Telemedicine

Ohio Living achieves low readmission rates with telehealth

Patients are equipped with Bluetooth-enabled tablets that record biometrics information. Patients have been equipped with 4G-enabled tablet devices provided by Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), which as well as additional Bluetooth-enabled devices that give patients the ability to record biometrics like their heart rate, weight and blood pressure.The non-profit also recently expanded its telehealth services through

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The Future of Psychiatry: Telehealth, Chatbots, and Artificial Intelligence

Could a chatbot, an online community, or a telepsychiatry solution offer meaningful help for people who are fighting mental health issues? Could virtual reality, artificial intelligence, or genetics appear as elements of assistance in the toolkit of medical professionals in the fields dealing with the human psyche? While we agree that medical fields requiring the

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Poor broadband access in rural areas limits telemedicine use: study

Telemedicine is frequently touted as a technology tool that can help improve healthcare access for rural populations, especially in areas with physician shortages. But telemedicine might not be the silver bullet to improve rural healthcare when those same areas have significant infrastructure challenges, according to researchers.Rural counties where access to primary care physicians and psychiatrists

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UPMC Starts Telemedicine Company to Fight Infectious Disease

PITTSBURGH To help hospitals address a nationwide shortage of physicians specializing in infectious diseases, UPMC announced today that it has formed a telemedicine-enabled company called Infectious Disease (ID) Connect. Backed by the world-class ID expertise of UPMC, the new company aims to improve outcomes while reducing transfers and keeping patients in their own communities for

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Arizona Governor Signs New Telehealth Insurance Law

On April 18, 2019, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a new law expanding insurance coverage for telehealth services, including asynchronous telemedicine. On April 18, 2019, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a new law expanding insurance coverage for telehealth services, including asynchronous telemedicine and remote patient monitoring. The Arizona Legislature passed, nearly unanimously (79-1), SB 1089,

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Survey: Telehealth adoption, interest increased 340% among physicians since 2015

The American Well-backed poll of 800 doctors found increased interest among medical specialities often affected by burnout. Adoption and interest in telehealth technology for patient consultations has increased substantially over the past few years, according to a new physician survey released by telehealth provider American Well.The survey, which was conducted by M3 Global Research, polled

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Is Physician Adoption of Telehealth At an Inflection Point?

A survey of 800 U.S. physicians reveals that physician adoption of telehealth has increased significantly, though for most specialties, barriers to adoption do still exist.The survey, from telehealth company American Well, found that physician telehealth adoption is at an inflection point. This shift in readiness is driven by physicians’ desire to improve patient access to

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