Virtual Care

What happens during a telemedicine visit?

By General Interest, Patient Engagement, Reimbursement, Telemedicine Software, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care 3 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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Why Did it Take a Pandemic to Tell Patients About Telemedicine?

By Capacity Management, Patient Engagement, Provider Burnout, Virtual Care No Comments
Telehealth has been around for years. Why did it take a global crisis to wake up the healthcare industry? There’s only one surprise about Covid-19 and that’s everyone’s surprise at the severity of the ongoing catastrophe. We’ve known this was coming. The World Health Organization told us another influenza-like pandemic...
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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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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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How To Become a Telemedicine Provider

By General Interest, Telemedicine Software, Telemedicine Technologies, Uncategorized, Virtual Care 2 Comments
From medical emergencies to ordinary exams, telemedicine is shattering healthcare barriers all over the world. In addition to reducing costs and improving outcomes, virtual health can bring advanced care to underserved patients while relieving overworked providers. Yet for some clinicians, telemedicine is still shrouded in mystery – often because they’re...
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Can Insurance Companies Choose Your Telehealth Vendor?

By General Interest, Reimbursement, Telemedicine Technologies, Uncategorized, Virtual Care No Comments
Telemedicine reimbursement is a notoriously complex topic. Policies tend to vary between states, payers, procedure codes and other factors; a variety of myths and misperceptions can complicate virtual health strategy even more. That’s one reason clarity is so important when it comes to telehealth reimbursement – not just because it...
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Telemedicine – A Powerful Tool for COVID-19 Management

By General Interest, International Health, Telemedicine Software, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care No Comments
As the number of documented cases of COVID-19 continues to rise, health officials and providers are exploring virtual care delivery to screen patients for infection away from crowded emergency departments and provide a safer care alternative for those in isolation after a positive diagnosis. And while telehealth’s most critical benefit...
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