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

More Than Half Of Seniors Willing To Use Telehealth

Healthcare IT Today

Results from a recent survey suggest that seniors are more comfortable with telehealth than you might think, especially given their techno-phobic reputation. As things stand, when seniors need off-hours care, telehealth consults are hardly the first thing that comes to their mind.

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

Health Populi

Kaveh was brainstorming the future of telehealth a decade from “now,” with three innovators attending #ATA19: Deepthi Bathina of Humana, Matthew Holt of Catalyst Health (and Co-Founder of Health 2.0), and Kim Swafford of Providence St. Joe’s deploys telehealth in eight states.

Rural communities helped by telehealth, but broadband internet still an issue for 1 in 5 rural households

Clocktree

NPR produced an interesting segment on the state of telehealth services and how they’ve helped people in rural communities. Survey results also indicate convenience is the leading factor for choosing telehealth services.

FCC advances, seeks public comment on $100M rural telehealth pilot

Mobi Health News

The program would provide an 85% discount on telehealth connectivity expenses for health organizations serving rural communities

June 2019 Telehealth Industry Happenings

Ortholive

In June, telehealth and mHealth service offerings expanded around the nation. Another state joined others requiring parity in telehealth reimbursement, and much more. Here's what happened in June 2019 in telehealth.

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. Zero and Roman are also part of telehealth.

WA state legislature passes two telehealth bills

Clocktree

Washington state lawmakers have passed two new bills which help expand telehealth services state wide. Telehealth providers would be required to complete this certification every four years. Healthcare Prospect Provider Telehealth Telehealth News Telemedicine UncategorizedThe first, HB5386 , will establish a telemedicine training program covering issues such as licensing, liability, informed consent, and training on how to use technology.

National study of insurance claims shows 53% increase for telehealth in 2017

Clocktree

US News just released a summary of a study done by FAIR Health which looked at telehealth trends based on insurance claims in the year 2017. Telehealth has been growing more rapidly in urban areas than in rural areas.

Guest Blog: Growing Rural Health Access with Telehealth – by Ryan Kelly, Mississippi Telehealth Association

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

One of several possible measures includes the use of telehealth services. However, there may be an additional benefit to providing telehealth beyond just receiving a technology fee. Mississippi Telehealth Association.

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

Telehealth Platforms Are Moving Telepsychiatry Forward

Clocktree

Telehealth allows for all types of people to connect from nearly anywhere anytime and receive the accommodations they need. Everyday more and more psychiatrists and healthcare providers are joining the telehealth sector. 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.

Oncology Telehealth

Telebehavioral Health Institute

How Telehealth is Changing the Field of Oncology Today telemedicine is used throughout the medical field in order to help provide better care to patients. The post Oncology Telehealth appeared first on TBH Institute Blog.

Overcome the Technical Challenges of Telehealth for Nephrology

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The post Overcome the Technical Challenges of Telehealth for Nephrology appeared first on MedTech Boston. MTB Promotion News home dialysis nephrology telehealth telemedicineSponsored by the Renal Physicians Association.

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

Telehealth Technology Summit 2018

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

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.

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.

Training Clinicians with Telehealth

Health Recovery Solutions

telehealth communication clinician engagement clinician educationAs the applications of technology in healthcare continue to grow, training for telemedicine must take center stage in the education of future clinicians.

Telehealth education: What do we actually need for our clinical practice?

KevinMD

In telehealth, which also requires training my colleagues, is it necessary? As we go through our careers, we are given the responsibility of educating the next generation of students and residents to become proficient and competent in medicine.

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.

Establishing a Successful Telehealth Service Line

Ortholive

Understanding the steps necessary for a telehealth service line includes understanding how these tools can. What are the steps necessary for a clinical team to design their own successful telehealth service line? telehealth" "telemedicine" virtual visit best practices Outcomes How to

Telehealth holds appeal for seniors, survey shows

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Better access to healthcare professionals and faster service are among the top reasons senior citizens are willing to embrace telehealth technologies, according to a survey sponsored by vendor American Well.

Treating COPD in Rural Communities with Telehealth

Health Recovery Solutions

In May, HRS published a blog post highlighting the role of telehealth in combating the social determinants of health such as physical environment, economic stability, education, and food insecurity. telehealth COPD population health SDoH rural communities

Can you identify 7 qualities of a successful telehealth program?

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

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.

Customizing Telehealth Monitoring for Patient Success: Marie's Telehealth Story

Health Recovery Solutions

Anne Carle, RN, Telehealth Clinical Coordinator at Cornerstone VNA , shared with HRS a wonderful patient success story. In her own words, read her story below about customizing a patient's care plan through the use of telehealth.

Georgia state Senate passes two bills improving telehealth access for residents

Clocktree

SB118 is a comprehensive reform of Georgia’s previous telehealth act. The bill updates the law in an effort to increase the prevalence of telehealth for a broader array of services, as well as ensuring parity in insurance reimbursement for telehealth and in-person care. This is great news for residents of Georgia, as well as the telehealth industry in general! Healthcare Prospect Provider Telehealth Telehealth News Telemedicine Uncategorized

Telehealth staffing company Enzyme Health raises $1.7M

Mobi Health News

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

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.

Survey: Telehealth adoption, interest increased 340% among physicians since 2015

Mobi Health News

The American Well-backed poll of 800 doctors found a 340 percent increase in the number of US physicians who have conducted a telehealth consultation since 2015

Facility Fees & Telehealth Reimbursement

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Properly identifying facilities that rely upon reimbursable services can also point the way for additional fees that are exclusive to telehealth. The post Facility Fees & Telehealth Reimbursement appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. Blog Center For Medicare And Medicaid Cpt Codes Telehealth ReimbursementFor example, “facility fees” are often reimbursable. They are the U.S. government’s way of supporting the technology infrastructure costs … Read more.

Advancing Physical Therapy with Telehealth

Health Recovery Solutions

telehealth physical therapy telerehabilitation aging surgery“I don’t have to make sure my house is clean, or my hair is done and I have makeup on as when the physical therapist comes to the house.

Breaking Down Next Gen ACO’s and the Telehealth Waiver

Health Recovery Solutions

Fierce Healthcare recently reported a study revealing 67% of physicians indicated their willingness to incorporate telehealth into their patients' care plans, a nearly 10% increase from just three years prior. The rapid increase confirms clinicians' preference for telehealth into patient care.

HIV suppression rates higher among VA patients offered specialty telehealth consultations

Mobi Health News

Even though uptake was low, the study findings suggest that telehealth could benefit patients living far from specialized clinics

Telehealth Adoption: Tackling Physician Reluctance

Ortholive

The market for telehealth, which are digital tools that allow virtual online communication between a clinician and patient, is booming. telehealth" "telemedicine" doctor-patient relationship digital health 2019 trends

Telehealth services expand at state level, but adoption barriers remain

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Expansion of telehealth coverage and reimbursement at the state level has grown since 2017, according to the latest American Telemedicine Association.

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

Online Patient Assessment in Telehealth

Telebehavioral Health Institute

The post Online Patient Assessment in Telehealth appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. Uncategorized American Psychological Assocation CMS Home Telehealth in-person assessment online assessment

Telehealth HIPAA

Telebehavioral Health Institute

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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Clocktree Telehealth Platform Popup Notification Update

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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.