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Virtual Care vs. In-Person Visits: Which is Higher Quality?

By Health Information Technology, Patient Engagement, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care One Comment
There’s a predictable turning point in any debate about telehealth. Someone will concede that it can save money, provide clinical evidence, bring care to the underserved and even drive revenue. But inevitably they’ll worry that the quality of the virtual visit just isn’t as good as an in-person visit –...
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6 Ways to Improve Medicaid Reimbursement with Telemedicine

By Health Information Technology, Patient Engagement, Reimbursement, Resource Management, Virtual Care No Comments
Almost a third of physicians don’t accept Medicaid patients. Most offer the same reasons: Medicaid reimbursement rates are typically lower than other insurers and the documentation requirements can be burdensome. Many providers also find their Medicaid patients are more medically complex and often fail to comply with treatment. Because many have...
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Bridging the Digital Divide: Expanding Internet and Rural Healthcare Access

By General Interest, Health Information Technology, International Health, Telemedicine Technologies No Comments
Internet access has been mainstream for about 25 years now. Since the days when almost every American household received an AOL installation disc in the mail, it seems the Internet has grown into a digital behemoth connecting every person across every nation. Political movements, social evolutions and some of the...
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Telemedicine and the Consumerization of Healthcare

By General Interest, Health Information Technology, Patient Engagement, Telemedicine Software, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care No Comments
If there’s one dialogue that’s been growing louder across the healthcare landscape, it’s the consumerization of healthcare. Market trends are undeniably steering the healthcare experience into a new paradigm where patients are seizing control. Yet this new direction is not always beneficial for patients or providers. Just as consumer-driven industries...
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The Top 3 Mistakes Hospitals Make with Provider Capacity Management

By General Interest, Health Information Technology, Patient Engagement, Telemedicine Software, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care No Comments
Capacity management is a high-stakes game. Done well, it balances patient needs and provider workloads. Done poorly, it risks patient outcomes, revenue and the hospital’s reputation. This isn’t news to hospitals, but here’s what is: some capacity management solutions are putting them at risk. Consider your local health network, which...
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What Will Healthcare Look Like in 2050?

By General Interest, Health Information Technology, Patient Engagement, Telemedicine Research, Telemedicine Software, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care No Comments
In any dialogue about telemedicine, you’ll hear a lot of talk about access to care. But there’s another conversation that needs more attention: what kind of care does telemedicine offer? See, while GlobalMed can already connect patients to EKGs, ultrasounds and advanced teledentistry, we’re also opening the door to even...
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10 Ways Telemedicine Supports Behavioral Health

By Health Information Technology, Telemedicine Research, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care No Comments
Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness – but only 42 percent of them receive behavioral health services. Cost, social stigma, inability to access care and other factors can all play a role in the ongoing crisis that is untreated mental illness. Many individuals with mental health issues...
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Solving Provider Burnout with Virtual Healthcare

By Health Information Technology, Resource Management, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care One Comment
Today’s healthcare challenges are often framed in terms of patient struggles. From high deductible plans to provider shortages, many patients are frustrated by our current healthcare system. What isn’t mentioned as much: that many providers are also under serious stress. A recent report by the Experience Innovation Network revealed that...
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Controlling Prison Healthcare Costs with Telemedicine

By Health Information Technology, Patient Engagement, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care 3 Comments

When you think of a typical telemedicine visit, you might picture a patient in a rural town communicating with a big-city specialist, or a primary care provider triaging with an emergency room department. Virtual care is now a regular aspect of the clinical landscape, from disaster recovery to behavioral and addiction…

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Saving Money, Saving Lives: Replacing Emergency Air Transport with Telemedicine

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When a medical emergency hits – say, a car accident or a heart attack – no one’s first concern should be about the price tag attached to the ambulance or medical air transport. But the sad truth is that many patients will avoid requesting emergency transportation because they fear the...
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