Telemedicine and access: Leave no patient behind

KevinMD

Telehealth, using video to have an acute medical care visit, puts some of the power of choice back into our patient’s hands. Tech Mobile health Primary Care

Telehealth In 2030 – Notes From the Future At #ATA19 with Safavi, Holt, Bathina and Swafford

Health Populi

What will telemedicine look like in 2030? Kaveh was brainstorming the future of telehealth a decade from “now,” with three innovators attending #ATA19: Deepthi Bathina of Humana, Matthew Holt of Catalyst Health (and Co-Founder of Health 2.0), and Kim Swafford of Providence St.

Telehealth and Virtual Care Are Melting Into “Just” Health Care at HIMSS19

Health Populi

Just as we experienced “e-business” departments blurring into ecommerce and everyday business processes, so is “telehealth” morphing into, simply, health care delivery as one of many channels and platforms. Zero and Roman are also part of telehealth.

“Telehealth is a digital distribution channel for health care” – catching up with Roy Schoenberg, President and CEO of American Well

Health Populi

Ten years ago, two brothers, physicians both, started up a telemedicine company called American Well. They launched their service first in Hawaii, where long distances and remote island living challenged the supply and demand sides of health care providers and patients alike.

Millennials, Urgent Care Clinics & Telemedicine: A Match Made In Heaven

eVisit

Research shows this generation prefers not to have a regular primary care provider. They prefer convenience and they want affordable care. While many others still use the emergency room as a primary care office, it is not something Millennials do.

Study charts recent spike in telehealth usage, particularly within primary care

FierceHealthIT

Recent coverage expansions have increased the use of telehealth tools, but the technology remains relatively uncommon.

Telehealth for Specialists: Moving Beyond Primary Care in 2018

iSALUS Healthcare

Much of the conversation surrounding telehealth is centered on primary care and how physicians can utilize telehealth to reach patients and improve their practice. Everything that is being said is absolutely true - telecommunication technology is revolutionizing patient care for doctors. Each one of these benefits shows why telehealth is crucial to primary care physicians. Interested in integrating telehealth into your practice?

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.

What Would Healthcare Feel Like If It Acted Like Supermarkets – the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings

Health Populi

Most of the industry segments that have higher rankings in the Temkin study are already working adjacent to health/care. consumers rank supermarkets, fast food chains, retailers, and banks as their top performing industries for experience according to the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings.

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.

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.

Simplifying the Telehealth Industry: Types of Telemedicine Companies

Enzyme Health

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Stanford’s ClickWell: Virtual Model for Primary Care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

In January 2015, Stanford Medicine launched ClickWell Care, a new type of Primary Care clinic which leverages technology to allow patients to virtually connect with their own Stanford primary care clinicians and wellness coaches via video or phone visits.

March 2019 Telemedicine News

Enzyme Health

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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.

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. More Patients Than Ever Are Using Telehealth Services. Benefits of Telemedicine to Patients.

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.

Telehealth is Helping Patients Receive Care Faster

Clocktree

Due to this month’s long delay many patients are opting out of seeking care for minor illnesses such as, cold or flu because the emergency room is their only timely option. Telehealth technology could be an answer to this problem.

April 2019 Telemedicine News

Enzyme Health

A new Swedish-developed mHealth app called Genia is showing promise at the University of Minnesota for fostering communication between juvenile arthritis patients and their care providers. With communication often filtered through parents, young patients can feel left out of care management coordination and plan development. View research study > View article in mHealth Intelligence > Indiana Ocular Telehealth Lawsuit Highlights Ongoing National Battle.

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.

Telemedicine vs. In-Person Visits: Which is Higher Quality?

GlobalMed

There’s a predictable turning point in any debate about telehealth. Someone will concede that it can save money, provide clinical evidence , bring care to the underserved and even drive revenue. Cutting patients short can easily lead to misinterpretations and worthless care plans.

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 Examples: Building Programs to Meet Specific Goals

American Well

There is a lot that goes into a telemedicine program, from engaging providers to effectively marketing the service to patients and employees. Top health systems and employers across the country have built robust telemedicine programs to meet their organizations’ unique goals.

Specialist telemedicine platform saves Vista Community Clinic $1.8 million

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Access to specialty care is tough for these patients for several reasons, including transportation, child care, challenges with missing work and prolonged waiting lists for appointments. Photos to dermatologists and EKGs to cardiologists provide a reassuring oversight of patient care."

Telemedicine - Convenience Versus Caution

Lloyd Price

Telemedicine is not a new concept. Its proponents say it will reduce costs and improve access to medical care. Let’s review the literature over the past decade and determine where telemedicine has helped and where improvements are still needed.

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. More payers added telehealth to their benefits.

Best Telehealth Podcasts for Healthcare Professionals

Enzyme Health

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Retina telemedicine tech helps save vision at Grady Health System

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

In its technology search, it discovered that IRIS Telemedicine could do all those things for the center. The telemedicine system is integrated with the center’s Epic EHR and Zeiss Forum PACS. IRIS Telemedicine has helped us bend the curve and save vision.”

Millennials turning to convenient, cost-effective alternatives to healthcare

Clocktree

This includes ditching the traditional primary care physician for a combination of walk-in clinics and telemedicine services that are instantly available. In his view urgent care, which costs him about $40 per visit, is more convenient “like speed dating. Unlike doctors’ offices, where charges are often opaque and disclosed only after services are rendered, many clinics and telemedicine sites post their ­prices.”

Telemedicine platform helps Texas Health Aetna save $398 per ER avoidance

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As the lines between payers and providers blur, payers are increasingly becoming more responsible and aware of what they can do to prevent unnecessary care, extra ER visits and high spend. Acute Care Transitions partnered with CirrusMD in 2017 to create a virtual care offering for patients.

5 Trends from the American Telemedicine Association Conference 2019

Enzyme Health

Get a recap of the most noteworthy insights from this year’s discussions and learn what telehealth industry leaders have to say about the future of digital health. Last week, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) held its annual conference in New Orleans.

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? The telemedicine industry in the U.S.

How top health systems deliver high-quality care through telehealth

American Well

The discussion, which was moderated by Sylvia Romm, MD, medical director at American Well, included the following panelists: Bruce Rosenthal, MD , Medical Director, Consumer Telehealth Services, UPMC. Will Daines, MD, Medical Director, Intermountain Connect Care.

Implementing Telemedicine

American Well

On the road to telehealth, there are many different choices and considerations employers need to contemplate before choosing the offerings and provider that are right for them. Telehealth offerings differ in many ways, and you need to understand exactly what you’re signing up for.

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?

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.

Implementation Of Telehealth Services Update: Survey

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Payers and providers have shed fears about the deployment of telehealth services. Payers are rapidly becoming educated in telehealth and are keen on closing telehealth gap. The survey took a look at telemedicine within certain specialty areas.

Why telemedicine is a great option for Medicaid recipients

American Well

Think convenient health care is only for the wealthy? Medicaid recipients often have significant barriers to care. Throughout my residency, I worked in a primary care clinic that was in one of the poorest areas of Boston. Blog Medicaid telehealth telemedicine

Telemedicine Today: October 2016

American Well

Welcome to the October 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! In 2015, nearly 20 million people received some form of telehealth care. By next year, it is estimated that 75% of large companies will offer telemedicine benefits. Millennials Demand Telemedicine.

What is Telehealth?

iSALUS Healthcare

Members of the medical community have seen telehealth inch its way into the field over the years and it is not going anywhere any time soon. While care providers are familiar with the terms telehealth, it is important to fully understand what exactly it is, how it’s weaving its way through health care and how it can be used to better a practice. Many people define telemedicine in the exact same way, but U.S. AnywhereCare,TeleHealth,telemedicine