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.

Primary Care Practices Utilize the Convenience of Telemedicine

Electronic Health Reporter

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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

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

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

Despite Use of Health IT Tools, U.S. Primary Care Physicians Struggle With Care Coordination

Healthcare IT Today

The survey, which reached out to primary care physicians around the world, found that despite having powerful health IT tools at the ready, U.S.-based based PCPs are still finding it difficult to coordinate care with other […]. Primary Care

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

Primary care physicians could take $15 billion hit due to COVID-19 in 2020

Henry Kotula

Dive Brief: The financial impact on primary care practices due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been profound and will likely continue in the months ahead, according to a new study published in Health Affairs. Rural primary care practices are projected to lose $75,274 per physician.

The successes – and pitfalls – of using telehealth for home-based primary care

KatJercich

Home-based primary care allows individuals with chronic conditions – especially older people – to stay in their homes longer, reducing hospitalization rates and improving quality of life.

Industry Voices—Virtual primary care moves healthcare beyond telemedicine  

FierceHealthIT

There's an entirely new way of delivering healthcare: Virtual primary care. As we adopt this new model, it’s important to dispel what virtual primary care is and isn’t

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

1 in 5 primary care practices predicts closure in a month, but telehealth could help

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

As many as 20% of primary care practices predict they could close within four weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey conducted between April 10 and April 13 by the non-profit Primary Care Collaborative. Free telemedicine tech for two months.

Telehealth Is Just Healthcare Now – One Post-COVID Certainty, Three Reports

Health Populi

There’s been a flurry of research into this question since the hockey-stick growth of telemedicine visits were evident in March 2020, just days after the World Health Organization uttered the “P-word:” pandemic. health care system.

What Will Healthcare Costs Be After COVID? PwC Looks Behind the 2021 Numbers

Health Populi

This assumes that healthcare spending recovers by October 2020 as patients return to hospitals and doctors’ offices for regular care patterns. Patients Forgo Care Until 2021.”

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.

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

Health Populi

What will telemedicine look like in 2030? Telemedicine used to be about solving access to no care,” Kaveh introduced the conversation. Now, it’s about serving people who already have care through different mechanisms.”. First, connected care: one in five U.S.

Dr. Roboto? Stanford Medicine Foresees Digital Doctors “Maturing”

Health Populi

The vast majority of doctors are using electronic health records, and four in ten have adopted telemedicine in their workflow. Looking to the future, most doctors and med students see big potential in personalized medicine to transform health care in the next five years.

How the Coronavirus and Technology Are Reshaping Home-Work, -Life and -Health

Health Populi

These become the tech-platforms for people working, living, socializing, and accessing health care virtually at home. Other research such as this report from Kaiser Health News identified the quick adoption of telemedicine services in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Telehealth and COVID-19 in the U.S.: A Conversation with Ann Mond Johnson, ATA CEO

Health Populi

The coronavirus spawned another kind of gift to China and the nation’s health citizens: telemedicine, the essay explains. COVID-19 accelerated telemedicine adoption, the story goes, being accessed mainstream through major regions of China.

More U.S. Patients Scheduling Doctors? Appointments, Welcoming Telehealth Into Their Visit-Mix

Health Populi

Since the first poll was conducted on March 27th, Healthgrades has conducted the study weekly among 200 patients age 18 and over to gauge peoples’ “confidence” in making typical health care decisions through the pandemic. This telemedicine volume was 2.5

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.

Health Care In the COVID-19 Era – PwC Finds Self-Rationing of Care and Meds Especially for Chronic Care

Health Populi

are self-rationing care in the era of COVID-19 by cutting spending on health care visits and prescription drugs. PwC explored how COVID-19 is influencing consumers’ health care behaviors in survey research conducted in early April by the Health Research Institute.

Living in Digital Healthcare Times – Kicking off #DigitalHealthCES & #CES2020

Health Populi

If you don’t believe this meeting nine years later is resonating with medical and health care on the ground, note a few things happening in my own life this week that signal health/care is mainstream at #CES2020: 1.

Physicians Lean In to Digital Health, Especially Telehealth and Remote Monitoring

Health Populi

doctors are using digital health tools in patient care, with quickening adoption of telehealth and remote monitoring technology, according to a study from the American Medical Association (AMA). The rise of remote care is explored in the second chart. More U.S.

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 Awareness, Access and Adoption: Updates from J.D. Power, the ATA and FAIR Health

Health Populi

I’ll also weave in the latest insights from the ATA 2019 State of the States report updating legislative/regulatory telemedicine activity at the U.S. An important value of telehealth is its ability to channel care to people living in remote and health care under-served areas.

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.

My telemedicine visit was a little too “normal”

Henry Kotula

Needing a quick prescription refill, I logged on to my first post-COVID telemedicine visit with my primary care physician this week—and while I appreciated being able to meet with my doctor from my living room, the experience revealed the kinks in the way many practices are delivering virtual care.

DarioHealth partners with MediOrbis to bring telemedicine to its mobile disease management platform

Mobi Health News

Virtual primary care, acute care, chronic disease management and specialty consultations will all be available directly through DarioHealth's app

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

Telehealth Only Doctors and Medical Practices

Healthcare IT Today

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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

“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.

You Need A Virtual Care Advocate

eVisit

primary care telehealth Telemedicine urgent care virtual care employee telehealthSimplify Healthcare Delivery To Everyone, Everywhere. Over five years ago when we started eVisit, we had one goal: Simplify healthcare delivery to everyone, everywhere.

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.

Providence, Humana back ad campaign urging patients to stop ‘medical distancing’

Henry Kotula

Dive Brief: A coalition of providers, payers and other healthcare organizations on Tuesday launched an ad campaign to encourage patients not to put off important care during the COVID-19 pandemic. That could be either through telemedicine or an in-person visit. [link].

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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.

Meeting growing consumer demand for “care anywhere”

Henry Kotula

While COVID-19 provided a big push for doctors and health systems to rapidly expand telemedicine visits and other kinds of remote patient interactions, many report that they are now seeing telemedicine visits decline sharply, as in-person visits return. [link].

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.

340 organizations tell Congress to make telehealth permanent

Henry Kotula

New report finds the growth of telemedicine visits has plateaued and accounts for a relatively small percentage of rebounding ambulatory care. [link].