Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine

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

Your Telemedicine Could Be Opening the Door to a Compliance Nightmare

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Dr. Waseem Ghannam, co-founder of TeleHealth Solution. in March, telemedicine quickly became the go-to-approach for most medical visits as it offered a solution that allowed effective care without risk to patients or providers.

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Post Acute Telemedicine Can?t Wait for the Next Pandemic

Healthcare IT Today

Many consumers are starting to accept telehealth as a standard of healthcare delivery in their everyday lives, whether through direct to consumer wearables like FitBit or Oura or professional telemedicine consults offered by their healthcare providers, employers, or insurance […]. The following is a guest article by Rebecca E. Gwilt, Esq., Partner at Nixon Law Group.

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.

Telemedicine Is Gaining Popularity In Schools

Clocktree

School nurses are treating a wider range of issues than ever before. Even though this increase is known, only 40% of elementary schools in the US have a full time nurse on staff. The use of telemedicine can expand the reach of school nurses and their ability to care for a wider range of illnesses. Having telemedicine access in schools could change the way chronically ill children are educated. Healthcare Telehealth Telemedicine Uncategorized

Telehealth Assessments Slash Emergency Department Lengths Of Stay

Healthcare IT Today

A new study has concluded that by using telehealth tools to screen low-risk patients with suspected COVID-19 had a dramatic effect on emergency department lengths of stay. The study focused on a telehealth-enabled evaluate-treat-disposition workflow in the ED. During the study, nurses handling in-person triage presented patients with suspected COVID-19 who appeared well and seemed […].

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

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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.

Consumers Are Looking For Greater Telehealth Access

Clocktree

According to a 2018 survey conducted by Ernst and Young, more than 50% of 2500 consumers are already using the telemedicine technology available to them through their healthcare providers. However most of these patients do not have access to all the telehealth options they are hoping for. In reality the next step in integrating telehealth into the healthcare sector is persuading physicians to adopt this technology into their own practices.

Telemedicine improves care, keeps patients in place at skilled nursing facility

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The skilled nursing sector has undergone a major transition over the past ten years. Because of shifting demographics and the challenges they place on hospitals, skilled nursing facilities are receiving patients who are struggling with more significant health concerns than in the past. "Generally, a nursing home doctor or medical director is a family practitioner who is extremely proficient in nursing home rules," he added.

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 Promise of Telehealth for Older People – the U-M National Poll on Healthy Aging

Health Populi

Most people over 50 years of age are cautious but open to receiving health care virtually via telehealth platforms, according to the National Poll on Healthy Aging from my alma mater, the University of Michigan. This month’s October 2019 study finds a cohort of Boomers and older peers few of whom have actually used telemedicine — only one in seven people over 50 said their providers offered care via telehealth, and only 4% of people had a telehealth visit in the past year.

From Zoom to full EHR-integrated telemedicine on $245,000

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Portland Community had not provided telehealth appointments prior to March. To address this problem, the health center started using telehealth. Before it received FCC funding for telehealth earlier this year, Portland Community was able to provide telehealth appointments using Zoom.

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Simplifying the Telehealth Industry: Types of Telemedicine Companies

Enzyme Health

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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? Quickly scale your telemedicine business using our clinician network - announcing Enzyme On Demand ! OnMed, a startup out of Clearwater Florida, launched HIPPA-compliant telemedicine stations this month.

Telemedicine Reimbursement

American Well

Telemedicine is a hot topic in healthcare, with consumers more willing than ever to see a doctor remotely. In a national study of over 2,000 consumers , 64% said they would be willing to have a telehealth visit with their doctor via video. The Alliance for Connected Care concludes that a telehealth visit for acute care represents $126 in savings over an in-person visit. Furthermore, research on telemedicine also shows a pattern of positive outcomes for patients.

COVID-19’s Consumer Health Care Behaviors: Telehealth, Trauma, and Trust, via PwC

Health Populi

One healthcare flow consumers and clinicians have adopted in the COVID-19 pandemic is telehealth. Media covered “virtual queues” of patients waiting to “see” doctors via telemedicine channels in the earliest days of the coronavirus in Washington state, New York, New Jersey, and other hot spots in the early phase of the pandemic. The circle chart graphs what occasioned consumers’ visits telehealth visits for the first time in the pandemic.

Building a School-Based Telehealth Program? Start With the Nurse

American Well

The Medical University of South Carolina’s school-based telehealth program—which is powered by Avizia—has been recognized for its achievements in an article by mHealthIntelligence. MUSC credits the success of its network to hardworking school nurses, fostering a culture of collaboration between healthcare organizations and a flexible, open technology platform. School Telehealth Growth Prompts New Role. The post Building a School-Based Telehealth Program?

Building a School-Based Telehealth Program? Start With the Nurse

American Well

The Medical University of South Carolina’s school-based telehealth program—which is powered by Avizia—has been recognized for its achievements in an article by mHealthIntelligence. MUSC credits the success of its network to hardworking school nurses, fostering a culture of collaboration between healthcare organizations and a flexible, open technology platform. She was once a school nurse that used telehealth and now works with multiple school nurses in Williamsburg County.

Telemedicine for population health: The future of telehealth

American Well

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. The Advisory Board shared that: “Telehealth eye exams are popular among diabetic patients , have been shown to be highly effective, and are increasing in use.

How Can Telemedicine Increase Access to Medical Care?

TeleMed2U

Have you consulted with a nurse over the telephone? The post How Can Telemedicine Increase Access to Medical Care? Telemedicine rural healthcare telehealth TeleMed2U Telemedicine and Access to Healthcare Telemedicine PhysicianYou may have already used it without even realizing it. Have you ever relayed questions about your health to your doctor or health care professional and then received an answer via email?

U.S. Telemedicine Industry Benchmark Survey

BHM Healthcare Solutions

In addition to improving and expanding patient service, the vast financial benefits makes telemedicine consults a makes payers eager to gather more research on closing the telehealth gap. Telemedicine Industry Benchmark Survey. More than four hundred healthcare executives, physicians, nurses and other professionals participated in the telemedicine survey. Summary of Telemedicine Survey Findings.

How Albertsons Grocery Stores and Rite Aid Can Help Remake Healthcare

Health Populi

He presented evidence for the role of self care from various healthcare settings and geographies such as post-hospital discharge care with nurses and handymen in Baltimore, hypertension and self-monitoring in the U.K., Albertsons, the grocery group with popular brands like Acme, Safeway, and Vons, announced a merger with Rite Aid , the retail pharmacy chain.

Older People Are Digital Migrants, and Best Buy Health Is Paving the Road for the Journey

Health Populi

Digital connectivity can ameliorate social isolation and anxiety, bolster mental health, and access needed medical care via telehealth channels. Access to doctors and nurses through Urgent Care on the phone.

How Will The Patient Experience Evolve with Telehealth?

Ortholive

This makes telemedicine an increasingly attractive offering as providers seek to grow their practices. Then there’s the waiting room time spent before actually seeing the doctor or nurse practitioner. telehealth" "telemedicine" e-health doctor-patient relationship virtual visit patient experiencePatient convenience is now the number one factor when choosing a clinical provider.

Guide to Practicing Telemedicine While Living Abroad

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 ! Dream big and take advantage of the opportunity to work for yourself - from anywhere - with a career in telemedicine.

How a hardware overhaul made much more telemedicine possible at a small health center

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Before the pandemic struck earlier this year, Central Kansas Mental Health Center in Salina, Kansas, had a small telehealth setup that started out of necessity over a lack of doctors available in its rural area.

Essential Telemedicine Terms Clinicians Should Know

Enzyme Health

Applying for telemedicine jobs and want to stand out? 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. Get to know these, and you should be able to follow along with most telehealth industry conversations or lectures no problem. The ATA hosts an annual telehealth conference each year and provides educational resources on its website.

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. Nurse lines have become a popular offering with many insurance companies, and while most telephone triage agents are nurses, doctors can also be available to assist with reviewing the calls that come in.

2020 Roadmap: Overcoming Telemedicine Barriers

GlobalMed

If you’re active in the telemedicine world (or just paying attention to it), then you know that virtual care’s benefits aren’t always matched by its adoption rates. The potential to transform healthcare globally is there – but somehow the actual telemedicine deployments aren’t always happening where they can do the most good. They’ve recently released a report produced by the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC) focused on identifying and resolving barriers to telemedicine.

Study: Telemedicine Can Boost Patient Satisfaction With Post-op Care

BHM Healthcare Solutions

In addition to improving and expanding patient service, the vast financial benefits makes telemedicine consults a makes payers eager to gather more research on closing the telehealth gap. Patients who used telemedicine to check in with providers after vascular surgery demonstrated higher care satisfaction than peers discharged under normal care processes, according to a study published in Annals of Vascular Surgery.

Epic EHR-linked telehealth skyrockets at Children’s Colorado

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora developed an active and growing telemedicine program over the past eight years. Before COVID-19, almost all specialties were using telemedicine in some aspect of their practice. Patient satisfaction with care provided via telemedicine.

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Stay Calm In Your Head(space) – An Update on Meditation-As-Medicine

Health Populi

Along with this category addressing mental wellness, HealthXL includes telepsychiatry (telehealth focused on psych-therapy), digital biomarkers, chatbots, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and VR/AR based therapy, which has been found especially useful for PTSD and other anxiety-related conditions.

Telemedicine for population health: The future of telehealth

American Well

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. The Advisory Board shared that: “Telehealth eye exams are popular among diabetic patients , have been shown to be highly effective, and are increasing in use.

Funding Telehealth Expansions: What’s Top of Mind for CFOs?

InTouch Health

Both providers and consumers are being forced to rapidly adapt to telehealth due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Many hospitals are seeing over 300% growth in telehealth visits, with some having surpassed their normal telehealth visits by 10,000%. Telehealth Innovation Blog

What Is The Best Telemedicine Company For Behavioral Health

Iris Telehealth

If you’re a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner, you might recently have started looking for work in telemedicine, a growing industry in the world of mental health and medicine. But how exactly do you decide which telemedicine company is best for you?

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Rural Watauga Medical uses telehealth to care for twice the typical number of patients

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Wautaga already had three inpatient teams and was looking for a telemedicine company to handle a fourth. Watauga Medical Center is a Medicare five-star-rated hospital and wanted a telehealth company that could provide the same high quality of care.

Tech optimization: Getting the most out of telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

With the sudden easing of restrictions by the government and equally sudden reimbursement from payers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s very clear telemedicine has never been more used or more vital. Telemedicine needs to be adaptable to the needs of the patient and provider.

How to Find the Best Telemedicine Jobs

Enzyme Health

Learn the secrets to sourcing the most sought-after roles in telemedicine and get on your way to great pay, a more flexible schedule, and exciting new career opportunities. Just like traditional medicine, not all telemedicine jobs are shaped alike. Bonuses, benefits, schedules, software, patient volumes, and salary are all variables that can distinguish the most sought after roles from more “entry-level” telemedicine jobs. Search Telemedicine-Specific Job Boards.

Telemedicine triage kiosks reduce ER visits by 11% for ACO

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"The savings that result from telemedicine versus an office visit for the long-term care supports and services provider that operates IDD residences is significant." AICNY thought that if it added telemedicine kiosks to IDD patients’ residential homes and engaged providers with triage expertise, it could more effectively manage people’s medical services “after hours” and on weekends and reduce avoidable ER visits.

Pandemic-era burnout: Telehealth managers get pushed to the max

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In 2020, telemedicine truly, finally hit the mainstream in the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic essentially forced healthcare provider organizations, the government and payers to embrace telehealth as an essential way to enable physicians to see patients.