Top Do’s and Don’ts of Telehealth

In an excellent article featured on The Healthcare IT Guy, Shahid N. Shah, CEO of Netspective Communications, transcribes his interview with Hands on Telehealth. The interview is both extremely informative and comprehensive, covering topics ranging from standards...

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Best Practices for Implementing Telehealth

In an article entitled “A New Emphasis on Telehealth,” published by the American Psychological Association (APA), telehealth is discussed as an effective and in-demand alternative to in-person treatment while best practice tips are outlined for psychologists currently...

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The “Peopleware” Side of Telemedicine

In an excellent article for Forbes, contributor Russ Alan Prince discussed the fallibility of the human side of telemedicine, also known as "peopleware." Prince breaks down "peopleware" thusly: "There are two components to “peopleware.” On one side is motivating...

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Telepsychiatry: Where Care Meets Technology

A promising pilot study has been conducted in South Carolina where patients admitted to emergency departments are eligible to receive help from a psychiatrist via technology. The results of the study were very positive with, “$1,400 in savings per episode of...

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Telemedicine and the Parity Hurdle

When discussing the issues surrounding telemedicine, parity law is an ongoing fight for some states trying to integrate telehealth into their healthcare legislation. Parity law is the insurer being held responsible for reimbursing patients who participate in...

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VA Setting the Bar for Telehealth Programs

The Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system isn't exactly known for setting standards in healthcare efficiency. Indeed, this past year saw a scandal that rocked the entire healthcare system as it was revealed that veterans had died while awaiting care at VA hospitals...

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Apple Jumps on the Telemedicine Bandwagon

The name Apple has become synonymous with innovation over the last decade. Traditionally, where Apple leads, the rest of the tech world follows. So it will be interesting to see who follows suit in the wake of the "HealthKit" launch this past year. Healthkit, to use...

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