Telemedicine and access: Leave no patient behind

KevinMD

Telehealth, using video to have an acute medical care visit, puts some of the power of choice back into our patient’s hands. Tech Mobile health Primary Care

Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine

eVisit

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.

What has Telemedicine done for You Lately?

eVisit

You’ve discussed it in strategy meetings, you’ve overheard your competitors talking about it at conferences, and maybe patients have even asked about it: telemedicine.

Improving Health outcomes with Telemedicine

eVisit

In recent years, healthcare providers and medical professionals have turned to increasingly advanced technologies to serve their patients and maintain an advantage in the healthcare marketplace.

The Promise of Telehealth for Older People – the U-M National Poll on Healthy Aging

Health Populi

And so, too, are older folks re-imagining how and where their health care services could be delivered and consumed. Health Populi’s Hot Points: I recently collaborated with HealthMine on a survey looking into Medicare Advantage members’ views of health and digital technology.

Going Digital for Health Is a New-Normal for Consumers

Health Populi

Using digital health tech is a new normal for U.S. consumers, including Seniors, found in the 2018 digital health consumer survey from Deloitte. The title of the report, “Consumers are on board with virtual health options,” summarizes the bullish outlook for telehealth.

A Health Future with Lyft and Uber as Patient Data Stewards: Rock Health’s 2019 Consumer Survey

Health Populi

Patients searching online for health information and health care provider reviews is mainstream in 2019. Digital health tracking is now adopted by 4 in 10 U.S. Online health information is re-shaping the relationship between patients and clinicians.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Approved Separate Reimbursements for Non-Traditional Patient Visits

eVisit

One of the main barriers reported by HCPs for not embracing the powerful tool of telehealth has been the lack of reimbursement. November 1, 2018 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) made a significant step in overcoming this obstacle.

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

eVisit

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.

The Digital Health Consumer According to Rock Health

Health Populi

Looking for health information online is just part of being a normal, mainstream health consumer, according to the third Rock Health Digital Health Consumer Adoption Survey published this week. adults were online health information hunters.

As Workers’ Healthcare Costs Increase, Employers Look to Telehealth and Wearable Tech to Manage Cost & Health Risks

Health Populi

Family premiums for health insurance received at the workplace grew 5% in 2018: to $19,616, according to the 2018 KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). Health benefits as a share of compensation have been stable for a decade.

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!

Telemedicine, Telehealth, and mHealth Bolster Health Independence and Healthcare Related Quality of Life

Arizona Telemedicine Program

In healthcare, telemedicine, telehealth, and mobile health (mHealth) technologies can help us maintain or improve our health more independently by enabling us to track our health, and access and connect with expert care from where we are.

Telemedicine Services Demand Pressures Payers

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Health care executives and providers have shed fears about the deployment of telemedicine services. The demand for telemedicine services pressures payers into staying current with telemedicine based offerings allows payers flexibility with policy updates.

Essential Telemedicine Terms Clinicians Should Know

Enzyme Health

Applying for telemedicine jobs and want to stand out? Here’s the essential telehealth terminology that will put you ahead of the curve. This quick telehealth glossary covers the basic terminology telemedicine clinicians should know.

The Different Types of Telehealth

iSALUS Healthcare

It’s easy to see that telehealth is all around us. From the upcoming appointment text reminder you received from your family doctor to the post-visit survey from your chiropractor, telehealth is prevalent in today’s tech-based society. In 2016 the global telehealth market was valued at $2.78 Needless to say, if you haven’t jumped on the telehealth bandwagon yet, now is the time. TeleHealth,telemedicine,Types of Telemedicine

Asynchronous video telemedicine helps TB patients, saves costs in Guam

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services has to cope with a very serious tuberculosis problem. Patients with TB were having to receive their medication via daily visit to or through an in-home visit from the health department.

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?

5 Niche Telemedicine Specialties That Might Surprise You

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?

Three Trends Shaping the Future of Telehealth

Advanced Medical Reviews

In the healthcare industry, telehealth was once thought of as futuristic. Approximately 89 percent of healthcare leaders expect telehealth to transform U.S. One study concluded that telehealth could generate $6 billion in yearly healthcare cost savings for employers in the U.S.,

5 Healthcare Industry Issues of 2016: Part 1

BHM Healthcare Solutions

So far we’ve discussed the important trends of Pharmacy and Behavioral Health and how each of those industries is expected to make great strides in the New Year. From mobile health to Mergers and Acquisitions let’s look at the first 5 healthcare industry issues bound to take root this year.

Oncology Patients experience a personalized journey with interventions and education for better care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Although some steps entail engaging with care staff at a hospital or clinic, most of the time patients are challenged with managing their disease on a daily basis away from the health system. To be proactive and stay aligned with patient needs, health systems must collect patient information (e.g. Eighteen months ago, we introduced this telehealth type of application to our oncology patients. AMITA Health’s Pilot will leverage TapCloud.

The Burgeoning Role Of Venture Capital In Health Care

Henry Kotula

[link] ; The US health care system relies heavily on private markets. B etween 2010 and 2017, the value of investments in digital health increased by 858 percent, and the number of financing deals in this sector increased by 412 percent; more than $41.5

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Why Digital Health Is Beneficial To Clinical Trials

BHM Healthcare Solutions

The emergence of new digital health technologies will hopefully change this. With digital health, researchers and physicians now have access to reputable providers outside their clinic where they can get answers, not in a week or in a month, but instantly on-demand when needed.

Geriatric Telemedicine – 5 Examples of How It’s Already Being Used

GlobalMed

Telemedicine uses mobile apps, video conferencing software, wireless devices, email, and other forms of communication to improve a patient’s access to care. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) has become another popular form of telemedicine for telehealth and older adults.

Why telemedicine and remote patient monitoring demand will skyrocket in 2019

Redox

If you were to ask someone on the street what they consider the most impactful digital health innovation over the last five years, there’s a good chance their response would be, “telemedicine”. Oddly, even with its place in the general public’s lexicon, telemedicine utilization is still rather low. While video visits are only one aspect of telemedicine, these numbers make it clear that the technology still has not reached the point of mass adoption and use.

The Future of Digital Health – Views from Inside the Industry

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

Regarding the rise of Amazon as a digital corporation and huge game changer in the market, “if we don’t think this is going to happen in healthcare, you’re living in the 1920s – because it is,” says Dr. Curtis Lowery, Director of the UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation.

Mississippi Telehealth Network Could Be FCC’s Model for RPM Expansion

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Back in 2014 , the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) collaborated with a network of local and national health technology leaders to build the Mississippi Diabetes Telehealth Network, an effort to extend quality care into rural and underserved regions with high rates of chronic illness.

Innovation HealthJam #InnovationHealthJam

Medicine and Technology

This event will challenge a large diverse group within the medical eco-system to re-frame health care in the United States. healthcare reform mobile healthIn a few weeks, the Innovation HealthJam will happen online! June 17-19.

#DHIS15 Recap: B2B2C, Mobile First, Telehealth 2.0, and more

American Well

This statement underscored a theme that permeated the majority of the day’s conversation, led by executives at some 60+ emerging and established digital health companies. Smartphone usage requires mobile-first strategies. Telehealth 2.0 is a win for population health management.

What the Federation of State Medical Board’s Decision Means for Telehealth

American Well

The Federation of State medical Boards (FSMB) adopted new policy guidelines for the safe practice of telemedicine. It also means that all states can utilize clear definitions and principles to guide policies governing the use of telehealth.

3 Health IT Infographics You Need To Read Today

BHM Healthcare Solutions

This week’s round up includes everything from Health IT trends to the trends of Health IT purchasing. CDW Healthcare published this informational and beautiful infograhic on the Health IT Trends for 2015 and how they impact and support patient empowerment.

Stanford’s ClickWell: Virtual Model for Primary Care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Patients use the MyHealth mobile app to schedule and conduct a video visit and share home health device data with the care team. With this highly educated, tech savvy patient population, there is a tremendous opportunity to leverage mobile tools to enhance the patient experience.

Joe Kvedar, VP of Connected Health, Partners HealthCare, Chapter 2

Health System CIO

Today, Partners HealthCare Connected Health continues to push the envelope by transforming healthcare through tools like remote monitoring and virtual care. In this interview, Joe Kvedar, MD, talks about how the organization has evolved to meet the changing needs of patients and providers, why telemedicine is finally rising to the top, and the problem with statistics around patient engagement. The term “Connected Health”. Payers & retail as drivers of mobile health.

A New Proposal for Telecommunications Support & Rethinking "Home Telehealth"

LinkousThink

For healthcare, the thinking was to focus on access to rural health institutions and to the homes of rural residents. That is why ATA suggested that “instead of home-based telemedicine, a more appropriate term is remote person-based care or personal telehealth.” This shift in thinking also challenges ATA and our members with the use of the term “home telehealth.”

A Report on the Status of Telemedicine from the Three C’s

LinkousThink

Over the past ten days I have been on the road speaking and participating in a number of completely different telemedicine-related meetings including the Canadian Society of Telehealth in Vancouver, Canada, a cellular industry conference in California and the Cartagena Telemedicine Conference in Colombia. Talking with these three groups in the three “C’s” (Canada, California and Colombia) provided an interesting opportunity to get a bigger view of where telemedicine is going.

More accolades for Topol as ‘connected health’ gains

Meaningful HIT News

As such, the company says, Topol will “impact the design, development and delivery” of connected health products and services for the AT&T ForHealth business. So many types of telehealth.

Brazil’s HealthTech sector is new hot spot

Lloyd Price

With tens of millions of the country’s people impacted by gigantic inequities in access to health services, some serious quality problems, burdensome costs and inefficiencies on all sides, entrepreneurs’ plates are full in bringing healthtech innovations to the market.

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What Are Digital Health Services & Technologies?

Waracle

Increased proliferation of mobile and web-based technologies such as wearables, smartphones and apps, are not only changing the way we interact and communicate, they’re actively transforming the way we track and monitor our health and well-being. Digital health services and technologies comprise a wide range of categories including personalised medicine, telehealth, telemedicine, wearables, health information technology and mobile health (mHealth).

Survey: U.S. Health System Leaders Embracing Remote & Virtual Care

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Conducted in partnership with the Health Management Academy and entitled “Top of Mind for Top U.S. Health Systems 2018,” the survey runs down the topics most of interest to C-suite executives at 35 of the nation’s largest health systems. If these technologies are surprisingly popular given their still-developing state of reimbursement, the reasons given by health system executives for embracing them are sensible enough. Telehealth] gives a better consumer experience.”.