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Patient Engagement

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

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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

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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?

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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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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

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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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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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