FEATURED ARTICLES: TELEHEALTH
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 Chat12/15/2020
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 Telemedicine8/20/2020
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 Burning4/21/2020
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.
CASE STUDIES & WHITE PAPERS
Telehealth Is Tumbling 30-Day Readmissions Penalties10/27/2016
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)8/15/2016
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?7/30/2015
5 Key Steps Companies Can Take to Start or Accelerate Their Digital Health Strategy.
Criteria For Selecting The Right Telemedicine Solution5/15/2015
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 Unveiled3/29/2017
Lenovo and Orbita are among exhibitors demonstrating new home healthcare products at HIMSS17. By Christine Kern, contributing writer