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Alaska's medical centers go online to diagnose strokes

...stroke from long-term disabilities or death now have a new telemedicine weapon in their arsenal to stop the fourth leading cause...spokeswoman Kjerstin Lastufka. REACH is one of more than 200 telemedicine spoke systems available in the United States. "We picked...
Photo: REACHing for new technology

...laptop and Internet connection. The new service is a partnership with Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. The telemedicine technology was developed by REACH Call Inc. of Augusta, Ga. and more than 80 hospitals across the country are using the...
Across the nation, a serious shortage of psychiatrists

...mental health experts identify two primary avenues for addressing the shortage.One is to expand the use of psychiatric telemedicine, enabling psychiatrists to serve more patients in expanded regions, including individuals with limited mobility such as...
Nation and World
Planned Parenthood brings services to your smartphone

...start using the program in droves at the start, largely because most didn't realize this kind of clinician-to-patient telemedicine was possible. "Is this legal," Charbonneau said people asked. "Yes? Good. This is going to be great."Those who...
Program expands Southeast scope

...last week held the dedication of a new telemedicine system serving Tenakee, whose 130...Regional Health Consortium has long used telemedicine - but what is new is the scope. According...manager Susan Maley, mental health telemedicine is already available in Gustavus...
Kelly introduces Medicaid reform bill

...department to adopt regulations for a reform program including things like referrals to community services, expanded use of telemedicine and a redesigned payment process. It calls for a demonstration project to reduce non-urgent use of emergency services...
Alaska is No. 1 in brain injuries, and an expert is visiting Southeast to explain why

...without having to travel.The network is working with a software development company out of Portland, Oregon, to create a telemedicine service that will work for Alaska, which is known for having non-existent or slow Internet. It's next to impossible...
Walker: Expand Medicaid

...Indian Health Service beneficiaries through tribal health facilities, as well as pursue demonstration projects and enhance telemedicine capability.The bill also calls on the department to consult with affected parties and submit to the legislature by next...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska can't afford Medicaid expansion before reform expenses and costly self-referrals to specialists. It puts recipients on a health management plan, incorporates telemedicine and initiates privatization to create a much higher level of accountability.Expanding the mess of Medicaid without fixing...
BRH CEO talks disaster preparedness

...number are cardiac related."The hospital will continue to maintain partnerships with Anchorage and Seattle hospitals using telemedicine to help provide better patient care without having to necessarily send patients outside of Juneau. The final question was...


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