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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

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

Research Review: Does Telehealth Really Save on Costs?

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Apr 26, 2016
As a healthcare provider or staff member, you’ve probably heard the claims that telehealth could help reduce our healthcare spending....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, costs, patient cost, Practice Management, revenue, ROI, savings, telehealth

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

What You Should Know About Telehealth Insurance Waivers

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Mar 28, 2016
If you've reviewed some of our previous articles on how to build a telemedicine program, you might have heard us use the phrase "telehealth insurance waiver."...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, patient insurance, Practice Management, telehealth, telehealth billing, telehealth insurance waiver, Telemedicine

How to Choose the Right Telehealth Vendor for Your Practice

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Mar 24, 2016
So, you're ready to add telehealth to your practice. But how do you choose the right telehealth solution for your practice?...
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Topics: billing, eVisit Blog Posts, Practice Management, practice mgmt, revenue, ROI, telehealth, Telemedicine, telemedicine vendor, vendor

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

Study Shows 51% of Physicians Using Telehealth to Compete

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Mar 14, 2016
Telemedicine is quickly becoming more than just a convenient way to drive more revenue to your practice or adjust your work-life balance. Physicians are now offering virtual visits as a way to remain competitive in the primary care market, according to a recent report from Price-Waterhouse Cooper (PwC)....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, concierge medicine, family practice, mHealth, Practice Management, retail health, revenue, telehealth, Telemedicine

How Telemedicine Improves Burn Care

Posted by Hattie Hayes, Mar 9, 2016
Treatment for burns can be a challenge, thanks to slow recovery rates inherent to the type of injury. Keeping up with care is difficult even under ideal conditions, and readmission rates are high. The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project estimates that almost 1 in 5 patients with burns or similar wounds are readmitted to the hospital. Patients with burns are among the most likely to need hospital readmission, especially if they're over 65. Rural patients face a similar challenge when it comes to continued burn care....
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Topics: acute, eVisit Blog Posts, burn care, burn centers, burn treatment, dermatology, emergency, follow up, telehealth, Telemedicine

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