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The Chiron Health Blog

Can Telemedicine Be Both Cost Effective and High Quality?

Recently US News & World Report published an article detailing the disappointing experiences of patients using one of the largest online-only telemedicine providers. Interestingly, none of the patients had complaints about the telemedicine technology; it was the quality of care or lack of it, that resulted in dissatisfaction. The piece points out that insurance companies … Read More

Telemedicine for Behavioral Health

The use of telemedicine for family practice and a variety of specialties is exploding. By the end of this year, more than 7 million patients are expected to have used telemedicine. Video visits are popular with patients for a variety of visit types including follow-up visits, medication management, dermatology, and urgent care. Behavioral health is … Read More

Is Your Web-side Manner as Good as Your Bedside Manner?

I love how Wikipedia describes the term “bedside manner.” It says, “Bedside manner, an old term describing how a healthcare professional handles a patient in a doctor-patient relationship.” What’s great about the entry is that it calls bedside manner an “old” term. I’m not sure if the author intended to make the reference but there … Read More

Building a Strong Foundation for Telemedicine Success

Adding telemedicine to your practice is an effective way to increase revenues, gain additional flexibility, and secure patient loyalty. But like any new endeavor, it is important to set yourself up for success with careful planning and a thoughtful approach to how it will impact your practice, your staff, and your patients. We’ve helped a … Read More

Top Digital Health Trends of 2018

The healthcare landscape in the United States is experiencing a number of significant changes at the same time. Higher deductible health plans have patients turning into cost-conscious consumers, “retailization” is increasing the number of channels for care delivery, and providers are increasingly being measured by health outcomes vs. the number of encounters or procedures. On … Read More

Digital Tools for Managing Your Health in 2018

It’s 2018, so there’s an app for everything. Personal health management is no exception. In fact, the number of devices, applications, and data resources for managing your health grows every day. This is good news. As Rasu B. Shrestha, chief innovation officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and an expert in health information … Read More

What Do Patients Really Want from their Doctors?

The doctor-patient relationship is about a lot more than diagnosing and treating illnesses. Indeed, that’s part of it, but when a more profound connection is established, the relationship can bring peace of mind to the patent even when they aren’t sick. Ideally, the doctor and patient become a wellness team working together to ensure that … Read More

Telemedicine in Texas – New Rules Expand Access

At the end of last year, the Texas Medical Board (TMB) issued a new licensing regulation that significantly expands access to telemedicine for millions of patients in the state. Texas physicians can now treat patients via telemedicine without evaluating them in person first. The new rules, which were proposed by the board in September, and … Read More

5 Digital Health Tools Every Practice Should be Using

When the American Medical Association surveyed healthcare providers on their use of digital health tools, they found that 85 percent saw benefits for patients using digital health solutions. They found that physicians are, “optimistic about digital health innovation and its game-changing potential to benefit medicine.” Providers reported believing that digital tools could help improve practice … Read More

How Telemedicine Helps Practices Succeed

These days it seems like there’s an app for just about everything. You can use an app to control the temperature in your house, turn on your robot vacuum, book a flight, or even pay your friend back for lunch. It turns out there’s also an app for improving the bottom line of your medical … Read More