Telehealth visits could reach tipping point in 2020
Telehealth visits are poised to grow in popularity thanks to advances in mobile technology and better reimbursement models.
Published 07 Feb 2020
Writer: Makenzie Holland
If patients are suffering from concussion symptoms, it wouldn't matter if they lived eight minutes or eight hours from the Children's Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Plano, Texas.
The UMTRC receives many questions about developing telemedicine programs.
How to approach it, how to receive reimbursement for it, and who should champion it.more»
Remember 2012? That was purported to be the year the Mayans had pinpointed as Earth’s last. It’s also the year some experts had predicted that everyone would get on board with telehealth. That didn’t happen, but this digital tool to deliver medical care has steadily gained momentum. So, seven years later, is medicine finally at the tipping point with telehealth?more»
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TIPTON – A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will allow IU Health Tipton to expand its telehealth technology to enhance its addiction and mental health services.
IU Health received a $240,800 grant to purchase and install portable telemedicine examination equipment to improve services at seven rural critical access hospitals, including the one in Tipton.more»
Michigan’s Spectrum Health is piloting a school-based telehealth program that aims to give rural high school students better access to telemental health services.
Greenville Public Schools is partnering with the Grand Rapids-based health system to give students at the high school access to a Master’s-level social worker through a telemedicine portal. The counselor, working out of Spectrum Health’s Lakeview Youth Clinic, can schedule as many as a half-dozen virtual visits a day with students who need help but don’t have access through traditional channels.more»
GREENFIELD — NineStar Connect plans to open a space in Greenfield where veterans can comfortably access telehealth appointments with Veterans Affairs physicians, called a “virtual living room.”
Many veterans travel to Indianapolis to access health care through the VA, NineStar vice president of administration Regina Bever said. She said the virtual living room, which NineStar will operate in partnership with Hancock Health, will give them a space that is “relaxed and not in a medical setting” where they can conduct video calls with doctors.
Gastonia, North Carolina-based, 435-bed CaroMont Regional Medical Center is the anchor facility of a five-county, two-state, not-for-profit health system and value-based care provider, CaroMont Health. The medical center features a Level III trauma center.