The Next Fountain of Youth? Rethinking Connected Health for Our Aging Population

The cHealth Blog

We continue to hit our editorial milestones for an end of October launch at the Connected Health Conference , and as I’m reading the manuscript for the final time before sending it to the printer, I’m re-learning some important lessons–and enjoying the content! We’ve added 25 years to our lifespan in the last century through various public health innovations, but we haven’t provided tools to help us use those additional years in the most productive, fulfilling way.

Stay Calm In Your Head(space) – An Update on Meditation-As-Medicine

Health Populi

” Calm is but one of a growing portfolio of tools that health citizens can use to manage anxiety and stress, get to sleep (and stay sleeping), and bolster mental well-being. The future of immune health. This is a fast-growing category for health-tech investing. On U.S.

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Older People Are Digital Migrants, and Best Buy Health Is Paving the Road for the Journey

Health Populi

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the importance of connectivity, WiFi, broadband, as a social determinant of health and living. Digital connectivity can ameliorate social isolation and anxiety, bolster mental health, and access needed medical care via telehealth channels.

A guide to connected health device and remote patient monitoring vendors

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In an age when nearly everyone is digitally connected in some way – even many senior citizens, who are often characterized as technophobic – it only makes sense that the healthcare industry is seeing a lot of connected health devices and remote patient monitoring (RPM) technologies. Connected health devices run the gamut from wearable heart monitors, to Bluetooth-enabled scales, to Fitbits. Current Health. Spry Health. Vivify Health.

The Future of Health Is “Now,” Deloitte Says; But Are Consumers Living and Loving It?

Health Populi

The pandemic has become a sort of forcing function on all aspects of daily living, include health care. Deloitte’s latest wave of health care consumer market research updates the COVID-19 impacts on the U.S. Health Consumers, Deloitte polled 4,522 U.S.

Digital Health Gaps in the Pandemic Through the Eyes of Younger Physicians

Health Populi

One universal experience health systems around the globe have witnessed in the first months of the coronavirus pandemic has been the dramatic pivot to telehealth and virtual care platforms.

Dispatches from the Frontlines: Connected Health and COVID-19

ConnectedHealth

The Connected Health Initiative (CHI) and our members worked tirelessly with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Congress, and state officials to expand access to connected health solutions during COVID-19 pandemic. In just a few short months, we made more progress in opening up Medicare and Medicaid to telehealth visits, remote patient monitoring (RPM) tools, and other connected health solutions than in the previous decade.

Value-based or Fee-For-Service Connected Health Reimbursement: Which Canoe Should We Put Our Feet In?

The cHealth Blog

About 10 years ago, I and many others, started talking about how care delivery enabled by connected health should be an ideal strategy in the world of value-based (VB) reimbursement. Unfortunately, there are few other examples of organizations that have invested heavily in connected health and state publicly that it represents a strategy for success in a value-based world. This clearly reflects the growing mainstream adoption of connected health.

Trust Is the Currency for Consumer Health Engagement – A Bottom-Line at CES 2020

Health Populi

The different “I’s” signal the transition from devices that have connected to the Internet and generated data from our everyday lives, to the next ten years of gathering that data, mashing it up for meaning, and feeding back intelligence to users in the form of advising, coaching, nudging — with potentially powerful feedback loops for health, wellness and self-care. There’s less talk about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency at #CES2020.

Medicare Reimbursement for Remote Monitoring Should Drive Adoption (What a long, strange trip it’s been….)

The cHealth Blog

At Partners Connected Health , in collaboration with colleagues in our delivery system, we have shown , more than once , that home monitoring of patients with congestive heart failure leads to lower hospitalization rates and improved mortality. In this type of remote monitoring system, the nurse to patient ratio is about 1:100. These insights have driven AMA’s digital health strategy since.

Essential Telemedicine Terms Clinicians Should Know

Enzyme Health

Applying for telemedicine jobs and want to stand out? This quick telehealth glossary covers the basic terminology telemedicine clinicians should know. Asynchronous telemedicine: Asynchronous telemedicine, sometimes known as store and forward, refers to telemedicine that is delivered at a later time from when the patient or another healthcare provider requests it. HD video requires faster internet connection speeds for proper image transmission.

Two Forms of Telemedicine: Synchronous vs. Asynchronous

Lloyd Price

What is Synchronous Telemedicine? The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) defines synchronous telemedicine as "live video-conferencing," which is a "two-way audiovisual link between a patient and a care provider." " The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) defines synchronous telemedicine as follows: "Interactive video connections that transmit information in both directions during the same time period."

9 Best Telemedicine Newsletters You Should Be Reading to Keep Up With the Industry

Enzyme Health

Close For Clinicians For Employers Telehealth Jobs Family Medicine General Practice Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants Psychiatry / Mental Health Hospitalist Dont see your specialty? Quickly scale your telemedicine business using our clinician network - announcing Enzyme On Demand ! Working in telemedicine can leave you feeling disconnected from others.

Integrating Digital Health is Not an ‘Option’…it’s a Necessity

Digital Health Today

I recently sat down with Dr. Joe Kvedar, President Elect of American Telemedicine Association, to discuss the future of digital healthcare at the Connected Healthcare Conference in Boston. Q1: What first sparked your interest in connected health and digital health? Q2: What is the biggest challenge facing those involved in the digital health space today? We have to integrate digital health into our practice so that it’s like a stethoscope.

#086: Transforming Commercial Models and Health Outcomes in Africa and Asia

Digital Health Today

million doctors and nurses – so if you’re looking for a place where you can have a really huge impact on a population in need, there are a few big targets for you in the 54 countries of Africa, in addition to another 1.3 In 2017, after 20 years of service in the pharmaceutical industry, Emmanuel decided to invest his energy in changing health outcomes in the poorest corners of our world. The African Regional Health Report: The Health of the People.

Oncology Patients experience a personalized journey with interventions and education for better care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Although some steps entail engaging with care staff at a hospital or clinic, most of the time patients are challenged with managing their disease on a daily basis away from the health system. To be proactive and stay aligned with patient needs, health systems must collect patient information (e.g. Nurses use the TapCloud Triage Dashboard to efficiently track, monitor and respond to patients requiring an intervention. AMITA Health’s Pilot will leverage TapCloud.

6 Ways to Drive Higher Medicaid Reimbursement with Telemedicine

GlobalMed

Fortunately, there’s a solution that can benefit both provider revenue and population health: telemedicine. While virtual health can’t solve every Medicaid issue, it can dismantle many typical roadblocks: Providers and patients can meet as scheduled even if the patient has missed their bus or had a childcare cancellation. Medicaid is the largest payer for mental health services in the United States. Almost a third of physicians don’t accept Medicaid patients.

Connected Care is Better Care

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Robert Pearl, CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, speaks at Health Affairs briefing on Feb. Photo courtesy Health Affairs). 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. Consumer electronics makers and applications developers are offering more tools and devices for consumers to track and manage their health.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – May 2018

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following is a list of legislative activities compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (AR, MS, and TN). Mississippi HB 1130 1/30/18: Died in committee Allows telemedicine providers to provide substance use disorder treatment. Mississippi SB 2840 2/27/18: Died in committee Authorizes telemedicine providers to provide treatment of substance use disorders, including medication-assisted.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – June 2018

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following is a list of legislative activities compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (AR, MS, and TN). Mississippi HB 1130 1/30/18: Died in committee Allows telemedicine providers to provide substance use disorder treatment. Mississippi SB 2840 2/27/18: Died in committee Authorizes telemedicine providers to provide treatment of substance use disorders, including medication-assisted.

Best Telehealth Podcasts for Healthcare Professionals

Enzyme Health

Close For Clinicians For Employers Telehealth Jobs Family Medicine General Practice Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants Psychiatry / Mental Health Hospitalist Dont see your specialty? Quickly scale your telemedicine business using our clinician network - announcing Enzyme On Demand ! and Wesleyan University about reform and innovation in the health care system.

Tech optimization: Getting the most out of telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

With the sudden easing of restrictions by the government and equally sudden reimbursement from payers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s very clear telemedicine has never been more used or more vital. Telemedicine needs to be adaptable to the needs of the patient and provider.

Telehealth: ATA president says 'we have a lot more work to do'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"Telehealth is now a household world," said American Telemedicine Association president Dr. Joe Kvedar during his keynote address Monday, the first day of the virtual ATA2020 conference. Kvedar, who has run the Center for Connected Health at Boston's Partners HealthCare since 1995, has been a self-described "telehealth evangelist" over those decades.

Telehealth’s Missing Link: Training and Support

GlobalMed

Recently we’ve talked about criteria when evaluating telemedicine platforms – how the right solution will be provider agnostic , compliant and evidence-driven. If your goal as a provider is to practice responsible, outcome-focused medicine, you likely understand the importance of a sophisticated virtual health platform. Training and support – or the lack thereof – can make or break a virtual health program. Creating an Optimal Environment for Telemedicine Adoption.

8 must-know lessons from telehealth's new normal

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"It's the overnight success story that was 30 years in the making," said Atrium Health Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Rasu Shrestha. We spoke with HIMSS Senior Director, Health Information Systems Rob Havasy about the data management challenges posed by remote care delivery.

Telehealth Policy Barriers to Observe

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Healthcare organizations are increasingly looking to adopt telehealth programs, but they face a number of telehealth policy barriers that hinder their plans, according to the Center for Connected Health Policy. There are a couple of workarounds for this, one being the enhanced Nurses Licensing Compact that allows nurses in the 29 currently enrolled states to practice telehealth in another eNLC state without obtaining another state license.

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Telehealth Research Used to Support New Policy Initiatives for Expansion

care innovations

That’s according to a number of recent reports focused on telehealth research within a few specific areas of telehealth implementation — one of them focused on primary care and mental health, the other on exploring the application of telehealth and remote care technology within skilled nursing facilities. Telehealth Research Points to Benefits for Skilled Nursing Facilities.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – February 2018

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following is a list of legislative activities compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (AR, MS, and TN). Allows telemedicine providers to provide substance use disorder treatment. 1/11/18: Introduced and referred to Public Health and Human Services Committee. 1/22/18: Referred to Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare. in s/c Health Subcommittee.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – March & April 2018

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following is a list of legislative activities compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (AR, MS, and TN). Tennessee HB 1747 3/14/18: Taken off notice for cal in s/c Health. Tennessee HB 2091 2/28/18: Taken off notice for calendar in House Health Sub. Tennessee HB 518 3/21/18: Taken off notice for cal in s/c Health Subcommittee. optimization of the use of telemedicine.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – March 2018

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following is a list of legislative activities compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (AR, MS, and TN). 2/28/18: On Health Subcommittee calendar for 3/7. 2/28/18: Taken off notice for calendar in House Health Sub Committee. in s/c Health Subcommittee. Allows telemedicine providers to provide substance use disorder treatment. Title: Telemedicine.

Top 10 Healthcare IT News stories of 2020

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

At few times in recent memory has the resolve of hospitals and health systems across the U.S. An all-hands-on-deck push from heroic physicians and nurses to save the lives of as many COVID-19 inpatients as possible.

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – November 2017

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

The following is a list of legislative activities compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (AR, MS, and TN). Amends the Arkansas medical marijuana amendment of 2016; prohibits telemedicine as the method by which a qualifying patient obtains a written certification. Amends the Laws concerning telemedicine; creates the Telemedicine Act. in s/c Health Subcommittee.

Licensing and Credentialing in Telehealth

American Well

In the world of telehealth, licensing and credentialing issues are amongst the initial concerns many health systems have when considering integrating telemedicine into their system. As state medical and nursing boards require providers to be licensed to practice in the state where the patient is physically located, a simplified process is essential. There is a nursing compact for RNs interested in streamlining the licensing process as well.

Licensing and Credentialing in Telehealth

American Well

In the world of telehealth, licensing and credentialing issues are amongst the initial concerns many health systems have when considering integrating telemedicine into their system. As state medical and nursing boards require providers to be licensed to practice in the state where the patient is physically located, a simplified process is essential. There is a nursing compact for RNs interested in streamlining the licensing process as well.

Telehealth Policy 2018: Keeping You In The Know

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

On March 15 at 1 PM CT , Mei Wa Kwong, JD, Executive Director, and Christine Calouro, Policy Associate, from the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) will present a free National Telehealth Resource Center webinar to provide an update on federal and state telehealth policy actions and to discuss issues that may arise throughout the year. Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC). Several updates to the Arkansas Telemedicine Law went into effect on January 1, 2018.

Do Medicare providers located at a Distant Site have to be hospital-based to provide services?

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

This answer is based on the research below: Medicare recognizes distant site practitioners who may receive payment for covered telehealth services as physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse-midwives, clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, clinical psychologists, and clinical social workers (some stipulations exist for social workers billing for mental health). Do you need technical assistance?

150 top places to work in healthcare

Henry Kotula

Becker’s Healthcare is pleased to release the “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare | 2018” list, which highlights hospitals, health systems and healthcare companies that promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement and professional growth. This list is not an endorsement of any hospital, health system or company mentioned. Hospitals, Health Systems and Medical Groups. Adventist Health System (Altamonte Springs, Fla.). Health.