From Zoom to full EHR-integrated telemedicine on $245,000

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

“Zoom also provided our health center with an easy-to-implement telehealth option while we researched an integrated telemedicine option for our electronic health record, which would be more permanent.” COVID-19 arrived in Maine on March 12, 2020.

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Provider Spotlight: How an Urgent Care Telemedicine Nurse Practitioner Balances Family and Career

Enzyme Health

We sat down with telemedicine provider Michelle Everhart to learn about why she started in telemedicine, why she may never go back to “brick and mortar”, and why telemedicine makes her a better care provider. Nurse practitioner Michelle Everhart loved her career, but when she got pregnant she struggled with the decision of whether to leave the job she loved to spend more time with her son. From Family Nurse Practitioner to Urgent Care Telemedicine NP.

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

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Some telehealth platforms offer agnostic integration with a host of EHR systems, while some EHRs offer their own in-house telehealth option. " About half the system uses Epic for its EHR, he said, with the other half on other legacy systems.

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Athenahealth launches new EHR-embedded telehealth tool

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

" By directly integrating video conferencing within the athenaOne EHR, the company says it hopes to streamline patient and provider experience. " Nurses can complete patient intake through the EHR and then initiate a so-called virtual handoff to practitioners. Athenahealth announced this week that it had launched an embedded telehealth tool to allow practitioners to conduct virtual visits without having to download separate software or use another third-party app.

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Epic EHR-linked telehealth skyrockets at Children’s Colorado

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora developed an active and growing telemedicine program over the past eight years. Before COVID-19, almost all specialties were using telemedicine in some aspect of their practice. Patient satisfaction with care provided via telemedicine.

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Telehealth Assessments Slash Emergency Department Lengths Of Stay

Healthcare IT Today

During the study, nurses handling in-person triage presented patients with suspected COVID-19 who appeared well and seemed […]. Ambulatory Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring COVID-19 COVID-19 Telehealth ED Length of Stay Healthcare Virtual Visits Telehealth Telehealth Integration Telemedicine Telemedicine Workflow

Wright Center codevelops a telehealth-EHR combo to expand care options

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Oftentimes when people think about telemedicine, they envision a patient in a clinic with a technological setup they address, with physicians on the other end at another clinic far away doing the same. It's not true telemedicine." " Integrating telehealth into the EHR.

Cloud-based telehealth, linked with Epic EHR, helps one hospital scale up virtual care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Lee Health, a health system based in Fort Myers, Florida, has had inpatient telemedicine infrastructure in place since 2014, ambulatory telemedicine since 2015 and a direct-to-consumer system since 2019. Lee Health’s goal was to find a telemedicine system that could traverse its different verticals and that was scalable. There are many vendors of telemedicine technology and services on the health IT market today.

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Telemedicine reduces ICU mortality rate at Valley Health

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

However, the health system's Winchester Medical Center hospital president Skip Phillips had previous experience with tele-ICU, specifically, telemedicine technology and services vendor Advanced ICU Care. " The other value proposition with the telemedicine vendor, in addition to the physician support they provided, was the nursing component of their service offering, he added.

Simplifying the Telehealth Industry: Types of Telemedicine Companies

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 !

Telemedicine Today: August 2016

American Well

Telemedicine Today: August 2016. Welcome to the August 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! Ben Lawrence, director of nursing at Hughenden Hospital, said the telehealth service is drastically improving patient care. According to the National Business Group’s annual survey, 9 in 10 large employers will make telehealth services available to employees next year, if telemedicine is legal in the state. Telehealth Success Depends on EHR Integration.

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. For Understanding Telemedicine Technology 5.

American Well to preview TV-based telemedicine for the home at HIMSS20

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

At HIMSS20, prominent telemedicine technology vendor American Well will preview its new home TV system, dubbed CarePort, which will be commercially available at a date yet to be announced. The ability to integrate CarePort with a home television and simultaneously be part of a hospital's core set of systems, including the Epic and Cerner EHRs, translates into an extension of the care team's reach that is designed to enable a new model and level of care continuity.

Avizia Among 10 Most Promising Telemedicine Solutions

American Well

Avizia Offers Transformational Telemedicine Solutions for Optimum Patient Care. Telemedicine technology is at center point of stimulating patient-centric care by leveraging advanced clinical facilities at any time and any location to improve quality of care. Healthcare Tech Outlook recently published their 10 Most Promising Telemedicine Solution Providers of 2016, noting Avizia’s transformational telehealth solutions for optimal patient care.

Avizia Among 10 Most Promising Telemedicine Solutions

American Well

Avizia Offers Transformational Telemedicine Solutions for Optimum Patient Care. Telemedicine technology is at center point of stimulating patient-centric care by leveraging advanced clinical facilities at any time and any location to improve quality of care. Healthcare Tech Outlook recently published their 10 Most Promising Telemedicine Solution Providers of 2016, noting Avizia’s transformational telehealth solutions for optimal patient care.

Five Medical Use Cases for Telemedicine

American Well

In addition, specific medical use cases for telemedicine include teleradiology or telestroke, and a wide variety of specialties to connect physicians with patients. In our work with some of the nation’s top hospitals , we’ve found that hospitals have certain reasons for using telemedicine: Reduce readmissions through cost-effective post-discharge monitoring; Better educate pre-op patients to reduce waste; and. Telehealth often helps patients with urgent or acute care.

Five Medical Use Cases for Telemedicine

American Well

In addition, specific medical use cases for telemedicine include teleradiology or telestroke, and a wide variety of specialties to connect physicians with patients. In our work with some of the nation’s top hospitals , we’ve found that hospitals have certain reasons for using telemedicine: Reduce readmissions through cost-effective post-discharge monitoring; Better educate pre-op patients to reduce waste; and. Telehealth often helps patients with urgent or acute care.

6 Ways to Drive Higher Medicaid Reimbursement with Telemedicine

GlobalMed

From misplaced faxes and handwritten notes to EHR systems requiring more than a dozen documentation steps, patients often fall through the cracks – or wait so many months for a specialist appointment that they forget about it. Fortunately, there’s a solution that can benefit both provider revenue and population health: telemedicine. Schedule them for telemedicine visits while you reserve your exam rooms for commercial and Medicare patients.

Top Six Healthcare Executive Challenges in 2019

Henry Kotula

Many organizations are already exploring delivery reform with initiatives that focus on: Remote health monitoring and telemedicine; Population health management; Patient engagement; Social determinants of health; and. Physician and nurse shortages will continue to intensify in 2019, creating significant operational and financial challenges for healthcare organizations. On the nursing side, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a need for 649,100 replacement nurses by 2024.

CPSI gives away new telemedicine system to combat the pandemic

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The new product is billed as EHR-agnostic, secure and HIPAA-compliant and can be set up by downloading an app. Telemedicine is taking center stage during the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, where healthcare at a distance is profoundly needed. On another front, Healthcare IT News has compiled a listing of telemedicine vendors in the age of COVID-19 , a resource for health IT leaders.

Upstate Medical University decreases no-shows by 59% with telehealth, which patients love

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, very few clinical areas at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, had established telemedicine programs, and there was little synergy among them and the organization’s Epic enterprise EHR.

Epic, Zoom and mobile app help at-risk clinic volunteers deliver care from home

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The clinic was notified about a year and a half ago that its current EHR vendor was no longer going to support the application, and that its current hardware components were expiring. Charles Health System, the Bend clinic installed an Epic EHR.

Telehealth ICU tech helps Geisinger quickly expand capacity and enhance care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In the case of the step-down units, Geisinger wanted to be able to connect that staff to its eICU nurses and physicians for added support. There are many vendors of telemedicine technology and services on the health IT market today.

Epic-integrated telehealth at Johns Hopkins boosts quality and safety during pandemic

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Prior to COVID-19 hitting early this year, telemedicine at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine was low in volume, representing less than 0.1% This virtual care is delivered through an integrated video platform through the organization’s Epic EHR.

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Rural Watauga Medical uses telehealth to care for twice the typical number of patients

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Wautaga already had three inpatient teams and was looking for a telemedicine company to handle a fourth. " "It is extremely hard to find high-quality locum physicians – our decision to use the telemedicine solution was more about saving patient lives than saving money."

Telehealth: Removing Roadblocks to Care

GlobalMed

At GlobalMed we know telemedicine can bring care to remote areas , but even with advancements in technology, people in rural and remote locations continue to face limitations in accessing healthcare. Four Ways Telemedicine is Improving Access to Care. In remote Zimbabwe villages healthcare may be limited to a monthly visit from a nurse whose job it is to see as many patients as possible in a single day. Growing Telemedicine Possibilities to Improve Access to Care.

The Top Telehealth Terms to Know

American Well

ATA Accreditation: The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) developed an accreditation program to establish standard criteria regarding the security of patient information, transparency in pricing and operations, qualifications and licensing of providers and clinical practices and guidelines for telemedicine. EHRs: Electronic Health Records (EHRs) go one step beyond EMRs by tracking clinical data from multiple facilities and agencies.

The Top Telehealth Terms to Know

American Well

ATA Accreditation: The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) developed an accreditation program to establish standard criteria regarding the security of patient information, transparency in pricing and operations, qualifications and licensing of providers and clinical practices and guidelines for telemedicine. EHRs: Electronic Health Records (EHRs) go one step beyond EMRs by tracking clinical data from multiple facilities and agencies.

A hospital without patients

Henry Kotula

It has nurses and doctors and a cafeteria, and the staff spend their days looking after the very sick?checking Instead, doctors and nurses sit at carrels in front of monitors that include camera-eye views of the patients and their rooms, graphs of their blood chemicals and images of their lungs and limbs, and lists of problems that computer programs tell them to look out for. The nurses wear scrubs, but the scrubs are very, very clean. Of course, a nurse in St. [link].

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.

Temple uses $1M of FCC telehealth funding for virtual care platform, tablets and more

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

“While telemedicine existed in our health system prior to COVID-19, the adoption of this technology accelerated exponentially due to the pandemic, which unlocked a new level of patient care,” she said.

GlobalMed Announces Official HIMSS20 Speakers

GlobalMed

Educational session focuses on a pilot program to bring telemedicine to under-served regions of Zimbabwe. February 12, 2020 – GlobalMed, a leading provider of virtual health solutions, today announced that it will be represented in a speaking session: “Transforming Africa’s Health Crisis with Telemedicine,” at HIMSS20, the health information technology industry’s leading annual conference. Telemedicine programs entail getting rural clinics access to specialists.

Caring for veterans: A privilege and a duty

Henry Kotula

So the VA is a national leader in telemedicine, with notable success in mental health care. It is common for nurses to say “our veteran” when discussing a patient’s care with me. Uncategorized Empathy Gratitude Integrated Delivery System Mental Health Primary Care Respect Telemedicine VA EHR VA Hospital Veterans Administration Veterans Day[link]. Veterans Day had its start as Armistice Day, marking the end of World War I hostilities.

Health IT execs offer thoughts on the big issues of 2021

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

" EHRs: Automation can help. Burnout has been an ongoing scourge at hospitals for years now, and the crushing demands of the pandemic have only made it worse for physicians , nurses , telehealth managers and others.

Q&A with CISO Dan Bowden, Part 1: “We’re Going to Come Out Better on the Other Side.”

Health System CIO

Telemedicine isn’t just about improving patient care; it also helped conserve PPE by enabling physicians and nurses to communicate with patients from outside of their rooms. *

Funding Telehealth Expansions: What’s Top of Mind for CFOs?

InTouch Health

Based on the discussions from several virtual roundtables* that First American recently hosted, the telehealth-related items that are top of mind for hospital and health system CFOs include: Compatibility with EHR.

At one urban health center, ‘regulatory change was critical’ to telehealth success

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

“With a priority on safety for patients and staff, we stood up telemedicine in two weeks,” recalled Jean Polster, RN, president and CEO of Neighborhood Family Practice. Telemedicine and remote work immediately became the solution. application and one for the Epic EHR.

Marc Chasin, MD, CIO & CMIO, St. Luke’s Health System, Chapter 3

Health System CIO

Telemedicine roadblocks Working with docs to prepare for payment reform Balancing the CIO & CMIO roles — “It feels right.” From residency to hospital administration Learning from a DIY EHR Moving to Iowa — “It was one of the best moves I’ve made.” While deploying an EHR system into his practice, he had trouble getting buy-in from one of the partners — his father. Telemedicine roadblocks. Learning from a DIY EHR.

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Hospital executives believe Amazon can deliver on its hype as a healthcare disrupter

Henry Kotula

Comparatively, 14% said Apple , with its foray into EHRs , would be the most influential, followed by Google at 8% and Microsoft at 7%. About 80% of survey respondents were from the C-suite, including chief nursing officers, chief financial officers and chief information officers. . ” Executives were also bullish on telemedicine, with 29% saying the technology would have the biggest impact on healthcare, followed by artificial intelligence at 20%. [link].