How Philips Has Pivoted In the COVID-19 Pandemic: Connected Care From Hospital to Home

Health Populi

I was scheduled to meet with Roy Jakobs, Chief Business Leader of Connected Care at Philips, at HIMSS in Orlando on 9th March 2020. It’s also an enormous stress test of the [health care] system. Another facet of telehealth is in helping to scale intensive care units (ICUs).

$100 Million FCC Connected Care Pilot Program Application Window Opens November 6th

Healthcare IT Today

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today announced that the Connected Care Pilot Program application window will open on November 6 at 12:00 p.m.

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FCC's Ajit Pai talks proposed $100M connected care pilot, rural telehealth funding, opioid epidemic initiatives

Mobi Health News

Addressing the Connected Health Conference in Boston, the chairman described many ways the agency is working to improve access to connected care

Application period for FCC Connected Care Pilot Program now open

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Connected Care Pilot Program, first formalized on March 31, 2020, is open to nonprofit and public eligible healthcare providers nationwide. The program will use Universal Service Fund cash over three years to help defray connected care costs for selected providers, good for for 85% of the cost of eligible services and network equipment, including: Patient broadband Internet access services. Provider broadband data connections.

FCC’s $550 Million Telehealth Program – Last Chance at $250 Million and How’s The Money Being Spent?

Healthcare IT Today

Applications for the FCC’s $250M Telehealth Program are due tomorrow (5/6) at noon. With last year’s $200M Telehealth Program and $100M Connected Care Pilot Program, this combined $550M investment is the government’s largest investment into connected health devices and services.

Penn Medicine creates Center for Connected Care to streamline telemedicine services

Mobi Health News

The University of Pennsylvania's Penn Medicine has been an active player in the telehealth game for sometime with multiple telehealth units, but last week it went a step further to announce that it will be centralizing its telemedicine activities into the Penn Medicine Center for Connected Care.

Solving the Disconnections in Connected Care

GlobalMed

But it doesn’t work with the system used by the patient’s primary care provider, even though the provider is in-network. Inpatient adoption has risen from 54 percent in 2014 to 85 percent in 2019 according to Definitive Healthcare’s 2019 Inpatient Telehealth Study. Providers turn to telehealth apps that don’t integrate with the hospital EHR. Standardizing for Smarter Care. Ready to see first-hand how a virtual health platform can transform care delivery?

FCC approves $100M connected care pilot to benefit low income patients, veterans

FierceHealthIT

The Federal Communications Commission is moving forward with developing a three-year, $100 million connected care pilot program to support telehealth and remote patient monitoring services to improve healthcare access to underserved populations

VA Connected Care Chief: Telehealth Is 'Going to Become Health Care'

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For advocates of remote patient monitoring , virtual visit technology , and other technology-based care methods, telehealth isn’t just a current trend to be navigated, but something much more integral and long-term, reflecting the very future of healthcare delivery in the United States. This is going to become health care,” says Dr. Neil Evans of telehealth. By 2020 … Telehealth Is Part of the Job’. These include: VA Telehealth Services (listed above).

FCC moves forward with $100 million Connected Care proposal

Henry Kotula

The FCC voted to adopt a notice of proposed rulemaking for a program dubbed the Connected Care Pilot. “The future of healthcare is connected care, and this is the future that I want the FCC to support,” agency Chairman Ajit Pai said at an open meeting Wednesday. “The $100 million budget we propose for the Connected Care Pilot program is a smart investment for us and for the country.” [link].

Hospitals Shifting To More Strategic Uses Of Telehealth Technologies

Healthcare IT Today

For quite some time, hospitals have been adding to their portfolio of telehealth services, in part as a way to keep their brand top-of-mind with consumers in their service area. Well before physicians were prepared to tackle the process, hospital leaders began to offer virtual care options, especially access to options like telestroke care which […].

FCC unanimously approves proposal for $100M Connected Care Pilot Program

FierceHealthIT

The FCC voted on Thursday to approve a Notice of Inquiry to establish a telehealth pilot program. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr tells FierceHealthcare the $100 million program would focus on getting low-income patients additional funding to get telehealth "across the finish line

The Connected Health Initiative Applauds the FCC’s New "Connected Care Pilot Program"

ConnectedHealth

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced plans to establish a “Connected Care Pilot Program” to support the use of telehealth solutions for low-income and rural Americans. ACT | The App Association's Connected Health Initiative (CHI) has long been a supporter of telehealth innovations and the benefits they bring to patients and caregivers throughout the continuum of care. Washington, D.C.

Connected Care Is Essential to Telemedicine’s Success

American Well

Reducing internal costs for patient care. I believe that is because historically, telemedicine has been focused exclusively on access to care. Improving care accessibility may fit nicely with an organization’s ideologica. We need to stop talking about “telemedicine” and “telehealth” as if they were ends in themselves, and begin talking about the broader opportunities of collaborative care that the technology brings.

Connected Care Is Essential to Telemedicine’s Success

American Well

Reducing internal costs for patient care. I believe that is because historically, telemedicine has been focused exclusively on access to care. Improving care accessibility may fit nicely with an organization’s ideologica. We need to stop talking about “telemedicine” and “telehealth” as if they were ends in themselves, and begin talking about the broader opportunities of collaborative care that the technology brings.

COVID-19 Telehealth Program: Application Updates

Health Recovery Solutions

The COVID-19 Telehealth Program was created in 2020 to support healthcare providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, funding telecommunication and other connected care services.

The Missing Piece in the Connected Health Puzzle

Health System CIO

Coding Columns Connected health Featured Telehealth Value-based Care Connected Health Joe Kvedar Joseph Kvedar Partners Connected Care Partners HealthcareReimbursement coding doesn’t quite have ‘buzzword’ status, but without it, adoption of remote monitoring will continue to lag, says Dr. Joseph Kvedar, who breaks down the latest developments.

Q&A: Commissioner Brendan Carr on FCC's telehealth programs for COVID-19, underserved patients

Mobi Health News

The COVID-19 Telehealth Program and the Connected Care Pilot Program together are set to invest $300 million so that healthcare providers can reach the patients in greatest need of virtual-care services.

Telehealth In 2030 – Notes From the Future At #ATA19 with Safavi, Holt, Bathina and Swafford

Health Populi

Kaveh was brainstorming the future of telehealth a decade from “now,” with three innovators attending #ATA19: Deepthi Bathina of Humana, Matthew Holt of Catalyst Health (and Co-Founder of Health 2.0), and Kim Swafford of Providence St. This week convened the ATA annual conference where healthcare industry stakeholders met up to deal with the current telehealth environment and imagine what the future prospects would/could be. First, connected care: one in five U.S.

CONNECT for Health Act reintroduced, would expand telehealth access

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

senators has reintroduced the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2021. The act would expand coverage of Medicare telehealth services and make some COVID-19 telehealth flexibilities permanent, among other provisions.

FCC awards Massachusetts FQHC Telehealth Consortium $3.1M

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Massachusetts FQHC Telehealth Consortium has been awarded a grant from the Federal Communications Commission to increase telemedicine capacity in community health centers statewide. But availability of connected-care devices and access to broadband remain significant challenges.

New outlook for telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Western NSW, where Dr Nott is based at, covers about 250,000 square kilometers (about the size of Germany in terms of land mass) with 35 smaller rural community hospitals and 3 larger hospitals that provide sub-specialty care.

VA working with Apple to broaden telehealth access for veterans

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Department of Veterans Affairs says it's collaborating with Apple to boost the availability of telehealth services for veterans across the U.S. "I've been able to receive VA care when and where I need it most. The U.S.

Connected care: How hospitals and other healthcare organizations are steering investments

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Although healthcare organizations are embracing digital transformation initiatives, clinical and business leaders have different ideas about the importance and effectiveness of a single view of patient care. This infographic illustrates that with statistics that include how those stakeholders are planning to invest in connected care and telehealth relative to overall technology spending this coming year.

Penn Medicine Opens Up Telehealth Hub

Healthcare Informatics

Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine has opened its Center for Connected Care to centralize the health system’s telemedicine activities

CIOs plan on refined telehealth, faster deployments, more collaborative tools

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"Prior to the pandemic, telehealth wasn't really taking off all that much; it was kind of a very long, slow growth without a high level of adoption," said Fisne of Geisinger. " Fisne also said that patient satisfaction is up with the rise of telehealth.

VA seeing substantial growth in telehealth, key patient engagement tools

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

There's the massive electronic health record modernization , of course, but also everything from a new National Artificial Intelligence Institute to an Apple Health Records rollout to a project focused on tablet-based telehealth. Evans, VA Office Of Connected Care. The U.S.

Most clinicians can't access telehealth directly from EHRs

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

According to a survey released Tuesday by the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition, the majority of physicians and other qualified healthcare professionals say telehealth is positively influencing clinical outcomes, patient experience, cost and professional satisfaction.

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Intermountain Healthcare Demonstrates Telehealth ROI

American Well

During an American Well-sponsored webinar hosted by Becker’s Hospital Review , Intermountain Healthcare discussed telehealth ROI for urgent care. In 2016, the health system partnered with American Well to launch its telehealth service, Connect Care, to enhance patient convenience and care access; cut delivery costs; and retain and recruit patients. The post Intermountain Healthcare Demonstrates Telehealth ROI appeared first on American Well.

8 must-know lessons from telehealth's new normal

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth has been around for a long time, but only recently has it gained the critical mass that most have long expected. Naturally, the first focus was on exploring the new normal of telehealth and virtual care. How to shore up telehealth cybersecurity.

How telehealth holds the key to patient activation

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As health systems have adjusted their workflows to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, they have discovered increasing value in telehealth solutions that will continue to offer benefits long after the crisis has passed. Accessing care when and where needed.

When integrating EHR and telehealth, one size doesn't fit all

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The explosion of telehealth in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered, in turn, conversations about how to achieve seamless electronic health record integration.

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Intermountain Healthcare Demonstrates Telehealth ROI

American Well

During an American Well-sponsored webinar hosted by Becker’s Hospital Review , Intermountain Healthcare discussed telehealth ROI for urgent care. In 2016, the health system partnered with American Well to launch its telehealth service, Connect Care, to enhance patient convenience and care access; cut delivery costs; and retain and recruit patients. The post Intermountain Healthcare Demonstrates Telehealth ROI appeared first on American Well.

Telehealth holds appeal for seniors, survey shows

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Better access to healthcare professionals and faster service are among the top reasons senior citizens are willing to embrace telehealth technologies, according to a survey sponsored by vendor American Well. The survey of 400 American seniors (aged 65 years or older) revealed more than half (52%) are willing to use telehealth. Nearly six in 10 seniors surveyed looked at telehealth as a way to save time and money (54%), as well as a way to better access to providers (53%).

Senator and FCC commissioner propose telehealth pilot

Mobi Health News

The pair are seeking $100 million for the new initiative, called the “Connected Care Pilot Program.” The program is designed to help people who are low-income, veterans, or living in rural areas get telemedicine care. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) and FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr have teamed up to propose a new telemedicine initiative that aims to support people at home and prevent hospital readmission, specifically among low-income individuals.

United Methodist Communities has early successes with telehealth and RPM

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

United Methodist faced two different problems: One was falls in its skilled nursing environment and the other was effective telehealth visits for residents. Skilled nursing facilities take care of the frailest of the country’s elders.

Congress should include telehealth in year-end funding, say ATA, HIMSS

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The American Telemedicine Association, the Connected Health Initiative and other industry groups issued a letter to Congress on Friday urging legislators to extend temporary telehealth flexibilities until the end of 2021.

Three telehealth success stories

American Well

1] With wait times rising and healthcare costs increasing, many health systems have turned to telehealth as a means of increasing access to healthcare. Cerner and American Well have partnered to deliver telehealth that is fully embedded within Cerner’s electronic health record portfolio. The partnership allows physicians to maintain existing workflows within Cerner while delivering virtual care. BayCare System System – creating a retail strategy through telehealth.

Three telehealth success stories

American Well

1] With wait times rising and healthcare costs increasing, many health systems have turned to telehealth as a means of increasing access to healthcare. Cerner and American Well have partnered to deliver telehealth that is fully embedded within Cerner’s electronic health record portfolio. The partnership allows physicians to maintain existing workflows within Cerner while delivering virtual care. BayCare System System – creating a retail strategy through telehealth.

A guide to telehealth vendors in the age of COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth always has been a key pillar of technology-enabled care delivery that helps hospitals, health systems and group practices deliver quality care at a distance – and often also gain efficiencies, improve patient and provider satisfaction and save costs.