Use of telemedicine has expanded significantly during 2015 but enterprise telemedicine solution provider REACH Health offers up five telemedicine technology trends to consider in the new year. 

The American Hospital Association's (AHA) new white paper outlines how the use of health IT can improve quality across the care continuum.

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation passed the Rural Health Care Connectivity Act of 2015 (S. 1916).  

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $23.4 million in 75 projects across 31 states and the Western Pacific to expand distance learning and telemedicine in rural areas. 

Most consumers are ready for nontraditional healthcare delivery, according to research from PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute. 

The National Institutes of Health has released the first set of funding opportunities set to build the Precision Medicine Initiative.

Fifteen percent of primary care respondents to a survey on telehealth said they use telehealth in their practices. 

AEGIS.net, creator of the AEGIS Developers Integration Lab (DIL), has introduced the Touchstone Project, a next generation cloud-based testing platform that applies conformance and interoperability testing in a test-driven-development (TDD) integrated ecosystem.

Federal officials should use new payment policies to reassess how providers are required to use informatics tools, and rethink how quality is measured in a digital world, said AMIA in its comments responding to a request for information (RFI) about how best to implement a range of policies required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has awarded 16 two-year Special Innovation Projects (SIPs) to 10 regional Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations.  

Paul Tang, MD, MS, vice chair of the Health IT Policy Committee, offered up details about the Interoperability Task Force’s report to Congress on the clinical, technical, organizational and financial barriers to interoperability. 

Jim Busch, MD, Chattanooga, Tenn.-based radiology and president of Diagnostic Radiology Consultants (DRC), is officially the first person in the world to have a 10-gigabit-per-second Internet connection installed in their home.