TeleVisit

The Great Mask Debate | 7/15/2020

Hello, hello! How is everyone doing? Last week, I had to go to the doctor’s office because I hadn’t seen her in over a year and I needed a prescription (she doesn’t do televisit s). I wore a mask that Dad had custom-made to work with my ventilator, plus I wore a face guard for extra protection. I looked pretty stupid, but that’s better than getting Covid. Anyway, as many …

SPONSORED: WHAT I’VE LEARNED AS A PERSON LIVING WITH MIGRAINE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC | 7/13/2020

… have an adequate supply of preventive, and rescue treatments on hand. Advocating for yourself by initiating this conversation with your doctor is key. Find out how you should treat migraine at home, when a televisit would be appropriate, and when an in-person appointment is necessary. These measures may all help to manage your migraine, keep you out of the Emergency Room, and limit your exposure to the virus. In …

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Two weeks is how long it took to create an application that could save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic | PRWeb | 7/13/2020

Two weeks is how long it took to create an application that could save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic Share Article Startup Development House has built an innovative application that helps fight the coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria. WARSAW, Poland (PRWEB) July 13, 2020 Can technological innovation be the answer to the crisis caused by COVID-19? Startup Development House proves it is possible. To create a modern solution, limited …

Insurers have been receptive to telehealth, behavioral health company says | Crain’s New York Business | 7/10/2020

… was already being reimbursed by Medicare, but hadn’t rolled it out in New York City. That has all changed in the past three months, and the company now is doing about 15,000 behavioral health televisit s a month. The company, which was founded in 1995, gradually expanded its offering to include nursing home workers, then their families and finally any person seeking behavioral health services. CHE, which has financial backing from …

Telemedicine | 7/9/2020

… 19-related, no one knows for sure. The evidence Already before the pandemic, virtual office visits were on the rise. In February 2020, for example, the American Medical Association reported that physician adoption of televisit s doubled from 14% in 2016 to 28% in 2019. Then came COVID-19. In April, Merritt Hawkins – a healthcare search and consulting firm – reported that almost one half of approximately 840 physicians surveyed between April …

wenevergotusedtoegypt:I really need to get my thyroid levels checked, but I’m so nervous to go to… | 7/7/2020

I have an appointment for labs tomorrow and a televisit with my endocrinologist next week. I did realize that I’ve been absolutely starving lately despite eating the same amount as usual, and have had a few times where I’ve woken up early and been unable to fall back asleep because my body felt stressed even though I wasn’t worried about anything. If my levels are off right now I’d probably …

Coronavirus, Floyd killing merge in brutal blow to Black well-being | 7/6/2020

… her anxious and depressed — feelings that have multiplied with the pandemic, Floyd’s death and the unrest that has followed. “This right here is a whole ’nother ballgame,” she said. Williams has started mental health televisit s. They’ve helped. Her medicines include hydroxychloroquine. Williams said she figured she’d have trouble getting refills the minute Donald Trump began promoting it without evidence that it works for COVID-19. “I was livid,’’ she said …

Virus, Floyd death merge in brutal blow to Black well-being | Modern Healthcare | 7/5/2020

… her anxious and depressed — feelings that have multiplied with the pandemic, Floyd’s death and the unrest that has followed. “This right here is a whole ‘nother ballgame,” she said. Williams has started mental health televisit s. They’ve helped. Her medicines include hydroxychloroquine. Williams said she figured she’d have trouble getting refills the minute Donald Trump began promoting it without evidence that it works for COVID-19. “I was livid,’’ she said …

Telehealth called a ‘silver lining’ of the COVID-19 pandemic. This time, it might stick | MSN | 7/2/2020

… and clinics across the country, telemedicine suddenly became the only way patients could see their doctors and visa versa. Visits skyrocketed. In Massachusetts, for instance, Blue Cross Blue Shield was paying for about 200 televisit s a day before the pandemic and up to nearly 40,000 a day in recent months. “It’s just been a really extraordinary moment in the history of healthcare in the United States,” said Andrew Dreyfus, CEO …

Post #4677 J: COVID-19 Shutdown Diary and Entertainment Notes | 7/1/2020

… been been seeing patients for things like broken bones or serious health ailments. I’m talking for routine visits. (nurse): We’ve never stopped seeing patients. (me): That’s not what your website says. It talks about televisit s except for more urgent matters. (I checked the website before making the call (nurse): I know… We thought people would feel more comfortable during the pandemic with those options, but we never stopped patients from …

Telemedicine and the sales rep | 6/30/2020

… to anticipate doing less selling than before. The evidence Already before the pandemic, virtual office visits were on the rise. In February 2020, for example, the American Medical Association reported that physician adoption of televisit s doubled from 14% in 2016 to 28% in 2019. Then came COVID-19. In April, Merritt Hawkins – a healthcare search and consulting firm – reported that almost one half of approximately 840 physicians surveyed between April …

How digital health solutions have prevailed during Covid-19 and set the stage for a digital-first future | The Business Journals | 6/29/2020

… redirect the brunt force of phone calls and emails going in and out of medical offices and call centers, allowing staffing reallocations to what matters most: rapid and nimble health delivery. Care: Virtual and televisit s, follow-ups, and consults redirect the number of in-person visits for patients with non-urgent symptoms. This proves particularly helpful when patients can be effectively treated at home, thus limiting exposure. Additionally, remote monitoring …

Frequently Asked Questions: Wound Care Challenges and Solutions During the COVID-19 Pandemic | 6/29/2020

… present. Question: Is anyone doing teleconsults, such as having RN staff using phones to show the wounds to the WOCN, who then identifies the stage, classification, and treatment options? Answer: Nursing cannot bill for televisit s, so it would have to be done by a physician or midlevel provider. Question: NPIAP recommends collaboration with nutrition for prevention and management of pressure injuries. Are there any strategies you have identified as most …

how much privacy should you expect in meetings when everyone’s working from home? | 6/29/2020

… changed HIPAA laws or confidentiality requirements. It’s your responsibility to adhere to the requirements whatever the circumstance. I would not be happy if I knew my doctor’s housemate was in the room during a televisit . It’s their job to ensure privacy. Clisby June 30, 2020 at 11:28 am Not disputing this at all, but just curious – at what age would you think this applies to children? An infant or toddler …

Weekly Review June 27 ‘20 | 6/28/2020

… any way when he fell.) We put some ice on it and I drove home so he wouldn’t have to. At home, he called our doctor and they said he had to do a televisit first so he did that. The doctor who talked to him said his hand / finger definitely looked swollen. She told him to see how it looked Monday morning and if it looked worse (or didn’t …

Trying Televisits for Lactation Support | 6/27/2020

Trying Televisits for Lactation Support In this time of social distancing, offers one-on-one TeleVisits with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Virtual lactation support provides the opportunity to address questions and concerns related to infant feeding, without having to leave your home. Using a cell phone, tablet, or computer, our IBCLC provides “face-to-face,” individualized attention using a secure platform that does not require patients to …

Saturday 9: Beautiful People (Smellyann Strikes Again) | 6/27/2020

Howdy, folks. Here we are, another Saturday, another 9 questions thunk up by our gracious hostess with the mostess. I’ve had a pretty tough week and am on my 11th day of an intractable migraine with everything under the sun thrown at it, but I’m plugging away. I had a televisit with my Lyme doctor yesterday, and I love him so much for being willing and able to help me …

Hunt Club Medical Care is expanding its services by offering Televisits | 6/26/2020

Hunt Club Medical Care is now offering Televisits. This is a virtual one-on-one office visit through the patient portal. To set up an appointment and see if you would benefit from a Televisit, call them at 407-788-6500. When it comes to your health, there’s no place like home and family to take care of you. That’s the kind of care you can come to expect from Hunt Club …

Community Health Centers and Covid-19 — Time for Congress to Act | 6/26/2020

Community Health Centers and Covid-19 — Time for Congress to Act List of authors. Related Articles Article “So, when can I actually see you again, doc?” Silence fills the space of our televisit , save for the occasional crackle of static. Do we tell our patients the truth — that we don’t know whether we’ll ever see them again? As residents, we were already terrified by the threat that Covid-19 poses …

Safety Net Connect Expands Converge Next-Generation Telehealth with Integrated eReferral, eConsult, and Televisit Technologies | Business Wire | 6/25/2020

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.- Safety Net Connect (SNC), a leading provider of innovative healthcare technology solutions, announces the expansion of its Converge “Next-Generation Telehealth” solution with integrated eReferral, eConsult, and Televisit telehealth technologies. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic SNC has enhanced the Converge platform to provide an end-to-end virtual care solution supporting the safe, secure, and rapid access to specialty care services. “Because of the pandemic …

Telemedicine is here to stay | 6/25/2020

… same as if the visit were face-to-face. Doctors who were using telemedicine had one qualm about continuing. They feared that when the governor’s order expired, they might not receive adequate reimbursement for televisit s. HB 1623, which has passed both the New Hampshire House and the Senate, removes that fear. It enables reimbursement parity and allows providers to continue billing Medicaid and commercial insurers the same rate as they …

How Digital Health Platforms Can be Used to Increase Patient Payments | 6/24/2020

… everything in one place so you don’t have to work through multiple vendors and purchase unrelated/unintegrated tools, saving providers money and time. Parts of the patient journey handled by digital health platforms include televisit s, care monitoring, loyalty efforts and general marketing, but did you know they can also manage patient payments? There are several reasons why this is a plus, especially if you use the PatientBond Digital Health Platform …

Doctor Televisits – Like Them or Not? | 6/23/2020

… far, I’ve had to do them with my family doctor and psychiatrist, and starting this week, I will be doing them with my counselor too. I must admit I’m not big on the whole televisit thing. I always worry about our internet connection during them because we live out in the middle of nowhere and have satellite internet (which sucks). But even aside from that, it makes me more nervous …

EliteHealth and 1.800MD Introduce Imhealthytoday, a Turn-Key Back-to-Work COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing Program for Employers | PR Newswire | 6/23/2020

… safeguard against future disruption, employers must act immediately prioritizing safety, health, and wellbeing,” said Imhealthytoday COO Andy Jacobson . Introducing Imhealthytoday Imhealthytoday goes beyond the existing symptom checking tools and apps, offering online screenings, medical televisit s, COVID-19 testing, real-time reporting, and contact tracing tools to support organizations as they navigate the next phase of returning to the workplace. How Does Imhealthytoday Work? Upon activation via SMS messaging and email …

New and need some support | 6/23/2020

… have done therapy and tried countless medications (which caused horrible side effects) but nothing helped. My lastest psychiatrist believed that my body has a resistance to antidepressants. Currently, I am seeing a therapist through televisit s, but I am not taking medications. Anxiety medications are somewhat helpful, but my psychiatrist is not authorized to prescribe any of my states controlled substances, So anyway, things weren’t good before the pandemic, but I …

Telehealth

Telehealth called a ‘silver lining’ of the COVID-19 pandemic. This time, it might stick | MSN | 7/2/2020

… after campers and staff test positive for coronavirus As Black buying power grows, racial profiling by retailers remains persistent problem Telehealth called a ‘silver lining’ of the COVID-19 pandemic. This time, it might stick … instance, Blue Cross Blue Shield was paying for about 200 televisits a day before the pandemic and up to nearly 40,000 a day in recent months. “It’s just been a really extraordinary moment in the …

30% of Johns Hopkins in-person visits will convert to telehealth post pandemic, CEO says | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/22/2020

Johns Hopkins Medicine plans to continue building momentum of its telehealth program after the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Baltimore-based health system’s CEO anticipating 30 percent of visits to be delivered virtually, The Jerusalem … that goes on in person that you cannot replicate during televisits.” 3. On permanent changes: “The size of waiting rooms will go down in the long term, and there will be a lot of changes …

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How digital health solutions have prevailed during Covid-19 and set the stage for a digital-first future | The Business Journals | 6/29/2020

… patients. Health care organizations, understandably, are in a reactive stance. In addition to grappling with the immediate response to the Covid-19 outbreak, a forecasted second spike in illnesses and hospitalizations looms large. However, this … matters most: rapid and nimble health delivery. Care: Virtual and televisits, follow-ups, and consults redirect the number of in-person visits for patients with non-urgent symptoms. This proves particularly helpful when patients can …

Emergency Dental Hubs Open to Keep Dental Emergencies Out of Hospital Emergency Rooms in Oklahoma | Globe Newswire | 4/30/2020

… patients in an ER expensive, these facilities often aren’t equipped to properly treat dental conditions. With the extra burden of COVID-19 patients, keeping people out of Emergency Rooms right now is of vital importance … 19 or is at a greater risk for exposure, a TeleVisit consult will be administered remotely to help determine the proper course of action on a patient-by-patient basis. And, for everyone’s safety, all …

Medable

Medable Releases Global TeleVisit Capabilities to Enable Continued Clinical Trial Research in Light of Growing COVID-19 Concerns | Business Wire | 3/13/2020

PALO ALTO, Calif.- In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Medable has developed a new TeleVisit mobile application that can be used by patients worldwide to connect virtually with their clinical trial sites. The application makes it possible for clinical trial research to progress in an environment where many patients are being told to stay home and avoid social interaction. The application includes the following capabilities: Consents patients in …

Medable Releases Global TeleVisit Capabilities to Enable Continued Clinical Trial Research in Light of Growing COVID-19 Concerns | 3/13/2020

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar 13, 2020– In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Medable has developed a new TeleVisit mobile application that can be used by patients worldwide to connect virtually with their clinical trial sites. The application makes it possible for clinical trial research to progress in an environment where many patients are being told to stay home and avoid social interaction. The application includes the …

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Medable Releases Global TeleVisit Capabilities to Enable Continued Clinical Trial Research in Light of Growing COVID-19 Concerns | Business Wire | 3/13/2020

PALO ALTO, Calif.- In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Medable has developed a new TeleVisit mobile application that can be used by patients worldwide to connect virtually with their clinical trial sites. The … participants while also enabling research to move forward,” said Dr. Michelle Longmire, Co-Founder and CEO of Medable. “There are more than 50,000 active clinical trials underway. These studies are extremely important and many have …

Medable Releases Global TeleVisit Capabilities to Enable Continued Clinical Trial Research in Light of Growing COVID-19 Concerns | 3/13/2020

… ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar 13, 2020– In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Medable has developed a new TeleVisit mobile application that can be used by patients worldwide to connect virtually with their … participants while also enabling research to move forward,” said Dr. Michelle Longmire, Co-Founder and CEO of Medable. “There are more than 50,000 active clinical trials underway. These studies are extremely important and many have …

Michelle Longmire

Medable Releases Global TeleVisit Capabilities to Enable Continued Clinical Trial Research in Light of Growing COVID-19 Concerns | Business Wire | 3/13/2020

PALO ALTO, Calif.- In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Medable has developed a new TeleVisit mobile application that can be used by patients worldwide to connect virtually with their clinical trial sites. The … participants while also enabling research to move forward,” said Dr. Michelle Longmire, Co-Founder and CEO of Medable. “There are more than 50,000 active clinical trials underway. These studies are extremely important and many have …

Medable Releases Global TeleVisit Capabilities to Enable Continued Clinical Trial Research in Light of Growing COVID-19 Concerns | Business Wire | 3/13/2020

… ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar 13, 2020– In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Medable has developed a new TeleVisit mobile application that can be used by patients worldwide to connect virtually with their … participants while also enabling research to move forward,” said Dr. Michelle Longmire, Co-Founder and CEO of Medable. “There are more than 50,000 active clinical trials underway. These studies are extremely important and many have …