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How to Become a Telehealth Consultant

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Jun 7, 2016
With over 75% of surveyed patients now interested in telehealth, it’s safe to say virtual care is a trend that’s taking off. A recent study found a staggering 90% of healthcare executives are already in the process of planning or developing telemedicine programs for their organizations....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, eVisit partner, telehealth, telehealth partner program, Telemedicine, telemedicine consulting

5 Ways to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates

Posted by Gregory Sanders, MD, Jun 2, 2016
Hospitalizations account for around one-third of the total $2 trillion in annual health spending in the United States....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, follow-up care, hospital, hospital readmissions, hospitals, HybridChart, medication adherence, post-op, Practice Management, Telemedicine

Infographic: Patient Experience of Telehealth

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, Jun 1, 2016
Adding telehealth to your medical services can seem like a big plunge....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, patient care, telehealth, Telemedicine

The Ultimate Guide to Purchasing a Telehealth Solution

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, May 26, 2016
So you’re looking to add telehealth to your medical practice. But how do you start the hunt for the perfect telehealth solution? Where do you even begin?...
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Topics: telehealth software, Telemedicine

11 Top Patient Questions about Telehealth

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, May 19, 2016
As we've written before, a majority of patients are now interested in doing telehealth visits. Whether you're considering telehealth or you already have a program up-and-running, you have patients who want the kind of convenient care that telemedicine can offer....
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, Patient Engagement, Patient Satisfaction, patients, Practice Management, telehealth, Telemedicine, telemedicine software

7 Questions: Does Telehealth Make Sense for Your Practice?

Posted by Teresa Iafolla, May 16, 2016
Intrigued by telehealth, but not sure if it's a good decision for your practice?...
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Topics: eVisit Blog Posts, Practice Management, revenue, telehealth, Telemedicine, urgent care

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

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

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