Beware the limits of telemedicine

KevinMD

I’d be willing to bet most of you have heard of, or previously used, telemedicine in some shape, form or fashion. Stated simply, telemedicine is the process of seeking care from a medical provider using your phone or laptop.

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

Telemedicine's New Best Friend? IoT!

The Arizona Telemedicine Program Blog

Meanwhile, telemedicine involves going to a doctor's appointment remotely — any physician who uses telecommunications to diagnose and treat patients is practicing with telemedicine. The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a massive hub of data found in physical devices.

Telemedicine Technology is Helping Florida Residents Affected by Hurricane Irma

Clocktree

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. Within the last three days Florida Hospital has incorporated telehealth technology into their system of care.

Telemedicine vendor breaches the data of 2.4 million patients in Mexico

Mobi Health News

The personal data of 2,373,764 patients was left exposed online after Hova Health, a telemedicine company based in Mexico, misconfigured a MongoDB database

Enhancing Student Wellness through School-Based Telemedicine

Telehealth Blog

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.

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.

In-Depth: Four major telemedicine trends of 2018

Mobi Health News

Telemedicine continues to move from the peripheries of healthcare into the mainstream

Telemedicine Examples: Building Programs to Meet Specific Goals

American Well Blog

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 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.

The Hook That Can Save Telemedicine

Health System CIO

The harsh truth is that telemedicine has fallen far short of expectations, says David Bensema. Columns Featured Patient Experience Telemedicine David BensemaBut if it’s marketed more effectively and key changes are implemented, it can still serve a key purpose.

Where has all the telemedicine research gone?

Telehealth Blog

Have you been to any telemedicine meetings lately and wondered what’s happened to the basic research presentations? Surely it can’t be that we’ve solved all the challenges and finally proved to everyone that telemedicine really does have all the advantages we’ve been touting for years.

Telemedicine Reimbursement

American Well Blog

Telemedicine is a hot topic in healthcare, with consumers more willing than ever to see a doctor remotely. Furthermore, research on telemedicine also shows a pattern of positive outcomes for patients. Today, 47 states are “green” for telemedicine. The Lay of the Land.

Telemedicine Is Now Medicine

Health System CIO

Although the concept of telemedicine isn’t exactly radical, one could argue that the way it’s being applied at organizations like NewYork-Presbyterian to improve the patient experience are quite innovative, says CIO Daniel Barchi. Patient Experience Payment Reform Telemedicine Blog Daniel Barchi NewYork-Presbyterian

Telemedicine services appear to drive genetic testing

Mobi Health News

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have found that telemedicine services could lead to an increase in genetic counseling in community care centers, according to an abstract that will be presented tomorrow at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting

White House seeks telemedicine expansion advice

Morning eHealth

HHS report on interagency data sharing — Hurricane helpers

How telemedicine will revolutionize primary care

KevinMD

It has become more and more evident with time that the health care delivery system here in the United States is riddled with issues. One with many disagreements arising from the fact that there is no clear and universally acceptable solution to our problems.

Telemedicine company Doctor On Demand secures $74M

Mobi Health News

San Francisco-based telemedicine provider Doctor On Demand announced today the closure of a $74 million round of Series C financing. The funding round was led by Princeville Global and Goldman Sachs Investment Partners.

For doctors, telemedicine consultations come with unique challenges

Mobi Health News

Telemedicine may help practitioners better reach their patients, but the convenience could come at a cost for the provider.

Quarterly Thought Conference ARCHIVED: STAR – School Telemedicine in Arkansas

Telehealth Blog

Join the STAR Team, Alan Faulkner, Program Manager, and Tina Pilgreen, Health Educator/Outreach Coordinator, as they discuss details about their school-based telemedicine program including barriers and lessons. Enhancing Student Wellness through School-Based Telemedicine.

The Rise of Telemedicine

Health System CIO

No matter how you define telemedicine - whether it’s real-time video conferencing or the transmission of photos - it’s going to see exponential growth in 2017, and your organization needs to be ready, says John Halamka. Patient Experience Telemedicine Blog John Halamka

Telemedicine can increase access to medical abortions

KevinMD

Telemedicine has created an environment where patient convenience paired with reduced costs and increased efficiencies have made a better health care experience for both patients and physicians.

FCC approves telemedicine pilot for veterans, low-income, rural Americans

Mobi Health News

Veterans as well as rural and low-income Americans may have more access to telemedicine in the future after the FCC unanimously voted to approve a proposal establishing a “Connected Care Pilot Program” on Aug.

Telemedicine Trends to Watch in 2018

The Arizona Telemedicine Program Blog

Recent technological advancements have changed the way we see the world, paving the way for the growth of concepts such as telemedicine in the field of medical technology.

AHRQ finds telemedicine clinically effective

Morning eHealth

MACRA’s first data release thin on information — DOJ official says prosecuting hackers isn’t futile

Colorado leads, Massachusetts lags on state telemedicine laws, reimbursement

Mobi Health News

Last week’s announcement of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ new fee schedule could mean a big increase in the amount of care given via telemedicine that’s reimbursed by Medicare.

Does Medicaid reimburse for telehealth/telemedicine services?

Telehealth Blog

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.

5 Steps To A Comprehensive Telemedicine Program

Health System CIO

With more than 1,400 patients enrolled in six months, NewYork-Presbyterian’s telemedicine program is off to a hot start. Physician Engagement Telemedicine Blog Daniel Barchi NewYork-Presbyterian Peter FleischutWhat has been the key to its success? Focusing on these five critical elements, say Peter Fleischut and Daniel Barchi.

Doctor on Demand CEO: Utilization, patient satisfaction keys to success in crowded telemedicine market

Mobi Health News

Telemedicine options for employers in the United States are approaching ubiquity — a National Business Group on Health survey last year found that 96 percent of employers planned to offer telemedicine services to employees this year

Philips adds American Well telemedicine into uGrow baby-tracking app

Mobi Health News

Telemedicine company American Well and health technology company Royal Philips anounced back in January that they would partner to integrate American Well's virtual care capabilites into Philips' consumer and professional digital health products. Now the first fruits of that partnership are launching in the form of a telemedicine feature built into the Philips Avent uGrow application for parents of young children

Telemedicine advocates want more

Morning eHealth

CMS seeks MIPS study contributors — EHR implementations don't seem to affect bond ratings either way

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Going Big: How An Innovation Stack Helped Launch A Successful Telemedicine Program

Health System CIO

Columns Featured Innovation Telemedicine Blog Daniel Barchi NewYork-PresbyterianBy applying a structured, scalable approach, NewYork-Presbyterian was able to build NYP OnDemand from a concept into one of the most comprehensive telehealth programs in the country, says Daniel Barchi.

Survey: departmentalized telemedicine programs on the way out

Mobi Health News

How HPS Got 50% Utilization of its Telemedicine Benefit

Health Portal Solutions

Whether it’s a web portal, wellness program, or telemedicine, utilization is key! The third-party wellness and telemedicine programs offered in our web portal are the same programs HPS uses in our staff’s employee benefits package. Do a telemedicine orientation.

Look to online dating for the future of telemedicine

KevinMD

Online dating is all the rage these days. Statistics suggest that over a third of couples now meet online.

Zipnosis moves telemedicine away from video, toward providers

Mobi Health News

Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Zipnosis is bucking traditional telemedicine wisdom in two ways. One, the company has always worked to deliver telemedicine services to patients by working with their existing provider.

NASA's telemedicine docs keep ISS astronauts healthy

Mobi Health News

For everything else, the six international astronauts that live and work on the station rely on NASA’s own brand of telemedicine There’s no doctor onboard the International Space Station. Because of the costs associated with shipping anything up to space, there’s a carefully chosen selection of medical supplies and devices.

Zipnosis quietly raises $3M for provider telemedicine tools

Mobi Health News

Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Zipnosis, which offers whitelabeled telemedicine tools to providers, quietly raised a $3 million funding round last week. The company confirmed the round but declined to name the investors. Their last round, in January 2016, was supported by Safeguard Scientifics, Ascension Ventures, Fairview Health Services, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Arthur Ventures, Waterline Ventures and Omphalos Ventures

Telemedicine and Rare Mesothelioma Cancer

The Arizona Telemedicine Program Blog

Thanks to the rise of telemedicine, medical professionals are more able than ever to meet with patients, even when those patients are unable to leave home. There has been success with telemedicine in the United Kingdom as a way to manage lung cancer treatment.

The role of telemedicine in monitoring blood pressure

KevinMD

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke that has escalated to alarming rates in recent years, affecting nearly 1 in 3 adults in the U.S.

Implementing Telemedicine

American Well Blog

But before implementing telemedicine into your benefits package, there are some important questions you need to ask yourself. The post Implementing Telemedicine appeared first on American Well.

Telemedicine lands primetime spot on Discovery Channel's Shark Week

Mobi Health News

Telemedicine is getting a cameo on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. So a medical team followed behind to keep an eye on the reality TV stars, allowing telemedicine technologies a spot on primetime. Set to premier tomorrow night, the show "Sharkwrecked" is set in shark infested waters of the Bahamas and features a pair of “survival experts” who agreed to spend two days on an inflatable boat without food or water.

In-depth: Who owns telemedicine delivery — payers or providers?

Mobi Health News

Just about everyone agrees in the basic vision for telemedicine: When a person gets sick, instead of jumping in the car to drive to a doctor’s office or urgent care center, they can pick up a phone or tablet instead, and get in touch right away with a doctor