Tag: telehealth

Telehealth Serves America: Part 2, Veterans
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Telehealth Serves America: Part 2, Veterans

How telehealth is helping American Veterans battle mental health issues Thank you for joining us in our second edition of ‘Telehealth Serves America’. In this blog post, we will discuss one of America’s most valued and distinguished groups—Veterans. Veterans have valiantly served and protected our country. After being exposed to the traumas of wartime and...

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Encounter Telehealth Mentioned in Silicon Prairie News Article

Including an interview with Encounter Telehealth’s President and CEO, Jen Amis. “Omaha-based Encounter Telehealth provides behavioral healthcare services to underserved communities and patient populations through a secure, HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform.” –SPN Newsroom, June 14, 2019 To read the full article, please visit: http://siliconprairienew.com/2019/06/encounter-telehealth-pairs-patients-with-providers-for-psychiatric-care/ Photo by Marc-Olivier Jodoin on Unsplash

Telehealth Serves America: Part 1
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Telehealth Serves America: Part 1

Health issues do not discriminate, so why should your health care? Telehealth is changing the game all over the country, improving healthcare for all. Many Americans live with physical and mental disorders that go untreated and undiagnosed due to lack of care. For many people who were previously unable – or unlikely- to seek medical...

The Costs of Unnecessary Emergency Department Visits
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The Costs of Unnecessary Emergency Department Visits

With increasing focus from Medicare on reducing rehospitalizations and shorter stays, eliminating unnecessary emergency department visits (such as visits that could have been handled safely in an urgent care clinic or a primary care setting) and avoiding the need to use the emergency department in the first place is paramount.   71% percent of emergency...

Telehealth Changes Could Help Rural Seniors Age in Place
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Telehealth Changes Could Help Rural Seniors Age in Place

“Telemedicine providers can’t catch senior citizens when they fall. But health services delivered over broadband can make it possible for seniors to live independently for longer periods of time.”   Telehealth can allow seniors to stay in their homes longer through general health services, mental health services, and home health care. Broadband and Medicare reimbursement...

Challenges, Risks and Solutions for Critical Access Hospitals
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Challenges, Risks and Solutions for Critical Access Hospitals

Over 7% of care offered at critical access hospitals (CAHs) is uncompensated, compared to 5% at urban hospitals. In fact, more than 40% of rural hospitals report an operating loss, particularly in the South. More than 80 rural hospitals have closed since 2010.   Rural areas tend to have higher rates of poverty, less health insurance...

Chatanooga Catches the Telehealth Bug
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Chatanooga Catches the Telehealth Bug

“Chattanooga, Tenn.’s investment in community broadband allows the city to bring more than just fast Internet browsing to citizens.”   “One prospect’s connection was so poor the audio was always out of sync. It was a group of 15 facilities and we weren’t able to connect with any of them. I’m sure all of those...

6 Common Telehealth Myths
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6 Common Telehealth Myths

Telehealth has grown rapidly over the past few years. 76% of health systems are expected to have implemented telehealth by the end of 2018, according to a survey held by Teladoc.   However, many misconceptions have grown up around telehealth. In a February 26 webcast, Roy Schoenberg, MD, president, CEO and co-founder of American Well,...

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Kentucky Law Increases Telehealth Access for Medicaid Recipients

The Kentucky State Senate passed SB 112 February 26 and was recently signed into law by Gov. Matt Bevin; this bill will allow doctors anywhere in the world to see patients in Kentucky, as long as the doctor is licensed in Kentucky.   This bill was designed to encourage adoption of telehealth technologies, particularly for...

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Iowa Expands Telehealth Insurance Coverage

Iowa governor Kim Reynolds recently signed a bill that will require health insurance to cover telehealth services to the same extent as comparable services not offered by telehealth into law. The law takes effect January 1, 2019 and will affect any insurance policy delivered, issued or reissued after that date.   Since this law (passed...

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