To Encourage Telehealth, Insurer to Penalize Patients who Rely on Emergency Room Care

Instead of going to the ER, BCBS advises them to use an urgent care clinic—if there is one within 15 miles of their home—or use BCBSGa’s LiveHealth Online telehealth service. But critics of the policy note that laypersons aren’t trained to recognize emergencies on the spot, and that this presents another barrier to care.

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Study: Telehealth Could Improve Mental Health Care for Military Members

Increased access to mental health care services via existing primary care physician options for problems such as PTSD or depression showed an improvement in mental health among military members, according to research from the RAND Corporation.

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First Responders Partner with Families, Physicians on Practical Health IT Solutions

When it comes to the use of cutting edge technology in healthcare, examples are usually found in operating rooms or spaces designated for patient care. Telehealth technologies are helping to change that.

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Homeless Shelter Uses Telehealth to Reduce ER Visits

The return on investment of using telemedicine to treat homeless shelter clients is being measured by improvements in overall health, not dollars saved, according to the directors of an Omaha, NE shelter.

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What HIM Professionals Need to Know About Telehealth
Sep25

What HIM Professionals Need to Know About Telehealth

In this web series, HIM professionals working in emerging roles give advice on tackling difficult HIM problems. This month guest poster Adrian Davis discusses what HIM professionals need to know about telehealth.

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