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.

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.

Study finds 2/3 of healthcare providers aren’t familiar with changes to telehealth reimbursement

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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.

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

Improving Health outcomes with Telemedicine

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In recent years, healthcare providers and medical professionals have turned to increasingly advanced technologies to serve their patients and maintain an advantage in the healthcare marketplace.

2017 A Ground Breaking Year for Telehealth

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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

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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

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

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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

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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.

Major telehealth milestone for VA patients

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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.

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.

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.

Does Medicaid reimburse for telehealth/telemedicine services?

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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.

How Doctors are Using Telemedicine to Help Allergy Sufferers

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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.

Clocktree Telehealth Platform Popup Notification Update

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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.

More funding for rural telehealth programs is on its way

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This will allow healthcare providers to offer telehealth programs that rely on strong internet to connect to remote patients and enable practitioners to collaborate and consult with specialists outside of their area. Two years ago healthcare organization and lawmakers began to lobby for an increase to this cap, due to increasing demands particularly to take advantage of newly emerging telehealth technology.

As Workers’ Healthcare Costs Increase, Employers Look to Telehealth and Wearable Tech to Manage Cost & Health Risks

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Two approaches quantified in this year’s KFF survey are the use of lower-cost settings, such as retail clinics and telehealth, as well as workers generating health data shared via mobile apps and wearable technology. Three in four large firms covers telemedicine in 2018, KFF found.

Data Security: How eVisit protects your booty

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Telemedicine is easy, right?

Three telehealth success stories

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1] With wait times rising and healthcare costs increasing, many health systems have turned to telehealth as a means of increasing access to healthcare. Cerner and American Well have partnered to deliver telehealth that is fully embedded within Cerner’s electronic health record portfolio.

National TRC Webinar Series: Expanding Quality Metrics to Include Telehealth

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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!

4 Ways Top Telemedicine Health Plans Are Maximizing Success

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Telemedicine enables health plans to deliver convenient, affordable, high-quality care to members. But to maximize its impact, health plans need to take full advantage of telehealth’s capabilities. To combat these issues, top telemedicine health plans are offering care via telehealth.

No-Cost Talk Therapy & Telehealth Technology Are Put to Use in England, to Provide Greater Access to Mental Health Services

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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 Telemedicine

Save the Date: Telehealth Technology Summit Planned in New Orleans

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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).

Study: Telemedicine Can Boost Patient Satisfaction With Post-op Care

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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. However, patients who used telemedicine had higher scores for physical function and mental health.

Telemedicine Examples: Building Programs to Meet Specific Goals

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There is a lot that goes into a telemedicine program, from engaging providers to effectively marketing the service to patients and employees. Top health systems and employers across the country have built robust telemedicine programs to meet their organizations’ unique goals.

Telemedicine for population health: The future of telehealth

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Telemedicine solutions are a clear way to address population health management challenges. The Advisory Board shared that: “Telehealth eye exams are popular among diabetic patients , have been shown to be highly effective, and are increasing in use.

Tips For Telehealth Success

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From determining key drivers to establishing governance, there are several steps organizations must follow to ensure a successful telehealth program, says Sue Schade. Columns Featured Governance Physician Leadership Telemedicine StarBridge Advisors Sue Schade

Telehealth is Helping Patients Receive Care Faster

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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.

Enhancing Student Wellness through School-Based Telemedicine

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The School Telemedicine in Arkansas (STAR) program is collecting data that supports the feasibility and success of offering real-time telehealth services in rural School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs). UAMS School Telemedicine Program Shows Results.

Telehealth on Amwell: The Patient‘s Perspective

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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

Why I Switched to Telehealth

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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?

Telemedicine - Convenience Versus Caution

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Telemedicine is not a new concept. Let’s review the literature over the past decade and determine where telemedicine has helped and where improvements are still needed. reported that Medicaid patients very rarely utilized telemedicine.

Telehealth in Rural Areas: How Health Systems Deliver Better Access to Care

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To address these healthcare access issues, health systems across the country are implementing telehealth in rural areas to give patients better access to high-quality care. To better serve patients, UVA incorporated telehealth in rural areas across Virginia.

5 Challenges Hindering Telehealth Growth

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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. Reimbursement, as not all insurers and employers cover telehealth visits.

How Telemedicine Psychiatry Addresses Mental Health Access Issues

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Telemedicine psychiatry, also called telepsychiatry, is helping patients across the country gain access to mental healthcare services. Children’s Omaha is now seeking to scale up their telehealth partnership with American Well due to the success of its telemedicine psychiatry program.

Telehealth Talk: Telehealth Journey with Rosalyn Perkins (Episode 19)

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Episode 19 features Rosalyn Perkins, MNSc, CNP, WHNP-BC, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Director of Operations for the Center for Distance Health ANGELS Telemedicine program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Featured General Podcasts Telehealth

Telehealth Patient Satisfaction Survey Shows Acceptance of Virtual Care

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One of the questions many health systems ask when considering telehealth is whether the patient will use the service. Data from American Well’s telehealth service shows that patients were able to resolve their healthcare needs 85% of the time with video visits.

Set your Organization Apart: How Virtual Care Attracts and Delights your Market

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If there is one thing that the last decade has shown us, it’s that nothing stays the same. This is true in all aspects of healthcare. Everything from patient records, writing prescriptions, navigating reimbursement, analyzing risk, and updating treatment protocols have changed.

Telehealth: Separating Fact and Fiction

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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. Columns Featured Payment Reform Telemedicine KLAS KLASNotes Mark Allphin