Telemedicine Still Isn’t Winning Hearts and Minds

A new survey finds those using telemedicine like the platform for its cost and convenience – but many more aren’t using it or don’t even know it exists.
More than half of the respondents in a new survey say they wouldn’t use telemedicine, either because they don’t trust the technology or they prefer an in-person visit. Yet more than 90 percent of those who have used telemedicine say it has reduced their healthcare costs.

mHealth Intelligence

Three Health IT Trends to Watch in 2016: Cybersecurity, Telemedicine and Partnerships

Health information technology is a significant tool that drives the manner in which hospitals, health systems and payers do business today, from both a marketplace and regulatory perspective. Federal rules and regulations mandate that providers comply with a host of billing, patient privacy/safety and Meaningful Use standards. For instance, with the recent implementation of the ICD-10 diagnostic codes, providers allocated tremendous financial and personnel resources to ensure regulatory compliance; electronic health record (EHR) interoperability facilitates the efficient flow of communication and information updates vital to a patient’s health; health IT and new digital apps have transformed the manner in which providers deliver care to patients; and health IT plays a vital role in advancing an organization’s revenue cycle management processes to reach financial and business goals.

Healthcare Informatics

Teladoc loses $1.5M Highmark contract, sparks debate on pricing, utilization of telemedicine

Even as Teladoc and American Well fight out their legal battle over patents, the two companies continue to duke it out in the marketplace as well, as does another challenger, Doctor on Demand. On Friday a Deutsche Bank analyst broke the news in a research note that Highmark, a health insurer in Western Pennsylvania, chose not renew contracts that represented $1.5 million in annual revenue for Teladoc, or 3.6 percent of Teladoc’s projected 2016 membership, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Why Telemedicine Is Not A “Internet of Things” Solution

As telemedicine teeters on the edge of an explosive state of expansion, so many questions come to mind, including how it will transform healthcare delivery as we know it. With value-based reimbursement and a push to serve the underserved growing in the U.S, telemedicine stands to gain a lot of traction and quickly. Still, it’s important to remember the flesh and blood human elements driving this transitive development of reform.





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