How telemedicine will revolutionize primary care


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.

Beware the limits of telemedicine


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

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

Join telemedicine’s transformation of the health care delivery model


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

Look to online dating for the future of telemedicine


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


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”.

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.

Millennials turning to convenient, cost-effective alternatives to healthcare


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 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.

A Smarter Home for Healthy Living at CES 2019….and a nod to Microsoft

Health Populi

Lyn and Frances tested three assumptions that they believed linked housing and health: that housing contributes to health; that housing is not routinely included in health or social planning;’ and that the potential contribution of primary care is wasted. Health begins at home.

Telemedicine Today: November 2016

American Well Blog

Welcome to the November 2016 edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! Even when these connections exist, providers and patients must enter duplicate information in both systems, which slows down the process of care, creates inefficiency, increases the risk of errors, and creates confusion around what is the true source of data on a patient. As more health systems embrace telemedicine, it is increasingly important for virtual care services to be deeply integrated into EHRs.

5 Health Plan Telemedicine Cases: Better Care, Increased Access

BHM Healthcare Solutions

These 5 Health Plan Telemedicine Cases demonstrate how to improve benefits and access. Health insurers now meet the needs of these newly-covered individuals and families, including assuring access to specialty care. One strategy insurers employed is the use of telemedicine.

New Report: Telemedicine Consults Save $500 Per Patient

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Payers and providers have shed fears about the deployment of telemedicine services. 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 Today: February 2016

American Well Blog

Telemedicine Today. Large health plans and even the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are starting to reimburse for virtual care, starting first and foremost with the telehealth platforms. According to Accenture and the American Telemedicine Association, states are moving to enact telehealth parity laws to reimbursed and regulate virtual visits the same as in-person visits. Read more about these 5 factors driving 24/7 care through telehealth.

Five Medical Use Cases for Telemedicine

American Well Blog

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.

Telemedicine Today (#tday): June 2015

American Well Blog

Welcome to the first installment of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today, #tday for all you Twitter users. Each  Each month, Avizia will provide a recap of the latest industry news and public policy updates on issues impacting the use and deployment of telemedicine. CMS Issues New Telemedicine Guidelines and Approves Seven New Procedures in Move to Further Encourage Telehealth Initiatives. When it comes to telemedicine—a market that stood at $17.8

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.

Reduce Chronic Care Costs with At-Home Telemedicine

American Well Blog

There exist a wide array of reasons why non-senior adults might require long-term medical care, and a majority of them are in some sense chronic conditions. But they tend to have two things in common in addition to their chronic nature: Residence in a long-term care facility may not be practical for treatment and do not diminish the desire to live an active, healthy life. The post Reduce Chronic Care Costs with At-Home Telemedicine appeared first on American Well.

The Emerging Trends in Connected Health from 2018

The cHealth Blog

This will act as a springboard for new care models such as asynchronous, patient-initiated evisits, remote monitoring for chronic illness, and brief online inter-professional consultations between primary care providers and specialists.

5 Ways to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season with a Telemedicine Clinic

American Well Blog

Wait times in ED and urgent care facilities will begin to rise and options for patients are often limited with full clinic schedules and reduced holiday hours. A direct-to-consumer (DTC) virtual clinic can provide a convenient and affordable access point for patients needing care this season as part of your broader seasonal strategy. Many of these patients have simple self-limited illnesses and may not need in-person care. Integrate a Virtual Care Program.

Telehealth is Helping Patients Receive Care Faster


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. The technology is here and consumers are willing and eager to enter the world of telemedicine.

I will no longer say “turning the corner” when it comes to telemedicine


For years we talked about reaching the point when telemedicine services became self-sustaining outside of temporary grants, going from promise to reality. We have long passed the point of telemedicine being a new application. This is what I mean about the reality of telemedicine: There are areas where remote health services have made a measurable difference in healthcare. Medical systems are integrating remote health care into the normal delivery of care.

The Burgeoning Role Of Venture Capital In Health Care

Henry Kotula

[link] ; The US health care system relies heavily on private markets. Exhibit 1: Venture Capital Funding For Digital Health Versus US Health Care Spending. Another segment of startups focus on a separate driver of health care costs—the prices of medical services.