Telehealth

Caregility unveils mobile telehealth app, gives it away to fight pandemic
By Bill Siwicki 02:47 pm March 23, 2020
Clinicians can start video consults from their mobile devices and connect directly with patient bedside-camera systems, according to the company, which will give the technology free to clients to help combat COVID-19.
Braidio releases MyHealth Concierge telehealth application
By Nathan Eddy 01:06 pm March 20, 2020
The vendor says the new technology can help with, among other things, the COVID-19 pandemic.
How EHR vendors are arming providers to handle COVID-19
By Fred Bazzoli 12:45 pm March 20, 2020
Healthcare IT News presents a look at the new capabilities popular EHR vendors are adding, along with helpful links to additional tech info and coronavirus resources.
Telemedicine during COVID-19: Benefits, limitations, burdens, adaptation
By Bill Siwicki 03:09 pm March 19, 2020
Telehealth tech is in the spotlight for coronavirus care. And it’s helping. But what are its limitations, and how are hospitals adapting?
By Mike Miliard 10:18 am March 18, 2020
The privacy watchdog won't impose penalties on providers who use non-HIPAA-compliant remote communications technology during the public health emergency. 

CMS Administrator Seema Verma

By Mike Miliard 02:57 pm March 17, 2020
CMS says the move to reimburse physicians will enable beneficiaries to get telehealth services in physician's offices, hospitals, nursing homes, rural health clinics – and their homes.
Health system uses telehealth to steer patients away from ER, urgent care

WakeMed Health and Hospitals Raleigh Campus.

By Bill Siwicki 12:33 pm March 17, 2020
At WakeMed Health and Hospitals, 61% of patients who used virtual urgent care would have gone to an urgent care facility; 14% would have gone to an emergency room.
By Nathan Eddy 12:13 pm March 13, 2020
The technology enables remote monitoring, allowing for the engagement of patients in their homes and facilitating communication between quarantined people and healthcare providers.
By Mike Miliard 11:18 am March 12, 2020
As COVID-19 spreads, putting nursing home residents at risk, the RUSH Act of 2020 would remove Medicare barriers hindering expansion of remote care technology in skilled nursing facilities.
Sentinel Healthcare debuts quarantine management platform for coronavirus, flu
By Bill Siwicki 11:37 am March 11, 2020
The remote-monitoring technology is designed to help health systems and employers monitor, evaluate risk, and provide real-time escalation alerts for individuals exposed to infectious disease.

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