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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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12 Ways Telehealth is Saving Small Hospitals

By Health Information Technology, Resource Management, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care No Comments

Today’s hospitals are under pressure. As community hubs of healthcare, they are tasked with delivering expert medical care across emergency departments, outpatient practices, surgical suites, labs, radiology departments, intensive care units and more. That in itself is a tall order. But consider that they’re also asked to: Provide an exceptional…

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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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Telemedicine 101: Answering Your Questions

By General Interest, Health Information Technology, Telemedicine Technologies, Uncategorized 5 Comments
Lately, we’ve been hearing from providers who want to adopt telemedicine but haven’t run a virtual program before. Correctional leaders have asked how to provide medical care without inmates leaving the facilities. Small town doctors want to connect their rural communities to specialists in urban medical centers. Hospitals want to...
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Dynamic Integration: Reducing Costs And Enabling Virtual Health Data Interoperability

By General Interest, Health Information Technology, Telemedicine Software, Telemedicine Technologies No Comments
Introducing DIMS GlobalMed recently announced that it is delivering FHIR-enabled integration to address interoperability limits between virtual care delivery solutions and other systems such as EHRs and practice management software. While others have dubbed FHIR a golden ticket, there are undoubtedly challenges associated with its use, deployment, and management that...
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2019: Telemedicine’s Year in Review

By General Interest, Health Information Technology, International Health, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care No Comments
We’ve had an action-packed year in telemedicine, but now it’s drawing to a close. Current estimates predict our market will hit $130.5 billion by 2025. That confirms our observations that virtual care is becoming an ingrained part of medicine – but with that growth inevitably comes change. Telehealth is the...
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Driving Transformation through Academic Medical Centers

By Health Information Technology, School-Based Healthcare, Telemedicine Technologies, Virtual Care No Comments
Hospitals and universities have something in common: they often go beyond their campuses to help their communities. That’s especially true when they come together in an academic medical center (AMC), which acts as a hybrid of medical school, teaching hospital and university. AMCs often produce cutting-edge research and important clinical...
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