By Joel Barthelemy – While many of us are accustomed to having readily available access to healthcare, that isn’t the reality for many in remote locations. At GlobalMed we know telemedicine can bring care to remote areas, but even with advancements in technology…Read More
By Joel Barthelemy – COVID-19 has arrived in rural America, threatening the livelihoods of its most vulnerable residents. Many rural communities have an older, poorer population, and limited hospitals and medical staff.
By Joel Barthelemy – While many of us are sheltering in place to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, a massive mental health pandemic is also brewing. Fears about COVID-19, the economic meltdown, and prolonged social-isolation are all taking a toll on mental health.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of April that we think deserve sharing again.
By Joel Barthelemy – Prior to COVID-19 there was difficulty in meeting the global demand for healthcare workers. But as COVID-19 cases surge around the world and across America, we are facing an increased shortage of doctors, nurses, hospital beds, as well as…
By Joel Barthelemy – From medical emergencies to ordinary exams, telemedicine is shattering healthcare barriers all over the world. In addition to reducing costs and improving outcomes, virtual health can bring advanced care to underserved patients while relieving overworked providers.
By Joel Barthelemy – In late January, we published our forecast on telemedicine reimbursement this year. That was just two months ago, and yet it feels like a lost era compared to the world we’re living in today.
By Joel Barthelemy – Telemedicine reimbursement is always changing. Regulations and rules fluctuate between states, payers and services; ambiguity seems the norm rather than the exception, which can create a significant barrier to virtual care adoption.
By Joel Barthelemy – Convenience has become the driving force of our era. From our sofa, we can buy a new dining room table, collaborate with coworkers or order a ride to the airport. With a tap of our finger, we can select a podcast or our favorite band or publish our own opus to the masses.