in the Senate by a unanimous vote. Among other things, the bill, which was originally introduced in April by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), includes provisions that would expand Medicare coverage for telemedicine.
Florida’s Telehealth Advisory Council has issued a draft report on telehealth policy for the state, at the same time that a bill is introduced to turn many of those recommendations into law.
Thousands of people in Florida and Texas have made use of remote consults offered by Nemours and others.
With a dwindling supply of psychiatrists nationwide, telepsychiatry services are starting to become more mainstream