Virtual Care: Transforming the Way We See Our Providers

In this series we are seeking out the transforming technology of Virtual Care. How does virtual care fit into what we know as telemedicine?  What are the newest innovations and products in virtual care? For telemedicine policy and reimbursement issues, read our regular reporting on Telehealth on RCM Answers.

Hashtags to follow for updates on virtual care:

To Listen:

Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist
The Incrementalist airs weekdays at 4:00am, 12 noon, and 8:00pm ET on HealthcareNOW radio. Host Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick (@drnic1) talks about incremental improvements in telehealth with Dr. Til Jolly, Chief Medical Officer at SOC Telemed (@SOCTelemed), the largest provider of acute care telemedicine to US hospitals through Neurology, Psychiatry, Critical Care, & Enterprise Platform Solutions.

Industry News:

To Read:

From Chilmark Research
Telehealth’s Ongoing Efforts to Support Care Beyond the Hospital – The growth of telehealth adoption has embodied the classic hockey stick graph. For decades, organizations such as the American Telehealth Assoc. (ATA) and a few market forecasters have touted telehealth as the next big thing in healthcare. Nothing, nada outside of a few, very limited use cases and what the Veterans Administration has been able to accomplish.

Upcoming Events:

The American Telemedicine Association Events
ATA is a non-profit association based in Washington DC with a membership network of more than 10,000 industry leaders and healthcare professionals. We are a leading telehealth association helping to transform healthcare by improving the quality, equity and affordability of healthcare throughout the world. Find their next event.

SPS 2018
Check out #TTSPS2018 for recaps on the Telemedicine & Telehealth Service Provider Summit (SPS) this week.

Defining the industry according to the AAPF

Telemedicine is the practice of medicine using technology to deliver care at a distance. It occurs using a telecommunications infrastructure between a patient (at an originating or spoke site) and a physician or other practitioner licensed to practice medicine (at a distant or hub site).

Telehealth refers to a broad collection of electronic and telecommunications technologies that support health care delivery and services from distant locations. Telehealth technologies support virtual medical, health, and education services.

Virtual Care is a patient service model for healthcare providers.