Telemedicine

Would More Telehealth Bring New Privacy, Security Concerns?

As part of a sweeping plan to “modernize” Medicare, federal regulators are proposing to expand reimbursements for telehealth services. But what are the potential privacy and security concerns that healthcare providers need to address if they offer more telehealth services to patients?The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday issued a 1,473-page proposed rule

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Telehealth use on rise for behavioral health

Telemedicine technology has been improving steadily over the past several years, and as the tech gets better, so does its reputation. Much of telemedicine’s appeal lies in accessibility. The lack of access to care through telemedicine negatively affects patient engagement and follow-through, according to new research from telehealth provider Teladoc. Treating mental health, in particular,

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Telemedicine Whats Old Is New Again

I live in Colorado. We love the outdoors here. Theres 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 its those that fall between minor and major that can be addressed

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ATA18: Telemedicine Reaches an Inflection Point

As the virtual care evolves, consumer needs will drive industry changes, CEO Ann Mond Johnson says. Ann Mond Johnson believes telemedicine is reaching an inflection point.The newly appointed American Telemedicine Association CEO says that a combination of more solutions, an insufficient healthcare workforce and a care cost burden is pushing the industry in a direction

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Survey designed to measure patient satisfaction with telemedicine visits

With more practices offering telemedicine services, theres now a survey designed specifically to measure patient satisfaction with those encounters. Press Ganey, the country’s leading provider of patient satisfaction surveys, has just come out with new surveys to measure patients experience after a virtual visit at a medical practice, a sign that telemedicine is becoming mainstream.

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