Patient experience is evolving as providers embrace telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

More and more patients are able to take advantage of remote consults and other virtual care options as health systems have begun pursuing telehealth programs in earnest, new HIMSS Media research shows. WHY IT MATTERS. It all gets moved into the home."

More Than Half Of Seniors Willing To Use Telehealth

Healthcare IT Today

Results from a recent survey suggest that seniors are more comfortable with telehealth than you might think, especially given their techno-phobic reputation. As things stand, when seniors need off-hours care, telehealth consults are hardly the first thing that comes to their mind.

Simple Solutions Making a Big Difference in Care Delivery

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Molly True, Worldwide Healthcare Marketing for Lenovo Health. The goal of Health IT is to make the healthcare experience simpler, faster and better, for both patients and providers.

Barriers To Consumer Health Adoption Are Falling

Healthcare IT Today

A new survey has concluded that the bulk of Americans are not connected with or using telehealth services, including, notably, those in rural areas for whom telemedical services should be a lifeline.

2019: Healthcare IT gains new ground

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

2019: Year in Review It's been an eventful year for health IT. Of course, that's been the case every year over the past decade since the first meaningful use checks were mailed out, kickstarting the digital healthcare age as we know it.

Virtual Sitters Can Improve Patient Safety and Reduce Unbudgeted Hospital Costs

Healthcare IT Today

A common practice in hospitals today is the use of patient sitters, also called “specialling”, in which non-clinical staff is assigned on a one-to-one basis to provide in-room monitoring of patients at high risk for falls, self-harm, or other […].

Best Buy Bets on AgingTech in the Expanding Retail Health Ecosystem

Health Populi

the electronics retailer, it’s out with CDs and in with technology for aging at home. The company announced that it would buy GreatCall for $800 million. will continue to grow in healthcare, it’s exciting to see Best Buy making a bet in this way.

How should your organization assess telehealth ROI?

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As more health systems avail themselves of the quality, cost and access benefits that come with telehealth, IT leaders naturally have big questions about how those major investments in technology infrastructure, reshaped clinical strategy and staffing changes should be paying off.

At Cigna, telehealth reduces patient costs and ER visits, and boosts use of generic Rx

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As healthcare costs continue to rise, the employer clients of Cigna, a healthcare organization based in Bloomfield, Connecticut, continue to seek new care delivery options that will improve access and convenience while lowering costs. Healthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication.

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Telehealth is past the 'tipping point' – how's it doing with interoperability?

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As the American Telemedicine Association annual conference kicks off in New Orleans this week, the organization has published a white paper focused on the status of telehealth interoperability. WHY IT MATTERS. The promise is immense, but big hurdles still remain before it reaches its full potential. And its specifications are also evolving as the technology and implementations mature. Healthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication.

Virtual Healthcare: Your Telehealth Questions Answered by a Doctor

American Well

If you follow the latest developments in health care, you may have noticed: telehealth has taken off. Our country is focused on making health care more accessible for Americans, and naturally, telehealth has emerged as a key innovation that can help to make this a reality. It’s an effective way to deliver evidence-based medicine – and it’s something that we as physicians can embrace right now. What is telehealth? To me, telehealth is simple.

New CDS from Change Healthcare enables home-based telemonitoring

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Change Healthcare on Monday unveiled the most recent version of InterQual 2019, its flagship clinical decision support technology. WHY IT MATTERS. " Digital Transformation in Healthcare. Healthcare IT News is a publication of HIMSS Media.

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InTouch Health and NTT DATA Strengthen Partnership To Advance Virtual Care

InTouch Health

Plano, TX – October 10, 2019 – InTouch Health , ranked 2019 Best in KLAS for Virtual Care Platforms, and NTT DATA Services , a recognized leader in global technology services, have expanded their partnership to accelerate the delivery of virtual care solutions that enable healthcare providers to improve patient care, access, costs, and the patient and provider experience. health systems – as they deploy telehealth programs across their enterprises.

How One Hospital System Baked Love Into Their Health App

Health Populi

That’s Jefferson’s health solutions group that focuses on digital innovation and consumer experience. Here’s a health system that’s focused on that customer experience, which has become a critical success factor for healthcare to thrive.

Telemedicine Trends: Awareness & Support for Digital Care on the Rise

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Charting telemedicine trends has become a cottage industry: Once considered a fringe aspect of healthcare, the development of telehealth services like remote patient management (RPM) is now closely watched by groups like Xtelligent Healthcare Media , which fills the (digital) pages of an entire suite of online publications like mHealthIntelligence , HealthITAnalytics , and many others. The ongoing rural healthcare crisis is a major factor.

Workforce development: Your organization is only as strong as its people

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

How can you minimize the effect of this trend on your healthcare organization? How can you recruit the best people, retain talent you have and ensure a diverse workforce that reflects the patients you serve? Digital transformation: Healthcare making progress but much work remains.

American Well partners recognized as “top” healthcare leaders

American Well

This year marks the eighth year that Gartner has come out with its ranking of supply chain leaders in healthcare. Its “Top 25 list” recognizes companies that have demonstrated leadership in developing and leveraging supply chain capabilities. BJC HealthCare.

2018 Year in Review: The Year’s Biggest Remote Care News & Developments

care innovations

2018 was a historic year for telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM), as a series of developments played out that helped extend these important care delivery services to more patients than ever before. As government agencies like the CMS and VA expanded access to telehealth towards the goal of extending care into rural areas, industry leaders like Care Innovations® announced a series of breakthroughs with exciting implications for the years to come.