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Author Archives: Lauren Cranford

Telemedicine vs. Telehealth: What’s the Difference?

The intersection of medicine and technology can be a confusing place. Policy makers, vendors and advocacy groups often use imprecise language or throw out technical terms inconsistently. I’m sure we’re guilty of this from time to time. Although the terms telemedicine and telehealth are often used interchangeably, there is a distinction between the two. Telehealth … Read More

A Guide to Medicare and Telemedicine

Guest Post By Danielle Kunkle Roberts Medical providers can diagnose and provide a treatment plan to patients from a remote location with the use of a telecommunications system. This practice is called telemedicine. Telemedicine allows patients from rural areas to have access to doctors that they never were able to get to before. Whether the … Read More

Could Video Visits be the Key to Practice Profitability?

We’ve seen telemedicine transform medical practices in many ways. The option of video visits improves work/life balance for providers by allowing them to do some visits from home or other locations outside of the office. It makes patients very happy by eliminating the need to travel to the office or take time off from work. … Read More

12 Specialties that Enhance Care with Telemedicine

Video visits are becoming an increasingly popular form of healthcare access in the United States and with good reason. Telemedicine is effective, and convenient for patients. It increases efficiency for medical practices and offers a way to increase revenue. We might think of primary care as the main driver of the growth of telemedicine, but … Read More

5 Things to Know about Reimbursement for Video Visits

One of the big advantages of telemedicine for healthcare providers, especially for small and solo practices is that it is a great way to boost practice revenue. The approach allows you to see more patients per day, and even to add weekend or evening appointments. Of course, your telemedicine program won’t boost your bottom line … Read More

Telemedicine News Round-Up from Across the US

As 2018 drew to a close, there was plenty of news related to telemedicine. Six different states had headlines that highlight some of the trends, and controversies surrounding this modern approach to healthcare. Here are some of the ones we found most important. Kansas Extends Its Medical Board’s Regulations to Telemedicine According to the Associated … Read More

Chiron Health Acquired by Medici

A message from Andrew O’Hara, Chiron’s Founder & CEO. To the Chiron Health community: I am excited to announce that Chiron has been acquired by Medici, an Austin-based remote care company. Chiron was founded five years ago with a simple mission: To improve access to high-quality healthcare for thousands of patients across the country. A … Read More

Trends Driving the Adoption of Telemedicine in the New Year

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Telemedicine Market is accounted for $21.56 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $93.45 billion by 2026. That massive number includes telemonitoring, tele-education, remote training, video consultation, telesurgery, telecare, and other related services. The widespread availability of high-speed internet connections and high-definition cameras in computers and mobile devices … Read More

8 Reasons to Implement Telemedicine in 2019

As 2018 draws to a close, you might be thinking about how to make 2019 an even more successful year for your practice. Fortunately, there is one easy way to increase revenue, improve patient retention, and delight your office staff. By offering the option of telemedicine, you can get all of these benefits and more. … Read More

How to Start a Telemedicine Practice

  New technology innovations have been changing the practice of medicine for many years. Digital medical records, electronic practice management systems, online patient portals, and other technologies allow physicians to operate more efficiently and reduce opportunities for error. Telemedicine is another advance that is capable of making practices more profitable, improving patient outcomes, and giving … Read More