Telemedicine

Dave Smith, Associate VP of Virtual Medicine, UMass Memorial Health

Ten Takeaways on Telehealth from the Perspective of a Pandemic

By Dave Smith, Associate VP of Virtual Medicine, UMass Memorial Health Few, if any, of our cohorts in healthcare IT could have foreseen the unveiling of a global outbreak in the early days of 2020. And while my health system ...
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Emmanuel Opati, MBA, MHA, PMP, Assistant Administrative Director, Office of Telemedicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Role of Telemedicine in the Healthcare Industry

By Emmanuel Opati, MBA, MHA, PMP, Assistant Administrative Director, Office of Telemedicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine To be blunt, there is no future of healthcare without telemedicine. Until March 2020, telemedicine was on the periphery of healthcare in the US. Many ...
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Aaron Young, CIO, Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center

Role of emerging technologies in the healthcare industry

By Aaron Young, CIO, Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center COVID-19 accelerated the need for the healthcare industry to adopt and adapt emerging technologies. During the pandemic, a brick and mortar facility became significantly less important than technology solutions that allow ...
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Kathi Cox, SVP, Integrated Experience, Texas Health Resources

Virtual Health – More Than Just Technology

By Kathi Cox, SVP, Integrated Experience, Texas Health Resources Can you think of a health system whose virtual health strategy was not escalated due to the pandemic? Many of us were planning a long-term strategy to introduce telemedicine tools, and ...
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Kristin Carlton_Children's Health

Telemedicine is Now Playing a Vital Role in Care Delivery

By Kristin Carlton, Director of Telemedicine Clinical Outreach, Children's Health When the world went into lockdown due to COVID-19 in early 2020, virtual care teams around the globe had to pivot immediately and find a way to continue to deliver ...
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Justin Gnau_St. Luke’s Health, a CommonSpirit Health facility

Expanding Virtual Solutions Post-COVID Will Improve Health Care Access

By Justin Gnau, VP & Division CIO, St. Luke’s Health, a CommonSpirit Health facility When the coronavirus struck, innovation became the lifeline for health care providers scrambling to deliver critical treatments and information without risking viral spread. In those first ...
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Lana Adzhigirey, System Director of Virtual Health, CommonSpirit Health

Health Care Transformation is More Than Virtual Visits

By Lana Adzhigirey, System Director of Virtual Health, CommonSpirit Health Gone are the days when addressing only the clinical needs of the patients is considered good care. Healthcare systems are facing quickly developing consumer and patient expectations resulting from exposure ...
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Frank D. Sites, MHA, BSN, RN, VP of Connected Care Operations, Jefferson Health

Telehealth: An Evolution in Approach and Mindset

By Frank D. Sites, MHA, BSN, RN, VP of Connected Care Operations, Jefferson Health At Jefferson Health, our vision for a long time has been to blend traditional healthcare with technology to promote and create access. We spoke boldly about ...
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Raymond Lowe, SVP/ CIO, AltaMed Health Services

Health Equity and Telehealth

By Raymond Lowe, SVP/ CIO, AltaMed Health Services Before 2020 there had been forward-thinking discussions on the consumerism of medicine, but the pandemic forced providers to focus on patient-centric care through telehealth, chatbots, remote consults, remote patient monitoring, and rich ...
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Michael Ross, Medical Director of Telehealth & Regional Medical Information Officer, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center

How about an article on Provider-to-Provider Asynchronous E-Consults?

By Michael Ross, Medical Director of Telehealth & Regional Medical Information Officer, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Access issues among specialty care remains an area of rising concern nationwide. At present, throughout the US healthcare system, the average time ...
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Mark Eimer, SVP CTO & Co-Interim CIO, Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health – Focus on Telehealth

By Rachel Weiss, VP Telehealth & New Business, Hackensack Meridian Health and Mark Eimer, SVP CTO & Co-Interim CIO, Hackensack Meridian Health At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH)quickly developed a telehealth solution ...
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Deepti Pandita MD, FACP, FAMIA, Chief Health Information Officer

Can Healthcare Have an Access Revolution on the Back of Telemedicine?

By Deepti Pandita MD, FACP, FAMIA, Chief Health Information Officer & Ryan Jelinek DO, Clinical Informatics Fellow, Hennepin Healthcare In March of 2020, like many other healthcare organizations, Hennepin Healthcare Systems (HHS) in Minneapolis, MN found itself having to answer ...
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Melissa Fox, MHA, FACMPE, FACHE, COO, Acenda

Reducing Barriers Related to Telehealth Utilization

By Melissa Fox, MHA, FACMPE, FACHE, COO, Acenda Telehealth as a method of service delivery has risen in utilization over the past year. However, since this care option is not easily accessible, health care providers must incorporate strategies that ensure ...
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Tony S. Reed, EVP & Chief Medical Officer, Temple University Health System

Opportunity from Tragedy – Technology during COVID

By Tony S. Reed, EVP & Chief Medical Officer, Temple University Health System Never has our country been faced with as many challenges to overall health and well-being. In 245 years, we have endured wars, social unrest, pandemics, depressions, poverty, ...
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Jonathan Kaufmann, CMIO, Bayhealth Medical Center

Seven steps to telehealth success

By Jonathan Kaufmann, CMIO, Bayhealth Medical Center Why do so many hospitals have closets full of dusty and unused telehealth equipment? In short, because they fail to consider the broader organizational work needed before technology can be effective. Instead, it’s ...
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Kris Bhambhani_Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Leveraging innovative health technology solutions to combat social determinants of health

By Kris R. Bhambhani, MPA, Chief IT Operations Officer, Columbia University Irving Medical Center Nearly every chronic health condition has an increased prevalence with declining income; in fact, the life expectancy of the wealthiest American is ten to fifteen years ...
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Caregility

CAREGILITY-Telehealth Meets the Moment, and Keeps Going

Over a year ago, as the COVID-19 pandemic’s scope became clear, Caregility quickly rolled out software that could run on everyday phones and computing devices, powering virtual healthcare encounters, remote patient monitoring, and patient/family communication. Early Caregility provider success stories ...
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Dhrumil Shah_Compass Medical

Remote Care: Turning Crisis into Opportunity

By Dhrumil Shah, CMIO, Compass Medical Healthcare has never been considered an industry easy to disrupt or willing to embrace innovation. It took a global pandemic to change healthcare as we know it today and I am certain that we ...
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Javier Parra, M.D., Gastroenterologist, Gastro Health

Gastro Health Use of Novel Capsule for Remote Ingestion Increases Telemedicine Capabilities During COVID-19

By Javier Parra, M.D., Gastroenterologist, Gastro Health The COVID-19 pandemic is the driving force of many modifications, temporary and permanent, which have ultimately changed the way we deliver health care outside of an office setting. As the pandemic evolved, we ...
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David A. Fletcher, MBA, Associate Vice President Center for Telehealth, Geisinger

COVID-19 Challenges and how Geisinger addressed it with the help of telemedicine

By David A. Fletcher, MBA, Associate Vice President Center for Telehealth, Geisinger The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a sea change in the telehealth industry and brought about changes in the delivery of care that had been predicted to require ...
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Kristin Darby, CIO, Envision Healthcare

COVID-19: Protecting Clinicians and Patients Via Technology and Telemedicine

By Kristin Darby, CIO, Envision Healthcare We are in a dynamic and transformational time worldwide as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Envision Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest facility-based care provider groups, is on the front lines of the crisis ...
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Telemedicine’s Direct to Consumer Craze: What Happened to Solving the Shortage of Specialists?

Telemedicine’s Direct to Consumer Craze: What Happened to Solving the Shortage of Specialists?

By Morgan Waller, Director of Telemedicine, Children`s Mercy Don’t get me wrong, Direct to Consumer (DTC) telemedicine (TM) is valuable in ways we haven’t even fully discovered. In the last few years, however, DTC platforms/companies have hit the market like ...
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Lessons learned from COVID-19 and the future of telehealth

Lessons learned from COVID-19 and the future of telehealth

By Anshul Pande, VP & CTO, Stanford Children's Health COVID 19 has swept through the world and affected all of us. It has profoundly changed how we live, work, communicate, and interact. Healthcare has been at the center of this ...
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DrFirst - Providing Innovative Telemedicine Solutions

DrFirst – Providing Innovative Telemedicine Solutions

Telehealth has been a critical, though underused, element of the healthcare ecosystem for decades, championed by early adopters, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, since the late 1960s. However, when news of a pandemic began to hit the international ...
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Stacey Johnston, MD VP & CMIO, Baptist Health

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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Frisbee-Kathleen_U.S.-Department-of-Veterans-Affairs

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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Ray Lowe, SVP/CIO at AltaMed Health Services

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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