Telehealth

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Top 7 Tips for Helping Your Patients Have Better Telehealth Experiences

Connected health usage spiked during the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic, as physicians adopted new digital tools to connect with patients when in-person visits were limited or completely unavailable. The good news is that, even before the pandemic, most patients were happy with their telehealth experiences: 84% were able to fully resolve their health concerns …

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Connected Health: Much More Than a Convenient Alternative to Office Visits

When most people think of telehealth, there’s a good chance they are thinking about having a video call with a doctor. That’s certainly part of the broad connected health toolset, and one that has gotten significant attention over the past year and has enabled millions of patients to receive care when in-person visits weren’t an …

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Mental Health Awareness Month: How Can Telehealth Help?

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month – and there’s a good reason an entire month is dedicated to it. Mental health is a significant problem that that is only growing. In fact, the President, himself, signed a proclamation recognizing National Mental Health Awareness Month, noting not only the increase in mental health cases, but …

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Can Telehealth Bridge the Mental Health Care Gap in America?

Mental health has long been a problem for Americans. Nearly half of American adults experience some form of mental illness during their lifetimes. Not surprisingly, the past year has further challenged the mental health of the country, in general. An overwhelming majority of people (85%) say their general well-being has suffered, with 50% specifically citing …

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Providers Can Build on Connected Health Momentum

In 2020, against the backdrop of a global pandemic, healthcare providers across the country were pushed to rapidly adopt connected health technologies to support patients and sustain revenue streams. The results have been overwhelmingly positive: nearly 70% of physicians say they are more motivated to promote their connected health services due to positive experiences; and …

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Making Data and Analytics a Cornerstone of Modern Healthcare

Connected health has been growing steadily over the past decade, but the past year saw a significant shift in adoption and attitude as the coronavirus pandemic engulfed the world. None of the many use cases for connected health would be possible without technology, and one of the benefits of tech-driven healthcare is the creation of …

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Is Connected Health the New Normal of Healthcare?

While telehealth and connected health aren’t new, their impact hasn’t been as profound as their proponents may have anticipated. Despite improved technology, better connectivity, and general dependence on digital apps and services, just a year ago, fewer than 10% of patients in the U.S. had used telehealth and most weren’t even aware of it as …

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Can Connected Health and Telehealth Improve Emergency Services?

Emergency department overcrowding continues to plague the healthcare system, negatively impacting the efficiency of medical centers, adding to the nation’s overall healthcare costs. In fact, 90% of emergency departments report routinely experiencing crowded conditions. In addition, when demand outweighs capacity, quality of care and physician morale and effectiveness can also suffer. The good news is …

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What is the New Role of Connected Health in an Aging Society?

While the figure has seen a slight dip in the past few years, life expectancy in the U.S. has increased steadily over the past four decades. While there may be several factors contributing to people living longer lives, advances in healthcare technology are certainly a factor. But, the elderly population (65+) will have doubled from …

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How is the Government Supporting Telehealth Growth?

Telehealth has been seen as an opportunity to improve the healthcare system for many years.  The technologies that enable connected health solutions such as virtual visits, remote patient monitoring, and other forms of digital patient-physician engagement can provide new opportunities for treating patients, increasing access to needed services, and reducing friction and inefficiency in the …

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