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Telehealth

Rite Aid, HealthSpot Open Telehealth Clinics in Ohio Stores

by Sara Heath

After a November 2014 partnership announcement, Rite Aid and DrugSpot have officially opened their first in-store HealthSpot clinics in 25 Ohio Rite Aids, according to a company press release, and have thus far served thousands of customers....

Primary Care, Telehealth Technology Competes with Urgent Care

by Vera Gruessner

More and more physicians have begun using telehealth technology to communicate with their patients, diagnose minor medical conditions, assign medications, and treat illnesses. As applications, remote monitoring tools, and new devices spread throughout...

Telehealth Solutions Provide Benefit to Mental Health Field

by Vera Gruessner

Telehealth solutions are spreading throughout the medical care industry and affecting the lives of patients and workflow of healthcare providers. Among many patients, transportation, mobility, place of residence, and other obstacles may stand...

Telehealth Solutions Favored by Patients and Providers

by Vera Gruessner

There has been a strong movement toward adopting telehealth solutions throughout the healthcare field since it allows doctors to provide care to patients when and where they need it. For instance, a survey taken by American Well found that nearly...

Remote Patient Monitoring Tools May Improve Dialysis Care

by Vera Gruessner

Remote patient monitoring is an important and strategic movement in the healthcare field, as it allows physicians to keep track of patients’ vital signs while they are residing at home and prevent more serious health risks by observing...

How State and Federal Policy Impact the Telemedicine Field

by Vera Gruessner

The use of telehealth tools will only expand across the country if state and federal policies continue to support the growth of the telemedicine field. Since the beginning of this century, new federal regulations began to blossom in support of...

Telehealth Movement Goes Beyond Doctor-Patient Communication

by Vera Gruessner

The telehealth movement is making headway throughout the medical industry, as more physicians and other professionals as well as patients are choosing video-based consultations as a way to strengthen the doctor-patient relationship and improve...

The Benefits of Telemedicine Services for Emergency Care

by Vera Gruessner

As technologies continue to evolve and reform the healthcare industry, telehealth policy will play a major part in expanding medical care access to consumers residing in rural locations or unable to travel to healthcare facilities. Telemedicine...

Delaware Expands Health Coverage for Telemedicine Services

by Vera Gruessner

The only way that telemedicine services can truly expand and improve healthcare quality across the nation is by developing new state and federal policies that move toward digital and video-based physician-patient relationships. In efforts to...

Can Telehealth Technologies Improve Pediatric Care?

by Vera Gruessner

As new technologies continue to revolutionize the healthcare industry, physicians and medical professionals will obtain new ways of monitoring patients and strengthening communication between providers and patients. For instance, telehealth technologies...

How Telemedicine, Video Recording Promotes Patient Care

by Vera Gruessner

The telemedicine industry has been revolutionizing how doctors and patients interact on a daily basis. For example, video recording of a doctor visit could be vital for reducing misconceptions and redundant questions among caregivers, families,...

How to Create Strong Telehealth Policies across the States

by Vera Gruessner

The telemedicine industry plays a role in reforming healthcare across the nation, as more states begin implementing telehealth policies. In particular, video-based messaging platforms aid medical care providers in lowering costs and improving...

Critical Steps for Strengthening Mobile Device Security

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health field has a variety of challenges that consumers need to take into consideration when utilizing apps and tools. In particular, mobile device security must be taken into account when adopting new technologies. The Office of the...

Reimbursement Misconceptions Trending in Telehealth Services

by Vera Gruessner

The healthcare industry has been evolving significantly over the last several years, as meaningful use requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs have led to the adoption of EHR technology, health information exchange...

Telehealth Services Recommended for Elderly Patient Population

by Vera Gruessner

Some of the patient population across the nation resides in rural areas where hospitals and medical clinics are hard to come by. Instead of having sick patients travel for two hours to reach their physician, telehealth services allow certain...

Almost 70% of Doctors Prefer Telemedicine Services Over Email

by Vera Gruessner

Physicians across the nation are slowly moving forward with expanding telemedicine services in order to reduce the need for patient visits for those living in rural areas without direct transportation. Along with allowing doctors a chance to...

Do Federal Telehealth Technology Policies Need Revision?

by Vera Gruessner

The healthcare industry is moving far and wide in reinventing itself and reforming past practices. Telehealth technology, for example, allows patients to speak with their physicians securely without needing to make an in-person visit. The federal...

American Well Suit Claims Teladoc Violated Telehealth Patent

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

After convincing the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas to grant a preliminary injunction against a rule that would have limited its provision of telehealth services in the state, Teladoc is now facing a patent lawsuit...

Georgia Expands Telehealth, Health Data Exchange in Schools

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth (GPT) and the Georgia Health Information Network (GaHIN) are now able to exchange data for thousands of schoolchildren receiving telehealth services during a pilot at twelve rural schools, the two organizations...

Telehealth, Wearable Devices Markets Set to Grow by Billions

by Jennifer Bresnick

Telehealth and wearable devices are hot ticket items for health IT developers and investors as remote monitoring and mHealth become increasingly important tools in the fight for better chronic disease management, reduced preventable readmissions,...

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