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Teresa Iafolla

Teresa Iafolla is an expert writer, researcher, and content wrangler who has previously worked as director of content marketing for a telehealth company and associate editor for a healthcare publishing company.

Recent Posts

15 Questions to Ask Your Telemedicine Vendor

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Sep 24, 2015
  We know that evaluating potential telemedicine vendors can be overwhelming. We've all been there. Whether you're trying to find the right EMR or choosing a billing consultant for your practice, going through that selection process is time-consuming. Where do you start? You might have some ideas about what you're looking for, but the rest is hieroglyphics. It's hard to know sometimes what factors are really important to your practice until you actually implement them....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, device, digital health, EHR, health tech, HIT, med tech, software, telehealth, Telemedicine, vendor

Countdown to ICD-10: 7 Last-minute Tips

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Sep 23, 2015
ICD-10 is just a couple weeks away, but is your practice ready for the big coding changes? If you feel like you’re not quite there yet, you’re not alone. According to an August 2015 study by Porter Research 85% of healthcare practitioner respondents believe they will be ready for the deadline, but 57% said they weren’t on track at the moment....
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Topics: billing, eVisit Blog Posts, ICD-10, medical coding, Practice Management

Free Webinar: The Basics of Telemedicine Reimbursement

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Sep 21, 2015
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Topics: adella cordova, eVisit Blog Posts, medicaid, medical billing, Medicare, Private payers, Telemedicine, telemedicine reimbursement

Infographic: How to Boost Patient Engagement

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Sep 17, 2015
Patient engagement is more than just a piece of the Meaningful Use requirements – it’s a long-term strategy for improving healthcare. We recently wrote a post on the 7 ways patient engagement can make and save you money. Beyond the clear financial benefits of patient engagement, it's clear patient engagement can have a huge impact on care outcomes. When patients are more engaged in their care, they're more likely to adhere to treatment plans, spot the warning signs, and connect with their doctor before a minor problem becomes catastrophic....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, Infographic, Patient Engagement

36 Telemedicine Statistics You Should Know

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Aug 20, 2015
Telemedicine is changing the way we experience healthcare. There’s no doubt about it. Patients are becoming more and more open to the idea every day, especially when they realize telemedicine means more convenient, accessible healthcare. Healthcare providers too are starting to see the benefits: better care outcomes, less hospital readmissions, happier patients, and more profitable practices. As a result, telemedicine is on the rise....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, compliance, costs, health IT, healthcare, healthcare systems, HIPAA, HIT, hospitals, mHealth, profitability, research, statistics, telehealth, Telemedicine

7 Ways Patient Engagement Can Make and Save You Money

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Aug 19, 2015
It’s All About ROI: 7 Ways Patient Engagement Can Make and Save You Money...
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Topics: billing, eVisit Blog Posts, compliance, mHealth, Patient Engagement, patient portals, profit, profitability, revenue, workflow

15 Physician Tips for a Better Telemedicine Visit

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Aug 18, 2015
So you’ve decided to try out telemedicine with your patients. You’ve got your telemedicine solution set-up and ready to go....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, health tech, HIT, mHealth, Patient Engagement, physicians, providers, telehealth, Telemedicine

Medicare and Telemedicine: Top 10 FAQs

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Aug 12, 2015
As a telemedicine company, we know that navigating issues around telemedicine policy and reimbursement can be tricky. Afterall, your job as a provider isn’t to be an expert on telemedicine rules – it’s to provide the very best care to your patients.  ...
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Topics: billing, eVisit Blog Posts, eligibility, financial health, insurance, Medicare, medicare guidelines, profitability, reimbursement, remote visits, telehealth, Telemedicine

How to Collect Patient Email Addresses

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Aug 6, 2015
Gathering patient emails might be at the bottom of your priority list as a busy practice manager or physician. But having an up-to-date patient email list can make a huge difference to many aspects of your practice....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, Marketing, patient communication, patient email, patient emails, Patient Engagement, Practice Management, workflow

Infographic: The EHR Landscape

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Jul 30, 2015
In the past few years, we've seen a huge shift in the healthcare field  - a movement from the traditional paper patient records to today's electronic health records. While the intentions behind pushing EHRs are good (after all, everyone wants better access to complete, up-to-date patient records), the transition to EHRs in hospital and ambulatory settings hasn't been easy on anyone. This is hardly surprising considering the heavy pressure on providers to digitize their practices according to government regulations (like the Meaningful Use program) ...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, compliance, EHR, EHR reform, electronic health record, electronic medical records, emr, ePrescribe, health tech, Infographic, meaningful use, Software Advice

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