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Resource Management

12 Ways Telehealth is Saving Small Hospitals

By Health Information Technology, Resource Management, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care No Comments

Today’s hospitals are under pressure. As community hubs of healthcare, they are tasked with delivering expert medical care across emergency departments, outpatient practices, surgical suites, labs, radiology departments, intensive care units and more. That in itself is a tall order. But consider that they’re also asked to: Provide an exceptional…

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Why Provider Networks Are Going Virtual

By General Interest, Provider Burnout, Resource Management, Telemedicine Technologies, Uncategorized, Virtual Care No Comments
Here’s what’s great about telemedicine: it can benefit multiple healthcare players at once. So often experience and cynicism have trained us to think of healthcare as a zero-sum game, where expanded market offerings for some patients drive up insurance premiums for others, or a payer’s cost savings program increases the...
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Treating Skin Cancer in West Texas: A Teledermatology Story

By Patient Engagement, Resource Management, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care No Comments
Nearly 20 Americans die from melanoma every day. That’s a dire statistic and a frustrating one, given that the five-year survival rate for people whose melanoma is detected and treated early is 99 percent. Skin cancer screenings can undoubtedly save lives – but only when patients are aware of their...
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79 Percent of Doctors Are Burned Out. Can Virtual Care Delivery Help?

By Patient Engagement, Provider Burnout, Resource Management, Virtual Care No Comments
A new study from InCrowd paints a disturbing picture about provider burnout and its effect on patient care. The survey of 320 PCPs and 319 specialists reveals that 79 percent of primary care physicians (PCPs) describe themselves as burned out, as do 57 percent of specialists. That’s a sharp rise...
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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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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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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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