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Telemedicine Legal Resources: Licensure, Credentialing, and Privileging

Perhaps the most complex issues associated with telehealth are the legal issues. A thorough understanding of the legal and regulatory issues associated with telehealth is critical to successful deployment.  One legal expert in the field is Nathaniel Lacktman.  He publishes frequently and has recently provided a recap of telehealth policy issues.  Another legal expert is Alexis Gilroy. … Continue reading Telemedicine Legal Resources: Licensure, Credentialing, and Privileging

Telemedicine Services: Aging at Home

The baby boomers range in age from 51 to 71 in 2017.  With the largest numbers of boomers currently between 55 and 61, the gray tsunami will be soon upon us.  In anticipation of these social changes, the healthcare's traditional fee for service payment models are shifting.  The location where patients are monitored and treated … Continue reading Telemedicine Services: Aging at Home

The Benefits of Telemedicine

Telemedicine benefits all constituencies in the healthcare ecosystem. A powerful example of the benefits of telemedicine  is demonstrated in this video. Improved patient care Telehealth gives health systems the ability to improve patient care.  It enables providers to deliver specialty care to patients regardless of location, assist with chronic disease management, provide continuous monitoring of … Continue reading The Benefits of Telemedicine

Telehealth in the Skilled Nursing Facility

A hypothetical physician (let's call him Dr. Reyes) sits down at his desk in his home office having completed rounds at three separate skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). He enjoys his position as a medical director and knows each patient’s health condition. At times, though, the 24-hour shifts are exhausting. He doesn't often visit the facilities … Continue reading Telehealth in the Skilled Nursing Facility