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Why Employers and Employees Win with Telehealth

Telehealth continues to enjoy a surge of support from both the patients who use it and the employers who rely on having a healthy workforce at their disposal. By making it more convenient and affordable to access high-quality care – …

Streamlining Policy to Improve Access to Telehealth

Today’s demanding reimbursement models are challenging healthcare organizations to adopt new delivery models that improve efficiencies and reduce costs while still maintaining high quality care. Telehealth is at the forefront of these advancements and a consistent, clear approach to supporting …

What SNFs Need to Know About Reimbursement Penalties

Care teams within skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) know intimately how readmissions affect the patients they care for, with risks including  challenging their already fragile condition while potentially increasing the potential of infection, polypharmacy, and discomfort and stress for the resident …

What Are Readmissions Actually Costing Hospitals?

In 2014 alone, hospitals stood to lose as much as 3% of their Medicare payments for high readmission rates. Leading hospitals are now realizing that the benefits of telemedicine can help to reduce costly and avoidable readmissions through better patient …

Breaking Down the ROI for a Telemedicine Solution in Long-Term Care Facilities

Much has been made of telemedicine’s potential to reduce costs for hospitals, long-term care facilities, skilled nursing facilities and other medical institutions. There has also been plenty of talk about the technology’s ability to improve patients’ quality of care, morale …

Telemedicine Growing Among Employers, Individuals

A recent report in Information Week reveals that more employers – and employees – than ever before are taking advantage of convenient, cost-effective telemedicine technology in a variety of settings. As Alison Diana’s article triumphantly states, “[t]elemedicine is reshaping the …

Western Pennsylvania’s RAVEN Program May Reduce Unnecessary Hospitalizations

Although it’s clear that many hospitalizations are necessary and beneficial, residents of skilled nursing facilities experience “Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations” (PAHs) at alarming rates. According to a recent report by Steven M. Handler, MD, PhD, CMD, such “hospitalizations are expensive, disruptive …

AMA Report Outlines Policies on Telemedicine

The American Medical Association’s Council on Medical Service recently released a comprehensive report that outlines a core set of guidelines that could drive the development of telemedicine technology for years to come. As a critical prong in the ongoing drive …

Telemedicine-Enhanced Care Model for Senior Living Communities Researched

In the latest indication that telemedicine holds tremendous promise for virtually every segment of the patient population, the University of Rochester Medical Center is conducting a high-profile research trial to evaluate the technology’s benefits for older individuals who suffer acute …

Affordable Care Act Grant Connects Rural Nursing Homes to Geriatric Specialists Via Telemedicine

Residents of long-term care facilities in parts of South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska stand to benefit from a major Affordable Care Act grantthat will dramatically improve Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based Avera Health’s telemedicine connections to about 30 rural nursing …


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