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, […]
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, […]
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Transcript: Hello, I’m Joel […]
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 […]
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 […]
Patient Safety Despite the best intentions of physicians and our healthcare system, too many people die because of medical errors. How do you know which hospitals are “safest”? In this episode of ConnectedHEALTH, GlobalMed CEO Joel E. Barthelemy explains the problem and to what one man has committed his energies after the death of his […]
The primary responsibility and obligation of state medical boards is to protect consumers by ensuring that all licensed physicians comply with the “community standard of care.” Could they still do that with a federal license to do telehealth across state borders? The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has just released its 82 page, 2014 […]