Articles By Christine Kern

  1. Telehealth Pilot Yields 27% Cost Savings For Banner Health
    5/29/2015

    Hospitalizations of chronically ill patients see 45 percent reduction within first six months. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  2. CMS Pays Out Nearly $14 Million In Telemedicine Reimbursement
    5/27/2015

    As payer coverage for telemedicine expands, telehealth gains ground in healthcare. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  3. Home Health Technology Use Will ‘Skyrocket’ By 2020
    5/11/2015

    Tractica estimates some 78 million consumers will engage some form of home health technologies. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  4. Advance Directives Discussions Provide An Opportunity To Engage Patients
    4/27/2015

    Opening a dialogue between patients and physicians can make end-of-life treatment less stressful for both the provider and patient. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  5. Patients Want Free, Open Sharing Of Personal Medical Data
    4/6/2015

    Study shows information sharing seen as critical to almost three-quarters of patients. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  6. Insurers Predict Medicare Funding To Drop In 2016
    3/10/2015

    CMS request for 1% cut leads to speculation about future Medicare payments. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  7. Researchers Developing Devices To Monitor Chronic Conditions
    2/27/2015

    Part of the University of Michigan Third Century Initiative, these ‘gadgets’ help deep monitoring. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  8. Kentucky’s Medicaid Expansion Will Have A $30 Billion Economic Impact
    2/25/2015

    A Deloitte study reveals a positive impact of Medicaid expansion for Kentucky economy. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  9. Partnership Formed To Reduce Readmission Rates
    1/16/2015

    The program will use real-time home data to curb ER visits and readmissions. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  10. UAB Piloting Three-Year Dialysis Study Using Telemedicine
    1/9/2015

    An $180,000 grant allows peritoneal dialysis patients to check in via telemedicine. By Christine Kern, contributing writer