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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.

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.

Could Telehealth Services Help Stop the Opioid Crisis?

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The opioid crisis in America is hurting communities all around the country. Many people in need of treatment for opioid addiction live in rural areas without dedicated treatment centers. This lack of access in rural areas means the residents are not receiving treatment.

Tips for successful video appointments

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Telehealth visits are becoming more popular as an efficient, convenient way to connect healthcare providers with clients. If you are just getting started offering telehealth services, here are some things to consider to help your clients get the most out of their video visits with you. Set up your web cam slightly above eye level. The closer you can align the camera to your focal point (the screen) the more your interaction will seem natural to the person on the other end.

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.

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.

Study finds 2/3 of healthcare providers aren’t familiar with changes to telehealth reimbursement

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According to a recent survey by Reaction Data , 67% of healthcare providers surveyed weren’t aware of major changes to telehealth reimbursements laws in effect as of January 1. On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an update to payment policies and payment rates for services provided under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after January 1, 2019. The specific changes can be found here: [link].

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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!”

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.

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.

Millennials turning to convenient, cost-effective alternatives to healthcare

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A recent article in The Washington Post highlights the many ways Millennials are changing the healthcare industry through their expectation of convenient, cost-transparent services. This includes ditching the traditional primary care physician for a combination of walk-in clinics and telemedicine services that are instantly available. The whole ‘going to the doctor’ phenomenon is something that’s fading away from our generation,” said Calvin Brown, a recent college graduate. “It

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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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.

Scheduled Appointment vs Call Now

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Clocktree gives you two options for connecting with clients via secure video. . . You can schedule an appointmen t in Clocktree. Your client will receive an email or text notification, then reminders leading up to the appointment. At appointment time, both you and your client log into your Clocktree accounts. Neither of you have to do anything to initiate the call. The Clocktree system will prompt both of you to join the call. . .

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The Surprising Power of Telephysiotherapy

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The number of telehealth users will hit seven million sometime this year. With advancements in telecommunication technology and rising interest among millennials (who place a high value on convenience), that number is expected to grow in the coming years. Still, many people associate telehealth’s uses with mild illnesses like a cold or sore throat. Expect that perception to change soon. Telehealth practices can be implemented across almost every field of medicine.

More funding for rural telehealth programs is on its way

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The FCC passed a funding increase to the Universal Service Fund’s Rural Healthcare Program, earmarking funds to improve broadband availability in rural areas. This will allow healthcare providers to offer telehealth programs that rely on strong internet to connect to remote patients and enable practitioners to collaborate and consult with specialists outside of their area. Dependable broadband is a must so medical information like imaging, X-rays and more can be shared by providers,” Sen.

Major telehealth milestone for VA patients

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The Business of Federal Technology reports on the June 11 launch date for a telehealth policy change referred to as “anywhere-to-anywhere,” which allows qualified practitioners to log in to Department of Veterans Affairs telehealth system and treat patients regardless of state licensing rules. Previously, a provider had to be licensed in the state where the patient resides. This lifts that requirement, vastly expanding the reach that a healthcare provider has to serve VA patients.

How Doctors are Using Telemedicine to Help Allergy Sufferers

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CBS This Morning aired a segment today spotlighting the emerging use of video appointments in place of in-office visits to identify and treat allergies. While telemedicine won’t replace all in-office visits, this is yet another example of a service that healthcare providers can administer through video just as effectively as they can in person — and with the added convenience benefits.

CMS Announces Rural Health Strategy

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the agency’s first Rural Health Strategy this week, to help improve access to high quality, affordable healthcare in underserved rural communities. One of the key components of the strategy is to advance telehealth and telemedicine. “Telehealth has been proven to be a successful tool to improve access to care and help meet the needs of rural areas that lack sufficient health care services.

Small or Solo Practices considering telehealth

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We liked this article on mHealth Intelligence that offers advice for small and solo practices who are considering offering telehealth services. The article lists six high level assessments when making a decision: Is it supportable across all devices? Will the quality of service be equal to or better than in-person care? Will remote patient monitoring be included? Is “webside manner” properly addressed? Is this as easy as possible for patients to use? Are all security and HIPAA concerns addressed?

Can I use Clocktree on my mobile phone?

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You can have Clocktree video appointments on your mobile device. Instead of downloading an app, use your browser to log into your Clocktree account. We recommend using a laptop or desktop computer if possible, which tend to have stronger internet signals and more processing power to get a better video connection. However if that’s not possible, then a mobile device will work too. For iPhone and iPad, please use Safari browser to go to Clocktree.com and log in.

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Cost and Convenience Underpin Patient Demands As Health Consumers

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Across generations, from younger to older patients, cost, transparency and convenience drive consumer satisfaction, Accenture’s latest health consumer survey found.

The Expectation Gap Between What Patients Want Vs What They Get

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Talk to me, patients are demanding in unison.

Industry Voices—Sizing up 4 opportunities for digital transformation in healthcare

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According to ISACA’s recently released 2018 Digital Transformation Barometer, some of the most hyped technology also is perceived to hold the highest risk and the highest potential benefit.

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Consumers Expand Their Definition of Well-Being to Include Food-As-Medicine

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Consumers put food front-and-center when thinking about their health. Viewing food-as-medicine is going mainstream for health consumers, who look beyond the “medicine” in that phrase toward a broader concept of personal well-being.

The secret to making AI work for physicians

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If you are a physician or know a physician or have ever visited one, chances are you have probably heard them complain about technology in health care.

New Tech Tonics Episode: Susan Desmond-Hellmann: The Inquisitive Leader

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Her illustrious career has taken her from clinician to biotech executive to university chancellor to CEO of the world’s largest foundation, yet throughout this exceptional journey, Susan Desmond-Hellmann has remained empathetic, inquisitive, and emphatically true to herself.

Nurses are the most trusted profession in America, followed by doctors and pharmacists

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Nurses rank top in Americans’ minds for the seventeenth year-in-a-row, Gallup found in its annual survey of honesty and ethics in professions. At the bottom of the list for honesty and ethics in 2018, Gallup points to U.S.

What If Marie Kondo Reorganized Health Care in the U.S.?

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Have you read the life changing magic of tidying up , or Spark Joy , books by Marie Kondo ? Her new Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo debuted on January 1, and has enjoyed passionate early viewership by consumers in America who are among the world’s major hoarders.

Deep Human Interactions: The Antidote To More AI In Health Care – Learning From Philips’ CEO At HIMSS19

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“The promise of AI is undeniable…could AI help clinicians deliver better and more humanistic care?” ” This question is asked and answered in a JAMA viewpoint published January 1/8 2019 titled, Humanizing Artificial Intelligence.

Telehealth and Virtual Care Are Melting Into “Just” Health Care at HIMSS19

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Just as we experienced “e-business” departments blurring into ecommerce and everyday business processes, so is “telehealth” morphing into, simply, health care delivery as one of many channels and platforms.

New Tech Tonics Episode: Jerry Harrison & Brian Smith – Making Beautiful Music Together with Healthcare Entrepreneurs

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An unlikely pair, Brian Smith and Jerry Harrison came together over their shared passion for music and science and helping entrepreneurs succeed. Together they are helping healthcare startups find their rhythm and chart a path to success through a new expert crowdfunding platform called RedCrow.

The clinical burden of documentation

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The purpose of clinical documentation is to efficiently communicate critical data to peers in a readable fashion while meeting compliance and billing requirements. This documentation should not represent a data dump.

Managing Digital Health Regulatory Uncertainty

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Uncertainty abounds when managing digital health regulatory uncertainty regarding the FDA and other international regulatory bodies.