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Leveraging Primary Care Telehealth for Convenience and Quality

At its heart, the telehealth or telemedicine platform is all about connecting the patient to the doctor for primary care services. That’s where it all began: a virtual connection to treat a nagging cough or cold, a sinus infection or earache – a minor ailment that would otherwise take a chunk of valuable time away from work or school for a visit to the doctor’s office or...


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What Telemedicine, Telehealth Resource Centers Offer to Providers

Healthcare providers, organizations and vendors interested in knowing more about telemedicine and telehealth have a ready resource at their fingertips: a network of telehealth resource centers covering every region of the country. Established...

Challenges, Opportunities of Mobile Health Devices in the Hospital

Digital health tools and data have the potential to propel America’s beleaguered healthcare system into a value-based care environment. The challenge comes in aligning incentives with workflow. That’s not an easy road to travel. New...

Telepsychiatry Opens a New Window into Behavioral Healthcare

Telepsychiatry is one of the fastest-growing platforms in the telemedicine space these days, due in large part to improvements in video-conferencing technology. Mental healthcare is described as the one medical field in which the doctor doesn’t...

How to Design and Develop a Mobile Health Application

Healthcare providers looking to establish an mHealth strategy for patient or provider engagement likely see a mobile health application or two as a good place to start. Mobile health applications allow healthcare providers to connect with patients...

mHealth Games Offer a ‘Fun’ Way to Boost Patient Engagement

mHealth games and gaming technology have the potential to improve patient engagement and boost clinical outcomes – if only people would take them seriously. “The word ‘game’ has always been a serious barrier,” says...

The Evolving Role of mHealth in Medication Management and Adherence

mHealth offers many unique methods for helping patients take their medicine. And with a healthcare industry seeing non-adherence rates of as high as 50 percent and annual costs of between $100 billion and $300 billion, doctors are taking notice....

Examining the Rocky Road to Telehealth Parity

Telehealth advocates have long argued that online and digital healthcare should be treated the same as in-person healthcare. But the call for parity isn’t so simple. Parity in telehealth is approached on two levels: Service and payment....

The Benefits and Challenges of Telehealth for Specialists

Telehealth’s potential has always revolved around bringing the doctor to the patient, no matter where each are located. While the concept most often applies to acute or primary care providers, its success is often more visibly demonstrated...

Factors Behind the Adoption of School-based Telehealth

Telehealth is changing how schools deliver healthcare services for both students and staff. Gone are the days when the school nurse would sit in a tiny room near the principal’s office, administering Band-Aids and aspirin and babysitting...

Telehealth Reimbursement and Its Interstate Licensure Problem

Telehealth’s great promise lies in allowing a doctor to treat a patient no matter where each are located. One of the biggest challenges to that platform is licensing. A clinician must apply for a license in each state in which he or she...

Potential for Healthcare Kiosks in Improving Care Delivery

Kiosks are all the rage in retail and service industries, but can healthcare kiosks make a difference for providers and patients? The simple answer is yes, if done right. They give healthcare providers a chance to collect data and automate tasks...

How Nighttime Telehealth Services Can Improve Overnight Care

In hospitals across the country, the image of the solitary doctor making midnight rounds is changing, thanks to telemedicine. That doctor now sits in front of a tablet, laptop or desktop computer, perhaps at home or even in another country. And...

The Impact of BYOD on Healthcare Providers and Hospitals

While BYOD was thought to have begun around the same time that patients started bringing their smartphones into the hospital, its relevance is driven by doctors who have their own preference for devices. Back in the “good old days,”...

Is There a Difference between Telemedicine and Telehealth?

Today’s healthcare ecosystem is filled with references to and examples of telemedicine and telehealth – in some cases, the two terms are used interchangeably. Whether they mean the same thing is a topic of considerable debate. In...

Finding a Place for Real Time Location Systems in Healthcare

Roughly ten years ago, PeaceHealth installed a real time location system (RTLS) platform to help track nurses and equipment in the three-state Pacific Northwest health system. Since then, officials say, the health system has cut its “doctor...

Physician Perspectives on Benefits of mHealth Adoption, Use

Whereas the bigger networks and health systems may have the resources for mHealth adoption, those in a much smaller environment have to make do with less — or be more creative. To try to understand how independent and small practice doctors...

Why Cloud, Virtualization are Key to Healthcare Infrastructure Strategy

HITInfrastructure The healthcare industry’s transformation isn’t just taking place in consult rooms, retail clinics, or EHR developers’ office buildings.   Health IT infrastructure - the engine that drives clinical, operational, and administrative...

Using Visual Analytics, Big Data Dashboards for Healthcare Insights

HealthITAnalytics The need to make sense of big data is quickly becoming an imperative in the healthcare industry, demanding a degree of time, skill, attention, and resources that many providers simply do not have to spare.  While changing payment models...

Good Data, Better Value-Based Care Can Boost Population Health

RevCycleIntelligence With just 5 percent of patients accounting for nearly one-half of the nation’s healthcare spending, hospitals and health systems have a significant opportunity to address a large proportion of their costs by improving the health of a relatively...

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