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Seeing TeleMedicine’s Full Potential

While telemedicine is adopted in several hospitals and facilities, the potential continues to be underestimated. The lack of utilization is primarily due to challenges and the unknown of what a robust telemedicine program can entail. Challenges in telemedicine include...

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Using Telepsych To Reach All Patients

Socio-economic barriers prevent some patients from receiving appropriate psychiatric care. A study conducted at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) showed low-income communities benefit from telemedicine, specifically video-conferencing for psychiatry. The...

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Increasing Bottom Lines With Stroke Care

Teleneurology continues to improve patient access and benefit hospitals. Massachusetts General Hospital compared consults before and after their tele-neurology program was implemented. This program provides neurology care to over 6 million patients in the New England...

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The IDSA’S Stance On Telemedicine In Infectious Disease

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) supports the integration of telemedicine into clinical care models. In an article published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, the benefits of virtual care and solutions to possible issues are discussed. When...

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Continuing To Evolve In Telemedicine

Members of our team recently attended regional telehealth conferences in Utah and Arizona. The 2018 Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center (NRTRC) Conference’s theme was “Improving Community Health Through Telehealth.” This conference provided updates on trends...

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Addressing Infectious Disease

Infectious diseases are caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. While many of these organisms are normal, some can cause disease if the conditions are right. One of the leading causes of death worldwide includes variations of infectious disease. Further,...

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Telehealth and Patient Satisfaction

We recently reviewed Telehealth and Patient Satisfaction: A Systematic Review and Narrative Analysis by Kruse et al. This was a review and analysis of telehealth and patient satisfaction in regards to effectiveness and efficiency. “Telehealth can provide a...

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Improving Quality Of Life And Quality Of Care

More states are recognizing the benefits of telemedicine, especially behavioral health services. Illinois passed a series of bills that expand telehealth services and reimbursement to facilities providing these services. This effort increases access for patients in...

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Saving Time With Telemedicine

Overcrowding and physician staffing issues contribute to lengthy emergency department wait times. Even with insurance companies recommending urgent care facilities for lower acuity conditions, the number of ER visits continues to increase by an average of 36% as...

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Nora Reed

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