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Customizing Telehealth Monitoring for Patient Success: Marie's Telehealth Story

Posted by Anne Carle, RN on May 28, 2019 9:20:00 AM

Anne Carle, RN, Telehealth Clinical Coordinator at Cornerstone VNA, shared with HRS a wonderful patient success story. In her own words, read her story below about customizing a patient's care plan through the use of telehealth. 

 

 

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Topics: telehealth, telemedicine, engaging patients, patient success story, population health

The Role of Telehealth in Combating the Social Determinants of Health

Posted by Tess Meehan on May 21, 2019 10:00:00 AM

According to the American Hospital Association (AHA), 80 percent of a persons health and well being can be tied to their physical environment, economic stability, education, and food insecurity; while merely 20 percent can be tied to their access and quality of care.

 

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Topics: telehealth, telemedicine, population health, SDoH, rural communities

HRS Recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2019

Posted by Tess Meehan on May 16, 2019 11:35:00 AM

Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The complete list of this year’s winners is available here. Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring ranked lists of all the winners along with the September 30 issue.

 

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Topics: telehealth, telemedicine, news

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

BREATHE Act Proposes Creation of Telehealth Pilot Program for COPD Patients

Posted by Tess Meehan on May 14, 2019 9:30:00 AM

On May 7, four congressmen introduced the Better Respiration through Expanded Access to Tele-Health (BREATHE) Act into the US House of Representatives. The BEATHE Act proposes a three-year pilot program allowing qualified respiratory therapists to use a telemedicine platform to deliver healthcare services to select Medicare recipients with COPD. 

 

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Topics: telehealth, telemedicine, COPD, policy, legislation, CMS

HRS Telehealth Advancement Conference Delivers Innovative Ideas

Posted by Tess Meehan on May 7, 2019 5:45:00 AM
User Group Recap

Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), a telehealth and remote patient software company, hosted its inaugural Telehealth Advancement Conference this past week. The Conference focused on facilitating the spread telehealth best practices, maximizing cost savings, and the future of telehealth reimbursement.

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Topics: disease management, telehealth, telemedicine, video conferencing, behavioral health, pregnancy, population health, EMR

A Piece in the Puzzle - Telehealth & Autism

Posted by Elena Muller on Mar 12, 2019 6:00:00 AM

In 2018, the CDC determined that one in 59 children is diagnosed with ASD in the United States. Often, children with autism and their families live too far away from care and support or cannot access it due to high costs, limited availability, and other circumstances. Telehealth can serve as a wonderful resource for the ASD patient and their family as it can be utilized for diagnosis, therapy/treatment, and caregiver education.

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Topics: telehealth, telemedicine

Telehealth Grant Funding Expands

Posted by Tess Meehan on Feb 27, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Over the past several months, significant changes surrounding telehealth and its role in healthcare have taken place. Changes include, CMS’ new, more generous reimbursement policies and several state laws spurring the progression of telehealth programs to address the opioid crisis. These changes reflect the greater movement towards telehealth as an affordable option to improve healthcare access and quality of care. To meet the rising demand for telehealth services, federal and state agencies, as well as nongovernmental organizations, have expanded their grant funding for telehealth programs.

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Topics: telehealth, telemedicine, mental health, addiction treatment, substance abuse disorders

Solving the Opioid Crisis Using Telemedicine

Posted by Tess Meehan on Jan 3, 2019 5:00:00 AM

In recent years, the use of opioids has skyrocketed, drawing attention from all levels of government across the country. In 2016, the opioid-related overdose deaths reached an all-time high of over 42 thousand, prompting President Trump to declare a public health emergency.[i]

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Topics: telehealth, telemedicine, substance abuse disorders

A Telehealth Approach in the Fight Against Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by Elena Muller on Oct 11, 2018 5:03:28 PM

In the United States today, there are more than 5.5 million people living with Alzheimer's and other dementia, and the number is continually growing. As the baby boomer generation ages, the incidence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) will increase, not only affecting the lives of those living with the disease, but also the lives of caregivers and the healthcare system as a whole. Telehealth has great potential to improve the standard of care for patients living with Alzheimer's disease. 

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Topics: telehealth, telemedicine, clinician engagement, caregiver