Author | Ron Rajecki

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Telemedicine program tested in Minnesota

January 14, 2010

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota?s 10,000 employees and family members are part of a new pilot program testing the insurer?s Online Care Anywhere program. The program is designed to allow patients access to medical care from home or work via computer or phone.

Aetna, WellPoint earn electronic data exchange certification

January 14, 2010

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Aetna and WellPoint are the first national health plans to earn certification for electronically exchanging administrative data using the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare Committee on Operating Rules for Information Exchange Phase II rules.

Remote monitoring for ICU patients not associated with shorter hospital stays

January 14, 2010

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Remote monitoring of patients in intensive care units was not associated with an overall improvement in the risk of death or length of stay in the ICU or hospital, according to a study.

Report: hospitals and vendors, not government, will drive EHR usage

January 14, 2010

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The federal government can encourage physicians to buy electronic health record systems, but it is the vendors and hospitals that affiliate with doctors that ultimately will determine whether they adopt them, according to a new report from healthcare market research publisher Kalorama Information.

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