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Study Provides Insights on Telemedicine’s Generation Gap

Every year since 2008, the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions (DCHS) has surveyed a nationally representative sample of adults in the United States about their attitudes and experiences related to their health, health insurance, and health care. The most recent study, conducted in 2016, focused on current use of technology for monitoring health and fitness, … Read More

Employers are Embracing Telemedicine in Droves

For many Americans, healthcare and employment go hand in hand. Through health insurance, employee wellness programs, and other benefits, the nation’s large employers have a big impact on how people get needed care. Many employers have realized that telemedicine represents an opportunity to reduce costs, keep employees healthier, and provide an attractive benefit. Sharp Rise … Read More

5 Reasons to Invest in Telemedicine

Businesses make investment decisions based on any number of factors. Sometimes they invest to solve an immediate challenge, other times the investment is made to gain a competitive advantage in the face of changing market conditions. For medical practices, telemedicine represents an investment that fits into both categories. It helps increase revenue for work the … Read More

New Information on State by State Telemedicine Policies

Last month, The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) released a couple of informative reports on state policies. One looked at legislation related to coverage and reimbursement, while the other focused on physician practice standers and licensure. The reports include state-specific grades based on several criteria. Good News Related to Coverage and Reimbursement The Coverage and Reimbursement … Read More

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How Telemedicine is Being Used to Improve Patient Outcomes

Study after study shows that patients want the option to see their doctor via video. But decisions about how to administer healthcare can’t be based on surveys alone. Every channel of healthcare delivery must meet a certain standard of care before it can be adopted. That means there are two core questions about telemedicine that … Read More

Patients Are Demanding Telehealth from Primary Care Providers

If you have been on the fence about whether to add telemedicine to your primary care practice, here’s a new survey that might push you off it. According to new data by American Well, one in five consumers would be willing to switch providers if another practice offered telemedicine. “Consumers are clearly interested in more … Read More

Infographic: The ROI of Telemedicine Programs

A lot of factors are involved when it comes to selecting a telemedicine program for your practice. With a variety of choices on the market, deciding which software to use can often be overwhelming. Besides understanding telemedicine rules and regulations, practices must also look for a solution with ease of use, security, and seamless integrations … Read More

Veterinarians Association Searching for Telemedicine Input

Telemedicine is not a new thing in veterinary medicine. By its broad definition, whenever a general practitioner vet emails diagnostic images to a radiologist for a consultation, or a large animal doc transmits a medical record to his office from the field where he did the exam, that’s telemedicine. But not surprisingly, these days it … Read More

2017 – The Year of Telemedicine

Whenever new technologies get introduced, it takes some time to gain traction before they become mainstream or even ubiquitous. Telemedicine has been in use in one way or another almost since the telephone was invented. It just makes sense that medical professionals would use telecommunications as a way to treat patients at a distance. But … Read More