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Training Clinicians with Telehealth

Posted by Elizabeth Veringa on Jun 18, 2019 11:48:00 AM

As the applications of technology in healthcare continue to grow, training for telemedicine must take center stage in the education of future clinicians.

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Topics: telehealth, communication, clinician engagement, clinician education

Synchronous Video Visits Create Cost Savings & Convenience

Posted by Elena Muller on May 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Synchronous telemedicine (i.e., real-time telemedicine) is a virtual alternative to an in-person doctors visit: think FaceTime or Video chat between a patient and their provider or caregiver. Synchronous telemedicine has evolved and expanded in recent years, but two questions remain: one, are video visits cost-effective and two, can providers deliver quality care through video visits?

 

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Topics: telehealth, telemedicine, communication, video conferencing, cost savings

How Centralized Telehealth Increases Telehealth Utilization

Posted by Lily Mercer on Apr 9, 2018 12:00:00 PM

While the benefits of telehealth are well documented, best practices for telehealth have yet to be formally established. Telehealth users are often searching for best practices that will allow them to use telehealth to its fullest potential.

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Topics: disease management, telehealth, communication, video conferencing, telehealth engagement, clinician engagement, telehealth model

Supporting Postpartum Mothers Through Telehealth

Posted by Carolina Rayzel on Mar 28, 2018 6:00:00 AM

While the use of telehealth is commonly associated with providing support and symptom management to patients with chronic conditions, many of the same benefits of vitals monitoring, symptom evaluation, and on-call support can be applied to the postpartum population.

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Topics: telehealth, telemedicine, text messaging, communication, postpartum, mental health

Expanding the Reach of Telehealth to Kidney Disease

Posted by Lily Mercer on Mar 7, 2018 9:29:00 AM

Patients with kidney disease can gain tremendous benefits from telehealth. Telehealth solutions offer self management tools and enhanced communication between patients and clinicians. This level of enhanced care can help both patients and providers overcome barriers to healthcare for this patient population.

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Topics: disease management, remote patient monitoring, communication, kidney disease, ESRD

Enhancing Postpartum Health With Dietitian Video Consultations

Posted by Lily Mercer on Feb 15, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Postpartum women require a considerable amount of healthcare in the months following childbirth. In addition to attending to basic medical needs, it is also important that postpartum women optimize their weight status. Returning to a healthy weight after pregnancy can positively influence lifelong weight status, chronic disease risk, and offspring health.

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Topics: telehealth, remote patient monitoring, communication, introducing telehealth, postpartum, video conferencing

A Compelling Case For Telemedicine In Primary Care

Posted by Lily Mercer on Jan 21, 2018 9:00:00 PM

As the aging population grows and as chronic diseases become increasingly prevalent, healthcare must be accessible beyond hospital walls. Patients living with chronic disease are often not hospital bound. They can, and typically prefer to, live at home. The boundaries of healthcare must adapt to care for these individuals.

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Topics: disease management, telemedicine, diabetes, remote patient monitoring, engaging patients, communication, CHF, primary care, hypertension, COPD

The Call for Telehealth in Palliative Care

Posted by Lily Mercer on Jan 17, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Telehealth is of great potential value to patients receiving palliative care. The palliative care community benefits from continuous monitoring and symptom management, both of which are enhanced by telehealth services. Additionally, telehealth allows care providers to monitor for functional decline and intervene early, so that patients can return to comfort as soon as possible.

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Topics: disease management, remote patient monitoring, engaging patients, communication, telehealth in palliative care