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Samsung and Centene partnered to provide smartphones to rural US to boost telehealth access

Published Thursday, September 24, 2020
Centene announced a collaboration with tech giant Samsung to supply 13,000 Galaxy smartphones equipped with 90 days of free wireless service to around 200 federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), community support organizations, and providers in rural areas in the US, which will then distribute the phones to patients on a case-by-case basis. Samsung more»

Telemedicine Projected to Account for 20% of Medical Visits in 2020, Report Says

Published Wednesday, September 23, 2020
KEY TAKEAWAYS The financial value of telemedicine visits this year will be more than $29.3 billion, according to a new report from the Doximity physician network. From 2019 to 2020, the number of physicians reporting telehealth as a skill increased 38%, the report says. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the number of Americans participating in at more»

Here's what primary care clinicians say they need to effectively implement telehealth

Published Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Primary care providers in New York City, one of the U.S. epicenters of the COVID-19 crisis, were some of the first to feel the brunt of the disease's effects. With patients afraid to seek care in person and social distancing necessitating as little face-to-face contact as possible, many clinicians pivoted to telehealth – some with more success than more»

NVIDIA looks to telehealth with automatic speech recognition tool

Published Monday, September 21, 2020
Silicon Valley tech giant NVIDIA, which is best known as a hardware company for graphic processing units, is one of the latest companies to look into the telemedicine space. Researchers at the company are working on an automated speech recognition and natural language processing technology that can transcribe and organize information from a telemedicine more»

How Telehealth Accelerated Post-Acute Digital Transformation

Published Friday, September 18, 2020
September 17, 2020 - Telehealth and interoperability solutions enable TriHealth’s digital transformation and give providers more time for patient care. Lori Baker, MSOL, MSW, director of ambulatory care management, senior services, and post-acute network at TriHealth highlights her health system’s digital transformation process in a recent more»

Taskforce on Telehealth Policy releases final report on safeguarding virtual care

Published Thursday, September 17, 2020
The Taskforce on Telehealth Policy released a final report on Tuesday outlining its findings and recommendations around safeguarding the future of telehealth after the COVID-19 pandemic. The task force, which was convened by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the Alliance for Connected Care and the American Telemedicine Association, represented more»

Telehealth Task Force Announces Policy Change Recommendations

Published Wednesday, September 16, 2020
September 16, 2020 - A task force comprised of some of the biggest names in telehealth advocacy has issued a report calling for permanent changes to telehealth coverage beyond the coronavirus pandemic. The Taskforce on Telehealth Policy, launched in June by the American Telemedicine Association, Alliance for Connected Care and National Committee for more»

Telehealth working ‘beyond our wildest dreams’ at Chicago’s Rush

Published Monday, September 14, 2020
Prior to the pandemic, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, had been using Adobe Media Server integrated with its Epic electronic health record for telehealth video visits. The technology was thoroughly tested both onsite and offsite, with employees working from home, and had a high connection-failure rate of about 30%. THE PROBLEM Rush more»