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Creating successful value focused telehealth programs that improve quality, outcomes & costs.
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Embrace Telehealth With Confidence and Clarity

Are you looking for ways to increase your bottom line while providing higher quality services to your patients or employees? Have you been considering a telehealth program for your organization, but you’re not sure where to start? Have you been hesitant about making costly technology purchases without a guaranteed return on investment? Did you already purchase some technology, but it’s sitting in a closet somewhere? We may be able to help. The best thing to do is invest in knowledge...

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Step 3 for Telehealth Success: Implement Your Program

Implementing is the most fun of the whole process, because you and your team will work to bring ALL your thoughts and plans into existence!      It is during this phase that IMST Telehealth Consulting adds tremendous value to your organization, because we are dedicated project managers that use formal project management practices to keep your project on track.  In many cases, clinical departments are very busy, and it is helpful to have our expertise to ensure...

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Step 2 for Telehealth Success: Develop and Plan Your Program

Just the thought of adopting a new technology may cause you to feel stressed. This is because about 75% of technology projects fail every year, even for Fortune 500 companies!      Nobody embarks on their telehealth project with the intention to fail. They usually fail when organizations obtain funding and purchase technology before they determine what their program will look like.   By following the steps in Phase 1, you’ll already have a strong foundation for developing your project...

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Step 1 for Telehealth Success: Assess and Define Your Program

Telehealth is a new and exciting field.  There are many changes in the industry as the clinical, regulatory, and reimbursement standards evolve.   The technological capabilities are constantly improving as more use cases are discovered across the healthcare continuum.   Telehealth programs are not “one size fits all.” We’ll help you build harmony among the administration, clinical, and information technology stakeholders and develop a unified vision for the program.  In addition, learning about your community’s specific needs...

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Telemedicine Education for Healthcare Professionals Interview With Top Docs Radio

Telemedicine Education for Healthcare Professionals       This week Tanya Mack hosted Aneel Irfan, of Telemedicine Magazine, to talk about telemedicine education for healthcare professionals.  American healthcare is transforming and telemedicine will be a critical part of it going into the future.  Research, medical information and consults are now delivered instantly across large geographic distances. Telemedicine has been transformed from a novelty way to provide patient care to a booming industry. Current healthcare professionals are the 1 st generation...

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2016 Telehealth Policy Trends

(Video) 2016 Telehealth Policy Trends

  2016 has been another landmark year for telehealth policy, in this video Aneel Irfan talks about 2016 Telehealth policy trends with Mario Gutierrez, the executive director for the Center for Connected Health Policy , recorded live at Learn Telehealth's  #SCTF2016 for Telemedicine Magazine. Catch Aneel Irfan and Mario Gutierrez at The 3rd Annual Florida Telehealth Summit November 17th-18 Register today !   ...

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(VIDEO) TRC Talk- Episode 1-Sarah Rhoads-South Central Telehealth Resource Center – Recorded live from SCTF2016

In the first episode of "TRC Talk" we sit down with the director of The South Central Telehealth Resource Center Sarah Rhoads. We learn about the Telehealth Resource Center Consortium,  The South Central Resource Center, stories of how telehealth is saving lives in her region & the importance of building telehealth champions. Learn More Telehealth Resource Center Consortium South Central Telehealth Resource Center Telemedicine Magazine   "Spread Telehealth Awareness" Like & Share...

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Connect For Health Act Is A Telemedicine Bill That Has a Chance – Does the proposed bill finally have Telehealth In tune with CMS?

For years legislators have been trying to pass comprehensive telehealth policies with little success. Barriers on geography & cross state service offerings aside, the actual reimbursement pieces of almost all of the past proposed telehealth bills have been based on a dying model, fee for service (volume based). Although many state programs have enacted, fee for service type reimbursement regulation that requires insurance parity for consults and even CMS itself, though many would say limited,...

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Health Information Security in the Digital Age

In 2015 alone, data breaches in healthcare totaled over 112 million records in the U.S.  As the health industry continues to embrace all the benefits of digital technologies,  leaders need to ensure that their infrastructure is equipped to tackle new data challenges in a mobile, interdisciplinary delivery system. There are four main sources of cyber-security risk: vulnerabilities, human error, poor compliance, and criminal actions.   Vulnerabilities   Mobile health is highly susceptible to risk, because of design...

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