FEATURED ARTICLES: TELEHEALTH
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.
CASE STUDIES & WHITE PAPERS
Telehealth Is Tumbling 30-Day Readmissions Penalties
High readmission rates are a $17 billion problem across the U.S. for hospital administrators. What’s even more alarming is a portion of 30-day readmissions are preventable. By Lee Horner, President of Stratus’s Telehealth Division, HIT Leaders and News
5 Risks Hospitals Face When Using The Public Cloud (And How To Overcome Them)
Hospitals and other healthcare organizations are in the midst of a digital revolution that’s forcing them to change their traditional ways of capturing, storing, and sharing information. To keep up with their needs for greater IT infrastructure agility, performance, security, and compliance, many savvy healthcare organizations are exploring the benefits of the public cloud.
Is Your Digital Health Strategy Thriving, Surviving Or Non-Existent?
5 Key Steps Companies Can Take to Start or Accelerate Their Digital Health Strategy.
Criteria For Selecting The Right Telemedicine Solution
Telemedicine is the future of healthcare. According to the 2014 World Market for Telehealth report from HIS Technology, the number of patients using telemedicine will increase to about 7 million in 2018. Telemedicine solutions fall into two broad categories. Remote patient monitoring solutions use a wired or wireless connection to link home healthcare equipment (heart monitors, dialysis equipment, etc.) to the Internet and then securely report patient data back to a healthcare provider.
FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
The Problem With Consumerism In Healthcare
Many industry leaders championed a free market approach to healthcare during the 12th Annual World Health Care Congress last week. Here are a few key reasons why I don’t think this model is “the fix” our industry so desperately needs.
Logitech: The New Face Of Collaborative Care
Logitech plug-and-play video conferencing solutions make it easier than ever for specialists, residents and caseworkers to instantly collaborate, face-to-face, from dispersed locations.
Telehealth (Telemedicine) is a term used to define the technology doctors, nurses, and patients use to aid in long-distance healthcare. Telehealth applications generally fall into three categories.
Store-and-forward applications allow providers to capture and share patient images and data outside of the patient’s healthcare facility. Remote monitoring applications involve the use of sensors and alerts that transmit patient data to a healthcare provider. This eliminates the need for the patient to frequently visit the healthcare facility and also allows the provider to monitor patient conditions in real time. This is especially useful on chronic disease management applications. Finally, interactive telehealth solutions allow providers and patients to interact in real time using wireless, video, and remote diagnostic technologies. These interactive applications can be especially useful when providers and patients are separated by great distances or in rural settings.
SaaS Solution, VoiceEnabled Health Assistants For Connected Home Healthcare Unveiled
Lenovo and Orbita are among exhibitors demonstrating new home healthcare products at HIMSS17. By Christine Kern, contributing writer