Health Information Technology: 7 Issues To Consider

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Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine


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.

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New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with Health Information Technology Apps

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Health IT and Vegas: Made for Each Other

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I was in Las Vegas at HIMSS this last week, which, for the uninitiated, is a veritable orgy of health information technology (HIT). Someone from HIMSS leadership told me that over 42,000 people had shown up and they were expecting closer to 45,000.

Transforming Disaster Recovery with Telemedicine


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.

Why Telemedicine, Why Now?


That’s why we wrote our new ebook: “Why Telemedicine, Why Now ?” The Rapid Rise of Virtual Health. Telemedicine is expanding. Demographic studies suggest Europe’s economy will slide into crisis as its workforce shrinks and the elderly demand more expensive health care services.

10 Ways Telemedicine Supports Behavioral Health


adults live with a mental illness – but only 42 percent of them receive behavioral health services. Many individuals with mental health issues can lead successful lives with the right support. Telemedicine reduces the fear of stigma. Nearly one in five U.S.

Understanding the Difference Between Telemedicine Integration and Interoperability


Then the telemedicine solution is deployed and you discover the vendor’s version of integration is limited to their video platform, allowing you to launch a video consult from your EHR. This scenario has become the standard in today’s virtual health programs.

Telemedicine vs. In-Person Visits: Which is Higher Quality?


But inevitably they’ll worry that the quality of the virtual visit just isn’t as good as an in-person visit – that telemedicine is “impersonal.”. Patients suffer longer and pay more when doctors miss key medical information and provide an incorrect diagnosis.

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


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.

Stopping Referral Leakage with Telemedicine


S ooner or later, ROI comes up in every telemedicine conversation. Some providers have begun to realize that virtual health can drive revenue and reimbursement. Right out of the gate, virtual health solves a major stumbling block: provider location.

Why Aren’t More Pediatricians Using Telemedicine?


If you had to guess which group used telemedicine the most, what would your answer be? According to CNBC , telemedicine leaders report that women and mothers make up the majority of their customers. Telemedicine helps parents and children in several ways.

Providing After-Hours Healthcare with Telemedicine


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. It’s Friday evening.

Telemedicine and the Consumerization of Healthcare


Providers assume their patients have the right information at their fingertips, while their patients have too much app fatigue to create yet another password and learn another platform. Perhaps the biggest telemedicine benefit of all is patient enthusiasm.

From Tank Commander to Telemedicine Leader: Meet CRO Scott Sullivan


The book explains that because of technology, kids in Zimbabwe can get the same information that Harvard students can. Because of telemedicine, a kid in Zimbabwe can see a specialist who’s 2000 miles away, diagnosing a problem before he gets crippled. That certification makes telemedicine more available to military bases, hospitals and clinics around the world. The post From Tank Commander to Telemedicine Leader: Meet CRO Scott Sullivan appeared first on GlobalMed.

Bringing Telemedicine to the Microsoft’s Digital Transformation Showcase


Two telemedicine stations demonstrated our virtual health technology and how we leverage Microsoft’s Azure cloud to dissolve barriers to care and improve patient outcomes. Changing the Telemedicine Game.

7 Ways School-Based Telemedicine Helps Kids


While most people associate telehealth services with clinical settings, telemedicine is revolutionizing an unexpected environment these days: schools. Here’s why telemedicine programs are so effective in schools. School-Based Health Centers and Telemedicine.

ATA 2019: A Shifting Telemedicine Landscape


A few weeks ago, every leader in the telemedicine world gathered in New Orleans to attend ATA 2019. Leaders shared a goldmine of telemedicine insights in the panels. Topics included virtual care reimbursement, telemedicine’s impact on social determinants of health, and specific new care delivery models for children and seniors. Another observation: while telemedicine is becoming ubiquitous, high-quality virtual care isn’t as widely available.

How blockchain can protect telemedicine programs

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Despite the convenience of telemedicine, this technology raises enormous potential security concerns. If the virtual connection between a doctor and the patient is unsecure, it is possible that patients’ location, data and other sensitive information could be leaked.

Set your Organization Apart: How Virtual Care Attracts and Delights your Market


If there is one thing that the last decade has shown us, it’s that nothing stays the same. This is true in all aspects of healthcare. Everything from patient records, writing prescriptions, navigating reimbursement, analyzing risk, and updating treatment protocols have changed.

An Air Force Veteran’s Telemedicine Story


At GlobalMed, veterans and telemedicine are almost inseparable. But like many veterans, he also had a service-related diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to address – which led him to telemedicine. When the Minot CBOC staff told him telemedicine was an option, he was intrigued. His telemedicine journey began cautiously. “At Being in Minot for school, I’m very grateful for telemedicine because it allows me to do this and still get care,” he said. “If

The Opportunities and Challenges of Data Analytics In Healthcare

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This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Data analytics is the next step in the evolution of healthcare as it uses data-driven findings to predict and address health issues. Data analytics is often paired with health information exchanges (HIEs) […]. Editorial health information exchanges healthcare data analytics telemedicine wearablesIllegal copying is prohibited. By Anita Fernandes.

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6 Ways to Drive Higher Medicaid Reimbursement with Telemedicine


Fortunately, there’s a solution that can benefit both provider revenue and population health: telemedicine. Medicaid is the largest payer for mental health services in the United States. Almost a third of physicians don’t accept Medicaid patients.

What Will Healthcare Look Like in 2050?


In any dialogue about telemedicine, you’ll hear a lot of talk about access to care. But there’s another conversation that needs more attention: what kind of care does telemedicine offer? Your health is also monitored by sensory equipment connected to remote specialists.

Two Forms of Telemedicine: Synchronous vs. Asynchronous

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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."

Dynamic Integration: Reducing Costs And Enabling Virtual Health Data Interoperability


With the information in hand, eNcounter will configure itself so that it aligns with the unique FHIR implementation of its targeted host. In doing so, DIMS solves the headache of managing changing endpoints and provides a continuous flow of discrete, portable, and actionable health data.


Bridging the Digital Divide: Expanding Internet and Rural Healthcare Access


The Internet has impacted every industry – and that includes healthcare, particularly in regard to telemedicine. This presents virtual health providers with a conundrum. The crux of telemedicine is extending access to care. Special-Report-Improving-Rural-Health.

Solving Provider Burnout with Virtual Healthcare


The National Rural Health Association reports there are only 30 specialists per 100,000 people in rural communities, compared to 263 specialists per 100,000 urban residents. Telemedicine Boosts Provider Productivity.

Why Do Telemedicine Compliance Certifications Matter?


What are you looking for from your telemedicine platform? Specifically, the compliance certifications for the telemedicine equipment you use to treat your patients such as data-capturing devices ? Any telemedicine vendor who can provide compliance will let you know it.

The Death of Old-School Telehealth


Let’s just say it: Telemedicine is booming in today’s healthcare landscape. 74 percent of employers offer telemedicine benefits ; 72 percent of hospital providers and 52 percent of physician groups have telemedicine programs.

4 Ways Telemedicine is Transforming Specialty Care


Specialized providers usually gravitate to the larger patient pools found in cities; they may also be drawn to large universities or health systems that offer opportunities for research and teaching. The post 4 Ways Telemedicine is Transforming Specialty Care appeared first on GlobalMed.

Creating a 360-Degree View of The Continuum of Care


But 21 st century healthcare operates more like a matrix, involving interactions with doctors, pharmacies, health plans, caregivers, therapists and nursing facilities – sometimes simultaneously. The Value of Telemedicine Intervention. Home health care.

Driving Transformation through Academic Medical Centers


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. School-Based Health Centers (SBHC).

The Top 3 Mistakes Hospitals Make with Provider Capacity Management


Consider your local health network, which might run multiple clinics, medical centers and hospitals. To better meet evolving needs and deliver a more attentive patient experience, many hospitals have turned to advanced telemedicine. The Capacity Management Benefits of Telemedicine.

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How Our CTO Shannon Murphy is Changing Healthcare


As the world leader in evidence-based telemedicine solutions, GlobalMed’s mission is to transform healthcare across the planet. Murphy noted that telemedicine, which wasn’t in common use back then, could have helped her and her spouse balance their commitments.

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

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Happy Thanksgiving from GlobalMed


Health Information Technology People Telemedicine TechnologiesThis week marks the official start of the holiday season. As with every year, we begin the season of giving with a day of counting our blessings. At GlobalMed, that means gratitude for a number of recent developments.

Why Virtual Care Is The Future


He wasn’t specifically speaking about telemedicine, but his quote certainly applies to a world where both patients and doctors are embracing the transformative power of virtual care. Today’s telemedicine solutions take IT out of the equation so both doctor and patient can focus on treatment.

Most Workers and their Employers Want to Receive Digital Healthcare On-Demand

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Most employers and their workers see the benefits of digital health in helping make health care more accessible and lower-cost, according to survey research published in Health on Demand from Mercer Marsh Benefits.

Why Don’t More Employees Use Telehealth Benefits?


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.