Telehealth

A method of distributing healthcare information and services through communication technologies, such as phones, tablets, and computers.

Telehealth is a term referring to methods of distributing healthcare information and services through communication technologies, such as phones, tablets, and computers. Other technologies supporting telehealth include video conferencing, the internet, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, terrestrial communication technology, and wireless communication technology. Telehealth services, such as long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health, and health administration, focus on remote patient care through the use of telecommunication technologies, where the patient and healthcare provider are not in the same physical location.

Benefits

The primary purpose of telehealth is to offer healthcare services to individuals unable gain access to face-to-face healthcare services due to financial or geographic reasons. Rural healthcare providers will often use telemedicine to help patients in their communities receive healthcare services at a reduced cost for both the patients and healthcare providers compared to face-to-face healthcare services. A study published in Health Economics titled 'Technology and managed care: patient benefits of telemedicine in a rural healthcare network' found that rural health care services in rural Alaska increased estimated patient benefits by $40 per visit, and reduced a patients' loss due to the rationing of physician access by ~20%.

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Heather Landi
September 17, 2020
FierceHealthcare
Telehealth company Amwell saw its stock spike 42% in its first day of trading Thursday after raising an outsized initial public offering. The company's public debut may serve as a barometer for the telehealth market, which has seen business surge as the COVID-19 pandemic drives huge demand for remote care services.
Associated Press
August 30, 2020
Boston Herald
Telehealth is a bit of American ingenuity that seems to have paid off in the coronavirus pandemic. Medicare temporarily waived restrictions predating the smartphone era and now there's a push to make telemedicine widely available in the future.
Sean Glass
August 18, 2020
FierceHealthcare
As the industry presses forward, it has a critical opportunity to build on this momentum and further expand consumer adoption of telehealth by greatly improving the user experience.
August 17, 2020
WebWire
The Gold open access peer review journal Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT) has published the July/August Issue featuring a myriad of original articles related to Covid-19 and the "new normal" in healthcare including research and commentary on the telehealth/virtual care marketplace, the effects of its evolution and economic impact of technology and new business models., , , , TMT is the online evidence based journal examining the value of Telehealth and clinical automation from medical, te...
Heather Landi
August 5, 2020
FierceHealthcare
Telehealth giant Teladoc is acquiring virtual care company Livongo in a deal valued at $18.5 billion.
David Blumenthal
June 30, 2020
Harvard Business Review
It offers enormous benefits -- but can't replace in-person visits.
Nicole Wetsman
June 4, 2020
The Verge
Limited English speakers already have a harder time accessing health care in the United States than English speakers do. Doctors moved appointments online when the COVID-19 pandemic started, but those systems are often not accessible to people who speak other languages, like Spanish or Chinese. That could increase health disparities.
Heather Landi
June 1, 2020
FierceHealthcare
With the acceleration of consumer and provider adoption of telehealth, a quarter of a trillion dollars in current U.S. healthcare spend could be done virtually, according to a new report. Consulting firm McKinsey estimates that up 20% of all Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial outpatient, office, and home health spend could be done virtually.
May 28, 2020
WebWire
The breakthrough international peer review journal Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT) is excited to welcome its newest Editor-in-Chief, Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS. Dr. Berkowitz will have a special focus on primary care, physician satisfaction and process innovation. He joins fellow Editor-in-Chiefs, Amar Gupta, PhD (Technology, Policy & Regulation) and John Halamka, MD (Emergency & Hospital Medicine, Interoperability, & Device Innovation)., , , , "We are pleased to have Dr. Berk...
BioSpace
May 19, 2020
BioSpace
Continuing collaboration with engineers at Harvard addresses telehealth needs for rehabilitation and physical therapy in wake of COVID-19
Alexi Cohan
April 11, 2020
Boston Herald
The use of telehealth services has increased greatly since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with the convenience and ease of use appealing to lots of patients like Johnson.
March 6, 2020
WebWire
Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT) peer review journal, has pioneered the concept of social and economic impact in the sector - now, it reaches across the globe identifying gaps in care and health systems where telemedicine can help. It can help governments provide quality care, near and far, to all citizens, at affordable cost. Today, at the dawn of a new decade, healthcare can truly be democratized and scaled for health citizens around the globe. , , At this time, we urge leadership at...
Nicky Lineaweaver
December 17, 2019
Business Insider
The US Home Healthcare Report from Business Insider Intelligence sizes the US home healthcare market and identifies the industry trends fueling the rise in home-based care.
October 7, 2019
WebWire
The online, peer-review journal Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT) is honored to welcome Amar Gupta, PhD, as Editor-in-Chief. , , , , "We are thrilled to have Dr. Gupta aboard," stated Tory Cenaj, founder and publisher of the journal. "Amar is part teacher, part disruptor, part humanitarian, and all practical sense. It's fantastic for us to build a dedicated team of trail blazers changing the f
September 17, 2019
WebWire
In its 3rd year, the blockchain and telehealth health-tech conference, hosted by the trusted market resources Blockchain in Healthcare Today and Telehealth and Medicine Today, have announced a collaboration with The Virtual Specialist to bring the #ConV2X 2019 evidence based event to every ecosystem stakeholder around the world., , , , The Virtual Specialist (TVS) designs solutions enabling live interactive video communication and collaboration. The TVS Virtual C
Shelagh Dolan
May 1, 2019
Business Insider
Have you ever video chatted with your doctor? Telehealth is a growing field in digital health care that lets patients work with healthcare providers from the comfort of their own home.
April 29, 2019
WebWire
Partners in Digital Health, publishers of Blockchain in Healthcare Today and Telehealth and Medicine Today peer review journals, now endorsed by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), is excited to announce its 3rd Annual 2019 Innovation Ignition Competition . , , , , "This competition exposes leadership across the market to new companies, concepts, and business models changing the trajectory of healthcare. It also brings start-ups closer to investment opportunities...
April 25, 2019
WebWire
Partners in Digital Health, the forward reaching communications company, and publisher of Blockchain in Healthcare Today and Telehealth and Medicine Today, both endorsed by the ATA, has announced its Converge2Xcelerate (#ConV2X) 2019 conference. The event includes a full day of concurrent sessions featuring the foremost innovative health experts in blockchain technology, and nation sweeping telehealth sectors. The C-suite conference convenes pioneers, academics, and executive...
April 10, 2019
WebWire
The online, peer-review journal Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT) is honored to welcome Dr. Oren Mechanic, as Assistant Editor- in- Chief. "We are thrilled to have Oren join the journal leadership team," stated Tory Cenaj, founder and publisher, "this is the era of a new frontier in health, virtual care, and converging new technologies, paving the way toward better health, care, speed, and affordability for consumers. Dr. Mechanic understands this as he represents tomorrow's physic...
December 13, 2018
WebWire
The Telehealth and Medicine Today podcast issue spotlights the #ConV2X transformative technology and health modernization conference, hosted at Columbia University, in October. Over 90 honored health experts and practitioners, and 50 sessions on healthcare and blockchain technology applications and use cases, were discussed, , , Founder and Publisher, Tory Cenaj, of Partners in Digital Health, commented "we presented a distinguished roster of speakers who champion health innovation...

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