By Christopher Raff, Director - Virtual Care LCMC Health, and Dr. Damon Dietrich, Dr. Scott Mackey, Dr. Aaron Martin and Dr. Aaron Thompson As the name suggests, Louisiana Children’s Medical Center Health (LCMC Health) was originally founded by Louisiana’s only ...Read More
By Jiban Khuntia, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Information Systems and Health Administration, & Rulon Stacey, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Programs, Health Administration, University of Colorado Denver How can health systems drive economic recovery in a COVID-19 transformed situation? This question puzzled ...Read More
By Cole Elmer, VP of Revenue Management, BJC HealthCare When the unprecedented COVID19 pandemic hit, BJC, like many other health systems, scrambled to take care of their most valuable assets…their people. We rapidly deployed IT resources in an attempt to ...Read More
By Matthew Shafiroff, MD CMIO, Clinical Informaticist, and Emergency Medicine Physician, White Plains Hospital A popular saying among emergency medical providers during the height of the COVID-19 was, “where have all the strokes and heart attacks gone?” The answer, of ...Read More
By James Whitfill MD, SVP, Chief Transformation Officer, HonorHealth For the last several years, telehealth has been the innovation that was right around the corner but just could not seem to escape from its role as a niche solution within ...Read More
By Mitchell Fong, Director of Telehealth, Renown Health Since embarking on my graduate research study on Telehealth in 2011, I have dedicated my career to expanding telehealth services in both urban and rural areas of Nevada and California. This has ...Read More
By Andrew Rosenberg MD, Chief Information Officer, Michigan Medicine As we witness the remarkable and unprecedented acceleration of telehealth, our industry must harness emerging technologies to support new models of care. There is no better place to do this than ...Read More
The past several months shed new light on telemedicine and its possibilities. Hospital systems are now realizing that it’s time to lean into technology innovations as rigidity can endanger the very lives they seek to protect. Telemedicine brings a wide ...Read More
By Tara Matthews, CIO-CISO, Einstein Healthcare Network Prior to COVID-19, Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) was primarily used for the chronic care business model in a telehealth strategy. The key use cases were heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as ...Read More
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 ...Read More
By: Deepthi Bathina, Chief Clinical Product Officer at Humana Meet Alice Alice is a 66-year-old Medicare Advantage member who has Type 2 Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, and Major Depression. Being homebound with very limited mobility, she is fully dependent on a ...Read More
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 ...Read More
Virtual Health is a patient-centered care model used by healthcare providers to interact with their patients remotely. Through this method, patients can receive the care they needed at the comfort of their home and avoid in-person visits to the hospital. It helps to prevent disease transmission between patient-patient, patient-physician, and patient-public. Also, it saves time for the practice and patient, which reduces the costs of the health system.
The concept of virtual health was emerged initially to provide high-quality healthcare services to people who are from underserved communities using technology. This care model was found effective in treating chronic diseases and also during a pandemic situation like COVID-19. This pandemic accelerated the adoption of virtual health delivery models in health systems.
In the Virtual Healthcare model, physicians collect patient data, symptom data, and identify potential treatment options before an actual in-person patient visit to the hospital.