Growing group of lawmakers want telehealth in coronavirus response

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Health group Advantia acquires telehealth company Pacify

FierceHealthIT

Advantia Health, a women’s health group with locations in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest, has acquired Pacify, a telehealth company that provides virtual care for new and expectant moms and parents

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Telehealth group practice offers free care to seniors nationwide during crisis

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

CCS Healthcare is a telehealth practice that has been delivering telehealth care extensively throughout Western Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 2016. “Telehealth has had a major impact on reducing hospitalizations for the patients in our practice.

In a COVID-19 hotspot, a physicians group deploys a free triage and telehealth tool

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Tamra Ruymann, Chief of Digital Health at Physicians of Southwest Washington, first explains how her caregiver colleagues are treating patients now, and then how they will treat them with the aid of this form of triage and telehealth IT once they begin deploying it in the immediate future.

Even During COVID-19 Crisis, There’s No Excuse For Dropping The Ball On Telehealth

Healthcare IT Today

On the whole, my experience with the group and its providers has been very positive. For the past several months, I’ve had the good fortune to get excellent care for treatment of a chronic condition.

Survey: Americans’ perceptions of telehealth in the COVID-19 era

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth technology, originally designed to give access to care in areas where there is a shortage of specialty care providers, now is being used much more widely as a way to screen and diagnose patients without risking the spread of disease through personal contact.

Telehealth and COVID-19 Testing

American Well

At Amwell Medical Group (AMG), we have seen a sharp uptick in test-related questions and calls to our network operations center, and we wish to explain and clarify the role that telehealth plays in COVID-19 testing. The post Telehealth and COVID-19 Testing appeared first on Amwell.

Telehealth Usage and Coverage Continues to Increase Throughout the US

Clocktree

Telehealth coverage and usage is continuing to make strides forward. The US Department of Health and Human Services estimates that currently 60% of all healthcare institutions and about 45% of all hospitals are using telehealth in one way or another.

Telehealth Momentum Fueling 6 Trends in 2020

American Well

Telehealth visits continued to surge in 2019, driven by expanding reimbursement measures that are increasingly positioning telehealth as a highly attractive care option for health plans, providers and patients. Blog future of telehealth predictions telehealth predictions

Telehealth Momentum Fueling 6 Trends in 2020

American Well

Telehealth visits continued to surge in 2019, driven by expanding reimbursement measures that are increasingly positioning telehealth as a highly attractive care option for health plans, providers and patients. Blog future of telehealth predictions telehealth predictions

The CIO’s Role during a Health Crisis

Health System CIO

Columns Disaster Recovery Featured Leadership/Staff Management Telehealth David Chou Luye Medical GroupFrom optimizing remote access solutions to partnering with infectious disease leaders to collect data, there are several ways in which CIOs can help keep the organization on track during a crisis, says David Chou.

COVID-19 and Telehealth Regulations in the States

American Well

Changes in telehealth policy brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic are moving nearly as quickly as the pandemic itself. Expanded telehealth coverage. The temporary licensing changes outlined above are usually found in combination with one or more telehealth-specific measures.

COVID-19: ATA, HIMSS, others want waivers for Medicare telehealth restrictions

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The groups are also asking for an accompanying provision that would give Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar the authority to waive the restrictions on telehealth visits during a public health emergency currently imposed by Medicare.

Telehealth and Urgent Care During COVID-19

American Well

To ensure patient safety and a good patient experience, we would like to set clear expectations with the public about when telehealth is and is not appropriate, and we are asking our clients to do the same. Telehealth providers can evaluate patients with milder COVID-like Illness.

Congress waives telehealth restrictions for coronavirus screening

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As was requested by several leading healthcare technology organizations this past week, Congress has included a provision that waives some restrictions for Medicare telehealth coverage as part of its new COVID-19 supplemental funding package.

More funding for rural telehealth programs is on its way

Clocktree

This will allow healthcare providers to offer telehealth programs that rely on strong internet to connect to remote patients and enable practitioners to collaborate and consult with specialists outside of their area. one of a large group in Congress to appeal to the FCC to boost funding, said in news reports following the FCC vote. Client Healthcare Prospect Provider Telehealth Telehealth News Telemedicine Uncategorized

Health IT, mental health groups back bill to eliminate telehealth restrictions for opioid treatment

FierceHealthIT

Health IT and behavioral health groups are backing Senate legislation that would allow Medicare beneficiaries to receive opioid addiction treatment via telehealth. The groups told lawmakers current restrictions “significantly limit the number of telebehavioral health visits available in Medicare

Bringing Telehealth to the Rehabilitation Industry

Advanced Medical Reviews

The future of telehealth continues to build interest due to its convenience and cost-effectiveness. utilize telehealth. A number of state Medicaid programs have some form of coverage for telehealth services, while private payers are embracing coverage for many telehealth services.

Government Agencies & Industry Groups Push for Telehealth Policy Reform

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Echoing initiatives already taken by many state governments to expand access to digital healthcare services ( particularly in rural areas ), a growing number of federal agencies are also looking to reform existing telehealth policy in an effort to expand access to quality care while also attempting to rein in the costs of the American healthcare system. Proposals by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to boost funding for the expansion of telehealth into rural areas.

Master Guide to Telehealth Statistics for 2019

Enzyme Health

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 Partnerships

American Well

Healthcare professionals may be asking themselves, “Who can I help through telehealth?”. These groups also have the benefit of being able to see the same patients for years in a row. So, all three groups benefit: Healthcare professionals expand their reach.

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.

Intermountain Healthcare Demonstrates Telehealth ROI

American Well

During an American Well-sponsored webinar hosted by Becker’s Hospital Review , Intermountain Healthcare discussed telehealth ROI for urgent care. Intermountain Healthcare encompasses 23 hospitals, 185 clinics, a medical group and a health plan division called SelectHealth.

Three telehealth success stories

American Well

1] With wait times rising and healthcare costs increasing, many health systems have turned to telehealth as a means of increasing access to healthcare. Cerner and American Well have partnered to deliver telehealth that is fully embedded within Cerner’s electronic health record portfolio.

Three telehealth success stories

American Well

1] With wait times rising and healthcare costs increasing, many health systems have turned to telehealth as a means of increasing access to healthcare. Cerner and American Well have partnered to deliver telehealth that is fully embedded within Cerner’s electronic health record portfolio.

8 Ways Practices Are Investing in Patient Experience Now

Healthcare IT Today

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Treating Mental Health through Telehealth: Understanding Physician and Consumer Willingness

American Well

While mental health is important to discuss all year long, in conjunction with Mental Illness Awareness week, we wanted to bring special attention to those suffering and discuss how telehealth can help. But are patients and providers willing to use telehealth for behavioral health treatment?

Treating Mental Health through Telehealth: Understanding Physician and Consumer Willingness

American Well

While mental health is important to discuss all year long, in conjunction with Mental Illness Awareness week, we wanted to bring special attention to those suffering and discuss how telehealth can help. But are patients and providers willing to use telehealth for behavioral health treatment?

Cost and Transparency Ranks As The Biggest Issue/Challenge Facing Healthcare Today

Electronic Health Reporter

The HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG), a 31-year old networking and leadership organization, facilitated interactive discussions around such issues in their 2.5 […]. Taylor HCEG Annual Forum HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG) telehealth

Why Therapists Should Use HIPAA-Compliant Telehealth Platforms During COVID-19

TheraNest

They also noted that public facing platforms like Facebook Live, Twitch, TikTok should not be used as a means of telehealth care provision. . 6 Reasons To Use A HIPAA-Compliant Telehealth Platform. You’ll be able to host group therapy sessions.

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National TRC Webinar Series: Expanding Quality Metrics to Include Telehealth

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Expanding Quality Metrics to Include Telehealth. Even with this growth, there are no current measures to evaluate and assess the impact of telehealth or address concerns about the utility and benefit of telehealth services. Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 1 PM CDT. Register Today!

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

Clocktree

Interestingly, this growth is not attributed solely to Millennials and young professionals, but is spread evenly among age groups. The study concludes: “It’s encouraging to note that physicians across specialties, age groups and geographic regions are drawn to telemedicine.

Insurers Increasingly Interested in Telehealth

Ortholive

Patient "telehealth" "telemedicine" insurance payersMedical Economics reported this month on a new survey just released from America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). AHIP is a national organization comprised of U.S. insurance companies from both the private and public sectors.

Intermountain Healthcare Demonstrates Telehealth ROI

American Well

During an American Well-sponsored webinar hosted by Becker’s Hospital Review , Intermountain Healthcare discussed telehealth ROI for urgent care. In 2016, the health system partnered with American Well to launch its telehealth service, Connect Care, to enhance patient convenience and care access; cut delivery costs; and retain and recruit patients. Intermountain approached its analysis of telehealth ROI from the perspective of an integrated health system.

Save the Date: Telehealth Technology Summit Planned in New Orleans

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

A Telehealth Technology Summit (#TTS18) is planned on December 12-13 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. TTS18 will feature presentations by telehealth experts and a technology showcase hosted by the National Telehealth Resource Center for Technology Assessment (TTAC).

HRSA Telehealth Resource Center Program Wins 2018 Federal Health IT Innovation Award

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

HRSA’s Telehealth Resource Center (TRC) Program was one of the 2018 Federal Health IT Innovation Awards Winners! Dr. William England, Director for the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) and Natassja Manzanero, Program Coordinator for the Telehealth Resource Center Program in OAT.

2019 Consumer Survey: Majority of Consumers are Willing to Use Telehealth but Use Varies by Age

American Well

The adoption of telehealth has continued to nearly double year-over-year for the past decade. This represents a massive opportunity and great potential for telehealth to be part of regular care delivery. They also are the most willing generation to use telehealth for urgent care.

2019 Consumer Survey: Majority of Consumers are Willing to Use Telehealth but Use Varies by Age

American Well

The adoption of telehealth has continued to nearly double year-over-year for the past decade. This represents a massive opportunity and great potential for telehealth to be part of regular care delivery. They also are the most willing generation to use telehealth for urgent care.

Understanding the PDGM Rule Today to Best Prepare for Tomorrow: the Role of Telehealth

Health Recovery Solutions

The new Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), announced in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, will take effect on or after January 1, 2020. video conferencing physical therapy insurance telehealth reimbursement cost savings

A Fresh Look at Telehealth Patient Demographics in 2019

Enzyme Health

Recent patient surveys shed light on who is using telemedicine, why they are using it, and how benefits and barriers to telehealth use are rapidly shifting as adoption grows. More Patients Than Ever Are Using Telehealth Services. The highest use in a 10-year age group was 51-60 (15%).