How telemedicine will revolutionize primary care

KevinMD

It has become more and more evident with time that the health care delivery system here in the United States is riddled with issues. In many ways, the system seems to step on its own feet — as the health care professionals working within it fight to make it work.

How telemedicine can help patients and solve physician burnout

KevinMD

I have been practicing telemedicine successfully for four years. In 2015, I had to beg doctors to work in telemedicine. Tech Health IT Mobile health Primary Care

98point6 launches its chat-based telemedicine platform for primary care

Mobi Health News

Seattle-based 98point6 today announced the launch of its on-demand primary care platform. Through the smartphone app, patients in 10 US states can easily receive remote care from a board-certified physician through the AI and machine learning-powered service

Beware the limits of telemedicine

KevinMD

I’d be willing to bet most of you have heard of, or previously used, telemedicine in some shape, form or fashion. Stated simply, telemedicine is the process of seeking care from a medical provider using your phone or laptop. Tech Health IT Mobile health Primary Care

Join telemedicine’s transformation of the health care delivery model

KevinMD

I came across Dr. Kevin Tolliver’s post, "Beware the Limits of Telemedicine," and found it to gloss over the benefits of telemedicine and the opportunities that increasing telemedicine uptake can afford to the patient and provider. Tech Mobile health Primary Care

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.

Look to online dating for the future of telemedicine

KevinMD

Tech Health IT Mobile health Primary CareOnline dating is all the rage these days. Statistics suggest that over a third of couples now meet online.

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

FierceHealthIT

A new study that looks at more than a decade of telemedicine utilization data for one commercial insurer may shed light on a more efficient policy path for driving widespread adoption

“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.

Most U.S. Physicians, Burned Out, Favor A Flavor of Single Payer Health System

Health Populi

healthcare system and, thus, patient care. Design and health Electronic health records Health engagement Health insurance Health reform Medication adherence Physicians Primary care Social determinants of health Stress Telehealth Telemedicine Value based health Virtual health Wellbeing

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.

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. AnywhereCare,TeleHealth,telemedicine

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.

Telemedicine Is the Solution Both Patients and Providers Need

Electronic Health Reporter

Primary care physicians are at the frontlines of our nation’s health. The average family doctor cares for 2,300 patients with visits varying from acute conditions to chronic diseases. Treating patients with the highest quality of care is a fundamental goal of every physician.

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.

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 News and Events

TeleMed2U Telemedicine Blog

UPCOMING CPCA QUALITY CARE CONFERENCE TO FOCUS ON BEST PRACTICES AND INNOVATIVE PROJECTS The California Primary Care Association (CPCA) will hold its annual Quality Care Conference from March 1-2, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. The event will focus on best practices and innovative projects in the primary care industry and is expected to draw […]. The post Telemedicine News and Events appeared first on TeleMed2U.

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.”

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.

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.

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].

Telemedicine Examples: Building Programs to Meet Specific Goals

American Well Blog

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.

Bowing to physician pressure, CMS delays visit code changes

Henry Kotula

At the top of our list: CMS significantly expanded telemedicine coverage, and will now reimburse for telemedicine and telephone visits for brief check-ins, evaluation of patient-submitted images or remote monitoring data, as well as more comprehensive and preventive care visits.

Simplifying the Telehealth Industry: Types of Telemedicine Companies

Enzyme Health Telemedicine Blog

From software to mHealth devices, on-demand to asynchronous care, and private practice vs. enterprise support, the landscape of telemedicine companies can be confusing to navigate. Type in “telemedicine company” to Google and you’ll find yourself thrust into a confusing web of software, enterprise solutions, virtual care devices, consumer sites, and more - 13 million results deep. telemedicine platform with paid versions for more features like HD video.

Simplifying the Telehealth Industry: Types of Telemedicine Companies

Enzyme Health Telemedicine Blog

From software to mHealth devices, on-demand to asynchronous care, and private practice vs. enterprise support, the landscape of telemedicine companies can be confusing to navigate. Type in “telemedicine company” to Google and you’ll find yourself thrust into a confusing web of software, enterprise solutions, virtual care devices, consumer sites, and more - 13 million results deep. telemedicine platform with paid versions for more features like HD video.

Implementing Telemedicine

American Well Blog

But before implementing telemedicine into your benefits package, there are some important questions you need to ask yourself. Compared to urgent care and emergency visit options, telehealth costs a fraction of the price; even with primary care visits, telehealth is typically a better value.

5 Niche Telemedicine Specialties That Might Surprise You

Enzyme Health Telemedicine Blog

Telemedicine opportunities extend beyond just primary care and mental health. The telemedicine industry in the U.S. Opportunities for telemedicine roles are exploding in all areas of healthcare, allowing specialists to join GPs, mental health providers, and urgent care practitioners in this flexible medical practice. This telemedicine specialty is truly changing the way heart issues are treated. Telemedicine Specialty Careers.

5 Niche Telemedicine Specialties That Might Surprise You

Enzyme Health Telemedicine Blog

Telemedicine opportunities extend beyond just primary care and mental health. The telemedicine industry in the U.S. Opportunities for telemedicine roles are exploding in all areas of healthcare, allowing specialists to join GPs, mental health providers, and urgent care practitioners in this flexible medical practice. This telemedicine specialty is truly changing the way heart issues are treated. Telemedicine Specialty Careers.

Telemedicine Today: October 2016

American Well Blog

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. physicians, including telemedicine practices.

Reuters Health: Telemedicine surging in US but still uncommon

mHealth Insight

“Although telemedicine visits have increased sharply in the U.S. in recent years, the vast majority of American adults still receive care from doctors in person rather than via remote technology, a new study suggests. TeleMedicine is a Bust because Mobile killed it.

Telemedicine for population health: The future of telehealth

American Well Blog

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.

Why telemedicine is a great option for Medicaid recipients

American Well Blog

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: September 2016

American Well Blog

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.”.

Telemedicine Follow-Up Care Helps Reduce No-Show Rates

American Well Blog

Follow-up care often includes multiple visits to distant and specialized facilities — with expensive travel considerations — even for something as simple as a visual check up. Telemedicine Follow-up Care for Psychiatry. Telemedicine Follow-up Care for Obesity Clinics.

Managing Satisfaction: What Patients Think of Telemedicine in 2019

Enzyme Health Telemedicine Blog

Review recent studies on patient satisfaction in telemedicine and find out when and why patients prefer telemedicine to traditional care. As more consumer-facing telemedicine platforms pop up and telehealth becomes more integrated into brick and mortar practices, you may be wondering, do patients even like receiving telemedicine care? And the data isn’t just tied to primary care visits. How Does Telehealth Improve Patient Care?

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: April 2016

American Well Blog

Welcome to the April 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today newsletter! In case you missed them, here are a few updates from Avizia: Avizia is among the 10 Most Promising Telemedicine Solution Providers of 2016. Avizia CA750 Telemedicine Cart Wins Silver A’ Design Award in the Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design Category. Brazilian Doctor Crafts a Telemedicine System to Combat Zika. Telemedicine is bringing patients new hope.

Telemedicine Today: June 2016

American Well Blog

Telemedicine Today: June 2016. Welcome to the June 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! In the age of 24/7 communication through social media, email, texting and video, healthcare is trapped in a world where in-person interaction is still the primary form of contact between patients and providers. The guidelines say physicians working with telemedicine vendors should: inform users about the limitations of services provided.

Telemedicine Today (#tday): January 2016

American Well Blog

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.

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.”