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General Interest

Removing Obstacles to Surgery Care with Telehealth

By Capacity Management, Cost Savings, General Interest, Patient Engagement, Remote Care, Specialty Care No Comments
In a given year, 48 million surgical inpatient procedures are performed. Because surgical care often requires specialized knowledge, many patients must travel beyond their local hospital or clinic to receive this needed care. But surgical care takes more than a single day at the hospital with a specialist, leaving many...
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Telehealth: Removing Roadblocks to Care

By Corrections, Cost Savings, General Interest, Remote Care, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care No Comments
While many of us are accustomed to having readily available access to healthcare, that isn’t the reality for many in remote locations. At GlobalMed we know telemedicine can bring care to remote areas, but even with advancements in technology, people in rural and remote locations continue to face limitations in...
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COVID-19: A Catalyst of Change for Rural America

By General Interest, Health Information Technology, Public Policy, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care No Comments
COVID-19 has arrived in rural America, threatening the livelihoods of its most vulnerable residents. Many rural communities have an older, poorer population, and limited hospitals and medical staff. A Kaiser Health News study found that overall, 18 million people live in  counties that have hospitals but no ICU, and about...
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Mental Health Is the Next Pandemic

By General Interest, People, Provider Burnout, Telemedicine Research, Telemedicine Software, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care 2 Comments
While many of us are sheltering in place to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, a massive mental health pandemic is also brewing. Fears about COVID-19, the economic meltdown, and prolonged social-isolation are all taking a toll on mental health. Above all else, Americans say their mental health...
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What happens during a telemedicine visit?

By General Interest, Patient Engagement, Reimbursement, Telemedicine Software, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care 2 Comments
Telemedicine (also called telehealth, virtual care, or virtual health) is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to gain access to health care services remotely. Telehealth visits have historically faced barriers beyond the technological challenges that come with real-time, synchronous audio and video...
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Gratitude and the Promise of Telehealth on the Front Lines of COVID-19

By General Interest, Telemedicine Research, Telemedicine Software, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care No Comments
Prior to COVID-19 there was difficulty in meeting the global demand for healthcare workers. But as COVID-19 cases surge around the world and across America, we are facing an increased shortage of doctors, nurses, hospital beds, as well as a dwindling supply of personal protection equipment (PPE), putting those fighting...
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GlobalMed Offers Free Consultations to Healthcare Organizations Under Pressure to Implement Telehealth to Handle COVID-19 Surge

By General Interest, GlobalMed in the News, People, Press, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care No Comments

Provider community needs virtual technology, clinical guidance and proven implementation strategies to combat coronavirus SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — April 15, 2020 — As the industry leader in telemedicine, GlobalMed knows that implementing a virtual health program can seem daunting. However, given the explosive rise of COVID-19 cases, there is an unprecedented…

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