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

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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.

Drivers of Telemedicine Adoption

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Telemedicine adoption is on the rise, according to an April survey conducted by Boston-based American Well. The post Drivers of Telemedicine Adoption appeared first on MedTech Boston. Uncategorized American Well telehealth telemedicine virtual care

Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine

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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.

Telemedicine and access: Leave no patient behind

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

October Telehealth Industry Happenings

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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.

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.

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

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CONNECT for Health Act would expand Medicare coverage for telehealth

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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

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.

Telemedicine Is Gaining Popularity In Schools

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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

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

Health Populi

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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.

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.

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.

WA state legislature passes two telehealth bills

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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.

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.

Could Telehealth Services Help Stop the Opioid Crisis?

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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.

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Florida Senate Approves Statewide Telehealth Bill

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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

September Telehealth Industry Happenings

Ortholive

September brought the changing of the seasons but it also brought a few innovations to the telehealth industry. Some of the largest health systems in the nation continued to publish data showing the positive results gained from providing patients with telehealth technology.

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.

Telemedicine Technology is Helping Florida Residents Affected by Hurricane Irma

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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.

Telehealth Platforms Are Moving Telepsychiatry Forward

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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

Consumers Are Looking For Greater Telehealth Access

Clocktree

According to a 2018 survey conducted by Ernst and Young, more than 50% of 2500 consumers are already using the telemedicine technology available to them through their healthcare providers. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Telemedicine Services Expanding

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In addition to improving and expanding patient service, the vast financial benefits makes telemedicine consults a makes payers eager to gather more research on closing the telehealth gap. The post Telemedicine Services Expanding appeared first on BHM Healthcare Solutions.

August Telehealth Industry Happenings

Ortholive

The biggest news in August 2019 to hit the telehealth field came with the release of some details from the 2019. About Telemedicine "telehealth" 2019 trends JD Powers 2020 healthcare

American Well Acquires Aligned Telehealth to Expand Behavioral Health Virtual Care

Healthcare IT Today

National telehealth leader American Well® announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aligned Telehealth, a leader in the provision of behavioral telehealth and telepsychiatry services to hospitals and health plans.

Hospitals Shifting To More Strategic Uses Of Telehealth Technologies

Healthcare IT Today

For quite some time, hospitals have been adding to their portfolio of telehealth services, in part as a way to keep their brand top-of-mind with consumers in their service area.

Overcome the Technical Challenges of Telehealth for Nephrology

MedTech Boston

Not long ago, reimbursement rules severely limited how nephrology practitioners could treat patients via telemedicine. The post Overcome the Technical Challenges of Telehealth for Nephrology appeared first on MedTech Boston. Sponsored by the Renal Physicians Association.

Telehealth Usage and Coverage Continues to Increase Throughout the US

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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.

Baby Boomers & Palliative Care – Telehealth Expands Access to Specialists

Health Recovery Solutions

Telemedicine technology first emerged as a method of care delivery in the 1960s via programs launched by NASA and the Nebraska Psychology Institute, but significant barriers have slowed its adoption since then.

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

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

Telemedicine Technology Is Being Used to Educate Doctors Around The World

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Lee, a pediatric retina surgeon, is using telemedicine to educate Armenian doctors on surgical procedures for premature infants suffering from retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). In 2017, Lee has been using telemedicine video monitoring to mentor and teach surgeons in the operating room.

July Telehealth Industry Happenings

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As we hit the midway point in the summer of 2019, there were several new telehealth initiatives, research, and activities that made the news. telehealth" "telemedicine" mhealth MayoClinic Yale

Georgia state Senate passes two bills improving telehealth access for residents

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SB 115 allows for physicians outside of Georgia to be licensed as a telemedicine provider by the Georgia Composite Medical Board. 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.