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

What is Virtual Primary Care?

Virtual Primary Care is a key element of the healthcare revolution. Telemedicine has gained widespread acceptance over the past several years. Convenience, accessibility, and affordability make telemedicine a practical alternative to in-person physician visits. Like telemedicine, Virtual Primary Care delivers its services by secure HIPAA-compliant phone, app, email and through video conference. Unlike telemedicine, Virtual Primary Care [...]

What is Virtual Primary Care?

Convenient Telemedicine Access Reduces Travel, Healthcare Costs

Convenient telemedicine can save patients time and money, with these services producing over $100 in travel time cost savings, according to experts from the University of California Davis. Researchers, led by Chief of the UC Davis Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine James Marcin, looked at data from the 18+ years the organization has offered specialty [...]

Convenient Telemedicine Access Reduces Travel, Healthcare Costs

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

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?

Telemedicine at Skilled Nursing Facilities

Bill would support use of telemedicine at skilled nursing facilities Proposed legislation in the House of Representatives would allow medical groups to use telemedicine to treat patients in long-term care skilled nursing facilities. Proponents say using the technology to expand care access in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) could significantly reduce hospital admissions from by permitting [...]

Telemedicine at Skilled Nursing Facilities

Let’s make telemedicine available to all

If we can keep people from having to make costly and unnecessary trips to the hospital by bringing the care to them, then we must do that. With all of the partisan debate over health-care reform in Washington, D.C., it was easy to overlook an important bipartisan achievement that could benefit millions of patients. As [...]

Let’s make telemedicine available to all

4 Ways Going to the Doctor Is Radically Changing

The future of health care in the U.S. is far from settled, but how people receive it now is also undergoing a revolution. Health records are antiquated, there’s a shortage of primary care physicians and access to birth control and emergency contraception is limited in some places. Health and technology companies operating largely outside of the standard [...]

4 Ways Going to the Doctor Is Radically Changing

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
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