Texas Governor wants to permanently expand telemedicine access

Clocktree

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said he wants to permanently expand access to telemedicine services that have surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also issued an emergency rule to compensate health care providers for telemedicine visits at the same rate as an in-person visit. We should seize the opportunity this session to permanently expand telemedicine so that every Texan in every region of the state can benefit,” Abbott said.

Telehealth Survey Results: Technology Concerns Stand Out As Key Issues Slowing Telehealth Adoption

Healthcare IT Today

New research conducted by Healthcare IT Today suggests that the top barriers to wider, more stable adoption of telehealth may be patient and doctor discomfort with the technology.

Making telemedicine more human

Mobi Health News

Laura Cooley, senior director of education and outreach at the Academy of Communication in Healthcare, dishes out tips to improve the telehealth experience at the Patient Experience Summit this morning.

A Physician Perspective on Telehealth

Healthcare IT Today

I think most of us agree that telehealth is here to stay. No doubt telehealth won’t remain at the inflated levels that COVID-19 and shutdowns required, but it will plateau at some reasonable level and then likely grow over time as […].

What Makes Specialty Acute Care Telehealth Different?

Healthcare IT Today

I’m always slightly bothered when people say that telehealth has seen a massive explosion thanks to COVID-19. While it’s true that live video telehealth visits have seen hockey stick style growth because of COVID-19, there are actually a wide variety of telehealth options.

Telehealth Use Among Older Americans: Growing Interest, Remaining Concerns

Health Populi

This drove health consumers to virtual care platforms in the first months of the public health crisis — including lots of older people who had never used telemedicine or even a mobile health app. The study identified several key concerns about telehealth visits, shown in the graphic.

Patients Are Hooked On Telehealth

Healthcare IT Today

Prior to the onset of the pandemic, many consumers had little interest in using telehealth services. A new survey by Telehealth.com surveying 1,000 Americans ages 18 to 54 and older has concluded that while uptake of telehealth-based services was already growing […].

Telehealth surge among dentists

Clocktree

A recent survey of 2,767 dentists in 20 states found that 34% of providers are currently using some form of telehealth to treat patients or plan to in the near future. The study, conducted by DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, also found that: 75% of providers who use telehealth services expect their telehealth volume to increase or stay the same during the next 12 months Public health providers are more likely (44%) to use telehealth than all other practice types (21%).

Allscripts and FollowMyHealth’s Approach to Telehealth – EHR Telehealth Series

Healthcare IT Today

As part of our ongoing series of telehealth interviews with EHR vendors, we’re excited to share our interview with Skyler Wason, Director of Product Management at Allscripts, and Kate Palazzolo, Vice President of Sales at FollowMyHealth. Are they developing telehealth in […].

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A Hidden Advantage Of Telehealth: Patient Access To Specialized Programs

Healthcare IT Today

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MEDITECH EHR’s Approach to Telehealth – EHR Telehealth Series

Healthcare IT Today

When we first started creating our live video telehealth list, we quickly realized that every healthcare organization was going to need to know and understand how their EHR vendor was planning to approach telehealth. Were EHR vendors going to embrace third party telehealth solutions?

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Is a Free Telehealth Solution Really Possible?

Healthcare IT Today

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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. The study also reports significant growth in telemedicine patient visits, which increased annually by 261 percent between 2015 and 2017. metro areas that had the highest number of physicians expressing interest in telemedicine. ” 2019 Telemedicine and Locum Tenens Opportunities Study.

The Future of Telemedicine

Ortholive

Analysts expect 100 million telemedicine visits this year in the U.S. In this Health News Network interview, Dr. Michael Greiwe talks about the future of telemedicine in America.

Virtual Waiting Rooms and Telehealth Workflow – Telehealth Features Series

Healthcare IT Today

In this Telehealth Feature Series, we’re going to cover the long list of potential telehealth features available today.

Can Telemedicine Options Be Affordable?

Electronic Health Reporter

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine visits have been able to provide an increasing number of patients with virtual access to quality care without requiring in-person appointments. The article Can Telemedicine Options Be Affordable? Editorial Adviise Alexi Alizadeh COVID-19 telehealth telemedicineThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Alexi Alizadeh, founder, Adviise.

Telemedicine: A Powerful Tool For Preventing Hospital Overcrowding

Electronic Health Reporter

By Waseem Ghannam, MD, MBA, MHSA, president, TeleHealth Solution Across the country, well over 100,000 Americans are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, and these numbers continue to climb along with rising positivity rates. Editorial TeleHealth Solution telemedicine Waseem Ghannam

Telehealth Modernization Act Reintroduced in Senate and Companion Bill in House

Healthcare IT Today

As most of you know, I’ve argued that the future of telehealth is going to be determined by the laws and reimbursement that’s going to be made permanent or even improved.

Telehealth Platforms: Building Blocks for Omnichannel, Networked Healthcare

Health Populi

the use of telehealth services tripled in the past year, as healthcare providers limited patients from in-person visits for care and patients sought to avoid exposure to the coronavirus in medical settings. In the U.S.,

7 Ways Telemedicine Is Revolutionizing Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

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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.

ePrescribing and Patient Education – Telehealth Features Series

Healthcare IT Today

In this Telehealth Feature Series, we’re going to cover the long list of potential telehealth features available today.

Telehealth Analytics – Telehealth Features Series

Healthcare IT Today

In this Telehealth Feature Series, we’re going to cover the long list of potential telehealth features available today.

Telehealth Group Therapy

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Telehealth Group Therapy Many highly skilled group therapy clinicians have been forced into telehealth group therapy practice without thoughtful guidance or the ability to learn anything beyond basic telehealth skills.

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. To best frame telehealth and its use cases, the National Quality Forum published a report in 2017, outlining the following four buckets which I find especially useful with evaluating programs and interventions: access […].

4 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Your Telemedicine Services

Electronic Health Reporter

Many healthcare professionals are now providing telemedicine calls and video conferences as an option to their patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The article 4 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Your Telemedicine Services appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Telehealth Act HR 7992: Telehealth Legislation Combines Nine Separate Bills

Telebehavioral Health Institute

The post Telehealth Act HR 7992: Telehealth Legislation Combines Nine Separate Bills appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. 7338 Health Act HR 7992 KEEP Telehealth Options Act S.

Telehealth Update from J.D. Power, Amwell, Cigna, GoodRx, and a Trio of Smart Doctors

Health Populi

In the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth was a “bright spot in the ‘new normal,’” according to a report from J.D. Power, Telehealth Patient Satisfaction Surges During Pandemic but Barriers to Access Persist. adults who had done a telehealth visit in the past year.

How Telemedicine Is Democratizing Rural Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

The article How Telemedicine Is Democratizing Rural Healthcare appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial How Telemedicine is Democratizing Rural Healthcare Jenna Blumenfeld rural healthcare rural hospitals closing telehealth

CareCloud’s Approach to Telehealth – EHR Telehealth Series

Healthcare IT Today

As part of our ongoing series of telehealth interviews with EHR vendors, we’re excited to share our interview with Juan Molina, Division President at CareCloud, an operating division of MTBC. Are they developing telehealth in house or are they relying […].

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Your Telemedicine Could Be Opening the Door to a Compliance Nightmare

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Dr. Waseem Ghannam, co-founder of TeleHealth Solution. in March, telemedicine quickly became the go-to-approach for most medical visits as it offered a solution that allowed effective care without risk to patients or providers.

The Feasibility of Mobile Telehealth Solutions

Healthcare IT Today

COVID-19 thrust telemedicine into the national spotlight. The following is a guest article by Donna Gudmestad, Clinical Program Manager, Caregility.

How to Use Telehealth for Seniors

Telebehavioral Health Institute

How to Use Telehealth for Seniors Clinicians must be careful not to stereotype older adults as being unable or unwilling to use technology. The post How to Use Telehealth for Seniors appeared first on TBH Institute Blog.

Telehealth Is As Good As In-Person Care? Consider the Telehealth Evidence

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Telehealth Is As Good As In-Person Care? Consider the Telehealth Evidence While the data clearly has shown that telehealth is just as good as in-person care for a wide variety of healthcare issues, it is clear that telehealth is not … Read more.

Can Telemedicine Increase Health Equity? A Conversation with Antoinette Thomas, Dave Ryan, and Me with the ATA

Health Populi

“Yes,” we concurred on our session convened by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) EDGE session today. We covered, The theory that telemedicine should increase health equity — where are we and what are the barriers to getting there?

Physicians Practicing in the Age of COVID-19: Lower Incomes, More Telehealth

Health Populi

The two impacts impact most physicians as a result of COVID-19 have been experiencing a reduction in income (55%) and increasing the use of telemedicine in the practice (52%). That’s the private sector bullish approach to telehealth after the pandemic.

Top Security & Compliance Risks in Telehealth

Healthcare IT Today

Although there may be numerous benefits to using telehealth services, patients and providers should also consider the substantial telehealth risks involved. The following is a guest article by Donna Thiel, Chief Compliance Officer at ProviderTrust.

Cerner’s Approach to Telehealth and Partnership with Amwell – EHR Telehealth Series

Healthcare IT Today

As part of our ongoing series of telehealth interviews with EHR vendors, we’re excited to share our interview with Andy Penn, Vice President of Virtual Health at Cerner. In this series, we talk with EHR vendors to better understand how they’re approaching telehealth.

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Azalea Health EHR’s Approach to Telehealth – EHR Telehealth Series

Healthcare IT Today

As part of our ongoing series of telehealth interviews with EHR vendors, we’re excited to share our interview with Baha Zeidan, Co-founder and CEO of Azalea Health. In this series, we talk with EHR vendors to better understand how they’re approaching telehealth.

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EHR Integration – Telehealth Features Series

Healthcare IT Today

In this Telehealth Feature Series, we’re going to cover the long list of potential telehealth features available today.

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