Unique Uses for Telehealth

Clocktree

Most people are familiar with telehealth services offered by their primary care doctor, therapist or other healthcare provider as a convenient alternative to an in-office visit. Telehealth has emerged as a standard, even expected, part of certain healthcare practices. Here are a few examples from Clocktree of less obvious telehealth services that are making a difference in people’s lives and well-being. Client Healthcare Prospect Provider Telehealth

Study finds 2/3 of healthcare providers aren’t familiar with changes to telehealth reimbursement

Clocktree

According to a recent survey by Reaction Data , 67% of healthcare providers surveyed weren’t aware of major changes to telehealth reimbursements laws in effect as of January 1. Generally, the new rules expand reimbursement for healthcare providers using telehealth platforms (like Clocktree) for virtual care. One of the previous barriers to using telehealth services was the lack of reimbursement to providers, so this should help boost telehealth adoption rate.

2017 A Ground Breaking Year for Telehealth

Clocktree

2017 was a ground breaking year for the world of telehealth. More than 60% of all healthcare institutions in the US have implemented telehealth technology into their care systems. 2017 was a good year for telehealth, and we at Clocktree are excited to see what 2018 will bring.

Telehealth Technology Summit 2018

Telehealth Blog

Join us for the inaugural Telehealth Technology Summit 2018! When it comes to telehealth, the right equipment & connectivity can make or break a program. The post Telehealth Technology Summit 2018 appeared first on LearnTelehealth.

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

Could Telehealth Services Help Stop the Opioid Crisis?

Clocktree

Jamey Lister from US News wrote an article on the possibilities of using telehealth technology to help reach rural areas suffering from the opioid crisis. Access to telehealth services has enabled many patients to have the ability to discuss medication issues etc.

Major telehealth milestone for VA patients

Clocktree

The Business of Federal Technology reports on the June 11 launch date for a telehealth policy change referred to as “anywhere-to-anywhere,” which allows qualified practitioners to log in to Department of Veterans Affairs telehealth system and treat patients regardless of state licensing rules. The proliferation of telehealth allows the VA to reduce the stress on its nationwide system, which has more than 30,000 clinical vacancies.

Consumers Are Looking For Greater Telehealth Access

Clocktree

However most of these patients do not have access to all the telehealth options they are hoping for. In reality the next step in integrating telehealth into the healthcare sector is persuading physicians to adopt this technology into their own practices. Telehealth saves time for both the patient and doctor, and creates an easier way for physicians to manage, and care for a growing number of patients. Telehealth Telemedicine Healthcare Mental Health

Can you identify 7 qualities of a successful telehealth program?

Telehealth Blog

Consumer need is driving the development of telehealth programs across the country. Provider access to affordable broadband and delivery methods, such as smart phones, tablets and iPads, are driving telehealth to become a delivery platform that can meet consumer needs.

Telehealth Usage and Coverage Continues to Increase Throughout the US

Clocktree

Telehealth coverage and usage is continuing to make strides forward. The US Department of Health and Human Services estimates that currently 60% of all healthcare institutions and about 45% of all hospitals are using telehealth in one way or another.

Telehealth HIPAA

TeleMental Health blog

Telehealth HIPAA Telehealth providers are at the cutting edge of new opportunities for bettering quality of care. The post Telehealth HIPAA appeared first on TBH Institute Blog.

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Telehealth staffing company Enzyme Health raises $1.7M

Mobi Health News

The startup employs machine learning to help match qualified professionals with telehealth opportunities.

How telehealth platform bolsters physiotherapy

Mobi Health News

Telehealth Reaches a Tipping Point

Health System CIO

With the major pieces — legislation, technology, and consumer expectations — all starting to fall into place, the time to start thinking about telehealth is now, says Bill Russell. Columns Consumer experience Featured Patient Engagement Telehealth Bill Russell

Telehealth Risk Management Checklist

TeleMental Health blog

For the sake of our own sanity and the well-being of the loved ones who might rely on our earning potential, telehealth risk management needs to be at the forefront of our decisions. The post Telehealth Risk Management Checklist appeared first on TBH Institute Blog.

MACRA & Telehealth Reimbursement

TeleMental Health blog

The post MACRA & Telehealth Reimbursement appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. Blog Telebehavioral Health Telemental Health Webinar Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) handout MACRA Medicaid Medicare Reimbursement Webinar Telehealth ReimbursementMACRA is a new legislation in the United States.

Clocktree Telehealth Platform Popup Notification Update

Clocktree

Healthcare Telehealth Telemedicine UncategorizedYou can now receive important Clocktree account notifications via popups! These popup notifications are small messages that appear in a corner of your device’s screen, whether you are logged into Clocktree or not. They will alert you to upcoming appointments or new secure messages.

More funding for rural telehealth programs is on its way

Clocktree

This will allow healthcare providers to offer telehealth programs that rely on strong internet to connect to remote patients and enable practitioners to collaborate and consult with specialists outside of their area. Two years ago healthcare organization and lawmakers began to lobby for an increase to this cap, due to increasing demands particularly to take advantage of newly emerging telehealth technology.

Three telehealth success stories

American Well Blog

1] With wait times rising and healthcare costs increasing, many health systems have turned to telehealth as a means of increasing access to healthcare. Cerner and American Well have partnered to deliver telehealth that is fully embedded within Cerner’s electronic health record portfolio.

Telehealth is Helping Patients Receive Care Faster

Clocktree

Telehealth technology could be an answer to this problem. This is a large hurdle telehealth companies are facing, however as time goes on, more and more states are adopting telehealth coverage into their healthcare systems.

Epstein Becker & Green 2018 Telehealth Report

TeleMental Health blog

TBHI Summarizes Epstein Becker & Green 2018 Telehealth Report Telehealth services became notably more popular amount clients/patients, practitioners, employers and legislators according to a 2018 telehealth report from law firm, Epstein Becker & Green. The post Epstein Becker & Green 2018 Telehealth Report appeared first on TBH Institute Blog.

Telehealth Documentation

TeleMental Health blog

How to Stay Out of Hot Water: Telehealth Documentation! Easy 3-Part TBHI Online Webinar Series) 6 CE Hours Available Have you updated your telehealth documentation to address recent state and association specific requirements?

Telehealth: The Tipping Point of Virtual Care Platform Adoption

Electronic Health Reporter

While telehealth has been around for years, virtual care technology is emerging as a powerful tool that goes beyond the traditional telehealth model. To become the “next generation” of telehealth, virtual care will need to improve access, […].

Telehealth Talk: Telehealth Journey with Rosalyn Perkins (Episode 19)

Telehealth Blog

Telehealth Talk is the only monthly podcast devoted to Telehealth. The post Telehealth Talk: Telehealth Journey with Rosalyn Perkins (Episode 19) appeared first on LearnTelehealth. Featured General Podcasts Telehealth

HRSA Resources for Advancing Telehealth (Episode 18)

Telehealth Blog

Episode 18 features Natassja Manzanero, Telehealth Resource Center Program Coordinator for the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT), Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources, and Services Administration (HRSA). Overview of key telehealth policy issues.

Save the Date: Telehealth Technology Summit Planned in New Orleans

Telehealth Blog

A Telehealth Technology Summit (#TTS18) is planned on December 12-13 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. TTS18 will feature presentations by telehealth experts and a technology showcase hosted by the National Telehealth Resource Center for Technology Assessment (TTAC).

Intermountain Healthcare Demonstrates Telehealth ROI

American Well Blog

During an American Well-sponsored webinar hosted by Becker’s Hospital Review , Intermountain Healthcare discussed telehealth ROI for urgent care. In 2016, the health system partnered with American Well to launch its telehealth service, Connect Care, to enhance patient convenience and care access; cut delivery costs; and retain and recruit patients. Intermountain approached its analysis of telehealth ROI from the perspective of an integrated health system.

As Workers’ Healthcare Costs Increase, Employers Look to Telehealth and Wearable Tech to Manage Cost & Health Risks

Health Populi

Two approaches quantified in this year’s KFF survey are the use of lower-cost settings, such as retail clinics and telehealth, as well as workers generating health data shared via mobile apps and wearable technology.

National TRC Webinar Series: Expanding Quality Metrics to Include Telehealth

Telehealth Blog

Expanding Quality Metrics to Include Telehealth. Even with this growth, there are no current measures to evaluate and assess the impact of telehealth or address concerns about the utility and benefit of telehealth services. Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 1 PM CDT. Register Today!

Small or Solo Practices considering telehealth

Clocktree

We liked this article on mHealth Intelligence that offers advice for small and solo practices who are considering offering telehealth services. They recommend practicing a telehealth visit with a friend or colleague, recording the first few sessions to perfect your “webside manner”, and advertising your telehealth services first to your tech savvy clients then more broadly.

Medicare Next Generation ACO Model Telehealth Expansion Waiver

TeleMental Health blog

As previously discussed, in the United States traditional fee-for-service system of Medicare, use of the telehealth benefit is limited to rural Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA).

AmWell, Doctor on Demand, Teladoc top list of most downloaded telehealth apps

Mobi Health News

The third-party analysis compared 10 telehealth providers' Google Play and App Store downloads over a four-and-a-half year period

Telehealth Connection

TeleMental Health blog

The post Telehealth Connection appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. TBHI is delighted to be launching a series of Q&A from our audiences. In this blog, then interspersed with our other news and features, we’ll post a question obtained from one of our Trainees.

Telehealth helps with healthcare accessibility challenges in Saudi Arabia

Mobi Health News

Patients living in rural areas and smaller cities have to travel to get to the healthcare they need, which makes telehealth more valuable, says Wael A.

5 Challenges Hindering Telehealth Growth

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Healthcare organizations are increasingly looking to adopt telehealth programs, but they face a number of policy barriers that hinder their plans, according to the Center for Connected Health Policy. Reimbursement, as not all insurers and employers cover telehealth visits.

HRSA Telehealth Resource Center Program Wins 2018 Federal Health IT Innovation Award

Telehealth Blog

HRSA’s Telehealth Resource Center (TRC) Program was one of the 2018 Federal Health IT Innovation Awards Winners! Dr. William England, Director for the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) and Natassja Manzanero, Program Coordinator for the Telehealth Resource Center Program in OAT.

No-Cost Talk Therapy & Telehealth Technology Are Put to Use in England, to Provide Greater Access to Mental Health Services

Clocktree

Telehealth plays an important role. If telehealth services are something you are interested in adding to your practice, check out clocktree.com to get started. Healthcare Telehealth TelemedicineEngland has become the first country to offer no-cost talk therapy to their people.

Telehealth on Amwell: The Patient‘s Perspective

American Well Blog

As you get up and running with your telehealth practice, you may be wondering: what exactly do my patients see? The post Telehealth on Amwell: The Patient‘s Perspective appeared first on American Well. Blog consumer telehealth telehealth telemedicine

Coding Leader & TBHI Faculty: Telehealth Reimbursement Webinar

TeleMental Health blog

Join Telebehavioral Health Institute Faculty (TBHI Faculty) and Coding Leader as they present a telehealth reimbursement webinar entitled, “Telemedicine Mental Health Services: Finally Get Paid.” ” Learn how to get paid with telehealth, telemedicine, telemental health, or telebehavioral health. The post Coding Leader & TBHI Faculty: Telehealth Reimbursement Webinar appeared first on TBH Institute Blog.

Telehealth Informed Consent, Licensing & Other Telehealth Legalities

TeleMental Health blog

Telehealth legal issues are complicated, fraught with exceptions and in telecommunications, still unfolding. Also, many practitioners either fear them or do not understand telehealth legalities. Telehealth Informed Consent Let’s begin with telehealth informed consent, the ongoing agreement, we make with … Read more. The post Telehealth Informed Consent, Licensing & Other Telehealth Legalities appeared first on TBH Institute Blog.