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).

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.

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$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.

Solving the Disconnections in Connected Care

GlobalMed

A patient has presented to the emergency department with a ruptured ovarian cyst; before you operate, you use the surgical suite’s telemedicine platform to consult with the patient’s gynecologist, who provides valuable history. Telemedicine is on the rise.

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.

FCC moves forward with $100 million Connected Care proposal

Henry Kotula

The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday unanimously voted to move forward with plans for a $100 million pilot program to promote telemedicine services. The FCC voted to adopt a notice of proposed rulemaking for a program dubbed the Connected Care Pilot. [link].

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

Health Populi

What will telemedicine look like in 2030? 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.

Connected Care Is Essential to Telemedicine’s Success

American Well

In an article published in the Journal of the Catholic Health Association of the United States , Dr. Pitt presents the flaws in the common approach to telemedicine and how it must change to address the business objectives, including: Journal of the Catholic Health Association of the United States. Reducing internal costs for patient care. Telemedicine as a brand is flawed. I believe that is because historically, telemedicine has been focused exclusively on access to care.

Telemedicine Reimbursement

American Well

Telemedicine is a hot topic in healthcare, with consumers more willing than ever to see a doctor remotely. In a national study of over 2,000 consumers , 64% said they would be willing to have a telehealth visit with their doctor via video. Today, 47 states are “green” for telemedicine.

Health providers rediscover the hidden asset of telemedicine for care management

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

For the clinics and physicians, the pandemic brought a double challenge: providing access to care for COVID-19 patients and keeping chronically ill patients under control so that they can stay safe at home. The partly automatised, but highly personalised care continuum.

April 2019 Telemedicine News

Enzyme Health

A new Swedish-developed mHealth app called Genia is showing promise at the University of Minnesota for fostering communication between juvenile arthritis patients and their care providers. With communication often filtered through parents, young patients can feel left out of care management coordination and plan development. View research study > View article in mHealth Intelligence > Indiana Ocular Telehealth Lawsuit Highlights Ongoing National Battle.

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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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.

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.

Senator and FCC commissioner propose telehealth pilot

Mobi Health News

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.

2020 Roadmap: Overcoming Telemedicine Barriers

GlobalMed

If you’re active in the telemedicine world (or just paying attention to it), then you know that virtual care’s benefits aren’t always matched by its adoption rates. Finally, it proposes ways to cross reimbursement and regulatory hurdles that are currently slowing telemedicine adoption.

Telemedicine Reimbursement

American Well

Telemedicine is a hot topic in healthcare, with consumers more willing than ever to see a doctor remotely. In a national study of over 2,000 consumers , 64% said they would be willing to have a telehealth visit with their doctor via video. Today, 47 states are “green” for telemedicine.

Rush, Ochsner Health System partner on telemedicine, Epic EHR

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Rush Health Systems and Ochsner Health System are partnering to bring innovations in telemedicine to patients. Using telemedicine equipment to determine the best treatment options for stroke patients, Ochsner provides neurovascular care coverage 24 hours a day every day of the year.

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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.

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

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Today, more than one million people from all 50 states and 140 countries come to Mayo Clinic to receive care at sites in Minnesota, Arizona, Florida, Iowa and Wisconsin. Telemedicine has helped to bridge the access divide between the clinic’s rural and urban communities.

Europe’s Unique Telemedicine Potential

GlobalMed

Does telemedicine work the same way all over the world? A large part of virtual care’s value is that it can connect any patient to any provider anywhere across the globe. Other regions need to overcome distrust of new care delivery models.

Meet Telemedicine Superstar Gigi Sorenson

GlobalMed

A major difference between GlobalMed and other telehealth vendors is the way our products fit so well into providers’ needs. Sorenson didn’t intend to have a career in telemedicine. Two weeks later I went to the American Telemedicine Association meeting.

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.

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.

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. "Telehealth is but one part of this broader movement – albeit a big part!"

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.

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.

Going Digital for Health Is a New-Normal for Consumers

Health Populi

The title of the report, “Consumers are on board with virtual health options,” summarizes the bullish outlook for telehealth. But the tagline begs the supply side question: “Can the health care system deliver?” Using digital health tech is a new normal for U.S.

How top health systems deliver high-quality care through telehealth

American Well

The discussion, which was moderated by Sylvia Romm, MD, medical director at American Well, included the following panelists: Bruce Rosenthal, MD , Medical Director, Consumer Telehealth Services, UPMC. Will Daines, MD, Medical Director, Intermountain Connect Care.

Can Insurance Companies Choose Your Telehealth Vendor?

GlobalMed

Telemedicine reimbursement is a notoriously complex topic. That’s one reason clarity is so important when it comes to telehealth reimbursement – not just because it impacts provider paychecks, but because it can shape the future of virtual health adoption.

6 Reasons Telemedicine Isn’t Netflix, Uber Or Amazon Prime

GlobalMed

After all, GlobalMed is a telemedicine company and we should be all about expanded options for remote care. Telehealth should never be the fast food of the clinical world. Moving from Convenience Consults to Connected Care. Closing gaps in care.

How top health systems deliver high-quality care through telehealth

American Well

The discussion, which was moderated by Sylvia Romm, MD, medical director at American Well, included the following panelists: Bruce Rosenthal, MD , Medical Director, Consumer Telehealth Services, UPMC. Will Daines, MD, Medical Director, Intermountain Connect Care.

8 Key Telehealth Partnerships and What to Expect in 2019

Enzyme Health

Retailers, insurance providers, and software companies are fast and furiously forming partnerships in the telehealth space. Explore some of the implications for patients and telemedicine providers and find out what we can expect in 2019. Telehealth in Pharmacies and Big Retail.

VA efforts to bring tablet-based telehealth to vets see positive results

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Department of Veterans Affairs to use distributed tablet devices to provide telehealth benefits to patients is working. Overall, telehealth is set for a major expansion in the U.S. Two recent studies indicate a plan by the U.S.

Telehealth helps Mayo Clinic neonatologists better treat newborns in emergencies

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Prior to that, Mayo Clinic neonatologists were assisting community hospital care teams via telephone when a newborn required advanced resuscitation or critical care. "Local providers found the wired telemedicine cart to be bulky and less maneuverable."

FCC's Carr previews $100M pilot program to support telemedicine

FierceHealthIT

WASHINGTON—Commissioner Brendan Carr joined a group of telehealth stakeholders Tuesday to discuss more details about the FCC's $100 million connected care pilot program. Although the program is still in the early days of development, Carr did reveal some details about where that money will go

The CONNECT Act May Ease Telehealth Restrictions — Here’s How

American Well

The CONNECT for Health Act would improve coverage of telehealth and remote patient monitoring as basic benefits in Medicare Advantage. Unfortunately, some of these restrictions that are in place create disincentives toward the adoption of telehealth.”.

State Telemedicine News: Kansas & Tennessee Look to Expand Access

care innovations

“Technology has the potential to improve the quality of health care and to make it accessible to more people. Telehealth may provide opportunities to make health care more efficient , better coordinated and closer to home.”. The method utilized by the facility, Chase County Care and Rehabilitation Center — described as a “small, family-oriented rural nursing home” — is focused on making virtual visits comfortable for seniors.

7 Ways Telemedicine is Helping Critical Access Hospitals

GlobalMed

If you’re a telemedicine advocate, you know it can transform rural healthcare. Virtual care is extending emergency services to South American villages unreachable by ambulance ; it’s helping to stem the rising tide of communicable and chronic disease in Africa.