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Patient Engagement

How Telehealth is Expanding OB/GYN Care in Rural Communities

By Evidence-Based Telehealth, Patient Engagement, Remote Care, Virtual Care No Comments
It’s hard to think of a more universal “specialty” than women’s health. OB/GYN professionals are tasked with optimizing not only women’s well-being but the beginning of human life. A pregnant woman’s healthcare strongly influences her baby’s health, and excellent prenatal and postnatal care are the building blocks that can shape...
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6 Ways Telemedicine Can Help with Flu Season

By Capacity Management, Evidence-Based Telehealth, Future of Healthcare, Patient Engagement No Comments
100 years ago, a third of the world’s population became sick. One of the most disastrous pandemics in human history, the outbreak spread rapidly from nation to nation, infecting people even on remote islands. Today some experts believe it killed more people than both World Wars combined. The name of this...
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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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How Telehealth is Reaching Patients Beyond Their Couch at Home

By Evidence-Based Telehealth, Mental Health, Patient Engagement, Remote Care, Tele-Emergency Care, Virtual Care No Comments
When you think of telemedicine, you might think of a patient at home using a telehealth app to connect by phone or video with a doctor-of-the-moment who can assess their symptoms and offer advice. What if we told you that virtual care delivery is reaching patients wherever they are from...
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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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Why Did it Take a Pandemic to Tell Patients About Telemedicine?

By Capacity Management, Patient Engagement, Provider Burnout, Virtual Care No Comments
Telehealth has been around for years. Why did it take a global crisis to wake up the healthcare industry? There’s only one surprise about Covid-19 and that’s everyone’s surprise at the severity of the ongoing catastrophe. We’ve known this was coming. The World Health Organization told us another influenza-like pandemic...
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