Category: Healthcare

As another whirlwind year has to a close and a new one has arrived, it is time to look back on what has been accomplished last year and set some goals for the new one! Here is a look at some of our top blog posts from 2014. We hope you enjoyed reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them! Web Conferencing vs. Video Conferencing Video conferencing and web conferencing are two commonly confused technologies. Traditionally, these two applications were very different. At a very basic level, web conferencing focused on content sharing while video conferencing focused on providing face-to-face interaction. However, …

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Top 5 Healthcare Technology Trends: 2015

January 5, 2015, by Danielle Downs in Healthcare

2014 brought exciting developments in the area of healthcare delivery via technology. Reimbursement, telehealth and ACOs saw massive growth and adoption. 2015 promises even more exciting news and advancements all in the name of delivering quality patient care. Check out our eMag on the the Top 5 Healthcare Technology Trends: 2015 What do you see as the major areas for growth and advancement in healthcare technology in 2015? Leave a comment, we’d love to hear from you!

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INFOGRAPHIC: Elves Using Telemedicine

December 22, 2014, by Danielle Downs in Healthcare, Infographics

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Part of the magic of the holiday season is that people of all faiths get time to gather with family and friends to spend time together, enjoy great food and exchange gifts. For those who celebrate Christmas, Santa and his Elves are hard at work to bring gifts and joy to the world over. This process is not without its challenges, as Elves can get slowed down by illness and their gift production metrics drop! Thanks to the miracle of modern technology, Santa can now utilize telemedicine and remote health technology to keep …

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It seems as though every week there are new announcements around telehealth. There has been an explosion of new companies, technologies and regulations being reported and released, and with this growth comes many questions around how to implement and promote the adoption of telemedicine strategies. When a healthcare organization decides to deploy a telemedicine program, it is imperative to the success of the roll out to ensure adoption by the healthcare providers who will be using it. Simply defining the benefits of telemedicine is not enough to get most clinicians on board. With many providers over-booked and often behind schedule, the …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. Cisco Debuts ‘Project Squared’ Collaboration App The company hopes ease of use and broad integration with the elements of collaboration will drive consumer/BYOD-style adoption by users. The app’s name comes from Rowan Trollope’s edict to his team that the product they were developing had to be not just a little better than existing collaboration apps, but an order of magnitude better. The other crucial imperative was not to create another island of collaboration, but to integrate with the existing tools a user has, to make the whole thing work better. Polycom’s …

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With the announcement of the CMS’ new ruling, things have been all a buzz around the topic of telemedicine. With the end of year quickly approaching and next year’s initiatives being hammered out, its important for any healthcare organization to be well versed on what technology is available and how it is improving patient care and healthcare operations. I have scoured through many great articles and news surrounding the topic of telemedicine, here are some of the highlights from this month. Great Articles/Resources From Around The Web: How Mobile Health Is Changing Care Delivery This is a great article showcasing how new mobile health …

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Telemedicine solutions are helping to shape the healthcare system by offering innovative ways to provide care, manage care and provide better outcomes for patients. More and more healthcare providers are implementing telemedicine technologies as an extension of clinical care, a way to connect providers with each other and as a means to improve communication between clinicians and patients. The patient continuum of care concept is focused on a tracked and comprehensive array of health services across all levels of care. The use of telemedicine across the continuum can help to provide high quality, comprehensive care, coordinated over time and across services …

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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. Giving IT a Say in the Collaboration Cloud Shadow IT isn’t the exception for most companies, but the norm. As technology spend, especially on collaboration, increasingly occurs outside of IT, IT organizations must change their operating model to become trusted advisors, helping to guide lines of business to the right solution. IFTF: From Telepresence to Copresence In the same way that face-to-face interactions are defined by physical proximity, copresent interactions are defined by attentional proximity. This has been true since the time of the telephone, but what’s different today is that a …

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CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) released a ruling last Friday announcing finalized payment rates for providers and services within the Medicare program. Within this lofty document included rules expanding the range of telemedicine services that can be reimbursed under Medicare. Amongst these provisions, CMS created new codes for remote chronic care management and remote patient monitoring of chronic conditions. They also added seven more procedure codes for telemedicine encounters, including annual wellness visits, psychotherapy services and prolonged visit reporting codes. In the announcement by the American Telemedicine Association, CEO Jonathan Linkous praised the ruling and said “It has been …

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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 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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