Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine

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

What has Telemedicine done for You Lately?

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You’ve discussed it in strategy meetings, you’ve overheard your competitors talking about it at conferences, and maybe patients have even asked about it: telemedicine.

Improving Health outcomes with Telemedicine

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Incorporating virtual care into a service line strategy has proven to have many benefits, not the least of which is improving patient outcomes.

2019 CMS Fee Schedule Expands Reimbursement for Remote Care

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It’s official: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 2019 fee schedule is in effect as of January 1, 2019, bringing with it three new CPT codes that allow for expanded reimbursement for remote care services.

Data Security: How eVisit protects your booty

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Telemedicine is easy, right?

Reaching everyone, everywhere: Better access to care with telehealth

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The Cisco Approach to Telehealth

CiscoHealth

Over the past few years, telehealth has become increasingly common across the continuum of care. Neurology, behavioral health, cardiology, dermatology, post-procedure follow-up, acute care, home care, evaluation and management, and patient outreach – many are adopting remote and virtual care strategies. But not all telehealth solutions are created equal, nor are all organizations defining a […].

Florida Senate Approves Statewide Telehealth Bill

Clocktree

Last Wednesday in Tallahassee, Florida, a senate committee unanimously approved a bill on telehealth , focused on permitting doctors and healthcare providers using telehealth technology to provide healthcare directly to patients. ” This appears to be true for the statewide legislation on telehealth, opening up doors for the up-and-coming healthcare industry. Healthcare Telehealth Telemedicine

2018 Year in Review: The Year’s Biggest Remote Care News & Developments

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2018 was a historic year for telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM), as a series of developments played out that helped extend these important care delivery services to more patients than ever before. As government agencies like the CMS and VA expanded access to telehealth towards the goal of extending care into rural areas, industry leaders like Care Innovations® announced a series of breakthroughs with exciting implications for the years to come.

Set your Organization Apart: How Virtual Care Attracts and Delights your Market

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If there is one thing that the last decade has shown us, it’s that nothing stays the same. This is true in all aspects of healthcare. Everything from patient records, writing prescriptions, navigating reimbursement, analyzing risk, and updating treatment protocols have changed.

The Cisco Approach to Telehealth

CiscoHealth

Over the past few years, telehealth has become increasingly common across the continuum of care. But not all telehealth solutions are created equal, nor are all organizations defining a clear, holistic strategy for implementation.

Collaborate for better care

CiscoHealth

Collaboration is changing the face of healthcare, enabling agile strategies like telemedicine, remote monitoring, care-team communication, and specialist engagement. When clinicians and patients can collaborate—seamlessly and securely—they can break through traditional barriers to care and innovation.

Reaching everyone, everywhere: Better access to care with telehealth

CiscoHealth

But solutions like telehealth have not yet reached scale, especially in the places where people could benefit from them the most. However, around the world, telehealth is starting to have an impact on how patients seek care and how doctors improve and scale their skills.

Essential Checklist for Getting Started in Telemedicine

Enzyme Health

Find out how to get started practicing telemedicine, what you need, and what can set you apart with this handy downloadable checklist for getting started in telehealth. Curious about practicing telemedicine but not sure where to begin? Emphasize remote care experience.

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.

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service: Enhancing Accessibility of Regional Care

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The practical reality of regional and remote communities in Australia is that they have been consistently disadvantaged in accessing specialist care. Getting access to specialised clinicians, whether it has been for emergence room consultation, acute patient care or post-operative support has often involved delays and inconvenience for both patients and clinicians.

Too Old for Telemedicine? Seniors Say Otherwise

GlobalMed

That weekend, your mother’s nursing home lets you know she has a minor respiratory infection – and the on-site staff is virtually consulting with a remote specialist to treat it. It’s obvious telemedicine can help older patients in myriad ways. Looking for Convenience in Elder Care.

The Most Important Telemedicine Clinical Outcomes Research You Should Know

Enzyme Health

Get familiar with four important telemedicine studies from the past few years, highlighting a diverse array of telemedicine applications, healthcare cost savings, and positive patient outcomes. Telemedicine Outcomes in a School-Based Asthma Management Program.

Empowering Healthcare Innovation at the Toronto Innovation Centre

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Bairnsdale Regional Health Service: Enhancing Accessibility of Regional Care

CiscoHealth

The practical reality of regional and remote communities in Australia is that they have been consistently disadvantaged in accessing specialist care. This translates to both a quality of care and an important productivity issue for small regional hospitals.

Telemedicine reduces ICU mortality rate at Valley Health

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First, hospitals are facing critical care staffing shortages. "There is a national problem finding enough intensivists to support an ICU," said Dr. Glen Bouder, director of valley intensivists at Valley Health and medical director of critical care at Winchester Medical Center.

Collaborate for better care

CiscoHealth

Collaboration is changing the face of healthcare, enabling agile strategies like telemedicine, remote monitoring, care-team communication, and specialist engagement. Increase access to care and close gaps in reach.

Telehealth set for big boost with $100M in new funding from FCC

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FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr has announced the agency will vote to advance a $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program, enabling telehealth expansion for low-income Americans nationwide.

9 Best Telemedicine Newsletters You Should Be Reading to Keep Up With the Industry

Enzyme Health

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5 Niche Telemedicine Specialties That Might Surprise You

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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.

Telehealth Movement: Gaining Speed

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At 19 Labs, we’re excited by the growing telehealth movement. More and more patients are demanding remote care, and the system is finally coming around: hospitals, insurance companies, and even government agencies are prioritizing telehealth.

With the Silver Tsunami on its way, telehealth is ready for its moment

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Browse the education sessions scheduled for the American Telemedicine Association's annual conference and expo in New Orleans next month, and you'll notice that many of them are geared toward elderly patients, home-based care and aging in place.

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What Are the Factors Driving Telehealth Growth in 2019?

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There are a number of good reasons why experts are predicting that 2019 will be a “tipping point” for telehealth — in other words, the year to see virtual and remote care services gain even more widespread acceptance in health plan networks, practices and facilities throughout the United States.

Telehealth Research Used to Support New Policy Initiatives for Expansion

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In Fierce Healthcare’s report of the first telehealth study , which author Matt Kuhrt describes as a letter published in the latest Journal of the American Medical Association , researchers found a “ notable uptick in the use of telemedicine among primary care physicians between 2015 and 2017.”.

Extending Care Series: An Integrated Solution

CiscoHealth

Welcome to the third and final blog of the Extending Care series. In past posts, we’ve shared key determinants in telehealth adoption, as well as the world of opportunity with EHR-integrated video. Now, we’re excited to release our new remote care solution – Cisco Extended Care. Cisco Extended Care is more than just telehealth.

Improving Stroke Patient Outcomes with Telestroke Programs

American Well

Only 22% of rural Americans live within 30 minutes of a neurologist-staffed medical facility, leaving a large portion of the country’s population without appropriate access to stroke care when they need it. Have one neurologist serve three remote hospitals.

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Report: Telemedicine Reimbursement Limitations Cost Millions, ‘Impede Expansion’

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The OIG reviewed 191,118 claims from 2014 and 2015 for distant-site telehealth services that resulted in payments of about $13.8 Most of those 31 did not qualify because the patients received care in locations not considered rural.”. Solving the Problem of Telemedicine Reimbursement.

New Illinois Law Highlights Efforts to Expand Rural Telehealth Access

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To this end, the FCC recently announced its Connected Care Initiative, which seeks to develop broadband access throughout these remote areas to better connect residents to primary and specialty care. Illinois Governor Signs New Law Expanding Rural Telehealth Access.

Best Practices for Engaging Clinicians in a Telehealth Program

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With patient engagement a well-known benefit of telehealth services like remote care , this positive predisposition speaks volumes. Engaging Clinicians with Telehealth Programs: Key Considerations.

USDA Telehealth Report Sees ‘Lag’ in Rural Access

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Department of Agriculture (USDA) telehealth report is echoing findings made over the past year by leaders of other federal agencies like the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S. USDA Telehealth Report: ‘Little Is Known’ about Use in Remote Communities. A new U.S.

4 Reasons to be Thankful for Telehealth this Holiday Season

Carie Telehealth Insider

Telehealth Requires No Travel. Whether you’re cooking or watching football with the family, telehealth services won’t interrupt the festivities and give you more time with your family. Telehealth Reduces the Spread of Viruses. Telehealth Reduces Healthcare Costs.

How telehealth has enhanced Cleveland Clinic’s value-based care strategy

American Well

Interest in the telehealth industry has grown rapidly in recent years, with 78.5 percent of healthcare consumers reporting they would be comfortable interacting with a physician via online video or online chat, according to a 2016 report out of the Aloft Group — even if almost half of respondents were still not familiar with the term “telemedicine.” In September 2014, Cleveland Clinic partnered with American Well to deliver urgent care via telehealth.

Government Agencies & Industry Groups Push for Telehealth Policy Reform

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Echoing initiatives already taken by many state governments to expand access to digital healthcare services ( particularly in rural areas ), a growing number of federal agencies are also looking to reform existing telehealth policy in an effort to expand access to quality care while also attempting to rein in the costs of the American healthcare system. Proposals by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to boost funding for the expansion of telehealth into rural areas.

Policymakers: Broadband Funding Key to Bringing Telehealth Access to Rural Areas

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Since taking office, policymakers within the Trump administration have championed the expansion of telehealth access as a means to cut costs and extend care into the nation’s most rural and remote areas.

Mississippi Telehealth Network Could Be FCC’s Model for RPM Expansion

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Back in 2014 , the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) collaborated with a network of local and national health technology leaders to build the Mississippi Diabetes Telehealth Network, an effort to extend quality care into rural and underserved regions with high rates of chronic illness.