Study finds wellness coaching benefits last over time

Wellness coaching is an increasingly popular strategy for improving health and well-being, yet it remains relatively unstudied. Most published research has looked at outcomes for specific medical problems such as cardiovascular disease and weight management, even though people often seek wellness coaching for general lifestyle improvements. "At Mayo Clinic, the wellness coaches are in the [...]

Study finds wellness coaching benefits last over time

The Rise of Virtual Visit Technology, and What It Means for Patients & Providers

Along with many other aspects of telehealth, like remote patient monitoring (RPM) and mHealth, the virtual visit is becoming not just a familiar part of the American healthcare delivery, but also a means to significantly boost quality and cost-effectiveness. The process of utilizing consumer technology to allow patients to confer with physicians and clinicians via videoconferencing apps — usually [...]

The Rise of Virtual Visit Technology, and What It Means for Patients & Providers

Five Reasons GoMd Virtual Care is Better Than Regular Telemedicine

There are a lot of telemedicine companies out there. And many people actually already have a telemedicine benefit in their health care plan. So, what makes GoMd's Virtual Health Care platform special? With GoMd Virtual Care, you can select a plan that allows you to see the same doctor every time. This provider becomes your [...]

Five Reasons GoMd Virtual Care is Better Than Regular Telemedicine

Chronic illness around the holidays

When you’re chronically ill, you might look forward to the holiday season, but also experience feelings of apprehension, anxiety or grief. You aren’t alone. One of the best things you can do now is to prepare for any challenges you might face. Try the following eight strategies to navigate certain problems related to chronic illness around [...]

Chronic illness around the holidays

Health Coaching Drives Patient Behavior Change, Weight Loss

Health coaching is an effective measure for preventing or managing chronic illness according to a study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Health coaching is an effective patient engagement strategy because it puts disease and health management directly into the patient’s hands, the researchers suggested. Health coaches do not drive the management, but [...]

Health Coaching Drives Patient Behavior Change, Weight Loss

Is Telemedicine the Future of Care?

Can physicians and nurses provide quality care through a computer connection? by David L. Katz, AARP The Magazine, February/March 2018 Mercy Virtual has been called a hospital without patients, and the description is both true and false. There are neither beds nor patients in the gleaming four-story medical facility, which opened in late 2015 in Chesterfield, [...]

Is Telemedicine the Future of Care?

Telemedicine Expansion Pushes the Boundaries of Care

The technology’s use and support for coverage increase as evidence of success continues to grow. For some patients, care can’t wait. When a sick child suffering from seizures entered a rural Maryland hospital’s emergency department earlier this year, the need to treat the young patient was immediate. The facility used telemedicine to consult with subspecialists [...]

Telemedicine Expansion Pushes the Boundaries of Care

Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology (HIT) is used by health care providers to manage patient care and population health through using and sharing health information in a secure system. Electronic health records (EHRs) are included under the umbrella of HIT.  They automate access to information and have the potential to streamline clinician workflow and support other care-related activities, [...]

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