Search Tag: Telehealth

Executive Health Management

Digital Healthcare? Consumers Not Really Interested

2016 27 Sep

Patients can now shop for care, use telehealth or communicate by email with clinicians. Sounds like a brave new world but all is not what it seems; CBS reported that according to a new PwC Research Institute study, SurvivingSeismic Change: Winning a Piece of the $5 trillion U.S. Health EcoSystem most consumers don’t engage with the opportunities to... Read more

IT Management

Fee Models Desperately Need Improvement for Telehealth Care

2016 20 Sep

Leading telehealth provider, the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has said that as healthcare moves towards value-based care, the national reimbursement framework has to improve for telehealth in general and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) in particular“Remote patient monitoring allows providers a way to educate, engage and empower patients... Read more

IT Management

Comparing Countries' Approach to HIT

2016 31 Aug

Researchers from Finland, U.S, France and beyond created a pilot of four clusters of indicators to compare Health IT across 38 countries.. Findings are published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.Each country has a different approach towards Health IT. However, in a paper from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development,... Read more

IT Management

$6 million to Improve Rural Healthcare Telehealth

2016 16 Aug

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $6 million to telehealth projects in rural communities to improve access to quality health care in rural communities. The telehealth funds which total $6,286,264 are part of a $16 million package aimed at expanding use of telehealth technology for veterans and other patients, assist... Read more

IT Management

Solution ER Overcrowding: Tele-triage

2016 01 Aug

With unpredictable rises in Emergency Department use, one Florida health system brainstormed to develop a strategy to deal with the unexpected volume. The solution was to control surges by combining triage with telemedicine.Aiming to offset overcrowding in the Emergency Department, Baptist Health South Florida in Coral Gables developed what it called... Read more

IT Management

New AMA Telemedicine and Telehealth Guidelines

2016 17 Jun

New ethical guidance adopted today at the American Medical Association's (AMA) Annual Meeting will help physicians understand how their fundamental responsibilities may play out differently when patient interactions occur through telemedicine, compared to traditional patient interactions at a medical office or hospital.The new ethical guidance on telehealth... Read more

IT Management

A Quarter Of Healthcare Providers Make Strides In Telemedicine/Telehealth

2016 16 May

About a quarter of healthcare providers said their virtual care programmes – telemedicine and telehealth – are financially sustainable and are improving efficiency, patient volumes and loyalty by filling gaps in medical specialties or helping chronically-ill patients, according to a poll conducted by KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firmTelehealth,... Read more

IT Management

4 Ways to Successful PHM Management

2016 26 Jan

Healthcare leaders who are flexible and innovative can help advance the goals of population health management (PHM), including better health, better care, and lower costs. An article in Executive Insight discusses four leadership imperatives that will spur progress towards meeting these goals. Imperative 1. Commit to a New View of HealthcarePart of... Read more

IT Management

Telemedicine Improves Doctor-Patient Relationships

2015 15 Dec

People living in rural areas often lack access to modern healthcare, and one approach used to address this problem is telemedicine. New research from the University of Missouri School of Medicine shows that video-based healthcare is effective for patients and helps enhance patient-provider interactions. The findings are reported in the journal The Health... Read more

IT Management

Payment Barriers Deter Telehealth Adoption

2015 22 Nov

A national survey found that 9 out of 10 physicians in the U.S. would use telehealth, provided they were properly reimbursed. The majority of physicians surveyed cite administrative issues and a lack of billing services to address the need for reimbursement tools as a major detraction from implementing telehealth into their practices.The Robert Graham... Read more

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