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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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

UCLA Launching Telemedicine-Based Second Opinion Program

Healthcare IT Today

At UCLA Health, they’re rolling out a program in which its doctors will offer second opinion consults to patients around the world. To launch the program, UCLA is partnering with MORE Health, a technology vendor which offers what it calls a “physician collaboration platform.”

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Georgia state Senate passes two bills improving telehealth access for residents

Clocktree

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.

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.

July Telehealth Industry Happenings

Ortholive

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

Simplifying the Telehealth Industry: Types of Telemedicine Companies

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Telemedicine Services Expanding

BHM Healthcare Solutions

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.

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. Telemedicine is a fast-growing healthcare segment and is estimated to grow 50 percent annually in … Read more.

Telemedicine Technology Is Being Used to Educate Doctors Around The World

Clocktree

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.

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

eVisit

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“Telehealth is a digital distribution channel for health care” – catching up with Roy Schoenberg, President and CEO of American Well

Health Populi

Ten years ago, two brothers, physicians both, started up a telemedicine company called American Well. It’s a potential consumer/patient market that AmWell could serve, but not every person with access to telehealth services takes advantage of that supply side.

Master Guide to Telehealth Statistics for 2019

Enzyme Health

If you are working in telemedicine, you should be aware of the latest data supporting this method of healthcare delivery. Telehealth Market Statistics. Telemedicine is a big business; by 2025, it is projected to exceed $64.1 Telehealth Insurance Statistics.

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.

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 Coverage Through Medicare

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Featured Post Tips & Techniques cms telemedicine elderly care insurance Medicare and Medicaid telemedicine senior care telehealth for seniorsBeing able to get to and from doctor visits can become challenging the older we get, especially if it’s a specialist visit out of town. This is unfortunate since as we age, we may require visits more often. Thankfully, Medicare has made strides to help seniors get the doctor visits they need, even if.

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.

How Doctors are Using Telemedicine to Help Allergy Sufferers

Clocktree

While telemedicine won’t replace all in-office visits, this is yet another example of a service that healthcare providers can administer through video just as effectively as they can in person — and with the added convenience benefits. From the article: A recent study led by allergist Tonia Elliot identified potential benefits of telemedicine including faster diagnosis and medication prescribing, lower out-of-pocket costs, and access for people in remote areas.

Does Medicaid reimburse for telehealth/telemedicine services?

South Central Telehealth Resource Center

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 Reimbursement Models for Non-medical Services

VSee

This article is based on the 2017 Telehealth Failures & Secrets To Success (TFSS) conference talk Telehealth Reimbursement Models for Non-medical Services given by Brenda Schmidt. is always one of the first questions people have when starting to do telehealth.