By Julie Appleby – If you live in one state, does it matter that the doctor treating you online is in another? Surprisingly, the answer is yes, and the ability to conduct certain virtual appointments may be nearing an end.Read More
Digital Health & Telemedicine
By Susan Walberg JD – Healthcare apps have become increasingly prevalent, with people using them for counting steps, monitoring their calories, or linking to various medical devices, to name just a few examples. Since the COVID outbreak, however, and the explosion of telehealth as a healthcare option, these apps have proliferated at an insane rate.
We are seeking out the latest developments around Telemedicine. News from Solv, Recuro Health, Amwell, 19Labs, SOC Telemed, Reliq Health Technologies, Let’s Talk Interactive and more.
By Matt Fisher – The aim of the recent Getting Back to Basics post was to re-establish the key fundamentals of how HIPAA operates. To summarize in a sentence, HIPAA applies to certain defined entities working or interacting with healthcare information related to an individual.
By Austin Dobson – Following the CMS patient access deadline on July 1, 2021, the nation’s top EMR vendors and large provider organizations are aligning themselves with a future in which their patients are more active participants in their own care.
By Dan Matthews – Although COVID-19 jumpstarted the digital shift in almost every industry, the transition failed to completely take hold in the field of healthcare. Whether because the healthcare industry had bigger fish to fry or because security concerns ran rampant, some healthcare facilities have yet to make the complete transition to a wireless network.
By Josh Weiner – You might be surprised to learn just how many patients in 2021 are thumbing it. No, they’re not standing on the roadside trying to catch a ride, but rather folks of all ages are thumbing out text messages to interact with their healthcare providers.
By Jiang Li – The collective experience of the 2020 pandemic is driving change across multiple aspects of our daily lives, from remote work to distance learning, and telemedicine. As the world begins to gain perspective on the lasting effects of COVID-19, healthcare is one of the sectors poised for significant change.
By Chris Syverson – Self-insured employers are in the driver’s seat for health benefit plan design. And in many ways, the GTMRx Institute’s Employer Toolkit provides a roadmap for them to achieve the dual goals they try to balance every day: patient experience and return on investment.