Looking to solve the primary care shortage? Deploy nurse practitioners

FierceHealthIT

Primary care is in high demand, but the ongoing physician shortage leaves plenty of access gaps. Harnessing the skills of nurse practitioners in underserved areas, according to a new report from the American Enterprise Institute.

Amazon launch Amazon Care service offering Mobile Video Consults with Primary Care Physicians & Nurses

mHealth Insight

It’s of course a great validation of the value of the 3G Doctor service that we launched in 2006 that Amazon have put a similar service at the heart of their new Amazon Care service for employees in the Seattle area.

Growing number of primary care practices employ nurse practitioners

FierceHealthIT

More nurse practitioners are working in primary care practices, particularly in rural areas of the country. Nurse practitioners are a growing part of primary care teams in both rural and nonrural practices

Innovations in primary care will make smartphones a powerful tool for improving health worldwide

Lloyd Price

Second, primary care meaningfully improves one’s health and longevity by virtue of prevention, early treatment and effective on-going management of acute and chronic issues. This marriage essentially puts primary care anywhere there is internet connectivity.

Can Nurse Practitioners Use Telehealth?

Ortholive

Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), a subset of healthcare that includes nurse practitioners, has been increasingly called upon over the past few decades to extend healthcare beyond the primary care physician safety net.

Prelude to Health 2.0 2019: Thinking Consumers At the Center of Digital Health Transformation

Health Populi

kicks off today in pre-conference sessions, there is useful context described in a new report from the American Hospital Association’s Center for Health Innovation and EY talking about health care digital transformation in the form of “Anywhere Care.”

How Albertsons Grocery Stores and Rite Aid Can Help Remake Healthcare

Health Populi

health/care ecosystem that brings a self-care front-door closer to consumers, patients and caregivers. His remarks provided context and introduction to a panel on “The Power of the Patient” in helping address health care costs in America.

Having Health Insurance Is A Social Determinant of Health

Health Populi

Health care, broadly defined, drove many people to the polls voting with feet and ballots to protect their access to a health plan covering a pre-existing condition or to protest the cost of expensive prescription drugs. It is now part of the basic plumbing of the American health care system.”

Slow Food, Slow Medicine: What Italy Can Teach America About Health

Health Populi

Of the many social determinants of health that make a healthy citizenry, food systems play a primary role in Italians’ health and quality of life…and especially, Slow Food. Obesity, diabesity, food deserts and food swamps co-exist across America, factors that cost the U.S.

Kroger Health Thinks Food is Medicine – Nutrition at the Grocery Store Via FMI’s Insights

Health Populi

Kroger also employees 23,000 health care professionals employed in about 3,000 pharmacies in the chain. This second bar chart is also very important for the evolving health care consumer seeking food-as-medicine and using retail health channels.

Consumers Shop Food for Health, But Cost Is a Barrier to Healthy Eating

Health Populi

Look carefully at this chart on food insecurity. Be aware that primary care providers are already switched-on to this idea.

Beyond The Four, Don’t Count Out the ”W’s” for Healthcare Innovation: Walgreens and Walmart

Health Populi

The complications of healthcare are, today, the opportunities to develop innovations and novel on-ramps for health care. The latest news from Walgreens is their launch of Find Care Now. MedExpress Urgent Care, an Optum company and provider of neighborhood medical care.

Provider Spotlight: How an Urgent Care Telemedicine Nurse Practitioner Balances Family and Career

Enzyme Health

We sat down with telemedicine provider Michelle Everhart to learn about why she started in telemedicine, why she may never go back to “brick and mortar”, and why telemedicine makes her a better care provider. From Family Nurse Practitioner to Urgent Care Telemedicine NP.

All the Jobs Doctors and Nurses Can Do From Home

Enzyme Health

Work from home jobs for doctors and nurses can help you achieve more life balance while still serving patients either one-on-one or behind the scenes. From phone triage, to telemedicine, to medical writing, here is a robust list of work from home jobs for doctors and nurses.

Specialty practices increasingly rely on nurse practitioners, physicians assistants

FierceHealthIT

It’s not just primary care practices that are increasingly relying on advanced practice clinicians to help care for patients. A new study found that 28% of all specialty practices are employing nurse practitioners and physician assistants

4 steps for practices to reduce malpractice claims against nurse practitioners

FierceHealthIT

The liability risks faced by nurse practitioners do not differ greatly from those faced by primary care physicians, a recent study found. Medical malpractice claims don’t differ radically between the two types of providers, according to a study by The Doctors Company, the country’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer

Top Six Healthcare Executive Challenges in 2019

Henry Kotula

Organizations that are the most successful will focus more on patient care than revenue, and they will see improved outcomes and reduced costs as a result. Primary care. Healthcare consumers are demanding more convenient and more affordable care options. [link].

Caring for veterans: A privilege and a duty

Henry Kotula

The system needs to improve access and timeliness of care, reduce often challenging bureaucratic hurdles and pay more attention to what front-line clinicians need to perform their duties well. My experience is that the VA hospitals I know provide high-quality, compassionate care.

U.S. hospitals wasting about $25.4B on supply chain every year

FierceHealthIT

In its study of 2,300 hospitals, consulting firm Navigant also found that hospitals could save up to 18%, or $11 million a year per hospital—the equivalent to 160 registered nurses, 42 primary care doctors or the cost of building two outpatient surgery centers

Sweden to offer free primary healthcare over the internet

Lloyd Price

TeleHealth People living in Sweden will have access to free primary healthcare over the internet after an online medical practitioner set up a clinic in the Södermanland county, where primary care is free.

Telehealth Research Used to Support New Policy Initiatives for Expansion

care innovations

In Fierce Healthcare’s report of the first telehealth study , which author Matt Kuhrt describes as a letter published in the latest Journal of the American Medical Association , researchers found a “ notable uptick in the use of telemedicine among primary care physicians between 2015 and 2017.”.

Rush, Ochsner Health System partner on telemedicine, Epic EHR

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In addition to gaining access to Ochsner’s telemedicine capabilities, Rush’s hospitals and primary care clinics also will be able to tap into Ochsner’s billing practices and other support services.

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Consumers Expand Their Definition of Well-Being to Include Food-As-Medicine

Health Populi

Instead, the most trusted people and institutions for making health through food are “my family,” doctors, farmers, friends, fitness clubs and gyms, and “my primary store” — that is, the retail channel most frequently shopped by the consumer.

The Rapid Expansion of School-Based Telehealth Programs

InTouch Health

Students will be able to access concussion assessment, behavioral counseling, and primary care services through these various programs. Specialists will provide ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) and care management services to students. This information will then be shared with parents, guardians, school nurses, primary care providers, athletic staff, and educators to better facilitate and coordinate care.

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?

Disruption Is Healthcare’s New Normal

Health Populi

This last article responded to the question, “Can we successfully deliver better quality care for patients at a lower cost?” asked by François de Brantes, Executive Director of the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute.

Digital health apps could save NHS billions, says report

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Around a quarter (27 percent) of consultations via the app did not need to be handled by a GP and 41 percent could have been handed by another healthcare professional such as a pharmacist or nurse. Digital health could save public health services in England £7.5

March 2019 Telemedicine News

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?

Too Old for Telemedicine? Seniors Say Otherwise

GlobalMed

That weekend, your mother’s nursing home lets you know she has a minor respiratory infection – and the on-site staff is virtually consulting with a remote specialist to treat it. Looking for Convenience in Elder Care. Achieving Quality Care in the Golden Years.

A Fresh Look at Telehealth Patient Demographics in 2019

Enzyme Health

Knowing more about who your patients are and what they’re looking for in their medical practitioners is important for any doctor or nurse to know, but it’s especially important in a field like telemedicine. Patients prefer telemedicine care for a number of reasons.

Telehealth Serving the Underserved – Small Town, USA Benefits From Access to Care

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

According to National Public Radio, “a growing number of Americans [are] turning to telehealth appointments with medical providers in the wake of widespread hospital closings in remote communities, and a shortage of local primary care doctors, specialists, and other providers.”. Lauren Fields, the Chief Coordinated Care Officer at ARcare, has seen this struggle first hand, but has also recently seen the drastic improvement in healthcare access through telemedicine.

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?

Cindy Friend, Caradigm and Population Health – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Cindy is a registered nurse with more than 20 years combined experience in healthcare administration, clinical delivery, and health information technology both in the public and private sectors. Caradigm is focusing on population health by stratifying patients with multiple chronic conditions, and supporting ACOs in managing their care. Health Care Law and Consulting. David Harlow The Harlow Group LLC Health Care Law and Consulting.

UVA Health System expands telehealth offerings

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Building on work underway at the UVA Advanced Diabetes Management Clinic, nurses will remotely monitor the blood-sugar levels of patients and be able to send alerts if a patient’s blood sugar reaches a concerning level.

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. There are three, actually: safety, cost savings, and improved care.

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

Health Populi

The most important advantages of virtual care have to do with cost and convenience, shown in the second chart. Convenience and the “Amazon Prime’ing” of consumers has come to health care underpinning consumerism.

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?

Intermountain Shows Telehealth to be a Low-Cost Option for Quality Healthcare

American Well

The article highlighted findings from an Intermountain study showing that total costs for the health system’s urgent care telehealth program are much less than care provided in other settings, including urgent care, primary care and emergency rooms.

Simplifying the Telehealth Industry: Types of Telemedicine Companies

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?

Essential Telemedicine Terms Clinicians Should Know

Enzyme Health

Collaborative agreement : A collaborative agreement is the relationship between a physician who serves in a supervisory role and a nurse practitioner who is delivering clinical services to a patient. Applying for telemedicine jobs and want to stand out? Just getting started in the field?