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Master Guide to Telehealth Statistics for 2019

Enzyme Health

If you are working in telemedicine, you should be aware of the latest data supporting this method of healthcare delivery. Get to know the most important data on telehealth market growth, insurance and telemedicine, telehealth technology, telemedicine patient demographics, telehealth patient satisfaction, provider adoption of telehealth, and specialty telemedicine statistics. Telehealth Market Statistics. Telemedicine is a big business; by 2025, it is projected to exceed $64.1 billion in the U.S.

Electronic health records cannot replace a doctor who knows you

KevinMD

The introduction of electronic health records (EHRs) was accompanied by a great deal of fanfare. Such systems, which replace old paper-based charts in doctor’s offices and hospitals, were designed to make patient data more accurate, safer and more accessible. It was also claimed that they would make it easier for doctors and other health professionals […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT

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Implementation best practices: Teeing up telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telemedicine has been gaining a lot of steam in recent years. And it has become an increasingly important component of healthcare delivery. As a result, provider organization CIOs and other health IT leaders have had their hands full finding and implementing new telemedicine technologies to help their organizations best reach as many patients as possible in the most efficient manner as possible. Here, five telemedicine technology experts offer best practices for implementing the technology.

Privacy beyond HIPAA in voice technology

Mobi Health News

Industry players warn that while voice technology has the ability to reach a larger audience, it must be implemented with privacy as a top priority.

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The Top 5 Challenges You’ll Face When Scaling Telehealth Services Nationally

If you’re thinking about expanding your telehealth services to more states, whether it’s five or 50, we’ve outlined the top five obstacles you’ll need to plan for, to ensure you’re delivering an exceptional brand and clinical experience.

When Will Self-Service Come to Health Care?

Health Populi

At least one in three people who have tried out virtual health care have done so because they use technology in all aspects of life and want to do the same with their healthcare. This data point has informed my vision for self-care and the home as our health hub, bolstered in part through the research of Accenture from which this first graphic comes. A common theme at health care meetings these days is how and when health care will meet its Amazon, Apple, or Uber moment?

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FDA on Modifying AI

Medical Connectivity

Recently the FDA released a discussion paper on a Proposed Regulatory Framework for Modifications to Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)-Based Software as a Medical Device (SaMD). For starters this paper captures several familiar themes. One is that standalone software can be a medical device (SaMD) and therefore subject to FDA regulation.

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Telemedicine Workflow: Six Questions You Have to Answer to Succeed

Arizona Telemedicine Program

When implementing a telemedicine program, you should create a new workflow. It’s easier to adapt a current workflow into the technology than to create a new productivity model. Your daily processes will need some changes but not entirely, and this can be to your advantage. After your workflow model is altered – and it’s an easy process if done properly -- you can integrate it slowly into your daily practice. This will make this easier for you and your patients. Tweet

Physicians and Technology: Avoiding Burnout

Advanced Medical Reviews

Technology has played an increasingly larger role in the healthcare industry over the past couple decades and continues to offer a myriad of benefits to physicians and other healthcare professionals. It is intended to streamline workflow, reduce administrative burden and improve patient care, but when poorly designed, technology may increase stress for physicians. This stress is part of a large problem in healthcare: physician burnout.

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Is Healthcare Ready for Remote Patient Monitoring?

Health System CIO

Although remote monitoring has been shown to improve outcomes, it remains a tough sell to many providers, says John Halamka, who breaks down some recent findings on this complex issue. Columns Connected health Featured Patient Engagement Remote monitoring Telehealth Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center John Halamka

Primary Care Is Dead. Long Live Primary Care!

The primary care system is failing patients and providers. Capacity shortages have led to long wait times and physician burnout. To fix the system, we must find innovative ways to boost capacity and meet patient-consumers’ shifting expectations.

The Importance of Telehealth Governance and Executive Buy-In

Health Recovery Solutions

So, you and your organization have identified that you need to provide telehealth services to your patient census. Whether you have provided this type of service in the past, or never before, there are critical steps that must be taken to ensure that you launch an effective and outcome-driven program. The key to driving this idea forward all begins with provider empowerment. First, empower your providers, then empower your patients. Best Practices telehealth model cost savings

7 Steps For Providers To Comply with HIPAA Regulations

VSee

Special thanks today for our guest post on HIPAA compliance by Alex Mitchell — cybersecurity enthusiast, WordPress guru, and data-safety tools tester with over 10 years experience. Who Must Comply With HIPAA If you’re not familiar with HIPAA it stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It was designed and put in place in. Tips & Techniques health information privacy HIPAA business associate hipaa compliance security

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Telemedicine and access: Leave no patient behind

KevinMD

Telehealth, using video to have an acute medical care visit, puts some of the power of choice back into our patient’s hands. To best frame telehealth and its use cases, the National Quality Forum published a report in 2017, outlining the following four buckets which I find especially useful with evaluating programs and interventions: access […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Mobile health Primary Care

The challenges, opportunities of implementing voice in pharma

Mobi Health News

Yesterday at the Voice of Healthcare Summit at Harvard Medical School, panelists discussed the lure of voice technology, its opportunities and the importance of keeping privacy front and center.

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Big Idea: Primary Care Automation

Healthcare automation that gives primary care providers more time with their patients—and less on screens—can improve care for patients, increase satisfaction for providers, and deliver positive bottom-line results for system leaders. Download this guide to learn how to optimize automation and keep the patient-provider relationship at the heart of the healthcare experience.

Listen Up, Healthcare: Hear The Patient’s Voice!

Health Populi

Consider the voice of a patient before the advent of the Internet in the digital 1.0 world, and then the proliferation of social networks in v 2.0. One patient could talk with another over their proverbial neighborhood fence, a concerned parent at the PTA meeting with others dealing with a children’s health issue, or a recovering alcoholic testifying in person at an AA session.

Study shows more physicians are embracing telemedicine, especially in metro areas

Clocktree

The number of US physicians who list telemedicine as a skill doubled from 2015 to 2018, according to a recent study done by Doximity , a network of healthcare professionals. The study also reports significant growth in telemedicine patient visits, which increased annually by 261 percent between 2015 and 2017. Interestingly, this growth is not attributed solely to Millennials and young professionals, but is spread evenly among age groups. The Doximity study ranked the top 10 U.S.

The Kids Are Alright – With Just a Little Help from the Innovators

Digital Health

I was in Austin last week for South By Southwest (SXSW), a sort of conference/meetup/party/experiential mash-up which is really like no other event that touches healthcare. At SXSW you can see a healthcare startup pitch, experience the latest and greatest in weird automotive or robotics engineering, see a movie and take in a concert, all […].

Medical Device & IoT Summit

Medical Connectivity

Join us in Boston on February 25-26 to dig deep into medical devices and the Internet of medical things. In this post-EMR world, medical device data is increasingly valuable and continues to evolve. Use cases have moved beyond clinical documentation into the EMR to include near real-time remote surveillance, and the collection of high fidelity medical device data for clinical decision support and training artificial intelligence algorithms.

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Virtual Front Door or Brick Wall? Care Pathways in Healthcare

Are you offering your patients a virtual front door or a brick wall? Today, 85% of healthcare visits start online. If your patients don’t have a way to access care virtually, you’re losing them to Dr. Google. Clear care pathways that start online ensure your patients get the best care they need while staying loyal to you.

Acupuncture Aid for Infertility and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Continue Education Journal

A 2014 study has concluded that women who were not treated with infertility medications, only acupuncture, had essentially the same conceiving success rate as women on infertility treatments. Judging from these studies, acupuncture seemingly has the potential to be just as healing and useful infertility treatments in most cases. A common misconception about acupuncture is that it only relieves pain.

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Healthcare’s Thought Leaders Offer their HIMSS19 Takeaways

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The cornucopia that is the annual HIMSS conference and tradeshow – healthcare technology’s biggest event – is behind us, but what’s left in the wake is wonderful, inspiring even, if not a bit overwhelming. The reactions to this year’s event have been overwhelmingly positive. Interoperability in the form of data sharing and a ban on […].

Virtual scribes are game-changers for physicians

KevinMD

Today was like no other day. It was our first day together. Me and my "virtual" scribe — an actual person who seems to "virtually" to exist inside of a Jabra speaker on my desk and so subtlety that I forgot to mute a few times when not seeing patients. The "man" in the Jabra […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT Psychiatry

Death by 1,000 clicks: Where electronic health records went wrong

KevinMD

The pain radiated from the top of Annette Monachelli’s head, and it got worse when she changed positions. It didn’t feel like her usual migraine. The 47-year-old Vermont attorney turned innkeeper visited her local doctor at the Stowe Family Practice twice about the problem in late November 2012, but got little relief. Two months later, […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT

Convenience Care Is Here, and It's Eating Your Lunch

Patients want high-quality care that is accessible and affordable. If they can’t get it from you, direct-to-consumer healthcare services make it easy for them to get it somewhere else. Give them the ability to consume your services just like they consume everything else in their lives: on their phones or computers, quickly, and where it’s convenient for them.

A slow death by charting

KevinMD

It's 10 p.m. Seven days before Christmas. I'm sitting at work "finishing" up some charts. I am suddenly overcome with anger. What am I doing here right now at this minute? I am helping no one. This work I'm typing away at — trying so hard not to scream — it's hoops. Fucki*g hoops. […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT Primary Care

How telemedicine can help patients and solve physician burnout

KevinMD

I have been practicing telemedicine successfully for four years. In 2015, I had to beg doctors to work in telemedicine. Because so many doctors were wary of it, I started to get licensed in multiple states, and now, I have 15 state licenses. Well, what a difference a few years makes. Now, in 2019, I […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. Tech Health IT Mobile health Primary Care

AWS launches Amazon Transcribe Medical

Mobi Health News

The new HIPAA-compliant tool will be able to capture physician dictation or doctor-patient conversations.

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Most Health Consumers Expect Technology To Play a Larger Role As Tech-Angst & Privacy Concerns Grow

Health Populi

As technology continues to re-shape consumers’ experiences and expectations with health/care, retail, travel and work, peoples’ concerns about data privacy are also growing as observed by a 2020 consumer trends forecast from GlobalWebIndex, Connecting the dots. First, some overall context to the study.

Stop Creating Disloyal Patients

90 percent of patients feel no obligation to stay with a healthcare system that doesn’t offer digital tools. What can you do in the face of such a sobering statistic? Patient-facing telehealth options that allow patients to get virtually instantaneous care privately, securely, and from anywhere can keep your patients from seeking care from the easiest, nearest, and cheapest provider.

Clocktree partners with NAADAC to provide telehealth platform to addiction counselors

Clocktree

We are very excited about our partnership with NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, extending Clocktree’s affordable HIPAA compliant telehealth platform to more than 100,000 addiction counselors and educators worldwide.

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New Tech Tonics Episode: Susan Desmond-Hellmann: The Inquisitive Leader

Digital Health

Her illustrious career has taken her from clinician to biotech executive to university chancellor to CEO of the world’s largest foundation, yet throughout this exceptional journey, Susan Desmond-Hellmann has remained empathetic, inquisitive, and emphatically true to herself. Growing up in Reno, Nevada as one of seven children, Sue was inspired by her father, a pharmacist, […].

Capsule Tech Acquires Bernoulli Health: Analysis

Medical Connectivity

On April 30, 2019, Capsule Tech announced that it is acquiring Bernoulli Health for an undisclosed amount. This acquisition combines two market leaders in the medical IoT, IoMT, biomedical medical device integration (BMDI), medical device data system ( MDDS ), medical device connectivity, or whatever you call this market. Medical devices are by far the greatest source of data in health care.

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