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7 Ways School-Based Telemedicine Helps Kids

By Grants and Funding, Health Information Technology, School-Based Healthcare, Virtual Care No Comments
While most people associate telehealth services with clinical settings, telemedicine is revolutionizing an unexpected environment these days: schools. Virtual health solutions are becoming standard in both the traditional nurse’s office and school-based health centers (SBHCs) and they’re treating a rising number of children. Here’s why telemedicine programs are so effective...
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Why Telemedicine, Why Now?

By Health Information Technology, Patient Engagement, Provider Burnout, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care 2 Comments
Modern healthcare can spark furious debates when it comes to chronic disease treatment, congressional bills or care delivery models. But almost everyone agrees on one thing: our current system has severe problems. According to a Gallup poll, 70 percent of Americans say healthcare “is in a state of crisis.” Many...
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Solving the Disconnections in Connected Care

By General Interest, Health Information Technology, Patient Engagement, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care No Comments
Imagine that you’re a surgeon in a large hospital network. A patient has presented to the emergency department with a ruptured ovarian cyst; before you operate, you use the surgical suite’s telemedicine platform to consult with the patient’s gynecologist, who provides valuable history. However, when the patient visits your clinic...
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4 Ways Virtual Health is Transforming Specialty Care

By General Interest, Health Information Technology, Patient Engagement, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care No Comments
One of every three patients are sent to a specialist each year in the United States. Because specialists offer more advanced care than primary care doctors, they’re almost guaranteed to play a critical role in any patient’s life at some point – from addressing heart trouble to a melanoma scare to...
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Stopping Referral Leakage with Telemedicine

By Health Information Technology, Patient Engagement, Reimbursement, Telemedicine Technologies No Comments
Sooner or later, ROI comes up in every telemedicine conversation. Some providers have begun to realize that virtual health can drive revenue and reimbursement. Increased patient volume, eliminated air transport, after-hour appointments and reduced no-shows can all reduce costs or add additional provider income. But there’s one virtual care benefit...
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New Generations, Digital Expectations

By Health Information Technology, Patient Engagement, Telemedicine Technologies, Uncategorized, Virtual Care No Comments
Malcolm X said, “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” It’s sage advice that many clinicians might agree with. After all, a patient’s behaviors and choices today influence their well-being in the future. But what about provider preparation? Have hospitals...
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Why Aren’t More Pediatricians Using Telemedicine?

By Health Information Technology, Patient Engagement, Resource Management, Telemedicine Technologies No Comments
If you had to guess which group used telemedicine the most, what would your answer be? If you guessed mothers, you are correct. According to CNBC, telemedicine leaders report that women and mothers make up the majority of their customers. There’s no mystery why – children get sick a lot. Kids...
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Bringing Telehealth to the Microsoft’s Digital Transformation Showcase

By Events and Appearances, Health Information Technology, Telemedicine Technologies No Comments
If you were in Washington DC between May 20 and June 21, you may have been lucky enough to attend Microsoft’s Digital Transformation Showcase. Over 5 weeks, participants explored live demos and exhibits that showed how AI, blockchain, IoT, machine learning, cybersecurity and cloud technologies are changing our world. From...
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