Telehealth

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Remote Patient Monitoring Solutions in Telehealth vs. Telemedicine

The terms telemedicine and telehealth tend to be used interchangeably, but the terms have subtle differences. They both involve using technology and electronic communications to take care of a medical issue, but they do it with different degrees of interaction with a health care provider. The way the providers use technology differs when providing care …

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The Benefits of Telemedicine in Remote Patient Triage

As more patients learn to trust telemedicine, emergency rooms are beginning to use it to triage their patients. Being able to remotely triage patients can help emergency rooms to optimize their care with more efficiency and lower costs. Teletriage platforms give providers the ability to remotely learn about a patient’s condition and accurately determine what …

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How to Help Improve Health Literacy & Patient Outcomes with Telehealth

With telehealth extending access to health care in rural areas, health care providers are presented with a unique opportunity to utilize this far-reaching technology as a way to improve health outcomes in populations with low health literacy, while simultaneously improving health literacy itself. What is Health Literacy? Health literacy is one of the most important …

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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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