Next week we recognize the first-ever Telehealth Awareness Week, September 19-25, 2021, dedicated by the American Telemedicine Association to highlight the role that telehealth now plays in the delivery of healthcare services. Our Friday Five is brought to you by eVisit, a virtual care platform for national healthcare systems and IDNs, and lists healthcare organizations harnessing the power of telehealth in a range of different ways.
The HIMSS conference returns to in-person this August. With a demand for healthcare and healthcare technology in a digital world, the telehealth conversation is ever-evolving. Learn from the experts and join the discussion so you can plan and prepare for what’s next at HIMSS21.
By Devin Partida – How we dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world irrevocably. The rapid acceleration to remote operations, and all the changes that came with it, uprooted many industries, including health care.
By Joel Barthelemy – Most people have some awareness of what diabetes is; many have family members or friends with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. But what isn’t as well known is how telemedicine is helping patients manage their condition – and even saving their lives in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. This week’s Friday Five recaps our month long concentration on telehealth.
Check out HealthcareNOW Radio’s telehealth infographic. It highlights the top benefits, types of services, mechanisms for delivery, how payment works, and how COVID-19 has increased the demand for telehealth.
By Joel Barthelemy – Telemedicine (also called telehealth, virtual care, or virtual health) is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to gain access to health care services remotely.
By Joel Barthelemy – Telehealth has been around for years. Why did it take a global crisis to wake up the healthcare industry? There’s only one surprise about Covid-19 and that’s everyone’s surprise at the severity of the ongoing catastrophe.
ATA Calls On Governors to Recognize Out-Of-State Licensed Clinicians and Waive Telemedicine Restrictions to Help Combat COVID-19
The ATA pledged to support states across the nation and their health care needs by encouraging governors and state professional licensing boards to allow out-of-state clinicians holding a license in good standing to treat residents in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.