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.

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. MDLIVE, national telehealth service.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Telehealth Partnerships

American Well

Healthcare professionals may be asking themselves, “Who can I help through telehealth?”. And, if a telehealth professional sets up an agreement with a statewide agency, you can work with the same system over a much larger area, which helps states rein in costs in an era of budget cutting. Three distinct population groups get access to medical care they otherwise would lack. Telehealth has already been shown to work in this context for almost every situation.

UVA Health System expands telehealth offerings

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The University of Virginia Health System announced it would be expanding its telehealth offerings to help treat diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses.

The Rapid Expansion of School-Based Telehealth Programs

InTouch Health

Several states are launching school-based telehealth programs with the goal to increase student access to healthcare services. Students will be able to access concussion assessment, behavioral counseling, and primary care services through these various programs. Over the last couple of years, twelve states have designated schools as an approved patient setting for receiving telehealth services. The Benefits of School-Based Telehealth. Telehealth Innovation Blo

2019 Telehealth Predictions: The Emergence of a Game-Changer for Healthcare

American Well

Shifts in state and federal policies fueled massive growth for both commercial and government reimbursement for telehealth and, admittedly, there was also growing maturity in the understanding of how to blend technologies into the way we consume and deliver care. More payers added telehealth to their benefits. But above all, in 2018, our definition of telehealth changed. 2019: It’s not your grandpa’s version of telehealth anymore.

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?

Telehealth Research Used to Support New Policy Initiatives for Expansion

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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.”.

12 Ways Telehealth is Saving Small Hospitals

GlobalMed

As community hubs of healthcare, they are tasked with delivering expert medical care across emergency departments, outpatient practices, surgical suites, labs, radiology departments, intensive care units and more. Meet accountable care and risk contracts.

Telemedicine for population health: The future of telehealth

American Well

As hospitals and health systems move toward a fee-for-value payment structure, the focus of care delivery has shifted drastically from more visits to quality outcomes. By adopting virtual care solutions , providers can manage health outcomes across a population of patients.

School-based Telehealth  Improves Health Outcomes

American Well

As it turns out, according to a new study by the University of Rochester not only is telehealth access improving child health both in schools and at home , children are responding positively to it in all manner of settings. The study by the University of Rochester has shown that, through a blend of in-person care from school nurses and telehealth access at home, have better health results. Telehealth access at home bridges that gap.

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.

Telehealth Providers’ “Wish List” for the Future

American Well

Indeed, our recent Closing the Telehealth Gap research report – jointly produced by Avizia and Modern Healthcare – showed 7 2-percent of hospitals, 52-percent of physician practices and 36-percent of additional groups (like nursing homes and ambulatory centers) now use some form of telehealth. Beyond the hurdles, they see a clear telehealth road map to better satisfy. The post Telehealth Providers’ “Wish List” for the Future appeared first on American Well.

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The Stars Have Aligned For Telehealth

American Well

American Well’s CEO Roy Schoenberg recently shared the perspective with HealthcareITNews that the stars are finally aligning for telehealth. Telehealth increasingly has become one of the ways physicians interact with patients,” said Schoenberg. We’ve witnessed this firsthand during some of our recent client telehealth launches. Baptist Health South Florida launched Care On Demand to its more than 1 million annual patients.

VA Connected Care Chief: Telehealth Is 'Going to Become Health Care'

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For advocates of remote patient monitoring , virtual visit technology , and other technology-based care methods, telehealth isn’t just a current trend to be navigated, but something much more integral and long-term, reflecting the very future of healthcare delivery in the United States.

Healthcare Pyramid: the Healthcare Navigator needs telehealth

American Well

In these situations, patients want a provider (or in some cases providers making up our care team) who is not only knowledgeable, credible and trusted; they want one who can answer a range of questions and with whom they can build a personal relationship. The specialist may be the right person in the right role, but at a given time they may not be the ideal primary care provider. On the technology end, we have the emerging platform of Telehealth.

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.

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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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?

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

Health Populi

As I wrote here in April 2017, telehealth and virtual healthcare are mainstreaming. This week at the 2018 annual HIMSS conference, telehealth is playing a mainstream role in discussions about right-sizing and right-placing healthcare.

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?

Essential Telemedicine Terms Clinicians Should Know

Enzyme Health

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 ATA hosts an annual telehealth conference each year and provides educational resources on its website.

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?

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.

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.

Making Telemedicine Affordable for Every Budget

GlobalMed

If telehealth has one superpower it’s famous for, it’s bringing quality care to the underserved. Virtual visits can level the playing field between patients who enjoy multiple options for speciality care and advanced treatment and those who go without basic care.

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

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Focus on Workforce Development According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States will see a shortage of between 46,900 and 121,900 physicians by 2032, including both primary care doctors and specialists.

Healthcare Messaging & Orchestration — 2019

Medical Connectivity

In this post we'll look at how health care messaging and orchestration solutions are changing for 2019. Why not include workflow automation and orchestration for common functions like alarm notification, patient flow, patient transport, discharge, care coordination and other common tasks? While messaging and orchestration with PagerDuty is an enterprise app, in health care it is an inter-enterprise app — this is the special challenge and opportunity in health care.

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Telemedicine Today (#tday): January 2016

American Well

For those new to this feature, we share the telehealth industry’s hottest news, events, legislation, insight and more. 2016 is already shaping up to be another BIG year in the world of Telehealth and Telemedicine. Telemedicine has become a reality of today’s healthcare as an option for patients that might once have been difficult to reach, including rural patients, professionals with busy schedules, and patients unable or uncomfortable seeking care in person.

Regulators Can't Seem To Tamp Down Telemedicine, And That's A Big Sign Of Change

19labs

Traditionally in health care the opposite is true: disruption dooms an innovation to failure. That’s because the patient isn’t the prime consumer in health care, payors like Medicare and health plans are. They in turn focus on the views of health care providers, who keep them in business and wield enormous political and economic influence. The best example of the emerging new influence of the health care patient as consumer is the phoenix-like rise of telemedicine.

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.

7 Ways School-Based Telemedicine Helps Kids

GlobalMed

While most people associate telehealth services with clinical settings, telemedicine is revolutionizing an unexpected environment these days: schools. Access to care is an even bigger problem. Without a way to procure their own care, their only hope is an intervention at school.

Providing After-Hours Healthcare with Telemedicine

GlobalMed

It’s time to make a decision: do you go to the urgent care clinic a few blocks away? Or do you wait until Monday when you can call your primary care provider (PCP) and then wait a few more days for an appointment? The Reliance on Fast Food Care. It’s Friday evening.