The Institute for Healthcare Improvement developed a framework called the Triple Aim: Improve the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction), improve the health of populations; and reduce the per capita cost of health care. One very viable and increasingly popular way to achieve the Triple Aim is telemedicine. When the Triple Aim is combined with … Continue reading Telemedicine: Billing Complexity
Innovation…the word evokes promise, hope, and excitement. For some industries and cultures the drive to innovate is in their DNA. The thrill of bringing a new service or product to benefit people drives growth and reward. At the other end of the spectrum are people who find innovation to be scary, nerve racking and risky. Still others adopt … Continue reading Integrity, Courage: The Foundation of Innovation
First published as: How to Get an Emergency Department Psychiatric Consult in Under 60 Minutes Sarah, an ED nurse, looked toward Room 3 with concern. Her patient Joseph, a young man not much older than herself, had been waiting for most of her shift for a psychiatric consultation. When he'd first arrived, he seemed anxious … Continue reading Telepsychiatry: An Emergency Department Solution to Overcrowding
Few groups are as impacted by healthcare disparities than the mentally ill. People who suffer from mental illness categorically suffer from General Mental Health and Substance Abuse (GHMSA) or serious mental illness (SMI). The SMI population is comprised of patients who are diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar I, Bipolar II, Schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, … Continue reading Serious Mental Illness: Using Technology to Achieve Better Patient Care and Outcomes
Improving access to use by using telemedicine
Barbara and Richard loved retired life! They had successfully raised four children in New Mexico. Barbara raised violets, hiked regularly, and loved Shakespeare. When Barbara and Richard decided to go to a Shakespeare festival in Utah, they didn't realize that the lack of access to a stroke neurologist would cost Barbara her life. Because Barbara … Continue reading Stroke Care: Why telemedicine matters
An overview of telemedicine.