How telemedicine can help patients and solve physician burnout

KevinMD

I have been practicing telemedicine successfully for four years. In 2015, I had to beg doctors to work in telemedicine. Tech Health IT Mobile health Primary CareBecause so many doctors were wary of it, I started to get licensed in multiple states, and now, I have 15 state licenses. Well, what a difference a few years makes. Now, in 2019, I […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.

Beware the limits of telemedicine

KevinMD

I’d be willing to bet most of you have heard of, or previously used, telemedicine in some shape, form or fashion. Stated simply, telemedicine is the process of seeking care from a medical provider using your phone or laptop. Tech Health IT Mobile health Primary Care

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Telemedicine and access: Leave no patient behind

KevinMD

Tech Mobile health Primary CareTelehealth, using video to have an acute medical care visit, puts some of the power of choice back into our patient’s hands. To best frame telehealth and its use cases, the National Quality Forum published a report in 2017, outlining the following four buckets which I find especially useful with evaluating programs and interventions: access […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.

How telemedicine intersects with AI, social media, and precision medicine

KevinMD

Telemedicine will eventually become a more prominent part of our clinical practice, with the incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI) and social media and networks, and integration with precision medicine in electronic health records. Tech Mobile health

How telemedicine is increasing diversity in clinical trials

KevinMD

Tech Mobile health Practice ManagementAn important part of advancing medical research and drug development is making participation in clinical trials easier and more inclusive. To develop treatments that work on men, women, and children of all ages and different ethnicities we need to have clinical trial data that represents our diverse population. Right now, when the FDA approves a […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com.

Join telemedicine’s transformation of the health care delivery model

KevinMD

I came across Dr. Kevin Tolliver’s post, "Beware the Limits of Telemedicine," and found it to gloss over the benefits of telemedicine and the opportunities that increasing telemedicine uptake can afford to the patient and provider. Tech Mobile health Primary Care

Health Consumers After COVID-19 – A View from the Consumer Technology Association

Health Populi

I covered the event here in Health Populi, as I have for most of the past decade, highlighting the growth of digital health and, this year, the expanding Internet of Healthy Things called-out by Dr. Joseph Kvedar in 2015. What a difference a public health crisis makes, accelerating digital health beyond fitness geeks, Quantified Self adherents, and smartwatch adopters. Telehealth, too, is embraced by 3 in 5 people for both physical and mental health services.

How telemedicine will revolutionize primary care

KevinMD

It has become more and more evident with time that the health care delivery system here in the United States is riddled with issues. In many ways, the system seems to step on its own feet — as the health care professionals working within it fight to make it work. Tech Mobile health Primary CareOne with many disagreements arising from the fact that there is no clear and universally acceptable solution to our problems.

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.

A New Era of Virtual Care Has Begun, Accenture Finds

Health Populi

Topline, consumers “faced difficult choices,” Accenture notes in the report, choosing whether and how to continue their personal health care seeking to limit their risks of exposure to COVID-19. About 1 in 2 patients now receive treatment at home instead of going to a provider’s office, using virtual tools like video conference calls (“Zoom-ing” for medical care), online chat, and mobile health apps downloaded on smartphones.

Telemedicine can increase access to medical abortions

KevinMD

Telemedicine has created an environment where patient convenience paired with reduced costs and increased efficiencies have made a better health care experience for both patients and physicians. The technology might be able to improve rural health care systems by increasing access to patients who would otherwise have to travel long distances. Tech Mobile health OB/GYN

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

Health Populi

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.

Look to online dating for the future of telemedicine

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Mobile health Primary CareOnline dating is all the rage these days. Statistics suggest that over a third of couples now meet online. For a lot of older readers of this blog, who met their husband or wife the traditional way and are baffled by this whole new world (and don’t get me wrong, there were probably many ways in which those days were better!), whether you understand the whole online or app dating. Read more.

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.

Health Consumers Value Sharing and Downloading Health Data, But Privacy Concerns Remain

Health Populi

are growing their health IT muscles and literacy, accelerated in the coronavirus pandemic. adults 18 and over to determine peoples’ perspectives on personal health information in light of their pandemic era experiences. People in the U.S.

The role of telemedicine in monitoring blood pressure

KevinMD

Tech Cardiology Mobile healthHypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke that has escalated to alarming rates in recent years, affecting nearly 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. In an attempt to reduce its prevalence, the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC-8) released a set of hypertension management guidelines. However, various concerns arose regarding the recommendations and as a result, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and. Read more.

How to Start Offering Telemedicine Services?

Ortholive

Medical practices have joined the ranks of hospitals, pharmacies, and retailers offering telemedicine services to their patients. So, how can you start offering telemedicine services at your practice? About Telemedicine Patient Practice "telehealth" "telemedicine" e-health mobile health healthcare COVID-19

Dr. Roboto? Stanford Medicine Foresees Digital Doctors “Maturing”

Health Populi

Stanford Medicine interviewed 523 physicians and 210 medical students and residents in September and October 2019 to assess clinicians’ perspectives on digital health topics for this study. One in three doctors uses genetic screening, and one in four, wearable health devices.

News from the Consumer Technology Association and Withings Further Demonstrates Private Sector’s Role in the Pandemic and Public Health

Health Populi

This week, announcements from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and Withings further bolster the case for the private sector bolstering public health in this pandemic…and future ones to come beyond the Age of the Coronavirus. Digital health resources have been an especially useful touch point for CTA’s constituents (including me, as a member who is active with the Association). has highlighted the huge demand for health technology solutions.

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. There is a simple reason why: telemedicine simultaneously improves patient experience and makes healthcare providers more efficient. Why do you need it in your organization? For one, a Cisco global survey found that 74% of patients are interested in access to virtual healthcare services.

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. Incorporating virtual care into a service line strategy has proven to have many benefits, not the least of which is improving patient outcomes.

What HealthyThinker Is Thinking About Health at CES 2020

Health Populi

At #CES2020, exhibitors in the health/care ecosystem will go well beyond wearable devices for tracking steps and heart rate. I’ve also scheduled get-togethers with pharma and life science folks, health plan people, and execs from consumer health companies. Food-tech for health.

Mobile Health and Data Safety: Convenience vs. Privacy

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Technology may be revolutionizing the healthcare industry but while mobile health applications and cloud-based management are convenient, many think they may be compromising the privacy of healthcare data. The debate, which is so multifaceted there isn’t one way of looking at it, centers around how the healthcare industry can embrace mobile health while still securing patient data.

Consumers’ Embrace of Digital Health Tech Stalls, and Privacy Concerns Prevail – Accenture’s 2020 Research

Health Populi

Millions of dollars and developers’ time have been invested in conceiving and making digital health tools. Yet with that bullish supply side of digital health, there was a marked decline in peoples’ use of them in the past two years, found by Accenture in their latest health consumer survey, Digital is Transforming Health, So Why is Consumer Adoption Stalling? Use of mobile apps to track personal health activity fell from nearly 1 in 2 consumers to 1 in 3.

Addressing Health Equity Must Include Digital Equity Beyond Access To Medical Services and Insurance

Health Populi

The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes patients’ control of personal health information. ONC rules issues in March 2020 called for more patient-facing health tools and apps to bolster health consumer engagement and empowerment. revealed many weakness in the American health care system, one of which has been health inequities faced by millions of people — especially black Americans, who have sustained higher rates morbidity and mortality for COVID-19.

Why virtual visits may be an important tool for your practice

KevinMD

Telemedicine has been available now for a number of years. Tech Mobile healthDespite being widely accessible, it still struggles to maintain a foothold in the minds of many traditional practitioners. There are many reasons for this, including gaps in knowledge related to billing and reimbursement for virtual visits, as well as varying levels of coverage by insurance […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.

Consumers Focus on Basic Needs in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Is Self-Care a New Normal?

Health Populi

Personal health, food and medicine, safety and financial security are consumers’ top priorities as of April 2020, learned in consumer research analyzed in How COVID-19 will permanently change consumer behavior from Accenture. Both health and economic concerns plague consumers around the world as people “strive to adapt to a new normal,” Accenture reports.

U.S. Consumer Adoption of Apps To Manage Chronic Conditions, Health and Fitness Activities

Healthcare IT Today

A solid minority of American consumers are adopting mobile health apps to manage chronic conditions or maintain their health and fitness, according to a new survey conducted by Redox. Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data C-Suite Leadership Clinical EMR-EHR Healthcare IT IT Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring Chronic Disease Management Apps Health And Fitness Apps mHealth Mobile Health App Users Mobile Health Apps Mobile Health Data Privacy Mobile Health Data Security Redox

Telehealth and COVID-19 in the U.S.: A Conversation with Ann Mond Johnson, ATA CEO

Health Populi

The coronavirus spawned another kind of gift to China and the nation’s health citizens: telemedicine, the essay explains. A couple of intriguing examples: Ali Health, part of Alibaba (the e-commerce giant), launched a free online clinic in locked-down Hubei (whose capital is Wuhan) where in five days, 100,000 patients received remote consultations. COVID-19 accelerated telemedicine adoption, the story goes, being accessed mainstream through major regions of China.

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.

eVisit - See How We Simplify Healthcare Delivery to Everyone, Everywhere

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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.

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

eVisit

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Four Types of Telehealth: Advantages and Uses

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Four Types of Telehealth: Advantages and Uses Given the funding that has recently been pouring into healthcare technology due to COVID-19 in the first quarter of 2020, the behavioral health community can expect that many current innovations will be more … Read more.

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. Rock Health’s Digital Health Consumer Adoption Report for 2019 was developed in collaboration with the Stanford Medicine Center for Digital Health. Rock Health’s top-line findings were that: Patient-generated health data creates opportunity, and potential challenges.

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. Telemedicine, however, is more specific and refers to the use of electronic services allowing doctors to communicate with other doctors and give consultations to patients without an office visit.

Meals on Wheels Uses Mobile App To Keep Care Coordinators In The Loop

Healthcare IT Today

It’s a tale of how Meals on Wheels America, the folks who bring hot meals and social support to homebound elders, is using a mobile app to keep care coordinators informed about their […]. I love writing stories about successful care coordination programs, so it was great to see the following item turn up in my inbox.

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.

Essential Telemedicine Terms Clinicians Should Know

Enzyme Health

Applying for telemedicine jobs and want to stand out? This quick telehealth glossary covers the basic terminology telemedicine clinicians should know. Asynchronous telemedicine: Asynchronous telemedicine, sometimes known as store and forward, refers to telemedicine that is delivered at a later time from when the patient or another healthcare provider requests it. Home health care : Home health care refers to healthcare that is delivered in the patient’s home.

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. In the 2014 inaugural survey three years ago, 87 percent of respondents did not expect their patients to be using telemedicine services by this time. Telemedicine spurring expansion.