Coronavirus: Vulnerable Populations

GoMd Medical Experts Weigh In On Those Most At-Risk Against COVID-19 Written by: Thomas J. Lewis, Ph.D. Dr. Devaki Lindsey Berkson Vulnerable Populations “Preliminary data suggest that older adults and persons with underlying health conditions or compromised immune systems might be at greater risk for severe illness from this virus,” according to the [...]

Coronavirus: Vulnerable Populations

Saving time, money and lives with Teletriage

Telehealth is not new to the emergency department, but at least one health system has found a novel way to deploy it. Next month Banner Health is launching a teletriage program in its high-volume emergency departments in the Phoenix area with a threefold mission: to relieve pressure on staff, to make sure patients don't leave [...]

Saving time, money and lives with Teletriage

Once a vision for the future, virtual health is a reality of the present

Virtual health stretches beyond the use of digital tools, or mobile devices that connect patients to physicians. It combines digital and telecommunication technologies to create a continuous connection between patients, physicians, and other caregivers. By combining technologies, health care stakeholders are able to more effectively coordinate patient care. The idea of virtual health goes back [...]

Once a vision for the future, virtual health is a reality of the present

How Telemedicine is Transforming the Doctor-Patient Relationship

If telemedicine hasn’t revolutionized healthcare, it has certainly revamped it. It has extended providers’ reach to areas where care might not be readily available, and allowed patients much-needed access. Such convenience is the primary reason telemedicine — defined as two-way, real-time interactive communication between a healthcare professional and a patient — has taken hold, among not only [...]

How Telemedicine is Transforming the Doctor-Patient Relationship

What Is Telehealth? What Is Remote Patient Monitoring? How Are They Different?

What is telehealth? And what is remote patient monitoring? And what’s the difference between the two terms? To discover the answer, we turn to the group of experts behind the exclusive Care Innovations RPM Academy Video Series. What Is Remote Patient Monitoring? Often abbreviated as RPM (and sometimes known as remote patient management), remote patient monitoring [...]

What Is Telehealth? What Is Remote Patient Monitoring? How Are They Different?

Why are Telemedicine and Telehealth so Important in Our Healthcare System?

Telehealth is emerging as a critical component of the healthcare crisis solution. Telehealth holds the promise to significantly impact some of the most challenging problems of our current healthcare system: access to care, cost effective delivery, and distribution of limited providers. Telehealth can change the current paradigm of care and allow for improved access and [...]

Why are Telemedicine and Telehealth so Important in Our Healthcare System?

How Doctors are Using the Remote House Call to Help Allergy Sufferers

Remote House Call With spring allergies in full bloom, the wait to see a specialist in person can be several weeks but scheduling a same-day visit through telemedicine is virtually a click away. An explosion of tree pollen this spring is setting off Dylan Kirch's allergies. Instead of taking him for an office visit, Dylan's mother [...]

How Doctors are Using the Remote House Call to Help Allergy Sufferers

Using Telemedicine for Behavioral Health

Telehealth use in behavioral health cases shows promise in cost control, with utilization on the rise Telemedicine technology has been improving steadily over the past several years, and as the tech gets better, so does its reputation. Increasingly, payers and providers are realizing that telemedicine has the potential to control costs, but the sector has [...]

Using Telemedicine for Behavioral Health

Medicare’s New Remote Patient Monitoring Reimbursement: What Providers Need to Know

The new year continues to offer big opportunities for telemedicine and digital health companies, and one of the most notable developments is CMS’ decision to reimburse providers for remote patient monitoring (RPM).  Effective January 1, 2018, the Medicare program will pay providers for RPM services billed under CPT code 99091.  The service is currently defined as the [...]

Medicare’s New Remote Patient Monitoring Reimbursement: What Providers Need to Know

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?
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