Virtual Care: Transforming the Way We See Our Providers
In this monthly series we are seeking out the transforming technology of Virtual Care. How does virtual care fit into what we know as telemedicine? What are the newest innovations and products in virtual care? For telemedicine policy and reimbursement issues, read our regular reporting on Telehealth on RCM Answers.
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Listen in to one of our HIMSS19 Highlights as Roberta Mullin talks to Kathy Ford, President and Chief Product Officer of Rhinogram (@rhinogram) about the challenges for providers to implement telehealth, and the slow but good news about payment codes for remote visits.
Teladoc Health Introduces New and Expanded Virtual Care Capabilities for Hospitals and Health Systems
Teladoc Health (@TeladocHealth), the global leader in virtual care, announced new capabilities that enable health systems to deliver a broader spectrum of virtual care services and to streamline diagnostic testing orders. The licensed virtual platform and its expanded capabilities was showcased live during the HIMSS19 Global Conference & Exhibition in Orlando.
GlobalMed Virtual Care Platform Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace
GlobalMed (@GlobalMed_USA), a Microsoft Gold partner and one of the first Federal Independent Software Vendors (ISV) for Microsoft, announced the availability of its virtual care platform as a service, eNcounter®, in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Microsoft Azure. GlobalMed customers can now take advantage of the scalability, high availability, and security of Azure, with streamlined deployment and management.
PatientClick Eases the Pathway to Virtual Visit
PatientClick (@PatientClick) offered free data migration to HIMSS 2019 attendees. All-in-one EHR, practice management and Telemedicine solution PatientClick, eases the pathway to virtual visit with its award-winning software. PatientClick is the only provider to offer a combined one-stop solution in the form of integrated live, video-based Telemedicine, EHR/EMR, and practice management as one platform for doctor’s office and medical clinics. It allows clinics and offices to take advantage of appointment reminders, payment collection and patient engagement in a dedicated care delivery model.
VRHealth Announces First Telehealth-VR Medical Platform For Consumers
VRHealth (@VRHealthGroup), the healthcare technology company providing specialized virtual reality (VR) technology solutions and data analysis, announced the launch of the first telehealth-VR medical platform that includes apps specifically designed for consumers to use at home. VRHealth is participating in AARP Innovation Labs. As part of the company’s collaboration with AARP, VRHealth has a residency in AARP Innovation Lab and is integrating core features of its product into the “Health and Wellness” section of Alcove VR, a virtual reality experience that enables families to connect no matter their budget, time or mobility constraints.
Using Virtual Care to Address Concussion Management – A concussion is an injury to the brain that results in temporary loss of normal brain function according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. The formal medical definition of concussion is a clinical syndrome characterized by immediate and transient alteration in brain function, including alteration of mental status and level of consciousness, resulting from mechanical force or trauma. According to CDC estimates, 1.6 – 3.8 million sports and recreation related concussions occur each year in the U.S. and 10 percent of all contact sport athletes sustain concussions yearly, often resulting in emergency room visits.
Several interesting articles on Virtual Care have been posted on GlobalMed, click on the links below to check them out.
- Telehealth Training – How To Become a Telemedicine Physician
- Telemedicine is the Future of Obesity Treatment
- Telemedicine for Mental Health is Here
- Telemedicine Advancements are Changing Sleep Centers
- Recent Trends in Telemedicine: The Future of Healthcare
The American Telemedicine Association Events
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— American Telemed (@AmericanTelemed) February 21, 2019
Defining the industry according to the AAPF
Telemedicine is the practice of medicine using technology to deliver care at a distance. It occurs using a telecommunications infrastructure between a patient (at an originating or spoke site) and a physician or other practitioner licensed to practice medicine (at a distant or hub site).
Telehealth refers to a broad collection of electronic and telecommunications technologies that support health care delivery and services from distant locations. Telehealth technologies support virtual medical, health, and education services.
Virtual Care is a patient service model for healthcare providers.