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.

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. When you’re scheduled to see a different patient at an affiliated ambulatory surgical center the next week, there’s yet another telemedicine platform in place. Telemedicine is on the rise. Standardizing for Smarter Care.

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. “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. [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. 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.

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.

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. Dr. Pearl shared his optimism that health care is poised to be transformed by electronic technology in ways similar to the retail, travel, and finance sectors.

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.

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 […]. Clinical Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Connect Care Pro Intermountain Healthcare LifeBridge Health Reach Health telehealth telemedicine Telestroke Virtual Hospital Virtual Urgent Care WellSpan Health

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.

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.

AccessHealth uses telemedicine to boost mental health visits by 10% during COVID-19

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

COVID-19 spurred Houston-based AccessHealth to quickly scale up its telemedicine offerings, just as it did with most other health systems nationwide. " Finally, prior to CMS loosening telemedicine policy for the pandemic, reimbursement was a concern.

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. Furthermore, research on telemedicine also shows a pattern of positive outcomes for patients. Medicare scores well here, reimbursing a reasonable number of defined provider types for telemedicine encounters.

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. Columns Connected health Featured Telemedicine Value-based Care Joe Kvedar Joseph Kvedar Partners Connected Care Partners Healthcare

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. It became clear that continuity of care for large patient cohorts required reliable communication channels and decision-support systems. “During the novel coronavirus pandemic, telemedicine facilitates workflows, freeing up local healthcare capacities.

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.

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. Furthermore, research on telemedicine also shows a pattern of positive outcomes for patients. Medicare scores well here, reimbursing a reasonable number of defined provider types for telemedicine encounters.

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. In addition to gaining access to Ochsner’s telemedicine capabilities, Rush’s hospitals and primary care clinics also will be able to tap into Ochsner’s billing practices and other support services. The deal also will see Ochsner implement vendor Epic’s electronic health record.

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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. Then there’s Europe, which is especially interesting because its telemedicine challenges and potential rewards come from the same place. Telemedicine’s Expanding European Presence.

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

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

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.”. Deepthi from Humana offered three considerations concerning how care will transform. First, connected care: one in five U.S. But how to get cheaper care into the hands of consumers?”

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.

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.

VA working with Apple to broaden telehealth access for veterans

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The program connects qualifying veterans with iPads, helping 50,000 of them more easily take part in telehealth services and access other VA virtual healthcare services. "I've been able to receive VA care when and where I need it most. The U.S.

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.

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.

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. We’re talking about “steering” – defined as when a payer announces that a virtual visit will only be covered if the patient and clinician use a specific telemedicine vendor. Some providers run into this so often that it halts their plans to offer telemedicine services.

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. With FHIR-enabled integration powered by DIMS, data collected during a virtual care encounter is no longer siloed between healthcare delivery ecosystems. Telemedicine Integration and Interoperability. Solving the Disconnections in Connected Care.

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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.

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. The system currently offers its patients urgent care and wound care services via BayCare Anywhere. Intermountain Healthcare – reducing costs through virtual care.

Taskforce on Telehealth Policy releases final report on safeguarding virtual care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The task force, which was convened by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the Alliance for Connected Care and the American Telemedicine Association, represented a broad spectrum of stakeholders who spent the summer building consensus around the challenges and opportunities for virtual care.

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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. Many patients who’ve had virtual visits report problems with the provider’s bedside manner – or as we call it in the telemedicine world, their webside manner. Only one-third felt they received enough information during their virtual care visit.

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

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

" The third thing to keep top of mind is the intended use case: More specialized care might require a more specialized solution, said Samaha. Meanwhile, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals Connected Care operations VP Frank Sites agreed that "smaller organizations don't have the capital to invest in each of these platforms on their own."

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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.

How top health systems deliver high-quality care through telehealth

American Well

Will Daines, MD, Medical Director, Intermountain Connect Care. I can’t emphasize how important CEO leadership around telemedicine is,” says Dr. Peter Rasmussen, medical director of distance health at the Cleveland Clinic, who noted that Cleveland Clinic’s CEO Toby Cosgrove got involved in telehealth at the health system and moved things forward. But we know we can move that forward if we mimic similar care.”. Be ready to think entirely differently about care delivery.