Here's what primary care clinicians say they need to effectively implement telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Primary care providers in New York City, one of the U.S. With patients afraid to seek care in person and social distancing necessitating as little face-to-face contact as possible, many clinicians pivoted to telehealth – some with more success than others.

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. Among the DIY workflows was self-care for health care.

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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. Nurse practitioners bridge a serious gap in services between a declining number of primary care providers and a growing elderly population that far exceeds the number of physicians available to treat them.

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. Health Populi’s Hot Points: Yesterday in Washington, DC, at the Healthcare Costs Innovation Summit sponsored by West Health, Dr. Mark Smith, Professor of Medicine at UCSF and former President of California HealthCare Foundation, talked about the importance of self-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. Nurse practitioner Michelle Everhart loved her career, but when she got pregnant she struggled with the decision of whether to leave the job she loved to spend more time with her son. From Family Nurse Practitioner to Urgent Care Telemedicine NP.

Nursing community collaboration on the European COVID-19 front-lines

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Telehealth Women In Health IT Workforce The pandemic has underlined the importance of nurses working together and ensuring we are better prepared for any future crisis, as highlighted during the 'European Nurses Facing COVID-19' webinar. The key takeaways included: Focus on collaboration and support amongst nurses to prepare and support the frontline pandemic response in both acute and primary sectors.

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. Nurses, physicians, counselors or dentists can all provide telehealth services. There is an increased reimbursement for remote care services offered by the U.S. Telemedicine Outlook.

Can Telemedicine Now Keep You out of a Nursing Home Later?

GlobalMed

The answer is enter a nursing home. Or be “stuck” as many people put it – as in the phrase, “I don’t want to be stuck in a nursing home.” Right now, about 25 percent of older adults will enter a nursing home at some point. Only 30 percent of nursing home residents ever return home. Nursing home residency isn’t ideal for anyone. It’s the most expensive form of long-term care, for one thing. Virtual care can help them do just that in multiple ways.

6 months in: What will the new normal look like for hospitals?

Henry Kotula

For hospitals and doctors’ offices, that means building on a major shift to telemedicine, new workflows to allow for more infection control and revamping the supply chain for pharmaceuticals, personal protective equipment and other supplies. [link].

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. Concierge medicine is where a doctor forms a relationship as a primary care provider to a patient for a membership fee. Telemedicine.

Telemedicine triage kiosks reduce ER visits by 11% for ACO

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Alliance for Integrated Care of New York (AICNY) oversees the healthcare needs of roughly 6,200 dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). A large number of the beneficiaries present multiple complex chronic health conditions with a high coexistence of mental health conditions making the coordination of care more complex and inefficient. " Duane Schielke, Alliance for Integrated Care of New York.

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. Virtual care is now a regular aspect of the clinical landscape, from disaster recovery to behavioral and addiction treatment to military life. There are three, actually: safety, cost savings, and improved care. Telemedicine can control costs in several ways.

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? Quickly scale your telemedicine business using our clinician network - announcing Enzyme On Demand ! The telemedicine industry in the U.S. This telemedicine specialty is truly changing the way heart issues are treated.

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.

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. But to fill the care gap, two conditions must be met: To connect remote and underserved populations to the right care , telemedicine must be easily accessible.

Two Forms of Telemedicine: Synchronous vs. Asynchronous

Lloyd Price

What is Synchronous Telemedicine? The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) defines synchronous telemedicine as "live video-conferencing," which is a "two-way audiovisual link between a patient and a care provider." " The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) defines synchronous telemedicine as follows: "Interactive video connections that transmit information in both directions during the same time period."

The Future of Hospitals in Post-COVID America (Part 1): The Market Response

Henry Kotula

examines how market forces are consolidating, rationalizing and redistributing acute care assets within the. broader industry movement to value-based care delivery. The second article , which will publish next month, examines gaps in care delivery and the related public policy challenges of providing appropriate, accessible. For a decade, the transition to value-based care has dominated debate within U.S. Telemedicine typifies this phenomenon.

Rush, Ochsner Health System partner on telemedicine, Epic EHR

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Rush Health Systems and Ochsner Health System are partnering to bring innovations in telemedicine to patients. 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. The deal also will see Ochsner implement vendor Epic’s electronic health record.

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Doctors Without Patients: ‘Our Waiting Rooms Are Like Ghost Towns’

Henry Kotula

The group’s four doctors and two nurse practitioners quickly adapted to the coronavirus pandemic, sharply cutting back clinic hours and switching to virtual visits to keep patients and staff safe. When Kelli, 54, and her husband, Travis, 56, developed symptoms of Covid-19, the couple drove to the group’s office and spoke to the nurse practitioner over the phone. The faltering doctors’ groups reflect part of a broader decline in health care alongside the nation’s economic downturn.

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? Quickly scale your telemedicine business using our clinician network - announcing Enzyme On Demand !

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. Your mother is likely to be immediately sent from her nursing home to a hospital where beeping monitors and recurring staff visits will make it hard for her to sleep, which will weaken her already fragile health. It’s obvious telemedicine can help older patients in myriad ways.

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. Telemedicine solutions are a clear way to address population health management challenges. Advisory Board analyst Peter Kilbridge recently shared his thoughts on how provider-to-provider telemedicine use cases are increasing, and highlighted the promise they hold for population health management.

Telemedicine Today (#tday): January 2016

American Well

Welcome to the the first edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today for 2016! 2016 is already shaping up to be another BIG year in the world of Telehealth and Telemedicine. From expanding and state level reimbursement, ACOs increased adoption of telemedicine, the rise of employee and retail based clinics, to the global growth of telemedicine, we’re poised to see some major changes this year. 3 Ways Telemedicine is Changing Healthcare.

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. Many organizations are already exploring delivery reform with initiatives that focus on: Remote health monitoring and telemedicine; Population health management; Patient engagement; Social determinants of health; and. Primary care. Healthcare consumers are demanding more convenient and more affordable care options.

Telemedicine Today: September 2016

American Well

Telemedicine Today: September 2016. Welcome to the (delayed) September 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! School Launches Telemedicine Pilot through Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Angie Grant Elementary School has been chosen to be the pilot for telemedicine through Arkansas Children’s Hospital, or ACH. Dr. Robert Steele, pediatrician at Children’s Hospital, is able to use telemedicine to examine rashes, common colds, ear infections, and more, for FREE.

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. The 17 telehealth channel providers in Walgreens Find Care Now network include: Advocate Health Care, Chicago. MedExpress Urgent Care, an Optum company and provider of neighborhood medical care.

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? Quickly scale your telemedicine business using our clinician network - announcing Enzyme On Demand ! Working in telemedicine can leave you feeling disconnected from others. For Understanding Telemedicine Technology 5.

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? If you’re like many patients, you probably head to urgent care – hoping for a quick diagnosis and potentially some medication that could have you in better shape for an important Monday meeting. The Reliance on Fast Food Care. Telemedicine After Hours.

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. Telemedicine solutions are a clear way to address population health management challenges. Advisory Board analyst Peter Kilbridge recently shared his thoughts on how provider-to-provider telemedicine use cases are increasing, and highlighted the promise they hold for population health management.

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. There is no question that the VA health care system has to change, and it already has begun this process. My experience is that the VA hospitals I know provide high-quality, compassionate care. Specialized care for veterans. The VA offers veterans more than health care.

6 Reasons Telemedicine Isn’t Netflix, Uber Or Amazon Prime

GlobalMed

After all, GlobalMed is a telemedicine company and we should be all about expanded options for remote care. Unfortunately, these convenience consults rarely add long-term gain to a patient’s care outcomes or a clinician’s insights. Truly connected care means using agnostic, data-driven telemedicine to insert clinically advanced care at the right patient touchpoints. Moving from Convenience Consults to Connected Care. Closing gaps in care.

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. Virtual health solutions are becoming standard in both the traditional nurse’s office and school-based health centers (SBHCs) and they’re treating a rising number of children. Here’s why telemedicine programs are so effective in schools. Access to care is an even bigger problem. School Telemedicine Grants.

Five Medical Use Cases for Telemedicine

American Well

Telehealth often helps patients with urgent or acute care. In addition, specific medical use cases for telemedicine include teleradiology or telestroke, and a wide variety of specialties to connect physicians with patients. In our work with some of the nation’s top hospitals , we’ve found that hospitals have certain reasons for using telemedicine: Reduce readmissions through cost-effective post-discharge monitoring; Better educate pre-op patients to reduce waste; and.

Telemedicine and a Vision for Health Care Without Walls

Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

On one level, these anecdotes tell the story of telemedicine: The ability of patients, and often their local clinicians, to have consultations over distances with other clinical experts who can bring their insights to bear on patient care. So, with all these formidable benefits going for it, why is telemedicine – a decades-old technology – only now beginning to make a dent in the delivery of health care in the United States? A primary concern is cost.

Five Medical Use Cases for Telemedicine

American Well

Telehealth often helps patients with urgent or acute care. In addition, specific medical use cases for telemedicine include teleradiology or telestroke, and a wide variety of specialties to connect physicians with patients. In our work with some of the nation’s top hospitals , we’ve found that hospitals have certain reasons for using telemedicine: Reduce readmissions through cost-effective post-discharge monitoring; Better educate pre-op patients to reduce waste; and.

CMS rolls back more Medicare, telehealth regs for providers working through pandemic

Henry Kotula

Dive Brief: CMS issued a another round of sweeping regulatory rollbacks Thursday that will temporarily change how some providers care for patients and get compensated during the ongoing pandemic. Accountable care organizations also scored a major win in the Thursday rule drop, with CMS pledging they wouldn’t be dinged financially for lower-than-expected health outcomes in their patient populations from COVID-19.?. [link].

6 Ways to Drive Higher Medicaid Reimbursement with Telemedicine

GlobalMed

It’s no wonder many healthcare professionals view Medicaid care plans as a cycle of lost income, missed treatment and wasted time. When providers avoid treating Medicaid patients on a large scale, the medical industry is effectively assigning care based on income and social class. Fortunately, there’s a solution that can benefit both provider revenue and population health: telemedicine. Medicaid patients deserve the same care and compassion as anyone else.

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. health care industry wonks (including me) have used the “d” word in conversation, presentation, and prognostication. Here’s more on Amazon , on Apple , on Google , and Microsoft , if you care to dig in to each of these more.

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. Because patients don’t need to leave their homes to consult with their healthcare providers, telemedicine can be useful with senior patients who have limited mobility or transportation. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) has become another popular form of telemedicine for telehealth and older adults.

United Methodist Communities has early successes with telehealth and RPM

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

United Methodist faced two different problems: One was falls in its skilled nursing environment and the other was effective telehealth visits for residents. Skilled nursing facilities take care of the frailest of the country’s elders.