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Hattie Hayes

Hattie Hayes is the Content Marketing Intern at eVisit. A journalism student at Arizona State University, Hattie has reported on a wide range of topics in business, media, and government.

Recent Posts

Why Telehealth is Key to the Patient Medical Home

Posted by Hattie Hayes, May 10, 2016
Any physician will tell you the most important moments in a healthcare journey don't take place in an office or a hospital. More and more today, the most crucial care happens in the home. Technology allows us to make home care more intentional every day, and that's the mindset behind the patient-centered medical home model. The PCMH is focused on comprehensive, coordinated care with patient needs at the forefront....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, home care, patient centered medical home, pcmh, primary care, primary care medical home, remote monitoring, telehealth, Telemedicine

4 Healthcare Kickstarters You Should Check Out

Posted by Hattie Hayes, May 4, 2016
It's no secret that the eVisit team members are big fans of innovation. We love smart mHealth tools and clever ways of improving the healthcare industry. Lucky for us, there are so many people and companies out there making a difference. While browsing the extensive lists of health-focused startups out there, we've found a few small companies that we particularly like. These five health tech Kickstarter campaigns are worth your time and attention--and, if you can spare some change, maybe even a donation....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, digital health, funding, health startup, health tech, innovation, mHealth, startup

Top Tips from Every Kid Healthy Week

Posted by Hattie Hayes, Apr 29, 2016
For those of you not in the know, Every Kid Healthy Week 2016 is coming to an end! Every Kid Healthy is an annual celebration of school health and wellness, brought to you by Action for Healthy Kids. All week, we've been compiling health resources dedicated to making children across the globe more informed about their health needs. Go beyond the last week in April and celebrate wellness all year round with these resources:...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, children, every kid healthy, every kid healthy week, kids, kids health, mHealth, pediatricians, pediatrics, pinterest, resources, twitter

Why Use Telehealth at School?

Posted by Hattie Hayes, Apr 27, 2016
Every parent knows how quickly sickness can put a dent into a child's educational experience. Whether your kids are in kindergarten or high school, if your child falls ill, it means a few days out of school to recover--and probably a doctor's visit or two. However, now that telehealth is making its way into schools, it's becoming easier to diagnose children as soon as they begin showing symptoms. A trip to the school nurse has become equivalent in many ways to a traditional doctor's office visit. Your child may even have a recovery plan before you ...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, chronic care, every kid healthy week, medicaid, mental health, school, school based, telehealth, Telemedicine

Lifehacks for Medical Students

Posted by Hattie Hayes, Apr 20, 2016
Medical school students are a testament to the principals of patience, tenacity, and the effectiveness of caffeine. Your med school years are some of the most strenuous and rewarding you'll ever experience. However, it can be easy to get overwhelmed--stressors stack up pretty fast, and breaks for med school students are rare....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, lifehacks, med school, med students, medical school, physician burnout, productivity, stress, workflow

How Does Telehealth Really Affect Hospital Readmissions?

Posted by Hattie Hayes, Apr 6, 2016
One of telehealth technology's main benefits is its use in reducing hospital readmissions. A hospital trip is a big expense, for patients and health systems, and avoiding readmission is important for health reasons as well as financial ones. Excessive readmissions can impact Medicare reimbursement rates, and that's no small penalty! In some cases, hospital readmissions are indicative of a complication that could've been treated by a follow-up with a physician. For some conditions, a second stay in a hospital exposes the patient to further infection ...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, hospitals, Practice Management, readmission rates, telehealth, Telemedicine

Will Your Patients Actually Use Telemedicine? The Stats Say Yes

Posted by Hattie Hayes, Mar 30, 2016
It makes sense to wonder, before investing in telemedicine, whether your patients will actually use it. The benefits of a patient-centered healthcare experience are clear: it's convenient, cost-saving and efficient, too. But as anyone who's worked in health IT knows, tech adoption can be sluggish. So, will patients use telemedicine? To take a little inspiration from a Magic 8 Ball, "all signs point to yes."...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, connected patient, early adoption, health tech, millennial, Patient Satisfaction, patient surveys, Practice Management, practice mgmt, rural care, speciality care, telehealth, Telemedicine

6 Life Hacks for Doctors

Posted by Hattie Hayes, Mar 25, 2016
Life as a physician is hectic, to say the very least. When you aren't busy trying to run an efficient practice and provide as much quality care as possible for your patients, you're spending time with your family and enjoying hobbies of your own. Keeping it all organized is tough!...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, burnout, doctors, life hacks, nurses, physician burnout, physicians, Practice Management, work life balance, workflow

The Case for Telemedicine and Pediatrics

Posted by Hattie Hayes, Mar 22, 2016
As any parent knows, pediatric care often comes with a sense of urgency. Whether a child has to leave school early due to illness, sustains an injury during sports or other activities, or is simply too young to articulate what's hurting, with kids, it's a good idea to head straight to the professionals. And for pediatricians, that equates to overcrowded waiting rooms and hectic office experiences. It can be a challenge to get kids into the office at all. Many parents are working in doctor's visits around school schedules, or trying to balance the ...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, chronic care, health tech, pediatric surgery, pediatrics, Practice Management, rural, telehealth, telemed, Telemedicine

5 Top Nutrition Resources to Share with Patients

Posted by Hattie Hayes, Mar 15, 2016
Long-term good health is made possible by healthy lifestyles. It's likely that you've recommended a specific diet plan or change in eating habits to a patient in the past, but providing nutrition resources to all patients is a great way to support healthy habits. March is National Nutrition Month, so consider sharing these resources with your patients and encouraging them to make healthy food choices all year long....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, diet, dietary needs, food allergy, food intolerance, health, heart health, lifestyle, nutrition, patient education

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