Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine


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!

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.

What has Telemedicine done for You Lately?


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


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

Data Security: How eVisit protects your booty


Telemedicine is easy, right?

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Approved Separate Reimbursements for Non-Traditional Patient Visits


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


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.

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.

Reaching everyone, everywhere: Better access to care with telehealth


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Collaborate for better care


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.

The Cisco Approach to Telehealth


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.

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

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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

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.

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.

5 Niche Telemedicine Specialties That Might Surprise You

Enzyme Health

Quickly scale your telemedicine business using our clinician network - announcing Enzyme On Demand ! Blog Login Sign Up 5 Niche Telemedicine Specialties That Might Surprise You Enzyme Health Team March 13, 2019 Telemedicine opportunities extend beyond just primary care and mental health.

Can Telemedicine Help Solve the Opioid Crisis?

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One possible solution, according to a number of medical experts, is leveraging the power of telemedicine. But how can remote care help addicts recover? Opioid addiction – both prescription and non-prescription – has reached crisis levels in the United States. The U.S.

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

Enzyme Health

Quickly scale your telemedicine business using our clinician network - announcing Enzyme On Demand ! Subscribe to these telemedicine newsletters to stay informed on news, policy, and technological changes that can impact your work in telehealth.

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service: Enhancing Accessibility of Regional Care


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.

Empowering Healthcare Innovation at the Toronto Innovation Centre


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How To Become A Telemedicine Provider


Telemedicine is exploding in popularity. In our mobile world, students earn degrees online and professionals work from home; now receiving data-driven medical care from a remote provider is becoming a valued standard in healthcare.

Florida Senate Approves Statewide Telehealth Bill


A majority of these recommendations have been implemented into the legislation, like the requirement that health-care practitioners providing virtual care must be licensed. Intuitive changes like these as well as creating legislation with license requirements and overall regulations allows the telemedicine field to become a more legitimate and trustworthy healthcare sector. Healthcare Telehealth Telemedicine

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

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Most of those 31 did not qualify because the patients received care in locations not considered rural.”. Solving the Problem of Telemedicine Reimbursement. The need for delivery of care by “ one of 8 eligible professionals ”. Telemedicine Reimbursement ‘Is Improving Every Month’.

Global Opportunities for Telemedicine


This reflects the transformation of both the market and practice of telemedicine. The mission of ATA is to be an advocate and a voice for telemedicine with government and other bodies, provide education, promote research and establish standards. However, as telecommunications breaks through the walls of health institutions, crosses the barriers of distance and goes across state lines, so too is telemedicine starting to traverse international boundaries.

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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Extending Care Series: An Integrated Solution


Welcome to the third and final blog of the Extending Care series. Now, we’re excited to release our new remote care solution – Cisco Extended Care. Cisco Extended Care is more than just telehealth. Healthcare Cisco Extended Care Cisco Healthcare demo ehr EHR integration emr EMR integration Health IT healthcare healthcare technology telehealth telemedicine

Reimbursements red herring, trust, and key infrastructure needs for Telemedicine success

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Telemedicine is a growing part of modern healthcare, and could play a pivotal role in the U.S.’s Virtual, video-based doctor’s appointments can help alleviate the general practitioner shortage, and encourage preventative care. adults about telemedicine and their willingness to use such services. Despite the promise of telemedicine, the vast majority of Americans still aren’t using such services. Trust is a key component of effective telemedicine.

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.

Telehealth Movement: Gaining Speed


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. At 19 Labs, we’re excited by the growing telehealth movement.

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.

4 Reasons to be Thankful for Telehealth this Holiday Season

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Carie’s telehealth services mean that doctors are able to treat a greater number of patients remotely and as more patients seek this remote care, the baseline cost for an appointment decreases. Telehealth Requires No Travel.

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.”.

Get ready for National Health IT Week #NHITWeek

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Improving patient safety, enhancing clinical outcomes, boosting cost-efficiency in health care, or expanding access to health care? Maybe you're into mHealth, telemedicine, or remote care. Sept 16-20 is National Health IT Week.

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. In other words, the process for engaging clinicians within a remote care program isn’t just a pre-implementation consideration.

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

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

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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2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Could Expand RPM Reimbursement

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Just as it did for the 2018 calendar year , the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking to further expand reimbursement for remote patient monitoring, virtual visits and other telehealth services as part of its proposed 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule.

mHealth13: Lots Going On, But Few New Developments

Chilmark Research

Beyond the hype and the bold claims set forth by the usual suspects, mHealth’s central challenge is one of adoption: Neither consumers nor health care organizations are picking up mobile for healthcare at the pace and scale that vendors are claiming and hoping they will.

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A hospital without patients

Henry Kotula

Louis, nestled among locust, elm and sweetgum trees, the Mercy Virtual Care Center has a lot in common with other hospitals. The virtual care center started as an office in Mercy’s flagship St. In addition to the touchless warmth, regular interactions enable more individualized care.

Survey: U.S. Health System Leaders Embracing Remote & Virtual Care

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Although it’s steadily improving , reimbursement for remote and virtual care still isn’t as robust as it could be. For the respondents, remote and virtual care were seen as top-of-mind topics (along with cybersecurity, consumer-facing tech, AI, and predictive analytics), even despite the fact that fewer than half acknowledged receiving reimbursement for delivering these services. Virtual & Remote Care Seen as Necessities in Value-Based Healthcare Model.

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. Telemedicine is one of them.”.