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Telemedicine

Site Restriction, Tech Preferences Limit Telehealth Adoption

by Vera Gruessner

There are a number of different obstacles standing in the way of widespread telehealth adoption. From site restrictions to prohibiting providers from practicing across state borders, legislative changes will need to take place before telemedicine...

New Telemedicine Legislation Could Expand Care among Veterans

by Vera Gruessner

The telehealth field continues to grow in prominence across the nation as more states adopt telemedicine legislation and expand use of videoconferencing along with remote monitoring technology throughout hospitals and clinics. Last week, U.S....

Remote Home Monitoring Prevents Hospitalization, Emergency Care

by Vera Gruessner

Remote home monitoring and telemedicine services can make a big impact on coordinated care by better tracking the ongoing health conditions, symptoms, and vital signs of each patient. If any minor issues are found, they can be tackled much more...

AMA Guides Coding Set for Telehealth Physician Consultations

by Vera Gruessner

The telehealth sphere continues to expand across medical organizations throughout the nation. For example, the American Medical Association (AMA) has recently announced making more headway into promoting telehealth physician consultations. In...

How the Telehealth Field Strengthens Patient Engagement

by Vera Gruessner

The telehealth field has been expanding significantly across the healthcare spectrum and making a real impact on patient access to care. For instance, individuals who lived in rural towns far away from medical hubs now have access to healthcare...

Why CMS Should Reimburse Remote Patient Monitoring Providers

by Vera Gruessner

The healthcare industry could sincerely benefit from further adoption of remote patient monitoring technology and telehealth solutions as a method for ensuring high-quality and value-based care. As such, the federal government will need to ensure...

Will Physician Telehealth Consultations Cross State Borders?

by Vera Gruessner

Due to the rise in new technologies affecting everyday aspects of life, the healthcare industry has jumped on the bandwagon in order to better engage with its consumer base. With many individuals glued to their smartphones, tablets, or computer...

Legislative Barriers the Telemedicine Field Needs to Overcome

by Vera Gruessner

The telemedicine field is now growing across the country due to its benefits for the patient community. Along with offering more convenience for those unable to take time off work and drive long distances to see their healthcare provider, the...

Telehealth Services Improve Geriatric Care in Rural Settings

by Vera Gruessner

Imagine living in a small, rural town far away from urban centers offering a variety of societal benefits including access to healthcare specialists. This would pose significant problems for those who have chronic medical conditions or an acute...

Why Telehealth Technology Regulations Need to Expand

by Vera Gruessner

Telehealth technology is being implemented throughout the United States at a rapid pace, especially in more rural locations suffering from doctor shortages. Since telemedicine services offer a faster and more efficient method of communicating...

How Mobile Health Tools Could Reduce Physician Burnout

by Vera Gruessner

With the ongoing reforms in the healthcare industry, the high amount of technology implementations taking place, and the rising number of patients in need of services due to the burgeoning baby boomer generation, a large number of doctors claim...

How HIM Professionals Can Play a Role in Telehealth Services

by Sara Heath

Telehealth and telemedicine technology is growing in popularity for a number of reasons, such as offering increased access to care for patients in rural areas and lowering costs for simple visits. Because of its wide variety of benefits, telehealth...

Could Telehealth Technology Help Post-Surgery Patients?

by Vera Gruessner

Telemedicine services are popping up in every direction of the medical sphere from pediatrics and geriatrics to diabetes management, chronic condition monitoring, and post-surgery follow-up. The use of telehealth technology is becoming a mainstay...

Stroke Telehealth Bill Could Help Save Stroke Patients

by Sara Heath

Telehealth has tremendous potential to help patients who are otherwise unable to see a physician. Most notably, experts speak of the benefits telehealth has to rural communities. However, a recent House of Representatives bill shows that telehealth...

How Telehealth Services are Being Revamped in Nebraska

by Vera Gruessner

Telehealth services are necessary for bringing more access to healthcare among populations living in rural locations or facing doctor shortages. There are various regions around the country that do not possess adequate access to medical specialists....

PTO Grants Teladoc Petition to Review American Well Patent

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The battle between telemedicine providers American Well and Teladoc is now headed for an official review of a contested patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). On September 14, the federal agency concluded that the patent...

Does Telehealth Technology Adoption Advance Care Coordination?

by Vera Gruessner

As the healthcare industry moves forward with strengthening the quality of services and patient outcomes, telehealth technology adoption gains ground as a means for improving care coordination and accountable care. Due to an ongoing primary care...

Three Themes Alter Evolution of Physician Telehealth Policies

by Vera Gruessner

Physician telehealth policies are undergoing a variety of changes throughout the country, as more than half of the states are developing laws to promote use and reimbursement of telemedicine services. In fact, states are adopting legislation...

How Mobile Devices Connect Patients to Hospital Providers

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health field has brought a variety of different technologies to the medical industry. Mobile devices used in healthcare work toward achieving the Triple Aim – improved patient outcomes, better quality of care, and lower medical...

Physician Telehealth Services Impact the Dermatology Field

by Vera Gruessner

Physician telehealth services have been taking off in recent years as more states have adopted reimbursement models and legislation to support payment parity between video-based consults and in-person care. With doctor shortages taking place...

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