Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine

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What’s this new thing called Telemedicine? I t’s more than 40 years old and was developed as a way to use improvements in communication technology to bring quality medical diagnoses and care to individuals in remote parts of the world. For starters, it’s not new!

What has Telemedicine done for You Lately?

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You’ve discussed it in strategy meetings, you’ve overheard your competitors talking about it at conferences, and maybe patients have even asked about it: telemedicine.

Improving Health outcomes with Telemedicine

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Incorporating virtual care into a service line strategy has proven to have many benefits, not the least of which is improving patient outcomes.

Payor-Provider Convergence with John Moore, Founder of Chilmark Research – Harlow On Healthcare

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John Moore ( @john_chilmark ) is the founder of Chilmark Research , a leading health IT analyst firm focused on trends in health information exchange, cloud computing, analytics, telemedicine and more. John called value-based care a Gordian knot.

Payor-Provider Convergence with John Moore, Founder of Chilmark Research – Harlow On Healthcare

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John Moore ( @john_chilmark ) is the founder of Chilmark Research , a leading health IT analyst firm focused on trends in health information exchange, cloud computing, analytics, telemedicine and more. John called value-based care a Gordian knot. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Payor-Provider Convergence with John Moore, Founder of Chilmark Research – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

John Moore ( @john_chilmark ) is the founder of Chilmark Research , a leading health IT analyst firm focused on trends in health information exchange, cloud computing, analytics, telemedicine and more. John called value-based care a Gordian knot. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Payor-Provider Convergence with John Moore, Founder of Chilmark Research – Harlow On Healthcare

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John Moore ( @john_chilmark ) is the founder of Chilmark Research , a leading health IT analyst firm focused on trends in health information exchange, cloud computing, analytics, telemedicine and more. John called value-based care a Gordian knot. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Payor-Provider Convergence with John Moore, Founder of Chilmark Research – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

John Moore ( @john_chilmark ) is the founder of Chilmark Research , a leading health IT analyst firm focused on trends in health information exchange, cloud computing, analytics, telemedicine and more. John called value-based care a Gordian knot.

Payor-Provider Convergence with John Moore, Founder of Chilmark Research – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

John Moore ( @john_chilmark ) is the founder of Chilmark Research , a leading health IT analyst firm focused on trends in health information exchange, cloud computing, analytics, telemedicine and more. John called value-based care a Gordian knot. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Payor-Provider Convergence with John Moore, Founder of Chilmark Research – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

John Moore is the founder of Chilmark Research, a leading health IT analyst firm focused on trends in health information exchange, cloud computing, analytics, telemedicine and more. We kicked off our conversation by looking at value-based care and what it will take to achieve its promise.

Payor-Provider Convergence with John Moore, Founder of Chilmark Research – Harlow On Healthcare

Health Blawg

John Moore ( @john_chilmark ) is the founder of Chilmark Research , a leading health IT analyst firm focused on trends in health information exchange, cloud computing, analytics, telemedicine and more. We kicked off our conversation by looking at value-based care and what it will take to achieve its promise. John called value-based care a Gordian knot. One key issue is provider readiness for change, since we have “a sick care system, not a health care system.”

3 Big Healthcare Trends To Watch in 2015

BHM Healthcare Solutions

The Affordable Care Act has brought a lot of changes to the healthcare industry and one of those changes is a shift from fee-for-service methods of payment to bundled payments.

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Telemedicine - Where Both Sides Agree

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In an era of partisan wrangling over healthcare reform there is one topic which enjoys widespread support across the spectrum of politics: telemedicine. Nowhere is that more evident than at an ATA meeting to be held next Monday September 26 where the current CMS Administrator, Don Berwick and Mark McClellan, the CMS Administrator under former President George Bush will discuss how telemedicine plays an important role in the future of health care delivery.

White House Announcements, Regulations and Telemedicine

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Included in the announcement was the May 5, 2011 decision to eliminate duplicative credentialing and privileging for telemedicine. The Administration and Congress are also considering a number of other regulatory changes related to telehealth that will further reduce costs and expand the availability and quality of care. The Federal Communications Commission is streamlining a bureaucratically-clogged program to greatly expand rural health care networks.

Employers Take on Health Activism, Embracing Behavioral Health, Virtual Care, AI, and Transparency

Health Populi

employers are growing activist roles as stakeholders in the healthcare system, according to the 2019 Large Employers Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). More U.S.

The Top Telehealth Terms to Know

American Well

The goal of this coordinated care is to ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time, while avoiding duplication of services and preventing medical errors.

Carolyn Byerly, CIO, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Chapter 3

Health System CIO

Guerra: You mentioned vision being one part of the CIO’s job, and it looks like one of the visions or strategies for the organization is around treating patients in their homes through telemedicine and online portals, these type of things; basically extending the hospital out into the community — into homes and practices. It starts, obviously, with healthcare reform and the accountable care organizations.

Telehealth and the CHRONIC Act of 2017 (S. 870)

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The CHRONIC Act – Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic Care Act – passed the U.S. House of Representatives, allows for an expansion of telehealth/telemedicine coverage under the Medicare Advantage Plan B.

Keynote Speakers at ATA 2013

Medicine and Technology

Don't miss ATA 2013 for the latest updates on telemedicine. Mercy, a 31 hospital healthcare system serving hundreds of communities in the Midwest, is transforming the patient experience through comprehensive telemedicine and HIT services. Mercy gives patients online access to doctors and medical records, utilizing telemedicine for a wide array of clinical services, include pediatrics and rural healthcare. American Telemedicine Association ATA telehealth telemedicine

Ken Gilles, Associate CIO, Essentia Health, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

Gamble: You mentioned before about accountable care. ACOs Business Intelligence/Analytics Innovation Telemedicine Epic Essentia Health Ken Gilles PodcastMaking “big leaps” in telehealth Pioneer ACO ‘Epic First’ strategy Focus on analytics — “You have to be able to measure to improve.” Leveraging data to prevent leakage The tipping point of software development Fostering innovation — ‘We can help you.’

5 payer trends to watch in 2018

Henry Kotula

The past year has been an eventful one for payers, from the tumultuous Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchange markets to potential mega-mergers. Insurers continue, however, to keep their efforts focused on lowering healthcare costs where possible, with the intention that quality of care is not sacrificed. Anthem’s policies looked to nudge patients to less costly outpatient facilities, including urgent care centers and freestanding imaging centers. [link].

Bipartisan Budget Deal Expands Funding for Telehealth

American Well

50324 – Providing Accountable Care Organizations the Ability to Expand the Use of Telehealth. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) will now be able to waive restrictions on the use of telehealth from 1834(m) of the Social Security Act, which placed limits on how and under what conditions telehealth services could be used by beneficiaries.

RMCHCS integrates Zoeticx healthcare apps to drive revenue with better patient outcomes

Healthcare Guys

This reputation also killed many resident’s spirits, contributing to addiction, joblessness and homelessness, further highlighting the need for behavioral health care in this region. Telemedicine next step. McKinley County, New Mexico, is the namesake of the assassinated 25th U.S.

CBO Score Allows CHRONIC Care Act to Pass Hurdle

American Well

A bipartisan group of US Senators recently reintroduced the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (or CHRONIC, for short) Care Act of 2017 (first introduced in 2016 ), intended to improve healthcare outcomes for Medicare recipients living with chronic conditions. All of that changed when the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their preliminary cost estimate report on the CHRONIC Care Act. Will Expand Medicate Telehealth Coverage.

New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with Health Information Technology Apps

Healthcare Guys

For many years Northwest New Mexico’s Gallup ranked number one nationally in the number of alcohol-related deaths.This reputation also killed many resident’s spirits, contributing to addiction, joblessness and homelessness, further highlighting the need for behavioral health care in this region.

How a New Mexico facility is using IT to battle addiction

Healthcare Guys

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services. Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services. Rather than traditional acute care services, the federal programs began to shift its focus on preventive care, identifying a 6:1 cost savings ratio. Value-based care.

In McKinley County, NM’s battle against addiction progresses

Healthcare Guys

This reputation also fostered the deaths of many resident’s spirits, contributing to addiction, joblessness and homelessness, further highlighting the need for behavioral health care in this region. Telemedicine is the next step.

New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with Health Information Technology Apps

Healthcare Guys

This reputation also killed many residents’ spirits, contributing to addiction, joblessness and homelessness, further highlighting the need for behavioral health care in this region. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the principal federal health care provider for Indians.

Fellow Physicians: Join the Telehealth Revolution

American Well

Primary care doctors, on average, see 20 to 30 patients a day, maybe more, back-to-back. care; feeling like you are always in a hurry. Talk with them about their immediate concern, address other topics, close some care gaps. This is the promise of Telehealth and Telemedicine.

New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with Health Information Technology Apps – Electronic Health Reporter

Healthcare Guys

For many years Northwest New Mexico’s Gallup ranked number one nationally in the number of alcohol-related deaths.This reputation also killed many resident’s spirits, contributing to addiction, joblessness and homelessness, further highlighting the need for behavioral health care in this region. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the principal federal health care provider for Indians. Telemedicine Next Step.

New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with Health Information Technology Apps

Healthcare Guys

This reputation also killed many resident’s spirits, contributing to addiction, joblessness, and homelessness, further highlighting the need for behavioral health care in this region. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the principal federal health care provider for Indians. Of these 34 sites surveyed, only four sites utilized telemedicine while a median of just 13 percent of physicians was board certified in emergency medicine. Telemedicine Next Step.

HIStalk Interviews Jeremy Bikman, CEO, Reaction Data

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How is it going to improve the bottom line, top line, patient care, whatever it is? It’s interesting that they said that since CMS just said that they will materially up the reimbursement level for telehealth, telemedicine, or I guess I’ll use the macro term virtual health. Patient care would improve, and over time, our organization’s financial position would improve, all because of digitizing patient records, order entry, the MAR, and everything else.

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How Hospitals Are Reducing Medical Costs with Telehealth

American Well

This surge in adoption is driven by the need to address a host of urgent issues, including the need to engage patient populations, bridge gaps in care, expand revenue sources, and make care more convenient for patients.

Barking Up A New Tree

LinkousThink

Changes in the way healthcare services are paid from fee-for-service to single payment mechanisms create vast new opportunities for telemedicine but shift the decision makers that govern adoption and market expansion. Since the start of ATA, the Holy Grail for many has been the expansion of existing fee-for-service insurance programs to cover telemedicine. Despite these efforts, overall, fee-for-service coverage for telemedicine remains a problem.

Seven Market Trends

LinkousThink

The telemedicine market is expansive, multifaceted and growing. Shifting away from reimbursement and from CMS decision-making It’s been the Holy Grail for telemedicine in America. But the rapid growth of managed care, Accountable Care Organizations and medical homes are changing the way telemedicine services are paid, away from the fee for service model. An early model is the Arizona Telemedicine Program.

Virtual Healthcare: Your Telehealth Questions Answered by a Doctor

American Well

If you follow the latest developments in health care, you may have noticed: telehealth has taken off. Our country is focused on making health care more accessible for Americans, and naturally, telehealth has emerged as a key innovation that can help to make this a reality. As President and Medical Director of the world’s first telehealth practice, Online Care Group, I’m often asked a handful of common questions about telehealth. It’s time to embrace the now of health care.

Beyond the Legislation

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Once we have recovered from the year-end legislative blitz, and sampling too many holiday cookies, ATA will be developing a detailed analysis of the provisions in the House and Senate versions of the legislation (a combined total of over 3,000 pages) for how they affect the use of telemedicine. The bulk of the bills’ substance is on various financial approaches to extend care to the uninsured as well as other basic structural changes. What a year.