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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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.

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].

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.

$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.

Connected Care is Better Care

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Connected care” is gaining more momentum in the health care industry. Health care providers are adopting electronic health records with federal support and standard setting. Patients have more options for accessing care and information, and communicating with care teams.

Hospitals Shifting To More Strategic Uses Of Telehealth Technologies

Healthcare IT Today

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 approves telemedicine pilot for veterans, low-income, rural Americans

Mobi Health News

Veterans as well as rural and low-income Americans may have more access to telemedicine in the future after the FCC unanimously voted to approve a proposal establishing a “Connected Care Pilot Program” on Aug.

Two Feet, Two Canoes: Why Connected Health Reimbursement Is Still Off Balance

Health System CIO

Unless providers are reimbursed based on outcomes and quality – and not on services rendered, as is often the case – they’re not going to embrace connected health as a strategy, says Dr. Joe Kvedar.

Telemedicine Reimbursement

American Well

Telemedicine is a hot topic in healthcare, with consumers more willing than ever to see a doctor remotely. The Alliance for Connected Care concludes that a telehealth visit for acute care represents $126 in savings over an in-person visit. The Lay of the Land.

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. The lawsuit highlights a national battle between ocular telehealth companies and the 11 states where connected care eye exams are banned.

Telemedicine Reimbursement

American Well

Telemedicine is a hot topic in healthcare, with consumers more willing than ever to see a doctor remotely. The Alliance for Connected Care concludes that a telehealth visit for acute care represents $126 in savings over an in-person visit. The Lay of the Land.

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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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.

Meet Telemedicine Superstar Gigi Sorenson

GlobalMed

While many GlobalMed executives come from the military, technology and international business, Sorenson’s telemedicine background makes her one of the most fascinating and multi-talented leaders at GlobalMed. Sorenson didn’t intend to have a career in telemedicine.

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.

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. Unfortunately, these convenience consults rarely add long-term gain to a patient’s care outcomes or a clinician’s insights. Closing gaps in care. Home health care.

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

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

Health Populi

What will telemedicine look like in 2030? Telemedicine used to be about solving access to no care,” Kaveh introduced the conversation. Now, it’s about serving people who already have care through different mechanisms.”. First, connected care: one in five U.S.

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

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.

Going Digital for Health Is a New-Normal for Consumers

Health Populi

But the tagline begs the supply side question: “Can the health care system deliver?” Deloitte defines “virtual health” as enabling continuous, connected care via digital and telecommunication technologies. Using digital health tech is a new normal for U.S.

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.

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.

VA seeing substantial growth in telehealth, key patient engagement tools

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

It's already responsible for the biggest telemedicine infrastructure in the nation, and use of its telehealth services is surging. The sprawling provider network continues to seek new ways to deliver better care to its members where they live, in their communities and their homes.

Dynamic Integration: Reducing Costs And Enabling Virtual Health Data Interoperability

GlobalMed

GlobalMed recently announced that it is delivering FHIR-enabled integration to address interoperability limits between virtual care delivery solutions and other systems such as EHRs and practice management software. Telemedicine Integration and Interoperability. Introducing DIMS.

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Can Insurance Companies Choose Your Telehealth Vendor?

GlobalMed

Telemedicine reimbursement is a notoriously complex topic. Today we’re going to address a confusing question that puzzles both patients and providers and can even stymie virtual care programs. A payer’s power to restrict telemedicine vendor options does exist – in some cases.

Three telehealth success stories

American Well

The partnership allows physicians to maintain existing workflows within Cerner while delivering virtual care. BayCare Health System, a leading not-for-profit health system, utilizes telehealth to provide its patients with convenient access to quality care in the Tampa Bay region.

Three telehealth success stories

American Well

The partnership allows physicians to maintain existing workflows within Cerner while delivering virtual care. BayCare Health System, a leading not-for-profit health system, utilizes telehealth to provide its patients with convenient access to quality care in the Tampa Bay region.

How Good is Your Webside Manner?

GlobalMed

Lately we’ve talked a lot about patient enthusiasm for telemedicine. A new Deloitte report supports that finding, with 57 percent of respondents reporting an interest in telemedicine and virtual health tools. Putting the Connection in Connected Care.

How top health systems deliver high-quality care through telehealth

American Well

Will Daines, MD, Medical Director, Intermountain Connect Care. We know it’s a process for physicians to move from skepticism to acceptance,” says Dr. Will Daines, medical director of Intermountain Care Connect at Intermountain Healthcare.

8 Key Telehealth Partnerships and What to Expect in 2019

Enzyme Health

Explore some of the implications for patients and telemedicine providers and find out what we can expect in 2019. You may be wondering, what does this mean for my patients and my telemedicine practice?

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."

How top health systems deliver high-quality care through telehealth

American Well

Will Daines, MD, Medical Director, Intermountain Connect Care. We know it’s a process for physicians to move from skepticism to acceptance,” says Dr. Will Daines, medical director of Intermountain Care Connect at Intermountain Healthcare.

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

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Even as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services moved to make telehealth more accessible – such as by reimbursing providers for services and allowing care between states – Smith said virtual care is still not available to everyone who needs it.

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. By Cory Talbot.

Latin America’s Virtual Care Revolution

GlobalMed

Global access to care: that’s our mission and you can see it right there in our name. Erwin Padinger, Meditar Founder and President , called GlobalMed “the right global solution to extend healthcare across Argentina” because of the companies’ shared telemedicine philosophies.

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.