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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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. CMS is the federal agency that administers HIPAA standards and develops Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement policies for telemedicine.

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. It’s obvious telemedicine can help older patients in myriad ways. Looking for Convenience in Elder Care.

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?

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?

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. Telemedicine After Hours.

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].

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?

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. Increase access to care.

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. You need to make sure you don’t sacrifice the quality of 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. Here’s why telemedicine programs are so effective in schools. Access to care is an even bigger problem.

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.

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.

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.

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. A primary concern is cost.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

A Fresh Look at Telehealth Patient Demographics in 2019

Enzyme Health

Recent patient surveys shed light on who is using telemedicine, why they are using it, and how benefits and barriers to telehealth use are rapidly shifting as adoption grows. Demographics of Telemedicine Users May Surprise You. Benefits of Telemedicine to Patients.

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

American Well

Throughout 2018, we witnessed across-the-board advances in the world of telemedicine. 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. In 2018, more states introduced telemedicine parity reimbursement laws.

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 Advantages.

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.”.

New Generations, Digital Expectations

GlobalMed

Healthcare delivery matters too – and delivery models are leaning more and more toward telemedicine. They’re also turning to telemedicine, even when it means turning away from their usual doctor. Why New Generations Demand Telemedicine.

High-Deductible Health Plans Fall From Grace In Employer-Based Coverage

Henry Kotula

It got to the point where employers were worried about the affordability of health care for their employees, especially their lower-paid people,” said Beth Umland, director of research for health and benefits at Mercer, a benefits consultancy that also conducted a survey. [link].

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.

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. The program, which went into effect at the beginning of the school year, features telemedicine stations where students can connect with a mental health counselor without leaving campus. Specialists will provide ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) and care management services to students.

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.

GlobalMed Expands Its Footprint in Africa

GlobalMed

Unlike other telemedicine companies, GlobalMed has a massive and diverse international presence. Our solutions are secure, scalable and easy to use , and they can fit into any type of care setting – from disaster sites to airplanes to remote villages. Now our African footprint is expanding, thanks to a United Nations-funded telemedicine project. As with our other deployments, the Zimbabwe pilot will bring care to the underserved.

Theresa Meadows, SVP & CIO, Cook Children’s Health Care System, Chapter 1

Health System CIO

Meadows also discusses the tricky transition from nursing to IT, how her nursing background has helped shape her leadership strategy, and the mistake CIOs can’t afford to make. Nurses, doctors, and lab techs are always in motion; to have something that’s static and stuck in one place is really not conducive to their workflow. Meadows: Cook Children’s Health Care System is located in Fort Worth, Texas. So a very large hospital that we take care of really sick kids in.

Payer, provider trends to watch in 2019

Henry Kotula

The coming year for healthcare will see the industry reckon with some of the massive changes set in motion last year, such as megamergers like CVS-Aetna and Cigna-Express Scripts and a judge’s declaration that the Affordable Care Act is no longer constitutional. [link].