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Telehealth Trends: Telemental Health, Direct-to-Consumer Care

March 23, 2017 - Healthcare providers are adopting telehealth for telemental health and psychiatry services, and they’re far more interested in direct-to-consumer care than in using the platform to talk to each other. Those conclusions come from the Advisory Board Company, a Washington, D.C.-based best practices firm that recently updated its landmark 669-question 2015 telehealth survey. According to...


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Telehealth Trends: Telemental Health, Direct-to-Consumer Care

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers are adopting telehealth for telemental health and psychiatry services, and they’re far more interested in direct-to-consumer care than in using the platform to talk to each other. Those conclusions come from the Advisory...

DTC Telehealth Prompts Use of Medical Services, Not Savings

by Thomas Beaton

A new study from RAND found that 12 percent of telehealth use replaced office and emergency room visits while 88 percent represented new use of medical services. The team of RAND policy researchers examined claims information from 300,000 beneficiaries...

Can Clinical, Commercial Uses Coincide on a Telehealth Platform?

by Eric Wicklund

A new partnership aims to combine clinical and retail dermatology services on one digital health platform, giving solo and small-practice doctors a new model for sustainability. SkyMD, a telehealth vendor designed to help dermatologists establish...

American Well, Samsung announce telehealth-mHealth partnership

by Eric Wicklund

Today’s mHealth-telehealth partnership between Samsung and American Well is yet another step in the ongoing courtship of consumer and clinical. As it did with last year’s partnership with Tyto Care, American Well – one of the...

Northwell Health Takes Telehealth to the Next Level

by Eric Wicklund

A recent Harris Poll found that one of every five consumers would switch healthcare providers if their doctor didn’t use telehealth. Northwell Health is making sure that won’t happen. The New York-based health system, comprising some...

mHealth Startups Look to Connect the Clinical, Consumer Markets

by Eric Wicklund

mHealth developers may be seeing dollar signs in the lucrative consumer market, but they’d be best advised to start first with doctors. That’s what Tyto Care is doing. The Israeli startup recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

ATA to Providers: Use Telehealth to Compete Against Retail Clinics

by Eric Wicklund

Telehealth can be a powerful tool in reducing costs and improving outcomes. For traditional health systems, it also might be the perfect antidote to that new urgent care clinic down the street. With the advent of so-called direct-to-consumer...

Telehealth Terminology: ‘Store-and-Forward’ Has its Fans - And Critics

by Eric Wicklund

The ongoing battle in Arkansas over new telemedicine guidelines is shining a spotlight on “store and forward” technology. Long considered the alternative to real-time (or live interactive) telemedicine, store and forward (or asynchronous)...

Telemental Health in the Heartland

by Eric Wicklund

A Wisconsin-based provider of behavioral health services is expanding its reach in the Midwest with a very simple formula – “just a therapist and a camera.” Wisconsin Lutheran Christian Family Solutions, based just outside of...

Do Providers Really Benefit from Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth?

by Eric Wicklund

Is direct-to-consumer telehealth really that good for health systems? Commercial on-demand platforms may be all the rage these days, but some critics contend they disrupt healthcare far more than they should, and end up hindering health systems...

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