Category: Healthcare

American Telemedicine Association’s policy duo Jonathan Linkous, CEO and Gary Capistrant, Senior Director of Public Policy, return with updates and new information regarding telemedicine for the month of October. What’s New with ATA The ATA is continuously developing a set of comprehensive standards and guidelines for telemedicine. Most recently the ATA produced practice guidelines for intensive care units that were approved by the Society of Critical Care and Medicine, and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Additionally the ATA Clinical Guidelines for Telepathology were approved by the Digital Pathology Association. The ATA is currently working on guidelines for the following; telestroke, pediatrics and mental …

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Set Clear Expectations To establish Confidence One of the largest challenges in telemedicine is getting physicians to participate, due to their lack of confidence and fear of the technology and the experience.   Setting clear expectations of what is anticipated of the physician before, during and after the consult will better enable the physician to provide a better consult experience. Establish training on the technology and practice sessions with the video and tools to educate all users involved with the telemedicine consult. Know How to Present Yourself on Screen Stand approximately 6 feet back from the monitor, showing your head, shoulders and top of …

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The American Telemedicine Association’s Senior Director of Public Policy, Gary Capistrant, and Director of State Policy Latoya Thomas, joined together to discuss several telehealth bills and regulations as well as state policy developments for the month of September. What’s New with ATA The ATA is scheduled to launch an Accreditation Program recognizing US and Canadian Organizations who provide direct or online healthcare consultations that meet specific standards for online healthcare consultants online patient care programs.   This program will launch in November. ATA members will receive an invitation to pre-register during the month of October. Congress: Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee …

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This Month In Telemedicine

August 27, 2014, by Danielle Downs in Collaboration, Healthcare, Video Conferencing

What’s New with ATA Webinar hosted by Institutional Council – Today, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT – on Internal Awareness and Adoption Webinar hosted by the ATA Policy team – Thursday, August 28th from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT – on Trends for Telemedicine Policy and Winning Tactics ATA Fall Forum – September 7-9 2014, JW Marriot Desert Springs Resort: Some of the sessions include validated research on products and projects showing effectiveness in the areas of price reduction, quality and access. ATA annual meeting is May 3-5, deadline for the call for presentations is September 15th The American Telemedicine Association paid special attention …

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American Telemedicine Association’s policy duo Jonathan Linkous, CEO and Gary Capistrant, Senior Director of Public Policy, return with updates and new information regarding telemedicine. What’s New With ATA ATA Fall Forum– Sept 7-9 2014 JW Marriot Desert Springs Resort First ATA meeting in China – October 28-30 2014 *more information can be found on the ATA website Learning Center – New! Online course was added; delivering online video based mental health services. Series of Guidelines for ATA – Two guidelines have been made available by ATA through a free download on their website: “Core Operational Guidelines for Telehealth Services Involving Provider-Patient Interactions” and “Guidelines for TeleICU …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. Navigating the New Terrain The Unified Communications industry is changing rapidly. Jim Burton, Founder and CEO, CT LLC and Co-Founder UCStrategies offers up some advice to enterprise customers, vendors, channel partners and consultants. Areas of focus include big data and how vendors will work or compete with Microsoft. Blue skies: The future of collaboration Despite a flurry of new technology releases over the last twenty years, many organizations have seen their collaboration technology investment fail to live up to expectations. Most technologies are disparate and expensive to deploy & maintain. The introduction …

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My Aha! Telemedicine Moment

June 11, 2014, by Danielle Downs in Healthcare, Mobility, Video Conferencing

Have you ever had a moment that made you say “WOW”? Like many of you, I live and breathe technology. I read tech blogs, work in the tech industry, and am a self-proclaimed gadget junkie. Consequently, I am always looking for the latest and greatest app, program, or tool. So when I was battling a sinus infection about a month ago, I decided to try out a new telemedicine app that I had read about. The combination of my busy week, miserable sinus headache, primary physician who was booked out for a week, and a desire to avoid an urgent …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. How video conferencing in the cloud can transform business collaboration As confidence to deliver services and applications in the cloud gathers pace, video conferencing as a service (VCaaS) is starting to evolve. With the benefits of video conferencing clear to businesses – including a reduction in travel time, improved workforce productivity, better global links and accessibility – the infrastructure cost and maintenance aspect is still a sticking point for many, making it an unviable option. But with the rise of VCaaS and video delivered via the cloud, companies can now …

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“Telepharmacy is working well in North Dakota. It is a great way to restore and retain pharmacy services for many remote rural communities throughout the state. Telepharmacy services produce the same quality as the traditional mode of delivery and provide some value-added features that are not found in traditional pharmacy practice.” Dr. Charles D. Peterson Dean, Professor, and Principal Investigator/Director ND Telepharmacy Project NDSU College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Science The delivery of remote healthcare continues to grow at an astonishing rate. Different applications for telemedicine have appeared including providing access to remote specialists, telestroke, telepsychology and many more. One of the areas of …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. Video conferencing in the cloud takes business collaboration to new heights. As confidence to deliver services and applications in the cloud gathers pace, Video Conferencing as a Service (VCaaS) is starting to evolve. According to recent research from Wainhouse Research, the number of solutions available in this space has grown drastically, with many based on technology platforms that were not available until 2013. With the rise of VCaaS and video delivered via the cloud, businesses can now take better advantage of video to transform their business without the high price tag. Show …

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