Category: Tips & Tricks

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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As a manager I have had the opportunity to hire new employees and on-board them into the marketing team here at IVCi. One thing that runs pervasive through our company culture is the use of video conferencing. We “eat our own dog food” and use the very same technology that we are bringing to our customers every day. It is rare for me to use the phone to speak to an IVCi employee or even partner, 9 times out of 10 I am on video. While most employees are IVCi are used to this and enjoy the use of video, new …

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In today’s world of technology, it is hard to find anyone who doesn’t use some sort of gadget or tool in their life. Working in technology, I love any new gadget or service that helps make my life easier or more productive. Because I use so many,  narrowing it down was not an easy task. My choices are based on tools that I use most often, that I believe are reliable, and that help to increase my productivity and efficiency. So without further ado, here are my top 6 picks! iPhone: My iPhone helps keep my connected at any time and from anywhere. …

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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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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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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. What’s After UC? As UC spending flattens or falls, IT leaders are increasingly looking for other approaches to improve collaboration. Despite the growing availability, and deployment, of UC solutions, most of the IT leaders, and especially line-of-business personnel that I consult with, tell me that they aren’t really satisfied with their collaboration environment. Meetings still take too long to set up. Documents aren’t readily available. It’s difficult to pick up from where the last meeting ended. Creating team spaces means relying on difficult-to-use document repositories. An Open Office Experiment That Actually …

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The current geo-political climate, being focused on increasing productivity, reducing costs, and decreasing travel, have all contributed to a heightened awareness of the necessity of video conferencing and other conferencing and collaboration technologies. Corporations, state and local governments, universities, and health care providers are utilizing this technology for many applications including training, telemedicine, product development, customer service, board meetings, managing mergers and acquisitions, and interviewing, just to name a few. When properly implemented, video conferencing is able to provide value to all of these businesses. This Video Conferencing Buyer’s Guide will provide a first time user a non-technical guide on how to acquire …

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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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Welcome to our bi-weekly recap of the week’s best articles surrounding collaboration. 3 Tips for Better Speech Intelligibility Workers are less productive when their meetings are peppered with “Can you repeat that?” Ditto for students, who don’t learn as well when they strain to hear classmates and the instructor. But when an audio system maximizes speech intelligibility in a room, everyone benefits. For example, in classrooms, intelligibility facilitates what’s called “secondary learning.” Take Advantage of Mobile Cloud. What Are You Waiting For? As organizations seek ways to maintain real-time connections with their workforce and customers in an increasingly digital and mobile-centered world, the growth …

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Creating content for digital signage can be a fun, creative process that lets you experiment with various graphic design elements including color, text, and layout. However, it is important to remember that the end goal of any digital signage is to inform people or get them to do something. Therefore when designing content it is important to remember your audience and follow the rule that form always follows function. Understanding certain design elements will help you to create a successful digital experience that highlights your brand and set your organization apart. BOLD GRAPHICS When designing your content you want to ensure that …

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