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New Communication Methods Can Help Ring In New Year Of Greater Patient Engagement
Telehealth will continue to prove valuable, but it’s not enough. Though we’ve seen rapid adoption of telehealth platforms over the last year, our end goal is sustainable patient satisfaction. That means across the entire health interaction—not just at the point of care. To develop greater hospital-patient engagement, organizations need to view telehealth as only one piece of the entire puzzle.
2021 Healthcare IT Landscape: 5 Predictions For Voice And Chat
The COVID-19 pandemic has stifled many activities and elements in our daily lives. Technology, on the other hand, has rapidly adapted and evolved to fill many of the gaps created by social distancing and the increased need for healthcare access.
The Rise Of Telemedicine
The world came to a screeching halt in March when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Schools closed, major sports leagues suspended their seasons, and residents needed to shelter in place.
Telehealth: The Platform Is Burning
Leveraging your outpatient organization’s rapid implementation of telehealth for a long-term strategy to serve your patients. The rapid launch and/or acceleration of an existing telehealth program in light of COVID-19 is a matter of survival for your healthcare organization and your patients.
Combating The Coronavirus With Telemedicine
The new coronavirus (COVID-19), recently declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) an international public health emergency, is hitting closer to home. The virus has infected tens of thousands and continues to spread globally, prompting U.S. healthcare providers—many who are already stretched thin during the busy flu season—to question how they will accommodate a potential spike in visit volume while protecting their patients and themselves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.