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Creating successful value focused telehealth programs that improve quality, outcomes & costs.
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Telehealth Supports School Nurse Practice

Children learn best when they’re healthy.  In many schools across the U.S., budget cuts have led to the reduction in school nurse jobs, leaving those that remain responsible for children at 3 or 4 schools.   Although some schools have LPNs and CNAs to assist, this is a luxury, because some schools don’t even have a student nurse, period. This is because the accepted standard nurse to student ratio is 1:750, but that standard is not...

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Seniors Can Remain Healthy at Home With Telehealth

Telehealth eliminates the traditional “brick and mortar” barriers to health care access, as well as time constraints.  It uses a combination of secure video conferencing, digital imaging, mobile devices, and electronic medical records for seniors and doctors to conduct medical visits.   Today’s demand for health services far outweighs the supply of providers and resources.  As the population ages, and the number of people with chronic disease runs off the charts, the health care delivery...

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Telehealth Knowledge is a Worthwhile Investment

There's conflicting feedback in the literature and the healthcare industry about whether or not telehealth effectively meets its intended goals of increased efficiency, better population health outcomes, and reduced healthcare spending.  The truth is, there is a direct relationship between obtaining knowledge and  a planned approach to program development, and long-term success.   Many organizations begin their programs with investigating technology options.  In many cases, decision makers contact a technology vendor and get “shiny new toy”...

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Report finds 47 states have reimbursement for telehealth in their public program

While 48 states and the District of Columbia all have definitions of telehealth or telemedicine written into law or their Medicaid program, differences in those definitions are creating "confusing environments" for end users, according to a newreport by the Center for Connected Health Policy. The report, CCHP's latest annual look into state telehealth laws and Medicaid program policies, also found that 47 states have some form of reimbursement for telehealth in their public program, and determined...

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Will the hospital of the future be our home?

The biggest part of healthcare is self care which takes places outside the medical system. I need to manage my health and disease not only in the hospital and during the doctor visits, but also at home. Still when people talk about the future of hospitals, they usually depict amazing technologies and really huge devices. What if the majority of care could be provided in our homes? What if wearable and other devices could measure what...

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Employers Guide To Telehealth

Reshaping Access To Quality Healthcare For Your Employees With the cost of healthcare skyrocketing every year and the shortage of primary care physicians making access to quality care more difficult, telehealth is one of the most viable options available to employers. The original momentum was perhaps attributable to a key finding in the 2013 report from NBGH/Towers Watson “Reshaping Healthcare.” In this survey of 583 major employers, the National Business Group on Health and Towers Watson...

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The Benefits of Telehealth In the Workplace

You're probably familiar with Telemedicine, the use of electronic communication to exchange medical information either from patient to physician or between doctors. But did you know Telemedicine is helping to solve healthcare access problems and drive down the cost of care? Telemedicine is capturing a lot of attention from employers recently, and with good reason. Medical costs are expected to continue to trend upward in the near future; PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute projects an increase of...

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