Featured Telehealth Articles

  1. Tackling The Mental Health Epidemic With Telehealth

    One in five Americans suffers from mental illness, yet only 44 percent receive treatment. Why? People with behavioral health problems face a growing number of obstacles that prevent them from receiving the care they need – from provider shortages to finances the mere unwillingness to seek treatment due to stigma. With telehealth, primary care physicians – nearly half of which treat mental health conditions – now have another viable option: online cognitive behavioral therapy, or iCBT. In fact, 75 percent of healthcare executives believe telemedicine has the potential to transform the standard of care for behavioral health and psychiatry.

  2. Telehealth Underground: Why Subterranean Data Centers Provide The Most Resilient Infrastructure For Telemedicine Data

    According to the American Telemedicine Association, more than one-half of U.S. hospitals now have a telehealth program in place. Overall, 71 percent of healthcare providers are using telehealth or telemedicine technologies to provide medical services in ambulatory and inpatient settings. Telehealth produces a deluge of data, including vital sign and symptom collection from patients, leading some healthcare providers to worry that critical information may get lost in the coming data tsunami which might provide a basis for medical malpractice complaints. 

  3. Overcoming The Obstacles And Misperceptions Of Telehealth

    Demand for virtual care services, such as telehealth, is steadily on the rise. And opportunities for additional growth, with clear benefits for patients, providers and employers are within reach.

  4. Telemedicine: What’s Old Is New Again

    I live in Colorado. We love the outdoors here. There’s plenty of sun and thousands of activities from my personal favorite, golf, to mountain biking, skiing and hiking. With these activities comes the chance for injury. Injuries come in all shapes and sizes, but it’s those that fall between minor and major that can be addressed through telemedicine.

  5. What Patients — And Providers — Want: A Comprehensive Telehealth Experience

    The growth of system-wide telehealth is one of the more promising trends of 2017, as hospitals and health systems seek new ways to improve care for patients through a variety of programs.

  6. The Telehealth Spirit Is Willing, But The Broadband Is Weak

    In his recent column, Telehealth Is Here To Stay, Dan Trott lists a number of happenings that herald a tipping point in telehealth adoption: improved access, reduced costs, improved quality of care. He mentions telestroke apps as being popular in the telehealth world because it reduces the critical time-to-treatment.

  7. 5 Health IT Trends To Watch For In 2018

    More of the same and plenty of the new are on tap for health IT in 2018. Here are five trends to watch as the year unfolds.

  8. Telehealth Is Here To Stay

    With more than 70 percent of healthcare organizations offering some form of telemedicine solution or service, we can now draw the line in the sand — telehealth has become a widely-accepted form of care delivery in the United States. As a result, we’re seeing some interesting follow-on trends, challenges and innovation developments that have broader implications to the healthcare industry.

  9. How Telehealth Is Bridging The Mental Health Resources Gap
  10. How To Maximize Chronic Care Management Successes

    The product of a 2015 CMS rule, Chronic Care Management enables physicians to capture $42 per Medicare patient, per month, for providing at least 20 minutes of non-face-to-face care management such as coordinating care with other providers. In many cases, CCM enables physicians to be paid for services they’re currently providing for free. The capabilities required to provide the full CCM scope of service can also improve performance in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).