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Comments on Comments about Comments on Telemedicine Policy Guidelines

July 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Comments on Comments about Comments on Telemedicine Policy Guidelines

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 […]

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Florida Tightens Healthcare Data Security

July 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Florida Tightens Healthcare Data Security

The Florida Information Protection Act may encourage healthcare providers in that state to use encrypted videoconferencing software for telemedicine. No one can doubt the popularity of Skype or Facetime. They offer the ability for PC and Mac users to place and receive video calls on their computers or handheld devices for free.  Three years ago, […]

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Crossing the Creepiness Line

July 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Crossing the Creepiness Line

Hospitals are using consumer data to become patient profilers in an attempt to identify those of us who are most likely to get sick and then intervene. How would a hospital know that one person was more likely to get sick and be admitted to a hospital than another?  By checking you credit card statements, […]

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‘ConnectedHEALTH with Joel E. Barthelemy’ – Episode 37

June 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
‘ConnectedHEALTH with Joel E. Barthelemy’ – Episode 37

Doctor Shortage Some say it’s the perfect storm – an increasing shortage of physicians just when the largest generation in the nation’s history become senior citizens and when millions of people become eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.  In this episode of ConnecteHealth, GlobalMed CEO Joel E. Barthelemy provides us with the […]

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What is Telemedicine?

June 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
What is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine is simply medicine provided at a distance. Because there are so many names for the way technology is used in medicine – Telehealth, mHealth, ehealth, telehomecare, among others – GlobalMed prefers to use Connected Health as an umbrella term.  This video explains the basics of real-time telemedicine.

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‘ConnectedHEALTH with Joel E. Barthelemy’ – Episode 36

June 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
‘ConnectedHEALTH with Joel E. Barthelemy’ – Episode 36

Physician Compensation Report Healthcare is changing for both patients and physicians.  In this episode of ConnectedHEALTH, GlobalMed CEO Joel E. Barthelemy examines a recent Medscape survey of physicians that touches on interest in Accountable Care Organizations, their pay and the time they spend with patients.  Send an email to: joelsblog@globalmed.com   Transcript: Hello, I’m Joel […]

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New Guidelines Stress Importance of Patient Safety in Telemedicine

June 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
New Guidelines Stress Importance of Patient Safety in Telemedicine

Both the Federation of State Medical Boards and the American Medical Association have published guidelines for physicians seeing patients via telemedicine that stress patient safety, but some critics believe they are not progressive enough, even though patient safety advocates are now saying the U.S. needs a national system of accountability. It wasn’t but a few […]

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Alliance for Connected Care Calls for Broader Reimbursement of Telemedicine

June 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Alliance for Connected Care Calls for Broader Reimbursement of Telemedicine

GlobalMed and other members of the Alliance are asking the federal government to change the current restrictions on Medicare reimbursement for Accountable Care Organizations. Many Americans are still trying to understand some of the changes that the Affordable Care Act (ACA)  has caused in the healthcare system.  But then, even some of the people delivering […]

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