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Rapid telehealth rollout was beneficial for nursing homes, but had downsides too

Healthcare It News

As the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a massive uptick in telehealth use around the country, hard-hit nursing homes also turned to the tool to try and keep patients safe. At the same time, however, relying on telemedicine had drawbacks, especially from a social perspective. Saved organizational resources. Improved access to care.

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Nurses Earn Highest Grade for Care Far Above All Other Health Care Workers — Including Doctors — In Latest Gallup Poll

Jane Sarashon

Note that 8 in 10 consumers rate nurses excellent/good compared with 7 in 10 people ranking physicians this way, 6 in 10 for hospitals, 5 in 10 for telemedicine/virtual visits, and just under 5 in 10 for hospital emergency departments. 10 – or 4 in 10 ranking as “poor.” health system.

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Bipartisan bills in House, Senate seek to increase telehealth in nursing homes

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Earlier this month, after urging from the American Telemedicine Association, HIMSS and other groups , Congress voted to waive some restrictions for Medicare telehealth coverage as part of its new COVID-19 supplemental funding package. THE LARGER TREND. The critical value of telehealth is evident as the coronavirus spreads worldwide.

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Dr. Temi, The Autonomous Robot Will See You Now

Healthcare IT Today

Temi robot, it was the first application of an autonomous robot to assist nurses and doctors that I’d seen. What’s cool about this robot is that it doesn’t need a nurse to get to the bedside. The Temo Robot is being used in hospitals, nursing homes, and home care.

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Telemedicine triage kiosks reduce ER visits by 11% for ACO

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"The savings that result from telemedicine versus an office visit for the long-term care supports and services provider that operates IDD residences is significant." “Our goal was to leverage the on-site kiosks to better triage patients via a web-based connection to ER doctors,” Schielke explained. MARKETPLACE.

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Taking stock of the sudden evolution of telemedicine

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

These may be technologies used from the home or that a doctor uses to improve or support healthcare services. Since then, CMS has now expanded coverage for telehealth and telemedicine. This means patients can receive care wherever they are – at home, nursing home, assisted living, etc.

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Telemedicine improves care, keeps patients in place at skilled nursing facility

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The Friedwald Center, a 180-bed skilled nursing facility in New York City, wanted to bring in telemedicine to give its patients more immediate access to quality clinicians that are very understanding of acute care and acute situations. So the Friedwald Center started working with telemedicine vendor Call9 in March 2018.