How to switch from phone to video telehealth on a limited budget

The Institute for Family Health’s Family Health Center of Harlem.

August 07, 2020
The Institute for Family Health was mostly using telephone consults during COVID-19’s peak in New York. Now it’s going on a tech shopping spree to better care for patients – and boost revenue.
August 05, 2020
Providers say there are a number of logistical, regulatory and educational hurdles that must be overcome for telehealth to reach its potential.
Epic EHR-linked telehealth skyrockets at Children’s Colorado

Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora.

August 03, 2020
To protect kids, families and staff during the pandemic, the organization expanded telemedicine offerings, supporting a 5,500% growth in virtual visits in less than a month.
Advanced analytics align nursing resources more accurately

MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center.

July 31, 2020
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, with the efficiency gained through Cerner EHR-linked analytics, has reduced the time spent aligning daily staffing by 70 hours per week.
Yavapai Regional reduces opioid prescriptions by 6% with Cerner EHR-PDMP integration

Yavapai Regional Medical Center

July 23, 2020
A time study showed the old workflow took 144 seconds to view an Rx report; the new, integrated workflow takes 10 seconds – saving 58 hours across the organization.
UVA pushes a pediatric telehealth platform to care for COVID-19 adults

The University of Virginia Hospital.

July 16, 2020
The University of Virginia Health System tied that telemedicine technology to its Epic EHR and a home-monitoring team to achieve positive results for COVID-19 treatment.
Circle of hands holding lightbulbs
July 14, 2020
Dr Deborah Maufi, project manager at the Health[e] Foundation, and Dominnique Karetsos, co-founder of Healthy Pleasure Collective, give us their takes on how tech can empower women.
Using Zoom with Epic to bring telehealth to kids during COVID-19

One of the Kennedy Krieger Institute's outpatient facilities.

July 14, 2020
Kennedy Krieger Institute, a children’s provider organization, also is using its new FCC award funds to augment existing telemedicine initiatives to reduce health disparities and improve healthcare equity.
Telepsychiatry helps small provider expand services, treat during pandemic

River Valley Health and Dental Center in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

June 23, 2020
River Valley Health and Dental Center’s patients say they can discuss the same things with doctors whether in-person or at home, with clear audio and video at home.
Kristin Myers, Mount Sinai Health CIO
June 09, 2020
Kristin Myers, who began at the New York health system as Director of IT in 2004, will also serve as dean for information technology.

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