Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine

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What’s this new thing called Telemedicine? 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. For starters, it’s not new!

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

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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.

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Malaysia’s Sunway Medical Center launches Telemedicine Command Center

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Sunway Medical Center, a private healthcare provider under Malaysia’s Sunway conglomerate company, has launched a Command Center for Telemedicine Services in early 2021, the private tertiary hospital recently announced.

Bipartisan bills in House, Senate seek to increase telehealth in nursing homes

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The Reducing Unnecessary Senior Hospitalizations (RUSH) Act of 2020, bipartisan legislation introduced in both the House and Senate, aims to enable more widespread use of telehealth in skilled nursing facilities. Adrian Smith, R-Nebraska, and Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire – would allow Medicare to enter into voluntary, value-based arrangements with medical groups to provide acute care to patients in skilled nursing facilities using a combination of telehealth and on-site staff.

The Future of Healthcare: Telehealth. Here’s Why You Need to Consider Telemedicine in 2019

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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.

Telehealth: Removing Roadblocks to Care

GlobalMed

While many of us are accustomed to having readily available access to healthcare, that isn’t the reality for many in remote locations. At GlobalMed we know telemedicine can bring care to remote areas , but even with advancements in technology, people in rural and remote locations continue to face limitations in accessing healthcare. Four Ways Telemedicine is Improving Access to Care. Reducing the cost of care.

Telemedicine reduces ICU mortality rate at Valley Health

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First, hospitals are facing critical care staffing shortages. "There is a national problem finding enough intensivists to support an ICU," said Dr. Glen Bouder, director of valley intensivists at Valley Health and medical director of critical care at Winchester Medical Center. "We asked ourselves, 'How do we grow our program, support our existing physicians and still meet the care needs of our community?'"

9 Best Telemedicine Newsletters You Should Be Reading to Keep Up With the Industry

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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.

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.

CPSI gives away new telemedicine system to combat the pandemic

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TalkWithYourDoc.com, the company said, delivers more than remote-care appointments. Further, it is designed to provide a way for patients to be screened for COVID-19 remotely and receive continuing care for ongoing health problems without risking contracting the coronavirus. Telemedicine is taking center stage during the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, where healthcare at a distance is profoundly needed.

How virtual care can keep pregnant patients safer from COVID-19

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Telehealth and virtual care, with its natural distancing, could be one such measure. "In the initial surge we had a bunch of nurses who were really experienced … who couldn't go to the bedside because they had preexisting conditions or were caregivers," he continued.

A Fresh Look at Telehealth Patient Demographics in 2019

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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. Explore the latest insights on telemedicine patients and find out what to expect the next time you pick up a telemedicine call. With services growing and increased patient adoption, last year’s typical telemedicine patient may have changed dramatically in a short span of time.

United Methodist Communities has early successes with telehealth and RPM

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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.

Telehealth Research Used to Support New Policy Initiatives for Expansion

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Changes to policy regarding telehealth and remote patient management (RPM) — and, specifically, changes affecting the reimbursement for these services offered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) — are having an effect on the usage of digital delivery on the larger healthcare industry. Particularly with primary care, Dr. Barnett told Kuhrt, the data show that, given its “ huge consumer adoption across the map — we probably don’t need any policy to influence that.”.

8 must-know lessons from telehealth's new normal

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He said that in January 2019 – more than a year before the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated, in short order, an even bigger, more sustained and more widespread scaling up of virtual care services than could ever have been imagined two years ago.

Penn Medicine gets $2.5M to study RPM's effect on COVID-19 disparities

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Penn Medicine is getting new money to assess how its COVID Watch remote patient monitoring program is serving its patients, particularly those in Black and Latinx communities. We could help Black and Latinx populations prone to not getting the level of care they need.

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. Numerous surveys and studies have found patients rate their virtual visits highly, such as a telemedicine survey in The BMJ that found 98 percent of patients would be interested in future telemedicine visits and 99 percent would recommend telemedicine.

Technologies and strategies to maintain productivity during telehealth transition

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In early March, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of skilled nursing facilities restricted access to residents. These restrictions included, but were not limited to, essential care providers, such as neuropsychologists and psychologists.

The future of healthcare: revolution or evolution

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1 Are we closer to our remote care dream? I know I don’t sound very futuristic when I say that the biggest win from this crisis for the Healthcare industry will be the widespread adoption of telemedicine. We have heard the term bandied around for more than half a century now and over the years we have coined terms such as eHealth, digital health, mHealth and remote care, with the evolution of technology.

With the Silver Tsunami on its way, telehealth is ready for its moment

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Browse the education sessions scheduled for the American Telemedicine Association's annual conference and expo in New Orleans next month, and you'll notice that many of them are geared toward elderly patients, home-based care and aging in place. " There's another about "inspired aging and virtual care transformation" and another touting home care successes thanks to a "virtual care-enabled remote monitoring program."

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A guide to telehealth vendors in the age of COVID-19

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Telehealth always has been a key pillar of technology-enabled care delivery that helps hospitals, health systems and group practices deliver quality care at a distance – and often also gain efficiencies, improve patient and provider satisfaction and save costs. Virtual care and remote monitoring have never before been in the spotlight as they are today. Dialogue is an integrated virtual-care clinic that provides bilingual telehealth services 24/7 across Canada.

A hospital without patients

Henry Kotula

Louis, nestled among locust, elm and sweetgum trees, the Mercy Virtual Care Center has a lot in common with other hospitals. It has nurses and doctors and a cafeteria, and the staff spend their days looking after the very sick?checking The nurses wear scrubs, but the scrubs are very, very clean. It’s the product of converging trends in health care, including hospital consolidation, advances in remote-monitoring technology and changes in the way medicine is paid for.

How Telestroke Technology is Saving Lives (and Brains): Part 2 of 2

American Well

As its foundation, any telestroke program must be equipped with reliable and high-speed internet that is capable of handling the kind of high-resolution, real-time video conferencing solutions that make it possible for the neurologist, nursing staff, and patient to communicate clearly and without interruption. Telestroke/ Telehealth Software: To put it simply, these apps are what makes the remote use of telestroke hardware (telemedicine carts) possible.

How Telestroke Technology is Saving Lives (and Brains): Part 2 of 2

American Well

As its foundation, any telestroke program must be equipped with reliable and high-speed internet that is capable of handling the kind of high-resolution, real-time video conferencing solutions that make it possible for the neurologist, nursing staff, and patient to communicate clearly and without interruption. Telestroke/ Telehealth Software and Mobile Apps : To put it simply, these apps are what makes the remote use of telestroke hardware (telemedicine carts) possible.

How COVID-19 is impacting hospitals' IT purchasing decisions

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"The most impacted are in the area of clinical informatics, such as chief medical information officers and chief nursing information officers – they are being overwhelmed with the need to take care of the present need." With all the attention being paid to managing the surge of patients, there has been negligible discussion about how healthcare organizations will be reimbursed for the extraordinary cost of care, personnel and supplies that will be required.

A guide to connected health device and remote patient monitoring vendors

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In an age when nearly everyone is digitally connected in some way – even many senior citizens, who are often characterized as technophobic – it only makes sense that the healthcare industry is seeing a lot of connected health devices and remote patient monitoring (RPM) technologies. The CAM Patch can serve as a remote patient monitoring system during the COVID-19 pandemic, the vendor said. Current Health offers an AI-enabled remote patient management platform.

How telehealth has enhanced Cleveland Clinic’s value-based care strategy

American Well

percent of healthcare consumers reporting they would be comfortable interacting with a physician via online video or online chat, according to a 2016 report out of the Aloft Group — even if almost half of respondents were still not familiar with the term “telemedicine.” In September 2014, Cleveland Clinic partnered with American Well to deliver urgent care via telehealth. ” How to determine where to implement telemedicine.

How telehealth has enhanced Cleveland Clinic’s value-based care strategy

American Well

percent of healthcare consumers reporting they would be comfortable interacting with a physician via online video or online chat, according to a 2016 report out of the Aloft Group — even if almost half of respondents were still not familiar with the term “telemedicine.” In September 2014, Cleveland Clinic partnered with American Well to deliver urgent care via telehealth. ” How to determine where to implement telemedicine.

TigerConnect unveils telehealth system to help providers fight COVID-19

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Care collaboration technology vendor TigerConnect has debuted TigerTouch, a text message-oriented, audio/visual telehealth system designed to help health systems manage COVID-19 cases. The system also enables care providers to securely exchange photos, videos and file attachments on their smartphones. Secure, encrypted channels enable staff to share protected health information (PHI) in order to coordinate care quickly and avoid time-consuming call-backs.

The M*A*S*H model of care and pushing IT to the limit – lessons from a tough 12 months

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"Digital health in 2020 became an essential part of patient care and operations. Relying on telemedicine. Friestad of Avera Health has had some important takeaways from the trend toward virtual care. "This was not an option for those who work in direct patient care.

Government Agencies & Industry Groups Push for Telehealth Policy Reform

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Echoing initiatives already taken by many state governments to expand access to digital healthcare services ( particularly in rural areas ), a growing number of federal agencies are also looking to reform existing telehealth policy in an effort to expand access to quality care while also attempting to rein in the costs of the American healthcare system. Contact Care Innovations today to schedule a complimentary, one-on-one consultation with a telehealth expert.