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Author Archives: Andrea Smith

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

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

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

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

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

Better Practice Workflow = Better Work-Life Balance

As technology becomes more prevalent in the healthcare industry, it is essential for medical practices to adapt to this change. Certainly, electronic patient records, mobile applications, web portals, and remote patient monitoring, open up the opportunity to provide more effective care and build deeper relationships with patients. They can also involve a massive investment of … Read More

2016 Telehealth Quote Roundup

As 2016 draws to a close, we thought it would be a good time to look back on the year and pull together some of the most interesting, intriguing and informative quotes from experts, physicians and others in the know about telemedicine. On Effectiveness “The evidence supporting the role of telemedicine is strong. Studies have shown … Read More

Study: Consumers Looking for Digital Healthcare Experience

The results of a new study, “No More Waiting Room: The Future of the Healthcare Customer Experience,” from business and technology consultancy, West Monroe Partners, suggest that modern healthcare customers are gravitating toward digital channels like web portals and mobile apps in tremendous numbers. Consumer Preference is Clear The research that included more than 1,300 … Read More