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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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).

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Telehealth 101 Available Online and On Site

Telehealth Blog

The South Central Telehealth Resource Center offers Telehealth 101: The Easy Basics of Telehealth and Telemedicine online and on site. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the impact of telehealth and telemedicine!

Telehealth Success Variables

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.

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

Step 2: Identify a telehealth champion

Telehealth Blog

The Health Care Professional’s Guide to Successful Telehealth Program Development is a blog series that provides a step-by-step approach to telehealth program development. Under his/her leadership, implementing a telehealth program can move from idea to reality.

Free Webinar: Telehealth 101! Register today!

Telehealth Blog

Every month on the Second Tuesday at noon, the South Central Telehealth Resource Center offers Telehealth 101 – The Easy Basics of Telehealth and Telemedicine. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the impact of telehealth and telemedicine!

Why I Switched to Telehealth

American Well Blog

He soon realized that he found his place in medicine – telehealth. We recently caught up with Dr. Matta to find out why he adopted telehealth, and what he’s learned from the experience: What about telehealth interested you the most? How does prescribing via telehealth work?

Tips For Telehealth Success

Health System CIO

From determining key drivers to establishing governance, there are several steps organizations must follow to ensure a successful telehealth program, says Sue Schade.

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.

Recognizing the Leaders of Telehealth

American Well Blog

At this year’s Client Forum, hosted in Boston, MA, American Well recognized some of our trusted clients who have been extraordinary leaders throughout their telehealth journey. It was only a few years ago that Children’s Health was working alongside the Texas State Medical Board to legalize telehealth in the state. Pediatric Associates was also recognized for their triage telehealth program to successfully divert patients away from unnecessary emergency department visits.

Does Medicaid reimburse for telehealth/telemedicine services?

Telehealth Blog

Q: Does Medicaid reimburse for telehealth/telemedicine services? A: Federal Medicaid statues do not recognize telemedicine as a distinct service; however, each state has the flexibility to decide if/how its Medicaid program will reimburse for telehealth/telemedicine services.

Telehealth Journey with Dr. Curtis Lowery (Episode 17)

Telehealth Blog

Telehealth Talk is the only monthly podcast devoted to Telehealth. The post Telehealth Journey with Dr. Curtis Lowery (Episode 17) appeared first on LearnTelehealth.

Telehealth use on rise for behavioral health

Mobi Health News

Telemedicine technology has been improving steadily over the past several years, and as the tech gets better, so does its reputation.

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 […]. Healthcare cisco approach Health IT health IT solutions health solutions health tech health technology healthcare IT healthcare IT solutions healthcare solutions healthcare tech healthcare technology remote care telehealth telemedicine white paper

Telehealth and Cancer Care

Healthcare Informatics

Perhaps the greatest telemedicine impact has been felt within the cancer community through the continued development of teleoncology

Telehealth and the CHRONIC Act of 2017 (S. 870)

Telehealth Blog

House of Representatives, allows for an expansion of telehealth/telemedicine coverage under the Medicare Advantage Plan B. While the act does not require a Medicare Advantage Plan to offer additional telehealth services, it does allow the option. Featured General Telehealth

Senator and FCC commissioner propose telehealth pilot

Mobi Health News

Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) and FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr have teamed up to propose a new telemedicine initiative that aims to support people at home and prevent hospital readmission, specifically among low-income individuals.

Telehealth Policy Barriers to Observe

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Healthcare organizations are increasingly looking to adopt telehealth programs, but they face a number of telehealth policy barriers that hinder their plans, according to the Center for Connected Health Policy. One of the top telehealth obstacles is reimbursement.

Telehealth: Separating Fact and Fiction

Health System CIO

Although there is excitement surrounding the potential benefits of telehealth, there are also concerns about the barriers that exist, including financial incentives and logistics, says Mark Allphin of KLAS.

Hands-On Technology Demos are the Focus of New Orleans Telehealth Technology Summit

Telehealth Blog

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

Telehealth Policy 2018: Keeping You In The Know

Telehealth Blog

In 2018, updates and changes impacted telehealth policy across the nation. To supplement information provided in the webinar, the South Central Telehealth Resource Center would like to share information and resources regarding national and regional changes that may be helpful to you.

Telehealth Payments Don’t Meet Medicare Requirements

BHM Healthcare Solutions

Editor’s Note: Healthcare organizations are increasingly looking to adopt telehealth programs, but they face a number of telehealth policy barriers that hinder their plans. But some providers don’t know how Medicare telehealth requirements work, the OIG found.

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.

How telehealth devices can complement virtual care

American Well Blog

In the last few years, many companies have begun to integrate telehealth technology into healthcare devices. American Well’s telehealth kiosk: Telehealth kiosk s can be used in office, retail and hospital settings to.

Bringing Physical Exams to Telehealth Visits

American Well Blog

American Well recently announced an exciting new partnership with Tyto Care , a telehealth company with breakthrough technology for conducting remote medical visits and examinations. American Well’s telehealth technology offers high quality care to patients at home or in other locations.

Telehealth providers trying to stand out

Morning eHealth

VA leadership questions still burbling — Congressional update

Rx 2018: A New Era of Specialty Drugs, Telehealth, Mobile Apps and Value, IQVIA Reports

Health Populi

The post Rx 2018: A New Era of Specialty Drugs, Telehealth, Mobile Apps and Value, IQVIA Reports appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.