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Author Archives: Lauren Cranford

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

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

What is Telepsychiatry and How is it Used?

Telepsychiatry is a term that references the delivery of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment using telecommunications technology, usually video conferencing over the internet. Sometimes the term is applied to all mental and behavioral health care that is delivered at a distance. While in the past, mental health-related specialties have been little affected by advancing technology, telemedicine … Read More

Millennials and Primary Care – It’s Complicated

Millennials have been accused of killing everything from chain restaurants to beer. It seems that now they are aiming for another thing that older generations have taken for granted, primary care. Patients in this cohort are increasingly opting to use clinics, urgent care centers, and online providers rather than primary care doctors, according to the … Read More

How to Increase Practice Revenue with Telemedicine

It is essential for medical practices to make smart decisions about how to spend money, so it makes sense that providers want to understand the financial implications of an investment in telemedicine technology. It is clear that telemedicine has numerous benefits for patients including better access to care, increased convenience, fewer hospital readmissions, less cost … Read More

Study: Telemedicine Prolongs the Life of Patients with Heart Failure

Heart failure is a complex chronic condition that presents debilitating symptoms. It is a major public health problem across the globe, with more than 26 million people affected worldwide. In the United States and Europe, the prevalence of heart failure ranges between 1.1 and 2.2% in the general population. The toll is highest on those … Read More