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General Interest

Understanding the Difference Between Telemedicine Integration and Interoperability

By Data Integration, Evidence-Based Telehealth, General Interest, Health Information Technology, Telemedicine Software, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care 2 Comments
If you’ve been around the telehealth world, you may have experienced a bait and switch when it comes to integration promises. Often vendors will assure you they can integrate with your EHR and workflows. It sounds so efficient; you envision clinical data and PHI flowing between different facilities and systems....
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Removing Obstacles to Surgery Care with Telehealth

By Capacity Management, Cost Savings, General Interest, Patient Engagement, Remote Care, Specialty Care One Comment
In a given year, 48 million surgical inpatient procedures are performed. Because surgical care often requires specialized knowledge, many patients must travel beyond their local hospital or clinic to receive this needed care. But surgical care takes more than a single day at the hospital with a specialist, leaving many...
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Telehealth: Removing Roadblocks to Care

By Corrections, Cost Savings, General Interest, Remote Care, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care No Comments
While many of us are accustomed to having readily available access to healthcare, that isn’t the reality for many in remote locations. At GlobalMed we know telemedicine can bring care to remote areas, but even with advancements in technology, people in rural and remote locations continue to face limitations in...
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COVID-19: A Catalyst of Change for Rural America

By General Interest, Health Information Technology, Public Policy, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care No Comments
COVID-19 has arrived in rural America, threatening the livelihoods of its most vulnerable residents. Many rural communities have an older, poorer population, and limited hospitals and medical staff. A Kaiser Health News study found that overall, 18 million people live in  counties that have hospitals but no ICU, and about...
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Mental Health Is the Next Pandemic

By General Interest, People, Provider Burnout, Telemedicine Research, Telemedicine Software, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care 3 Comments
While many of us are sheltering in place to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, a massive mental health pandemic is also brewing. Fears about COVID-19, the economic meltdown, and prolonged social-isolation are all taking a toll on mental health. Above all else, Americans say their mental health...
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What happens during a telemedicine visit?

By General Interest, Patient Engagement, Reimbursement, Telemedicine Software, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care 3 Comments
Telemedicine (also called telehealth, virtual care, or virtual health) is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to gain access to health care services remotely. Telehealth visits have historically faced barriers beyond the technological challenges that come with real-time, synchronous audio and video...
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