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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

Infographic: What does the Average Physician's Day Look Like?

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Nov 3, 2015
We've all heard the story about the overworked, burned-out physician. U.S. doctors are up against a lot nowadays, between overflowing patient case loads, strict policy requirements, and tighter bottom lines. More doctors are retiring early or leaving the field. A recent Medscape survey found 46% of physicians reported burnout just last year!...
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Topics: admin, administrative, billing, eVisit Blog Posts, coding, family practice, office staff, pediatric, physician burnout, physician-first, physicians, Practice Management, psychiatry, specialty

Telemedicine & Informed Patient Consent: Done the Right Way

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Oct 29, 2015
Getting patients’ consent is an important part of any telemedicine program. Not only is getting patient consent a recommended best practice by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), it’s actually a requirement in many states....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, informed consent, informed patient consent, medicaid, patient consent, state policy, Telemedicine, telemedicine best practices, telepsychiatry

Gamification and Patient Engagement: Does It Actually Work?

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Oct 22, 2015
Winning or losing in healthcare has taken on a more lighthearted approach since the “gamification” trend caught fire....
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Topics: apps, behavioral health, eVisit Blog Posts, connected patient, games, gamification, health monitoring, health tracking, home health, mHealth, mobile health, patient education, Patient Engagement

How to Create a Facebook Page for Your Medical Practice

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Oct 20, 2015
Have you been thinking about creating a Facebook page for your practice, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many healthcare providers are just getting started on social media and seeing the value of having a Facebook business page....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, Facebook, growth, hcmktg, hcsm, health care social media, healthcare marketing, Marketing, practice building, Practice Management, practice marketing, social media

Whitepaper: 2015 Trends in Telemedicine

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Oct 19, 2015
Is telemedicine here to stay? If you haven't started implementing telemedicine into your practice, are you falling behind? Are patients actually using telemedicine? Does telemedicine really bring the cost-savings its proponents promise?...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, policy, research, Telemedicine, telemedicine trends, telemedicine whitepaper, trends

Free Webinar: 5 Ways to Optimize your Mobile EHR

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Oct 8, 2015
Date: October 29th, 2015 Time: 10 AM Pacific Are you a physician who's intrigued by the possibility of using mobile devices in patient visits? Interested in using a mobile EHR in your practice, but not sure where to start? Wondering how to get the workflow right?...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, EHR, electronic health record, emr, Kareo, mHealth, mobile, webinar, workflow

8 Telemedicine Guidelines for Your Psychiatry Practice

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Oct 7, 2015
Considering adding telemedicine visits to your psychiatry practice? Telepsychiatry is a rising trend, as more and more psychiatrists and patients realize the power of connecting securely over live video – no matter their location. But where do you start? Even after you’ve found the perfect telemedicine platform for your practice, there are some basic guidelines you’ll need to implement to get your telemedicine program up and running. Luckily, the American Telemedicine Association has created some key recommendations for Telepsychiatry. Here are the ...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, home care, patient privacy, psychiatric health, psychiatric practice, psychiatry, telehealth, Telemedicine, telementalhealth, telepsychiatry

Medical Marijuana & Telemedicine: A perfect partnership?

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Oct 5, 2015
Medical Marijuana and telemedicine. Those are two things you probably haven’t heard in the same sentence yet. But why not?...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, chronic care, consultation, ePrescribe, home use, marijuana, medical marijuana, prescriptions, schedule 1, Telemedicine

Infographic: How to Improve Chronic Care with Telemedicine

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Sep 29, 2015
Chronic disease is by far the leading cause of death and healthcare costs in the United States. Just take a look at the stats in our chronic care infographic below: 70% of all deaths are due to chronic disease. 86% of healthcare costs are spent on chronic care. Half of all U.S. adults have one or more chronic diseases. In 2010, we spent $157 billion on cancer care and $190 billion on obesity-related illnesses....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, cancer, CDC, chronic care, chronic disease, chronic illness, diabetes, heart disease, illness, management, Medicare, mHealth, United States

Telemedicine Reimbursement and Private Payers: Top 10 FAQs

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Sep 28, 2015
We often get questions about telemedicine reimbursement because, let’s face it, navigating that process can be tough. The guidelines vary depending on the payer and your state, and are even shifting as we speak as new telemedicine policy gets passed. If you’re a busy healthcare provider, you just need to know the requirements fast. ...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, coverage, insurance, Private payers, reimbursement, reimbursement rates, Telemedicine

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