Featured Telehealth Articles
Outpatient Providers: Unsung Health IT Heroes
It’s National Health IT Week, a time to raise awareness of how information technology (IT) is being used to advance healthcare. By David McMullan, PT, Chief Therapy Officer, SourceMed
Dropping Virtual Reality Prices Yields Better Opportunities For Healthcare
Hospitals find VR a more affordable option for healthcare professionals. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Health Literacy: Improve Outcomes By Keeping Patients In The Know
Imagine you’re a patient at the doctor’s office. You recently had surgery, and your doctor is explaining the aftercare instructions. But the words are complicated, the directions are complex, and you find yourself stuck. What would you do? This is a common problem that has significant consequences.
Anthem Blue Cross Members In California Now Have Access To Spanish Language Telehealth
LiveHealth Online launches Cuidado Médico crossing the language barrier for video doctor visits. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Simulation-Based Learning System Helps Train Cataract Surgeons
The HelpMeSee simulator is helping to reduce blindness on a global level. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Columbus Region Is Pioneering Healthcare IT Via Startups
Could Columbus serve as a model for other communities to improve Healthcare IT? By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Video-Based Online Tumor Boards Provide Global Access To U.S. Cancer Experts
Program aims to accelerate diagnosis and treatment and improve survival rates. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Lessons From The ER: How Doctors Can Successfully Drive The Adoption Of Virtual Care And Expand Their Practice
Emergency rooms and urgent care practices are busier than ever. The Affordable Care Act has inarguably created the increase in patients seeking services and, as a result, more patients will use the ER as a place to receive after-hours care. Additionally, patients use the ER and urgent care practices for illnesses or injuries that could be treated without creating additional foot traffic. Often times, doctors treat common and less urgent illnesses such as sore throats, ear pain or fevers when 40 percent of these visits could be handled outside of the traditional clinic setting.
ER Overuse: Leveraging Analytics To Improve Care, Reduce Visits
A mother takes her asthmatic child to the ER for treatment. An elderly man with a stomach ache visits the ER for an assessment. A 30-something gets bitten by a spider and promptly heads to the ER. The common thread among each of these patients was a visit to the ER. Yet each could just have easily visited the pediatrician, primary care provider or an urgent care facility.
RWJF Predicts Healthcare Spending Will Drop By $2.6 Trillion By 2019
Study investigates implications of slowdown in health spending growth for the future. By Christine Kern, contributing writer