Study shows more physicians are embracing telemedicine, especially in metro areas

Clocktree

The number of US physicians who list telemedicine as a skill doubled from 2015 to 2018, according to a recent study done by Doximity , a network of healthcare professionals. metro areas that had the highest number of physicians expressing interest in telemedicine.

Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine

eVisit

What’s this new thing called Telemedicine? For starters, it’s not new! 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.

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Telemedicine and access: Leave no patient behind

KevinMD

Telehealth, using video to have an acute medical care visit, puts some of the power of choice back into our patient’s hands.

The Future of Telemedicine

Ortholive

Telemedicine, which uses the Internet to connect patients and providers, is growing. Though the terms e-health, m-health , and telehealth are often interchanged for telemedicine, the deliverable is always the connection and interaction between patient and caregiver in a digital medium.

50-State Telehealth Survey Released – Nationwide Study Shows Telemedicine Increasing

Ortholive

At the end of 2019, national law firm Foley & Lardner released their 50-state study of telemedicine in the United States. telehealth" "telemedicine" telehealth parity telemedicine laws Foley & Lardner

Security Assurance in the Expanding Telemedicine Landscape

Healthcare IT Today

As with other industries, healthcare continues to thrive thanks to new technologies, including telemedicine. The following is a guest article by Sonia Arista, Healthcare CISO at Fortinet.

CDC recommends telehealth in case of coronavirus outbreak

Clocktree

If you need to connect with a new provider who offers telehealth appointments, you can find a wide range of providers at Clocktree.com. Telehealth Telemedicine Healthcare Prospect Telehealth News Provider ClientThe Centers for Disease Control has released helpful steps for Americans to take to prepare for a possible outbreak of the novel coronavirus. One of these steps is to make sure you have a plan to manage your family’s healthcare online.

University of Kentucky to offer telehealth graduate certificate program

Clocktree

To address both trends, the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences is pioneering training in telehealth through a new graduate certificate program. The Graduate Certificate in Telehealth is the first of its kind among health sciences colleges and is the only telehealth certificate available in the state of Kentucky. Healthcare Prospect Provider Telehealth Telehealth News Telemedicine

Telemedicine Is Gaining Popularity In Schools

Clocktree

The use of telemedicine can expand the reach of school nurses and their ability to care for a wider range of illnesses. Having telemedicine access in schools could change the way chronically ill children are educated. Healthcare Telehealth Telemedicine Uncategorized

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

Health Populi

What will telemedicine look like in 2030? 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.

Telehealth and COVID-19 in the U.S.: A Conversation with Ann Mond Johnson, ATA CEO

Health Populi

Will the coronavirus inspire greater adoption of telehealth in the U.S.? The coronavirus spawned another kind of gift to China and the nation’s health citizens: telemedicine, the essay explains. Q2 – – Some industry observers have called this, “telehealth’s big moment.”

Guest Blog: The Importance of Negotiating your Payer Contracts for Reimbursement and Telemedicine Coverage

eVisit

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Telemedicine Humor – Fun Friday

Healthcare IT Today

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$200 Million COVID-19 Telehealth Program from FCC as Part of CARES Act

Healthcare IT Today

One area of CARES Act funding we didn’t highlight for healthcare was $200 million in COVID-19 Telehealth funding that will be administered by the FCC. This weekend we covered some of the billions of healthcare funding that was included in the CARES Act.

October Telehealth Industry Happenings

Ortholive

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What Does the Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During COVID-19 Mean?

Healthcare IT Today

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Even During COVID-19 Crisis, There’s No Excuse For Dropping The Ball On Telehealth

Healthcare IT Today

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Study Says Telehealth Claims Up 624% Over Four Year Period

Healthcare IT Today

The use of telehealth services climbed dramatically over the four years between 2014 and 2018, according to new research based on healthcare claims data. To get a look at telehealth’s impact on healthcare overall, FAIR Health analyzed more than 29 billion healthcare claim records.

Milwaukee VA telehealth program helping veterans with mental health care

Clocktree

Milwaukee’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center offers telehealth services to veterans, with 90% of its providers participating in the program. So far, only about 400 veterans have received care through this telehealth program, however with the high rate of participation among its providers, that number will grow quickly this year. Client Healthcare Mental Health Prospect Provider Telehealth Telehealth News Telemedicine

Expansion of Medicare Coverage and Payment for Telehealth Visits During COVID-19

Healthcare IT Today

CMS has announced the expansion of Medicare coverage and payment for telehealth and telemedicine visits.

Telehealth Awareness, Access and Adoption: Updates from J.D. Power, the ATA and FAIR Health

Health Populi

Power has undertaken a survey on consumer satisfaction with 31 telehealth providers across 15 measures, which will be published in November 2019. In advance of the full report, the organization released a summary on telehealth access and satisfaction, which I’ll discuss in this post.

What To Expect from Telemedicine in 2020

Ortholive

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HIPAA and Telehealth FAQ from HHS

Healthcare IT Today

We wrote previously about HIPAA enforcement being suspended for telehealth during COVID-19 and more details on how to implement it. Plus, we shared the expansion of Medicare coverage and payment for telehealth. The good news is that HHS released a HIPAA and Telehealth FAQ that addresses some of those […]. However, there were still many questions.

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The Promise of Telehealth for Older People – the U-M National Poll on Healthy Aging

Health Populi

Most people over 50 years of age are cautious but open to receiving health care virtually via telehealth platforms, according to the National Poll on Healthy Aging from my alma mater, the University of Michigan. We’re in the Field of Dreams moment in telehealth, especially for older people.

Can Telemedicine Slow The Coronavirus?

Ortholive

Telemedicine can help hospitals and other clinical care providers keep ill patients at home, potentially slowing the spread of the disease. Here’s how telehealth could positively impact patient and provider communication and caregiving during the spread of this global viral outbreak.

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.

The New Employer Wellness Lens Includes Mental Health, Telehealth and Women’s Health

Health Populi

The post The New Employer Wellness Lens Includes Mental Health, Telehealth and Women’s Health appeared first on HealthPopuli.com.

Telemedicine Technology is Helping Florida Residents Affected by Hurricane Irma

Clocktree

Within the last three days Florida Hospital has incorporated telehealth technology into their system of care. Healthcare Telehealth TelemedicineDuring a time of such chaos and destruction in Florida, it has been extremely hard to provide healthcare access to those in need.

What has Telemedicine done for You Lately?

eVisit

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.

Could Telehealth Services Help Stop the Opioid Crisis?

Clocktree

So what can telemedicine to do help the opioid crisis? On October 26, 2017, The White Housedeclared the opioid crisis a public health emergency and the administration acknowledged a need to expand treatment throughout rural areas specifically by making telemedicine more accessible.

Telehealth vs conventional medical treatment: How telemedicine improves the patient experience and lowers patient costs.

eVisit

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CONNECT for Health Act would expand Medicare coverage for telehealth

Clocktree

Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2019 has bipartisan Senate and House support and would expand telehealth services through Medicare. Telehealth is the future of health care. The CONNECT for Health Act of 2019 builds on the progress made in recent years to increase the use of telehealth through Medicare. Client Healthcare Prospect Provider Telehealth Telehealth News Telemedicine

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 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. The first, HB5386 , will establish a telemedicine training program covering issues such as licensing, liability, informed consent, and training on how to use technology. Telehealth providers would be required to complete this certification every four years. If signed into law, WA would be the first state to implement and mandate a telemedicine training program.

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

Physicians Lean In to Digital Health, Especially Telehealth and Remote Monitoring

Health Populi

doctors are using digital health tools in patient care, with quickening adoption of telehealth and remote monitoring technology, according to a study from the American Medical Association (AMA). The largest positive change in adoption was seen in telehealth and remote monitoring, and.

New telehealth bill in CA would expand access and ensure reimbursement

Clocktree

The California Assembly passed a telehealth bill requiring healthcare plans to equally reimburse providers for services having the same effect remotely as in person. The bill, awaiting signature by California Governor Gavin Newsom, would expand telehealth access to all CA residents by requiring health insurance plans to reimburse providers for appointments that would have the same impact whether in person or via video.

Webinar Series: Pursuing Telehealth Reimbursement

Health Recovery Solutions

On Thursday, February 13th, 2020, Health Recovery Solutions' Director of Reimbursement , Gerald Buggs, MSJ, hosted a webinar outlining the current avenues for receiving telehealth reimbursement from CMS, commercial payers, and through private pay programs.

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