telemedicine http://kbia.org en Without Nixon signature, Mo. abortion law passes http://kbia.org/post/without-nixon-signature-mo-abortion-law-passes <p>Without his signature, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has allowed legislation that will require doctors to be in the room for the initial dose of a drug used in medication abortions. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:25:26 +0000 Associated Press 36982 at http://kbia.org Without Nixon signature, Mo. abortion law passes Nixon considers abortion bill http://kbia.org/post/nixon-considers-abortion-bill <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is considering legislation that would require doctors to be in the room for the initial dose of a drug used in medication abortions.</p><p>The Republican-led Legislature approved the measure this year. Supporters say the requirement would prohibit abortions using telemedicine and protect a woman's health and safety by ensuring the prescribing physician is present. Critics, however, say the process is safe and that the legislation is a further effort to restrict access to abortion services in Missouri.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:55:08 +0000 Associated Press 36932 at http://kbia.org Nixon considers abortion bill Mo. Senate passes "telemedicine" bill http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-passes-telemedicine-bill <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Missouri Senate unanimously approved legislation Thursday that would require insurance companies to cover medical services provided electronically if they cover the same service when it is delivered in person.</p><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 23:14:24 +0000 Associated Press 31232 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate passes "telemedicine" bill Bill forbids upcharge for "telemedicine" insurance http://kbia.org/post/bill-forbids-upcharge-telemedicine-insurance <p>The Missouri Senate has approved legislation requiring insurance companies to cover medical services provided electronically if they cover for the same service delivered in person. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:26:37 +0000 Associated Press 31165 at http://kbia.org Bill forbids upcharge for "telemedicine" insurance The cost of connecting doctors with rural patients electronically http://kbia.org/post/cost-connecting-doctors-rural-patients-electronically <p></p><p>A shortage of rural health care professionals throughout the state has health systems connecting with patients in remote areas through telehealth.</p><p>At the University Hospital in Columbia, telehealth coordinator Samuel Woodard thumbs a remote which sends a camera at the far end of the room spinning around to face him. His co-workers at the Missouri Telehealth Network offices across town appear on the screen.</p><p>“Hey Katie, how’s it going? We’re just going over the equipment, showing him how the telehealth unit works.” Woodard says.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 16:43:32 +0000 Lee Jian Chung 23737 at http://kbia.org The cost of connecting doctors with rural patients electronically Telehealth can connect rural areas with medical care http://kbia.org/post/telehealth-can-connect-rural-areas-medical-care <p>In September, the state awarded grants to eleven rural Missouri hospitals to improve broadband internet connections speeds. The connection would be used for telehealth, a way rural towns access physicians in bigger cities electronically. KBIA’s Lee Jian Chung brings us the first of a two part series on the expansion of telehealth services in Missouri. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 22:31:35 +0000 Lee Jian Chung 23308 at http://kbia.org Telehealth can connect rural areas with medical care Telemedicine: Adventures in time and space http://kbia.org/post/telemedicine-adventures-time-and-space <p>In April 1924, Radio News Magazine ran a splashy futuristic cover story: &quot;The Radio Doctor &ndash; Maybe!&quot; Kids sit around a new-fangled&nbsp;doohickey and say &quot;ahhh&quot; for a distant doctor on &nbsp;a video screen. In this weekly Health &amp; Wealth update, the future is now! Telemedicine is expanding to rural hospitals across the country.</p><p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 17:30:19 +0000 Jacob Fenston 5316 at http://kbia.org Telemedicine: Adventures in time and space