Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine

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What’s this new thing called Telemedicine? For starters, it’s not new! I t’s more than 40 years old and was developed as a way to use improvements in communication technology to bring quality medical diagnoses and care to individuals in remote parts of the world.

Transforming Disaster Recovery with Telemedicine

GlobalMed

Recently GlobalMed’s Chief Clinical Officer Gigi Sorenson and Chief Medical Information Officer Dr. Dean Smith presented talks about disaster recovery and telemedicine at the International Conference on Disaster Medicine and Hurricane Resiliency. Maartens conference focused on public health challenges after hurricanes. Chemical spills and contaminated water, food, air and soil can cause environmental health issues.”. 4 Tips for Using Telemedicine in Disaster Recovery.

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Controlling Prison Healthcare Costs with Telemedicine

GlobalMed

When you think of a typical telemedicine visit, you might picture a patient in a rural town communicating with a big-city specialist, or a primary care provider triaging with an emergency room department. But there’s another, less visible realm where telemedicine has transformed costing savings and patient outcomes: correctional facilities. In 2001, a prisoner taken to University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas took two nurses hostage and assaulted them.

Saving Money, Saving Lives: Replacing Emergency Air Transport with Telemedicine

GlobalMed

After the hospital lost its inpatient dialysis service and local nephrologists, they had to fly any inpatients requiring dialysis across the state – even if those patients had sought help for something Summit could treat, like behavioral health issues or pneumonia. While telemedicine isn’t suitable for every medical emergency, it can bring immediate care to many patients without airlifting them to a distant hospital – reducing costs and improving outcomes.

The Future of Healthcare: Telehealth. Here’s Why You Need to Consider Telemedicine in 2019

Continue Education Journal

Telehealth and Telemedicine Definition. We often hear telehealth and telemedicine used interchangeably, so let’s set the record straight – telehealth is the umbrella term that refers to medical services that healthcare practitioners provide to patients from a distance. Nurses, physicians, counselors or dentists can all provide telehealth services. The biggest change is evident in rural communities, where access to health services is often severely incompetent.

Providing After-Hours Healthcare with Telemedicine

GlobalMed

adults struggled to get health care at nights and on weekends without visiting the emergency room. Telemedicine After Hours. Telemedicine can solve these challenges when providers make one change: offering after-hours care. Providers can leverage virtual health from their homes to treat these conditions during evenings and weekends. A stranger at the urgent care center won’t have that information or level of trust. It’s Friday evening.

Telemedicine triage kiosks reduce ER visits by 11% for ACO

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Many AICNY beneficiaries reside in group homes and use Federally Qualified Community Health Centers. A large number of the beneficiaries present multiple complex chronic health conditions with a high coexistence of mental health conditions making the coordination of care more complex and inefficient. "The savings that result from telemedicine versus an office visit for the long-term care supports and services provider that operates IDD residences is significant."

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.

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." " What is Asynchronous Telemedicine? As a final application example, synchronous telemedicine is helping improve medication management.

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.

COVID-19: A Catalyst of Change for Rural America

GlobalMed

A Kaiser Health News study found that overall, 18 million people live in ?counties In Nebraska, for example, 81 counties don’t have a single ICU bed and sending even a few nurses or doctors into quarantine could quickly leave hospitals and clinics with no medical professionals at all. We also shared our thoughts about how virtual health is bringing specialty care to rural areas. Bringing Relief to Rural Communities with Virtual Health.

Creating a 360-Degree View of The Continuum of Care

GlobalMed

But 21 st century healthcare operates more like a matrix, involving interactions with doctors, pharmacies, health plans, caregivers, therapists and nursing facilities – sometimes simultaneously. Telemedicine, which acts as the connective glue to keep all providers and caregivers operating from a shared and current knowledge base. This time they discharge her to a skilled nursing facility. They discharge her to a nursing home. Home health care.

12 Ways Telehealth is Saving Small Hospitals

GlobalMed

Improve community and population health. Drexel University’s Robert Field , a law and health management professor and Wharton lecturer, observed that major hospital systems are not only growing in size, but growing more sophisticated. In addition to ending the employment of hundreds of local residents, from nurses to cafeteria staff, the closure will force patients to travel further for basic care. Telemedicine Advantages. Today’s hospitals are under pressure.

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.

Driving Transformation through Academic Medical Centers

GlobalMed

Academic medical centers also train future physicians on new and advanced ways to care for patients – so it’s not surprising that they’re leading the charge on telemedicine adoption. Because they are fueled partly by innovation, many academic medical centers strive to build telemedicine fluency in the next generation of providers. Virtual health provides a useful portal for graduate medical programs designed to build skills in treating a broad range of conditions.

Why Don’t More Employees Use Telehealth Benefits?

GlobalMed

If you build a great telemedicine program, will they come? National Business Group on Health’s Large Employers’ Health Plan Design Survey found that while 90 percent of large companies offered telemedicine benefits in 2016, only 3 percent of their employees used it. So if corporate leaders can see the benefits in virtual health, why can’t their employees? They may also not know they can use telemedicine after hours.

New Generations, Digital Expectations

GlobalMed

Healthcare delivery matters too – and delivery models are leaning more and more toward telemedicine. They’re also turning to telemedicine, even when it means turning away from their usual doctor. Numerous surveys and studies have found patients rate their virtual visits highly, such as a telemedicine survey in The BMJ that found 98 percent of patients would be interested in future telemedicine visits and 99 percent would recommend telemedicine.

GlobalMed Expands Its Footprint in Africa

GlobalMed

Unlike other telemedicine companies, GlobalMed has a massive and diverse international presence. Now our African footprint is expanding, thanks to a United Nations-funded telemedicine project. The project is funded by ITU, a United Nations agency in Switzerland that’s collaborating with Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health, the Ministry of ICT and POTRAZ, Zimbabwe’s telecommunication regulatory agency. Local healthcare is often limited to a monthly one-day visit from a nurse.

Government of Zimbabwe Partners with GlobalMed for Virtual Care Pilot

GlobalMed

April 24, 2019—GlobalMed®, an international provider of virtual care solutions, today announced it has been selected by the government of Zimbabwe for a United Nations-funded project to provide telemedicine services and equipment at 16 clinics in the country’s Manicaland province. Participating health providers will utilize GlobalMed’s Transportable Exam Station® (TES), a fully mobile virtual care platform containing a tablet PC.

7 Reasons We’re The Platform of Platforms for Virtual Care

GlobalMed

Sure, sometimes people describe GlobalMed as a real-time healthcare delivery system company or the worldwide leader in telemedicine solutions. But usually, people call us something more informal: The Platform of Platforms for Virtual Care. 1 - We bring telemedicine to everyone. Other telemedicine companies require patients to see unfamiliar providers. 3 - We make telemedicine easy and secure. 6- Our telemedicine solutions empower providers with data-driven care.

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COVID-19’s Consumer Health Care Behaviors: Telehealth, Trauma, and Trust, via PwC

Health Populi

A new report from PwC looks at peoples’ changes in health behaviors in the first two months of the pandemic, asking whether these changes will stick “after” the pandemic fades. Before the pandemic, the top obstacles to healthy living were mental health concerns, feeling isolated, too much time spent using technology, and a limited choice of healthy food options. Our doctors and nurses are on the front-line of the “war” on COVID-19.

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. Explore the latest insights on telemedicine patients and find out what to expect the next time you pick up a telemedicine call. With services growing and increased patient adoption, last year’s typical telemedicine patient may have changed dramatically in a short span of time.

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.

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.

Telemedicine, Telehealth, Remote Monitoring and the Latest Congressional Health Reform Proposal

LinkousThink

This week, the United States Senate Finance Committee announced its proposed health reform bill. Much of the bill takes a broad approach to health reform; financing, insurance options, etc., Nor does it include some telemedicine provisions that are included in the House bill, such as the establishment of a Telehealth Advisory Committee. The assessment could be provided through an interactive telephonic or web-based program or during an encounter with a health professional.

Health IT execs offer thoughts on the big issues of 2021

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Here's what execs from some leading health IT vendors think about the most pressing challenges – and big opportunities – of the year ahead. Electronic health records don't usually help, even if their impact on burnout is more complex than many realize.

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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7 Telehealth Terms You Need to Know

BHM Healthcare Solutions

According to the HRSA , telehealth “is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care , patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.”. Telemedicine. Very similar to telehealth, telemedicine is “the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status.

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.

NewYork-Presbyterian launches Hauser Institute for Health Innovation

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

NewYork-Presbyterian has launched the Hauser Institute for Health Innovation, in recognition of the visionary philanthropy of longtime supporters Rita E. The Hausers have given more than $50 million to NewYork-Presbyterian in support of the hospital’s innovation programs in health information technology and telemedicine since 2011.

Wearable, Shareable, Virtual: The Demands of the Digital Health Consumer in 2018

Health Populi

The evidence for telehealth’s tipping point is rooted in new research published today by Accenture on Patients + Doctors + Machines, Accentures’ 2018 Consumer Survey on Digital Health. Three in four consumers in America say technology is important to managing their health. Consumers most commonly use the following technologies to help them manage health in 2018: 56% use websites. 38% electronic health records.

The Top Telehealth Terms to Know

American Well

The clinical interfaces provide data exchange before, during, and after visits, such as sharing a patient’s health history. Apple Health: Apple Health, or Apple HealthKit, is a preinstalled app on Apple Watch and all iOS8 devices that contains an easy-to-read dashboard for a person’s fitness and health data. The app shows heart rate, calories burned, cholesterol and other important vital information, as well as results of lab tests, diagnoses and medical examinations.

The Top Telehealth Terms to Know

American Well

The clinical interfaces provide data exchange before, during, and after visits, such as sharing a patient’s health history. Apple Health: Apple Health, or Apple HealthKit, is a preinstalled app on Apple Watch and all iOS8 devices that contains an easy-to-read dashboard for a person’s fitness and health data. The app shows heart rate, calories burned, cholesterol and other important vital information, as well as results of lab tests, diagnoses and medical examinations.

Lee Powe, CIO, Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

You have to make sure you’re tracking the right metrics when it comes to telemedicine. We’ve actually hired a nurse to be in charge of that program. Obviously, you’re right near Virginia too, but in terms of health information exchange, are you doing anything in that area? Powe: It’s funny because in western North Carolina they have a health exchange, and in eastern North Carolina they have a health exchange.

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Healthcare Messaging & Orchestration — 2019

Medical Connectivity

In this post we'll look at how health care messaging and orchestration solutions are changing for 2019. Often traditional enterprise applications require workers to move information from one application to another manually, aggregating information in their minds to get things done. While messaging and orchestration with PagerDuty is an enterprise app, in health care it is an inter-enterprise app — this is the special challenge and opportunity in health care.

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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.

Rwanda : The Digital Health Pioneer

Lloyd Price

This has translated into improvements in the health situation. Major health reforms took place, including the health insurance improvement, which aims to guarantee access for all to health care; and experience from Rwanda has shown that it is possible to achieve universal health coverage in a country with 90% of its population in the informal sector. Expand the understanding of HIE in Rwanda within the health delivery system and the technical community.

Beyond Marketing Awareness: Telehealth and Your Patients

American Well

80% of all Americans use online resources to look up health information and “ cyberchondria ” is already a concern among mental healthcare professionals. What you, as a healthcare professional, have to do is find the healthy middle ground that lets you reach your patients, and interested parties generally, while ensuring that the information you provide is correct and likely to bring in people who genuinely need your help.

Beyond Marketing Awareness: Telehealth and Your Patients

American Well

80% of all Americans use online resources to look up health information and “ cyberchondria ” is already a concern among mental healthcare professionals. What you, as a healthcare professional, have to do is find the healthy middle ground that lets you reach your patients, and interested parties generally, while ensuring that the information you provide is correct and likely to bring in people who genuinely need your help.

Healthcare Messaging & Orchestration — 2019

Medical Connectivity

In this post we'll look at how health care messaging and orchestration solutions are changing for 2019. But because this technology is new to health care, the market will retain a moderate level of activity as buyers replace their first or second messaging system purchase for one that better meets their newly recognized longer-term needs such as additional use cases to be orchestrated and systems and groups of users as new sources for messages to be integrated.

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