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The Chiron Health Blog

The US Faces an Imminent Physician Shortage

The United States faces something of a perfect storm concerning the number of primary and specialty care physicians available to treat the population. America’s population is growing and aging. Many of our physicians are nearing retirement age themselves, and the ACA has expanded insurance coverage to millions. New research paints a stark picture of what … Read More

Can Gamification and Other Cool Tech Improve Health?

Google defines “gamification” as, “The application of typical elements of game playing (e.g., point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity, typically as a technique to encourage engagement with a product or service.” The idea behind gamification is to take advantage of people’s innate desire to socialize, learn, master tasks, … Read More

Investment in Telehealth Will Skyrocket This Year. Here’s Why.

Each year the American Telemedicine Association conducts a research study to assess the state of the telemedicine industry from the point of view of healthcare executives. The primary goals are to gauge the competitive advantages of offering telehealth related services, discover the appetite for investing in telehealth this year, and gain intelligence about trends and … Read More

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Survey Calls Out Some Consumer Concerns About Telemedicine

We recently wrote about a study of US consumers regarding technology and medicine conducted by Deloitte last year. The survey found that more than half of respondents would use telemedicine, but it also found some lingering concerns about the approach. In order to help healthcare providers address them and be prepared for likely questions from … Read More

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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