Telehealth

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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Can Telehealth Answer the Call for Mental Health Care?

Almost one in five US adults suffer from some form of mental disorder, and the figure is only slightly lower for the youth population (17%).  They range in nature and include a variety of conditions, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, eating disorders, addiction, and more.  They can impact mood, thought processes, and behaviors and, if left …

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Trapollo, a Cox Business company, expands market availability of new telehealth solution, SimplyMD

SimplyMD offers a free trial to eligible practices and aims to make it easy for private and group practices to offer a universal, safe, and simple way to connect clinicians with their patients. ATLANTA – Sept. 16, 2020 — Today, Trapollo has expanded the availability of their bold new telehealth solution, SimplyMD, enabling practices to …

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Are Physicians Finally Onboard with Telehealth?

During the past several months, many healthcare providers have seen their telehealth usage increase exponentially out of necessity. There simply weren’t other feasible options for treating patients, virtual visits was the only solution. The potential benefits of telehealth and other connected health services have been widely discussed, but general adoption by physicians and patients had …

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