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. I’d interviewed Roy at CES 2020 in Las Vegas in January to catch up on consumer health developments, and the March meeting was going to cover Philips’ innovations on the hospital and acute care side of the business, as well as to learn more about Roy’s new role as head of Connected Care.

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

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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.

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

$200 Million COVID-19 Telehealth Program from FCC as Part of CARES Act

Healthcare IT Today

This weekend we covered some of the billions of healthcare funding that was included in the CARES Act. One area of CARES Act funding we didn’t highlight for healthcare was $200 million in COVID-19 Telehealth funding that will be administered by the FCC. Here are the most relevant details from the announcement: About the COVID-19 […].

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 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 […].

The Missing Piece in the Connected Health Puzzle

Health System CIO

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. An example is the vCare or Virtual Care unit and their role is to provide emergency and acute care support to the 35 rural hospitals, which started in 2008. “The success of delivering new (care) models is not just about the technology.

Taskforce on Telehealth Policy releases final report on safeguarding virtual care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Taskforce on Telehealth Policy released a final report on Tuesday outlining its findings and recommendations around safeguarding the future of telehealth after the COVID-19 pandemic. "When COVID happened, we were faced with [needing] another option to get people care.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. Among the most significant will be the way in which telehealth technologies enable providers to address chronic diseases - the largest cause of death worldwide - more effectively. Accessing care when and where needed. Telehealth is not location dependent.

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.

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. Some telehealth platforms offer agnostic integration with a host of EHR systems, while some EHRs offer their own in-house telehealth option. What works for one system won't necessarily be right for another, suggested panelists at Wednesday's Teladoc-sponsored Telehealth Innovation Forum.

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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%).

Overview of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program

Health Law Blog | Telehealth

As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, Congress appropriated $200 million in funding for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program (the “Program”). The Program, administered through the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), is designed to help health care providers deliver connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. TelehealthBy Cory Talbot.

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.

5 Challenges and Solutions for Improving Telehealth Adoption Rates

InTouch Health

Helping Communities in Need Access Telehealth Services. As we move further into 2020, the benefits of telehealth are well known. Health systems that use telehealth can take on more new patients, improve patient outcomes, and reduce the overall cost of care by reducing hospital readmission rates and the average patient length of stay. Despite these benefits, telehealth adoption rates remain low throughout certain parts of the country. Telehealth Innovation Blog

NYC elder care provider using FCC funds for telehealth, protecting seniors from COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Social distancing is a key factor in reducing the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and tele-visits can be a safe and secure means for providers to deliver certain types of care for their patients. " Lorraine Breuer, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation.

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. But as 2020 unfolds, with the COVID-19 pandemic severely testing health-system capacity, telehealth is stepping up. The telehealth platform works without any software downloads for patients or providers.

Intermountain Healthcare: Optimizing the Patient Experience Through Telehealth Interoperability

American Well

Intermountain Healthcare, a not-for-profit integrated health system headquartered in Utah, has built a robust virtual health program that includes Connect Care , its direct-to-consumer telehealth service and Connect Care Pro , its acute care program.

Bipartisan House bill would enshrine telehealth rule changes, enable wider use

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

House of Representatives on Thursday aims to ensure telehealth is able to continue to build on its potential in the years ahead, by making permanent some policies enacted during the pandemic and protecting Medicare beneficiaries' ability to engage in virtual care. The Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act is co-sponsored by Rep. David Schweikert, R-Arizona, co-chair of the Congressional Telehealth Caucus, along with Reps.

Podcast: Telehealth for Parkinson’s care

Meaningful HIT News

He had a lot of interesting things to say and, unlike so many other physicians, was aware of multiple system atrophy, the disease that killed my dad in 2012, so I decided to have him on for a podcast to describe how he is using off-the-shelf telehealth technology to expand access to care, improve patient satisfaction and reduce costs. We, of course, discussed cross-state licensure holding back wider use of remote care, a subject that is very much in the news right now.

COVID-19 presents a new chance to make telehealth accessible to the underserved

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, regulatory, reimbursement and technological changes have all helped trigger a massive and rapid expansion of telehealth accessibility. "Regrettably, minority groups are being left behind by the telehealth revolution," said David Smith, executive director for the Medicaid Transformation Project, in an interview with Healthcare IT News. "Telehealth is but one part of this broader movement – albeit a big part!"

Portugal showcases national telehealth plan with patients at the center

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Portugal is making big leaps in telehealth development with the newly introduced National Strategic Telehealth Plan (PENTS), the first document in the National Health System in Portugal and one of the first of its kind in the world. “Many of our telehealth services are local.

Mayo Clinic uses $1M in FCC funds for connected devices to expand telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Center for Connected Care at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is focused on the resourcing and diffusion of digital health solutions in partnership with the Mayo Clinic practice, extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise and increasing patient access to clinical care, even at a distance. This community practice includes general acute care hospitals, rural health clinics, physician offices and critical access hospitals.

Telehealth set for big boost with $100M in new funding from FCC

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr has announced the agency will vote to advance a $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program, enabling telehealth expansion for low-income Americans nationwide. Speaking in rural Laurel Fork, Virginia, Carr announced that the new funding is meant to increase access to care to patients and veterans in remote areas such as Appalachia.