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How to Alleviate ED Psychiatric Boarding: Implementing a Successful Telepsychiatry Program

Broadcast Date and Time: Monday, October 23, 2017 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Register Now Individuals with mental health complaints account for 7% - 10% of emergency department (ED) visits. These individuals are often “boarded” in the ED while waiting for an inpatient mental health bed, with the national average being a 7-hour wait following the decision to admit. In addition to causing more distress to the individuals, studies have shown ED

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2017 Telehealth Industry Trends

Broadcast Date and Time: Tuesday Aug. 15, 2017, 2-3 P.M. ET View Recording Each year, new telehealth industry trends emerge. While the Telemedicine industry is dynamic and growing, it is also complex. The markers for telehealth success vary depending on the intended use. Healthcare professionals have different questions and concerns based upon their roles. Both internal and external factors create challenges, and facilitating positive

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Report from US GAO – Telehealth Use in Medicare and Medicaid

According to a recent report by the US GAO, telehealth faces several barriers, including inconsistent Medicare and Medicaid policies for payment. On July 20, the U.S. GAO published a web page and document titled “Telehealth Use in Medicare and Medicaid.” The US GAO telehealth report included several findings that confirm what we’ve observed in our U.S. Telemedicine Industry Benchmark Survey. For example, the report noted that one

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Telemedicine Legislation: Likely 2017 Changes and What You Can Do

Broadcast Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017. View Recording   Healthcare organizations across the U.S. are looking for direction on the impact of potential changes in national health policy.  The American Health Care Act (AHCA) raises the possibility of deep cuts to Medicaid funding and reduced coverage in individual markets. Simultaneously, numerous bills have been introduced in Congress that propose expansion of and reimbursement

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Driving Population Health with Telehealth Tools

Broadcast Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 South Carolina is a leader in telemedicine, with a statewide approach that includes cooperation and resource sharing – even among competitive hospital systems. The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and its partners have developed numerous models for addressing essential public and population health initiatives. This webinar will examine two of these approaches. View Recording The South

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Enterprise Telemedicine Deployments on the Rise in U.S. Hospitals

Industry survey reveals key findings, including most desirable platform features As the telemedicine industry matures, U.S. hospitals are increasingly using an enterprise approach, according to the results from the REACH Health 2017 U.S. Telemedicine Industry Benchmark Survey. Forty percent of hospital respondents indicated their telemedicine initiatives are centrally managed (enterprise approach), and almost half of the others that began with

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AHA/​ASA Telestroke Guidelines: Key Takeaways for Your Program

Broadcast Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 In November 2016, the American Heart/Stroke Association published Telemedicine Quality and Outcomes in Stroke, a comprehensive set of telestroke guidelines created by a panel of the nation’s leading telestroke pioneers and thought leaders. These telestroke guidelines are likely to be incorporated into existing accreditation/certification standards for stroke centers. REACH Health has recruited some

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Best Practices for Telemedicine Program Promotion

Download this white paper to learn strategies for telemedicine program promotion. Telemedicine has demonstrated numerous patient care benefits in multiple settings and for multiple medical specialties. But telemedicine in clinical settings doesn’t generate the natural demand or awareness seen in direct‐to-consumer telehealth or concierge telemedicine offerings. Even patients who appreciate the convenience of virtual visits may not

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Telemedicine Malpractice: Risk Management and Liability

View Recording Broadcast Date Wed. March 15, 2017 Medical malpractice liability is already a complex issue that can become even more complex when applied to telemedicine, particularly in interstate telemedicine networks where the laws of multiple states are potentially in play. There have been relatively few telemedicine malpractice cases filed to date, and even fewer publicly available court decisions. The standard of care appropriate for

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Data-​Driven Telestroke

Optimizing Telestroke Programs using Clinical and Performance Data Top performing telestroke networks rely on data to improve patient care, make key staffing decisions, identify opportunities for ongoing education, support community health initiatives and more. REACH Health has written this paper as the result of a four-month research project conducted with hospitals and healthcare systems using data from the REACH Health telemedicine platform

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