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.

Join telemedicine’s transformation of the health care delivery model

KevinMD

I came across Dr. Kevin Tolliver’s post, "Beware the Limits of Telemedicine," and found it to gloss over the benefits of telemedicine and the opportunities that increasing telemedicine uptake can afford to the patient and provider.

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.

Experts debate telemedicine merits and myths

Mobi Health News

At next week's Connected Health Conference, doctors from Harvard and UPMC will tackle the question of whether telemedicine's costs outweigh its benefits

The Role of Telemedicine in Long-Term Care

The Arizona Telemedicine Program Blog

Telemedicine might sound like a strange fit for an industry that depends on human touch. Telemedicine might redefine long-term care as we know it.

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 - Convenience Versus Caution

Lloyd Price

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.

7 Telemedicine Concerns and How to Overcome Them

The Arizona Telemedicine Program Blog

Telemedicine is growing with a forecasted market increase of? While there are many benefits to telemedicine , they don't all come without valid concerns. Here are seven telemedicine concerns to take into account and effective strategies for overcoming them

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

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 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.

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 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.

Lawmakers tee up telemedicine priorities

Morning eHealth

Report: Trump administration has VA privatization plans — Broadband leadership updates

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.

Setting You on the Road to Success with Telemedicine

eVisit

When you made the choice to add telemedicine to your practice, what motivated you? Was it your desire to reduce patient wait times? Did you want a new venture to bring in new revenue? Whatever your motivation was, it brought you here

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.

How Telemedicine Can Improve the Reputation of the Waiting Room

The Arizona Telemedicine Program Blog

While new organizational methods and procedural changes can help get the waiting room in great shape, telemedicine has proved it can help healthcare organizations diminish the long waits and frustrations that patients experience.

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 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.

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.

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

How Telemedicine Psychiatry Addresses Mental Health Access Issues

American Well Blog

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.

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

Telemedicine, Baby Boomers and Tech-Savvy Millennials

The Arizona Telemedicine Program Blog

There’s a lot of buzz in every industry around the Baby Boomer population these days. After all, this remarkably large group of adults is the biggest in history to face the issues of retirement and aging.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dutch firm launches smart glasses-powered mobile communication, telemedicine platform

Mobi Health News

1Minuut Innovation's encrypted offering embraces augmented reality eyewear to enable hands-free clinician-to-clinician video.

White House seeks telemedicine expansion advice

Morning eHealth

HHS report on interagency data sharing — Hurricane helpers

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.

AHRQ finds telemedicine clinically effective

Morning eHealth

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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.