How Telemedicine Can Fix Healthcare

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who owns a television or has picked up a newspaper in the last several years, chances are you’ve heard about the issues surrounding American healthcare. Although many try to politicize the issue, there are those working on solutions to actually alleviate problems and work on saving lives.... Continue Reading →

How To Fix EHR

EHR has had a long history in American medicine, dating back to the 1960s when the technology was first developed. Throughout the years, mandatory implementation has made EHR commonplace in the medical community, as synonymous with the medical profession as a stethoscope or a tendon hammer. However, asking a doctor for their opinion on their... Continue Reading →

The Benefits of the Annual Wellness Visit

As Healthcare evolves from the volume-based model to the value-based model, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has instituted various programs to remedy gaps in care. One of these programs is the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV). Instituted in 2011, the AWV is 100% covered by Medicare, and involves several screenings and tests that... Continue Reading →

How PCP’s can Increase Revenue

For some Primary Care Physicians(PCPs), sustaining consistent revenue while juggling care coordination can be a challenge. Luckily enough, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS) has introduced several programs that increase revenue while also improving patient care. 1. Chronic Care Management Introduced by CMS in 2015, Chronic Care Management (CCM) is a program that doctors... Continue Reading →

Pediatrics and Telemedicine

As telehealth services expand, so will the solutions supporting telehealth in all types of healthcare settings and all specialties. For Pediatrics, telemedicine offers practical solutions, convenience to patients and consumers and growth opportunities for practices. Specifically, telemedicine can service pediatricians’ emergency and off-hour calls, their patients with full-time working parents, sick follow-up visits, and external... Continue Reading →

How to Attract Younger Patients

According to the 2010 census, 37% of adults aged 18-24 did not visit a provider within the calendar year. In a more recent survey of 2,000 adults, surveyors found that more than 90% of millennials (ages 22-37) also avoided going to the doctor. In contrast, according to the census, 92% of Americans aged 65+ visited... Continue Reading →

Telemedicine in a Nursing Home

One of the most practical applications of uses of telemedicine is within the nursing home. Specifically, telemedicine can reduce precautionary readmissions to the ER or hospital, saving nursing homes from costly penalties. A consistent problem for nursing homes is readmission to a hospital after a patient complications, illness or discomfort. A majority of nursing homes... Continue Reading →

The Future of Healthcare:Telemedicine

Technology weaves its way into our daily lives more and more, making tasks that once seemed impossible, achievable. The same is true with recent developments in healthcare technology. Telemedicine, or using electronic communications to connect a patient to a doctor, is making some visits to a doctor's office functionally obsolete. Instead of driving to a doctor,... Continue Reading →

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