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?

eVisit - See How We Simplify Healthcare Delivery to Everyone, Everywhere

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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.

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.

Reaching everyone, everywhere: Better access to care with telehealth

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Healthcare collaboration health for all HealthForAll remote care telehealth telemedicine world health day world health day 2018Thomas Yaw Berko rides an old bicycle 30km each way to reach some of the communities he works in as a volunteer health worker in southern Ghana. For the.

Collaborate for better care

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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

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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

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.

5 Niche Telemedicine Specialties That Might Surprise You

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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. Patient ECG data is remotely sent to the doctor in real-time via a secure connection with the help of an on-site healthcare professional.

5 Niche Telemedicine Specialties That Might Surprise You

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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. Patient ECG data is remotely sent to the doctor in real-time via a secure connection with the help of an on-site healthcare professional.

Empowering Healthcare Innovation at the Toronto Innovation Centre

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Healthcare #PublicSector Cisco Toronto Innovation Centre Cisco Virtual Patient Observation Solution healthcare hospital bed innovation remote care remote collaboration telehealth telemedicine toronto virtual patient careThere has never been a better time to innovate together, and a tour of the Toronto Innovation Centre will prove just that.

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.

Florida Senate Approves Statewide Telehealth Bill

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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

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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.

Extending Care Series: An Integrated Solution

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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

Improving Stroke Patient Outcomes with Telestroke Programs

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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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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 Movement: Gaining Speed

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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.

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.

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.”.

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.

A hospital without patients

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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.

mHealth13: Lots Going On, But Few New Developments

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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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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.

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.

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.”.

How Telestroke Technology is Saving Lives (and Brains): Part 2 of 2

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After all, the entire point of implementing a telestroke system is to allow the attending neurologist to remotely evaluate the patient—symptoms and severity, remote viewing of CT scans, observe motor skills/function, etc.—in Telestroke/ Telehealth Software and Mobile Apps : To put it simply, these apps are what makes the remote use of telestroke hardware (telemedicine carts) possible. Tools of the Telestroke Trade.

Payor-Provider Convergence with John Moore, Founder of Chilmark Research – Harlow On Healthcare

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John Moore ( @john_chilmark ) is the founder of Chilmark Research , a leading health IT analyst firm focused on trends in health information exchange, cloud computing, analytics, telemedicine and more. John called value-based care a Gordian knot. Health Care Law and Consulting.

Payor-Provider Convergence with John Moore, Founder of Chilmark Research – Harlow On Healthcare

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John Moore ( @john_chilmark ) is the founder of Chilmark Research , a leading health IT analyst firm focused on trends in health information exchange, cloud computing, analytics, telemedicine and more. John called value-based care a Gordian knot.

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.

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. Contact Care Innovations today to schedule a complimentary, one-on-one consultation with a telehealth expert.

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

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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. ” How to determine where to implement telemedicine.