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Using Telemedicine Visits To Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Author: Greg Deranian There is more incentive than ever now to reduce hospital readmissions. That’s because the federal government is trying to reign in mounting medical costs. Healthcare is a commodity that has risen steadily over the years−and that trajectory is expected to remain consistent going forward. Consider the fact…

Success in Telemedicine: The Nitty Gritty on Implementation, Billing, & Patient Engagement — Ranya Habash, MD – Everbridge, Hipaachat

Telemedicine success comes from simple solutions easily adopted by physicians Telemedicine has been practiced for years where it has been saving taxpayers money such as in the Texas prisons. The problem was that mainstream telemedicine devices were clunky and complicated to use. Physicians then and now were not willing to…

Is Emergency Telemedicine Failing Because We’re Using the Wrong Technology?

This post was contributed by Richard Fury, a longtime health expert, formerly of Kaiser Permanente. Mr. Fury shared his take on why ambulatory doctors should adopt emergency telemedicine. — the editors Telemedicine is the low hanging fruit in the quest for affordable healthcare. There are valid reasons why ambulatory doctors must adopt emergency telemedicine. Surveys…

VA Telehealth Cuts Patient Bed Days By 60%

VA telemedicine clinic in Alaska; Photo courtesy: David Gilkey/NPR For the past 12 years, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has been helping veterans with chronic illnesses live more satisfying lives through its successful Care Coordination/Home Telehealth (CCHT) program. Telemedicine gives veterans the ability to maintain their independence, by giving them access to…

New Study Shows Telemedicine Doubling Hospital Revenues [Infographic]

Telemedicine Increases Hospital Revenue | Infographics   A new study published by University of California-Davis researchers shows that In a competitive health care region with more than one children’s hospital, deploying pediatric telemedicine services to referring hospitals resulted in an increased market share and an increased number of transfers, hospital revenue…

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