How serious is chronic disease? The Centers for Disease Control points out that it is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Seventy-percent of all deaths can be attributed to it. Nearly 9 in 10 Americans (88%) over the age of 65 have at least one chronic health condition, but WHO […]
Greg Billings, Executive Director of the Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and eHealth Law, explains what healthcare providers need to know. He spoke in the GlobalMed booth at the American Telemedicine Association gathering in Baltimore.
Are we or are we not facing a projected shortage of 91,000 physicians by 2020 that will grow to more than 130,000 by 2025? Dr. Donald Berwick and Gail Wilensky, both former administrators of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, have inserted themselves into the debate as to whether the United States faces a severe […]
Patient Honesty We all value honesty, but statistics show that we aren’t that truthful with our healthcare providers. GlobalMed CEO Joel E. Barthelemy has more in this episode of ConnectedHealth. Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Transcript: Hello again, I’m Joel Barthelemy. A Gallup Poll conducted in early December of 2013 showed that 82-percent of […]
The Federation of State Medical Boards has revised the compact draft to strengthen requirements for physicians. When you have to please 70 medical and osteopathic medical boards that it will affect, it would be ridiculous to think the first draft of the compact would be the final version. Even though most people who support the idea […]
For the past week or so, I’ve been commenting, first on a commentary, and now on comments about my comments regarding the use of the telephone in telemedicine. The commentary in question, “Telemedicine Guidelines Leave Plenty of Questions,” was written by Jeremy Johnson and Catie Bitzan Amundsen for the InformationWeek Healthcare Web site. I took […]
Connecting Veterans with Telehealth Bad news spreads faster than good news because of our concern and curiosity. A good example of that is what has been happening at a number of VA facilities. In this episode of ConnectedHealth, GlobalMed Founder and CEO Joel E. Barthelemy imparts some good news about VA healthcare. Send an email […]
Struggling Surgeons Physicians around the country are learning what healthcare reform is doing to their bottom lines. On California surgeon says he doesn’t think he can continue his practice if what he fears happens in November. GlobalMed CEO Joel E.Barthelemy walks us through his disturbing online post in this edition of ConnecteHEALTH. Send an email […]