Telemedicine

How to address COVID-19 Pandemic using “All Hands on Deck” approach?

By Stacey Johnston, MD VP & CMIO, Baptist Health During a time of crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare organizations must rely on an “All Hands on Deck” approach. However, what has this meant for those that support their ...
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Role of BNBMC's IS team in COVID-19 response

Role of BNBMC’s IS team in COVID-19 response.

By Jennifer D'Angelo, CIO/SVP, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Responsive information technology quickly became a pivotal weapon in New Jersey’s largest hospital, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center’s, COVID-19 arsenal. Bergen New Bridge in Paramus, New Jersey has 1,070 beds. It ...
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Telehealth: For HIM Professionals, Challenges Worth Meeting

By: Katherine Lusk, MHSM, RHIA, FAHIMA, Chief Health Information Management & Exchange Officer at Children's Health in Dallas Telehealth has been growing in practice for years, with the COVID-19 pandemic and its required social distancing accelerating adoption. There are many ...
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VA leads on using patient-generated data to positively impact a Veterans health care

By Kathleen Frisbee, Executive Director, Connected Health, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs With the proliferation of smart devices, it’s no surprise that Veterans have begun to turn to consumer products and apps to help monitor their own health using their ...
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Telemedicine addresses rural health care challenges in northern New England

Telemedicine addresses rural health care challenges in northern New England

By Kevin M. Curtis, MD, MS, Medical Director & Mary L. Lowry, MBA, Administrative Director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center The Problem. The increasing shortage of healthcare professionals in the U.S. presents a challenge for many healthcare organizations, especially those in rural ...
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A CIO’s story of managing COVID-19 – AltaMed Health Services

By Ray Lowe, SVP/CIO at AltaMed Health Services In February 2020, the COVID-19 outbreak wasn’t well understood as news reports from Wuhan, China continued to develop. I recall my CMIO and I were getting ready for HIMSS, which was scheduled ...
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Covid 19 and Opportunities for Telehealth

Covid 19 and Opportunities for Telehealth

By Linda Branagan, Ph.D. Director Telehealth Programs at University of California, San Francisco Telehealth has always been a naturally in the treatment of infectious diseases. It is no surprise that in the guidance to help healthcare providers prepare for the ...
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Coronavirus Pushes Telehealth Adoption Nationwide

Coronavirus Pushes Telehealth Adoption Nationwide

By Mark Weisman, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Information Officer at Peninsula Regional Health System For years telehealth has been this exciting, disruptive technology that the majority of health systems had minimal interest in pursuing. Adoption was slow due to regulatory ...
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SNF Telemedicine: reducing readmissions through 24/7 support

By Brendan McNamara, CEO, Sound Physicians With an aging population and health care payers’ increasing focus on the quality and cost of post-acute care pressuring Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) to reduce hospital readmissions, Sound Physicians (Sound) is using telemedicine as ...
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Telemedicine - Separating Hype from Reality

Telemedicine – Separating Hype from Reality

By Irfan Kasumovic, Director of Telehealth, University of Maryland Medical System It’s easy to get excited about new technologies and shiny gadgets that promise to solve challenging problems or provide better ways of delivering patient care. New technologies also often ...
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Telehealth Adoption: Helping Care Teams Better Serve Their Patients and Communities

By Mark Crandall, Chief Information Officer, Consulate Health Care At the nexus of Healthcare and Technology emerges solutions aimed to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction, while making the jobs of clinicians safer and more effective. The primary driver of these ...
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M-health modeling implementation and operation

By Dr. R. A. Ramanujuan, MD Physician, Diabetic Care Associates, and Dr. Anu Banerjee, PhD, MS MHM, Chief Quality and Innovation Officer, Arnot Health M-health is a platform for the rapid exchange of abundant information about patient medical records. Accomplishing ...
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Shaping Telemedicine Strategy through Defining Measures of Success

By Meagan F. Moyer, MPH, RDN, LD and Gregory J. Esper, MD, MBA, Emory Healthcare Why Measure Outcomes of Success? The American Telemedicine Association defines telemedicine (and its closely associated term, telehealth) as the “use of medical information exchanged from ...
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Digitalizing Healthcare Delivery

By Karl Macklin, Director, Access & Engagement, Greenville Health System Various publications have reported that the average American spends one day (24 hours) online each week. Therefore, 14 percent of your life, you are on the internet. Searching for everything ...
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Getting High-Tech to Remain High-Touch

Getting High-Tech to Remain High-Touch

By Molly Menton, Director, Clinical Delivery, Evolent Health Technology has changed our lives in every imaginable way. Every industry, every sector, and every consumer has been irrevocably changed by the digital revolution. 50 years ago, it would have been only ...
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Technology and Telemedicine

By Adam Glasofer, MD, MSHI, Associate Medical Director of Informatics, Virtua Health One can imagine early uses of the telephone involving discussions about patient care between hospitals or a small town contacting a doctor in the city about a patient ...
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How Telemedicine is Breaking Barriers in ED Patient Care

By Til Jolly, MD, FACEP, CMO, SOC Telemed The emergency department is, for better or worse, the front door to the hospital. With this responsibility as a first line of defense against any number of incoming cases, the department needs ...
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Need of Telemedicine: Know the Healthseeker

By Bridget Gallagher, VP, Americare I have an Aunt, who is 86 years old and provides aide services 4- 5 hours a day to a 94-year-old woman living in her neighborhood. The 94-year-old, who I will call Ethel, is what ...
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