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Study shows more physicians are embracing telemedicine, especially in metro areas

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The number of US physicians who list telemedicine as a skill doubled from 2015 to 2018, according to a recent study done by Doximity , a network of healthcare professionals.

Teletherapy: Aiding patients while social distancing

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CBS News spotlights how one therapy clinic in NYC is adapting and still reaching clients during social distancing. link]. Thank you therapists all over the country for what you do and for the caring way you provide services during this time!

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Clocktree System Status Updates

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Due to the dramatic increase in demand for telehealth services, Clocktree’s system has experienced times of overload, making some services very slow or unavailable. We will post current updates here, letting everyone know the current status. Thanks for your patience through this time, and please know we are doing everything we can to make things go smoothly for you and your clients: Wednesday 3/25, 6am PST: System functional, no reported issues.

Easy fix for audio issues on Clocktree calls

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If you connect to a Clocktree call and one side can’t hear the other, it’s likely that the microphone permission is stuck on another program. If you’re going back and forth between Clocktree and other video platforms such as Zoom or Skype, it’s important to close out those other programs before joining a Clocktree call. That will release the microphone permission and allow Clocktree access to your microphone.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Clocktree partners with NAADAC to provide telehealth platform to addiction counselors

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We are very excited about our partnership with NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, extending Clocktree’s affordable HIPAA compliant telehealth platform to more than 100,000 addiction counselors and educators worldwide.

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Clocktree System Overload

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We are experiencing severe overload of our system, but doing everything we can to remedy this. We hope to be back to normal operation soon. Our engineers are working around the clock to try to handle the increased volume but we don’t have an ETA on when this will be fully resolved. We are so sorry for the convenience this is causing during this crucial time, and thank you for your patience

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CDC recommends telehealth in case of coronavirus outbreak

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The Centers for Disease Control has released helpful steps for Americans to take to prepare for a possible outbreak of the novel coronavirus. One of these steps is to make sure you have a plan to manage your family’s healthcare online. Now is a good time to access your Clocktree account and make sure you know how to contact your healthcare professionals online, should the need arise.

Add Client Billing to your Clocktree account

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Choose a Payment Processor. To use the client billing feature in Clocktree, you will first need to establish an account with one of these supported payment processors. Stripe. Elavon. Authorize.net. Please research and choose the payment processor that is right for your practice. Clocktree will not add additional processing fees , but will serve as a convenient conduit for invoicing and billing your clients from your Clocktree account. Enable the Client Billing service.

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University of Kentucky to offer telehealth graduate certificate program

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Recent studies show that 60% of millennials prefer the convenience and privacy of online health care to traditional in-person care. At the same time, lack of access to healthcare remains a growing issue for rural and underserved communities. To address both trends, the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences is pioneering training in telehealth through a new graduate certificate program.

Primary Care Is Dead. Long Live Primary Care!

The primary care system is failing patients and providers. Capacity shortages have led to long wait times and physician burnout. To fix the system, we must find innovative ways to boost capacity and meet patient-consumers’ shifting expectations.

Rural communities helped by telehealth, but broadband internet still an issue for 1 in 5 rural households

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NPR produced an interesting segment on the state of telehealth services and how they’ve helped people in rural communities. The article spotlights one woman in rural CA who needed therapy but lives in a town with only two therapists and could only get one appointment per month.

Milwaukee VA telehealth program helping veterans with mental health care

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Milwaukee’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center offers telehealth services to veterans, with 90% of its providers participating in the program. So far, only about 400 veterans have received care through this telehealth program, however with the high rate of participation among its providers, that number will grow quickly this year.

Unique Uses for Telehealth

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Most people are familiar with telehealth services offered by their primary care doctor, therapist or other healthcare provider as a convenient alternative to an in-office visit. Telehealth has emerged as a standard, even expected, part of certain healthcare practices. Here are a few examples from Clocktree of less obvious telehealth services that are making a difference in people’s lives and well-being. Daily Monitoring of TB Patients.

Update your Clocktree Provider Profile

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Your Clocktree account has two profiles: one for your practice and one for you as a provider. There are different fields for each, and both profiles can be listed in the Clocktree Directory.

Big Idea: Primary Care Automation

Healthcare automation that gives primary care providers more time with their patients—and less on screens—can improve care for patients, increase satisfaction for providers, and deliver positive bottom-line results for system leaders. Download this guide to learn how to optimize automation and keep the patient-provider relationship at the heart of the healthcare experience.

Telehealth Platforms Are Moving Telepsychiatry Forward

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Telepsychiatry has started forming its own healthcare niche. In 1995, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) release d a paper in support of telepsychiatry, explaining how it can overcome geographical limitations, provide greater access to care, and cut out travel time.

Telemedicine Technology is Helping Florida Residents Affected by Hurricane Irma

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During a time of such chaos and destruction in Florida, it has been extremely hard to provide healthcare access to those in need. Within the last three days Florida Hospital has incorporated telehealth technology into their system of care.

Telemedicine Is Gaining Popularity In Schools

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Today there is a rising number of children in the US affected by asthma and diabetes. School nurses are treating a wider range of issues than ever before. Even though this increase is known, only 40% of elementary schools in the US have a full time nurse on staff.

2017 A Ground Breaking Year for Telehealth

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2017 was a ground breaking year for the world of telehealth. More than 60% of all healthcare institutions in the US have implemented telehealth technology into their care systems. Access to online care has never been better.

Virtual Front Door or Brick Wall? Care Pathways in Healthcare

Are you offering your patients a virtual front door or a brick wall? Today, 85% of healthcare visits start online. If your patients don’t have a way to access care virtually, you’re losing them to Dr. Google. Clear care pathways that start online ensure your patients get the best care they need while staying loyal to you.

National study of insurance claims shows 53% increase for telehealth in 2017

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US News just released a summary of a study done by FAIR Health which looked at telehealth trends based on insurance claims in the year 2017.

VA Reports 235% increase in video visits in 2019

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The Department of Veterans Affairs provided over 2.6 million telehealth episodes in Fiscal Year 2019, making it the largest telehealth program in the country. In addition to a 235% in video visits, there was a 17% increase in overall telehealth services over the previous fiscal year, according to new data released by the VA. During this time, more than 900,000 veterans accessed the agency’s telehealth services in a clinic or at home.

No-Cost Talk Therapy & Telehealth Technology Are Put to Use in England, to Provide Greater Access to Mental Health Services

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England has become the first country to offer no-cost talk therapy to their people. No-cost phone talk therapy is funded by the National Health Service and is a hotline available for unlimited phone therapy sessions.

Telehealth Usage and Coverage Continues to Increase Throughout the US

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Telehealth coverage and usage is continuing to make strides forward. The US Department of Health and Human Services estimates that currently 60% of all healthcare institutions and about 45% of all hospitals are using telehealth in one way or another.

Convenience Care Is Here, and It's Eating Your Lunch

Patients want high-quality care that is accessible and affordable. If they can’t get it from you, direct-to-consumer healthcare services make it easy for them to get it somewhere else. Give them the ability to consume your services just like they consume everything else in their lives: on their phones or computers, quickly, and where it’s convenient for them.

Telemedicine Technology Is Being Used to Educate Doctors Around The World

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At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, doctor Thomas C. Lee, a pediatric retina surgeon, is using telemedicine to educate Armenian doctors on surgical procedures for premature infants suffering from retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).

CONNECT for Health Act would expand Medicare coverage for telehealth

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Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2019 has bipartisan Senate and House support and would expand telehealth services through Medicare. The bill “aims to improve health outcomes, make it easier for patients to connect with their doctors, and help cut costs for patients and providers” according to a statement released yesterday by the bill’s sponsor Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i). Telehealth is the future of health care.

Clocktree Directory is coming soon!

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Make a Great First Impression on New Clients. Clocktree is excited to let you know that we are launching a service soon that helps prospective clients find and connect with you on Clocktree.

Telehealth is Helping Patients Receive Care Faster

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Today on average a patient waits 29 days to meet with a doctor. The USA as a whole is expected to be short 90,000 physicians by 2025, meaning the wait to see a physician should continue to lengthen.

Stop Creating Disloyal Patients

90 percent of patients feel no obligation to stay with a healthcare system that doesn’t offer digital tools. What can you do in the face of such a sobering statistic? Patient-facing telehealth options that allow patients to get virtually instantaneous care privately, securely, and from anywhere can keep your patients from seeking care from the easiest, nearest, and cheapest provider.

New telehealth bill in CA would expand access and ensure reimbursement

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The California Assembly passed a telehealth bill requiring healthcare plans to equally reimburse providers for services having the same effect remotely as in person. The bill, awaiting signature by California Governor Gavin Newsom, would expand telehealth access to all CA residents by requiring health insurance plans to reimburse providers for appointments that would have the same impact whether in person or via video. Assembly Bill 744 strengthens and clarifies the existing telehealth statutes.

Florida Senate Approves Statewide Telehealth Bill

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Last Wednesday in Tallahassee, Florida, a senate committee unanimously approved a bill on telehealth , focused on permitting doctors and healthcare providers using telehealth technology to provide healthcare directly to patients. Florida Senators Aaron Bean and Fernandina Beach worked tirelessly on five drafts of the bill, and in its success, it has earned the joke “fifth time’s the charm!”

New Client Self-Registration is Now Available

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Clocktree is making it easier for your practice to register new telehealth clients! A prospective client can visit your Clocktree practice profile, click “Contact Us” and send you a new client request without first receiving an invitation.

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Update your Clocktree profile

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We have made some recent design changes to Clocktree profiles, making them more visible to your clients. Please take a moment to make sure your information is up to date and complete.

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Forrester Names Leader in Virtual Health Care Solutions

Forrester Research identified and evaluated the top players in digital health. Read the report to see who stood out—and who needs to catch up.

The Best Way To Keep Your Patients Data Private

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With all the recent headlines of data and privacy breaches, it is more relevant than ever to use secure platforms when conducting business in the healthcare sector. This is especially important when you are storing private patient information, particularly while communicating through any media platform. Data is said to be the new oil, since it fuels technological and overall company development. Therefore it is getting harder than ever to protect your private information.

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Consumers Are Looking For Greater Telehealth Access

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Consumers continue to wish for more virtual care options, creating better overall access to healthcare. According to a 2018 survey conducted by Ernst and Young, more than 50% of 2500 consumers are already using the telemedicine technology available to them through their healthcare providers. However most of these patients do not have access to all the telehealth options they are hoping for.

Clocktree Telehealth Platform Popup Notification Update

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You can now receive important Clocktree account notifications via popups! These popup notifications are small messages that appear in a corner of your device’s screen, whether you are logged into Clocktree or not. They will alert you to upcoming appointments or new secure messages. Since the popup notifications are securely sent, they can include sensitive information like the client’s name and profile picture, a feature that is not possible for email and text messaging.

Technical tips for using Clocktree

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Clocktree telehealth is web based and should work on any modern computer or mobile device with a camera. It works via browser, no matter what device you are using. Preferred browsers are: PC (Windows): Google Chrome. Android tablet or phone: Google Chrome. Mac (Desktop or laptop): Google Chrome or Safari. iPhone or iPad: Safari. In many cases, Clocktree will work on other browsers such as Edge or Firefox, however we recommend Chrome or Safari for the most reliable video and audio connection.

Leveraging Automated Telehealth During a Capacity Crisis

As the healthcare system faces unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever to make the most of clinical resources. Automation holds the key to drastically increasing clinical capacity and flattening the curve.