Telemedicine

Remote Care: The new normal

Centralized care, with a hospital as the hub, is the standard in the U.S. today. But this familiar model is changing rapidly, as providers embrace remote care at scale. After decades of experimentation, why now?”Five to seven years from now, well look back on this time period as when the inflection happened, when remote care

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Remote patient monitoring via smartphone cuts one-week post-partum visits by 57%

This case study shows how UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital accomplished that reduction by sending new mothers home with a free blood pressure cuff and access to a remote monitoring portal. Historically, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh, when a patient has been discharged from the hospital and has had a hypertensive

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Experts debate telemedicine merits and myths

At next week’s Connected Health Conference, doctors from Harvard and UPMC will tackle the question of whether telemedicine’s costs outweigh its benefits. Telemedicine, whether offered by insurers, hospitals or direct-to-consumer, continues to grow with more and more organizations offering virtual visits to patients. Its a technology with broad support, one of the few things that

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Legal barriers are limiting telehealth’s reach, experts say

Telehealth is touted for its potential to bring people care no matter where they are. But a location’s laws can determine which telehealth services, if any, are available as well. PHOENIX, Ariz.Telehealth can provide patients access to care no matter where they are geographically, proponents say. Stakeholders from Walgreens and American Well to BlueCross BlueShield

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Telemonitoring to combat heart failure

Heart failure patients with left ventricular assist device (LVAD) need sophisticated after-care to lower the high risk of life-threatening complications that accompanies this kind of device therapy, which is becoming more common these days. The international Medolution project is seeking to enhance long-term survival rate of LVAD patients by means of remote monitoring.

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Video visits drive new telehealth initiatives in 2018

As virtual care grows, integrated tools become a game-changer. Given the favorable regulatory changes, increasing reimbursement parity and technology breakthroughs over the last 24 months, many in healthcare are hailing 2018 as The Year of Telehealth. But Wendy Deibert, a 20-year veteran, bedside critical-care nurse who helped launch Mercy Healths 350-bed eICU program, is making

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Telemedicine innovation: Rural health system keeping more people alive at lower costs

Learn how Tift Regional Health System found a more effective way to connect primary care doctors and specialists. In 2005, Tift Regional Health System began exploring telemedicine as a way to connect its physicians and specialists with patients in the rural area surrounding its Tifton, Georgia, home base.At that time, telehealth technology largely consisted of

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How Will Medicare & Medicaid Handle Telemedicine?

Telemedicine is the wave of the future for health care. The use of technology for health concerns has risen in the past five years and is expected to grow 18.8% annually until 2025. Estimates project 7 million patients will use telemedicine services in 2018. Despite the significant growth, health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and government funding

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