Telemedicine Regulations: Cross-state Licensing, Obtaining Patient’s Informed Consent, Online Prescriptions

Owing to its status as a new innovation in healthcare practice, telemedicine regulations are undergoing constant change. Medical associations such as the AMA and FSMB are working on establishing guidelines for telemedicine practice, while states are working on rolling out new laws in order to sanction policies for telemedicine. Regulations for telemedicine also define the […]Read More »

Telemedicine For All of America

A key, rising issue of concern in the United States’ healthcare scenario is the fact that residents of rural areas have very limited access to healthcare. This is an issue that affects groups such as military veterans and more than 560 tribes of Native Americans throughout the country. The healthcare scenario in Rural America The […]Read More »

Telemedicine and Medicaid

Medicaid programs, unlike Medicare, are run by the state – as such, they are subject to state laws regarding the practice of telemedicine. Owing to this, the reimbursement of services provided via telemedicine depends largely on the policy of a particular state. As per a recent report by the Center for Connected Health Policy, this […]Read More »

Telehealth Policy Trends

Although many states are working on the expansion of reimbursement for telehealth, others are still set on containing and limiting the delivery of telehealth services. While each state has its own unique laws, rules and Medicaid program policies, there are certain similar trends which come to light if several policies are scrutinized. For instance, Medicaid […]Read More »

Rise in Telemedicine Usage Following Natural Disasters

Upon first impact of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the primary healthcare priority was the physical health of those affected by the disasters. However, in the wake of the hurricanes, the mental well-being of the residents also became a chief concern for healthcare providers. Not only have telemedicine services be used to connect storm-affected persons to […]Read More »

Pros of Telemedicine

Integrating current telemedicine techniques into your healthcare practice can provide you multiple advantages. These include reduced costs of healthcare, a more efficient practice, increased revenue, and provision of easier access to healthcare for your patients, all resulting in healthier, more satisfied patients who wish to remain under your care. Convenience is the magic word in […]Read More »

Medications and Surgery Procedures to Treat BPH

There are multiple treatment options for BPH, and when selecting a method, it is important for men to deliberate on the pros and cons of each. The option of prostate surgery has widely been considered the most effective method of treating BPH, but it is also the treatment option involving the greatest number of risks. […]Read More »

Is Telemedicine the Future of Healthcare?

Telemedicine has had profound implications on doctor-patient interactions and the provision of treatment and healthcare. However, despite its multiple benefits, the healthcare world has been slow in accepting and implementing telemedicine, and the entire process has been interspersed with complications. All this leads up to the big question – is telemedicine the healthcare of the […]Read More »

How Will Telemedicine Grow?

The advantages and pros of Telemedicine are becoming increasingly hard to ignore, and these positive indications are not based on talk alone. Rather, they are backed by numbers – research and statistics indicate that Telemedicine shows huge potential for growth in the future, and added benefits for both providers and patients. Research shows Telemedicine is […]Read More »

How to Use the Different Types of Telemedicine

By this point, you must be familiar with the concept of telemedicine. But what exactly is the procedure for the delivery of telemedicine systems? What are the technologies used to establish digital connections between doctors in metropolitan hospitals and patients living in distant, rural locations? Given the widespread proliferation of the internet, the methods for […]Read More »

How to Reduce Healthcare Costs and Increase Revenue

Integrating telemedicine with a healthcare practice can seem daunting and is a big decision to make. While there is no doubt telemedicine provides a wide range of solutions and advantages for providers and patients alike, it can be hard to reconcile it with a more practical outlook, and you might find yourself wondering whether telehealth […]Read More »

How Telemedicine Works With Medicare

Previously, Medicare’s rules and requirements for reimbursement of healthcare providers for services delivered through telemedicine were very stringent and only limited to a few types of health services. During the last few years, owing to the expansion of telemedicine, Medicare has extended the list of telemedicine services that they reimburse; however, there are still many […]Read More »

How Much Does Telemedicine Cost?

A recent study published in Medical Decision Making outlined a detailed comparison of telemedicine (usage of telecommunications technology for remote consultation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients) with consultation via telephone for pediatric cases in remote-area hospitals. The findings of the study, conducted by researchers at UC Davis in Sacramento, revealed that telemedicine saves upwards of […]Read More »

How HIPAA works with Telemedicine

As with all other forms of technology used in the sphere of healthcare, telemedicine also needs to ensure compliance with HIPAA, for the purpose of protecting the privacy of patients. Apps such as Skype might provide a platform which doctors can use to provide virtual sessions to patients, but employing the app for this purpose […]Read More »

Large Number of Grants Awarded by US Government for Telehealth

The HRSA’s “Telehealth Network Grant Progam” www.hrsa.gov/ruralhealth/telehealth has awarded $6,286,264 in grants to 21 community health organizations. Each organization will receive an annual fund of $300,000 for about three years, with the goal of targeting medically underprivileged areas for the creation and implementation of viable telehealth programs and networks. Organizations can utilize this funding to […]Read More »

What is the Future of Telemedicine?

There are many positive signs that point to a bright future for telemedicine. Given the exponential increase in technological advancements, telemedicine is likely to become more widespread and easier to implement and use in the future. There are already a number of ground-breaking tech products which are assisting healthcare providers, such as smart glasses (e.g. […]Read More »

Telemedicine: Technology, Training and Telehealth Equipment

Telemedicine platforms, like all other innovative technological solutions, require proper training and the purchase of appropriate equipment. The extent of the training and the types of equipment required to depend on the sort of solution that is needed. For example, a more detailed and widespread inpatient telemedicine program which is designed for use between primary […]Read More »

Barriers to Telemedicine

The growth of telemedicine in the past couple of years has been significant; however, there are still several obstacles to widespread acceptance and adoption of this practice. State laws are the main determinants of reimbursement policies for telemedicine services provided within that state, as well as any restrictions in this regard. If a state has […]Read More »

Best Telemedicine Clinical Guidelines

As it is relatively new, the telehealth industry is far from having a set of standard rules and regulations for telemedicine. However, the American Telemedicine Association has compiled some guidelines for a variety of specialties, selected on the basis of a survey. There are a variety of conditions that are not on the list but […]Read More »

Are Big Telemedicine Companies Like Teledoc Starting to Lower Their Quality of Care?

With the advancing technology, improvements have been done on health care provision through Telemedicine. The preceding denotes the interchange of medical information via electronic communication. Notably, many insurance companies are encouraging their members to subscribe to the above because it saves time and money. Nevertheless, it is important to note that customers fail to receive […]Read More »

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