Analysis of expansion of access to care through use of telemedicine and mobile health services

by Jim Grigsby

Publisher: Center for Health Policy Research in Denver, Colorado

Written in English
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  • Health services accessibility,
  • Telecommunication in medicine,
  • Mobile Health Units,
  • Health Services Accessibility,
  • Telemedicine,
  • Organization & administration,
  • Health insurance,
  • Costs,
  • Medicare,
  • Evaluation

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Other titlesAnalysis of expansion of access to care through use of telemedicine.
ContributionsCenter for Health Policy Research (Denver, Colo.), United States. Health Care Financing Administration
LC ClassificationsR119.9 .A53 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination4 volumes + 1 unnumbered volume ;
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Open LibraryOL25601404M

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An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video An illustration of an audio speaker. Analysis of expansion of access to care through use of telemedicine and mobile health services Item Preview remove-circle. The Health Resources and Services Administration defines telehealth as “the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.”.

Telehealth is a tool—a means—that capitalizes on technology to provide health care and other health. While use of telehealth has opened the door for patients to maintain access to care during this public health crisis, ensuring quality of care of telehealth visits is still important.

However, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General is providing flexibility for health care providers to reduce or waive cost-sharing for telehealth visits paid by federal health care programs.

Mobile computing devices have audio and video capabilities that may be used for two-way, real-time interactive. The use of telemedicine is growing, and it is being adopted through four primary channels: providers, payers, employers, and consumers.

There are several distinct ways telemedicine is being used, including home visits, virtual visits, tele-ICU, acute care robots, and expert second opinions. Inconsistent state legislation andFile Size: KB. Source: Internal CMS analysis of Medicare FFS claims data, Ma through J (using data processed through June, 19, ) Notes: Telemedicine is defined to include services.

According to a analysis, the market for telemedicine technologies is predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of % through the year What Is Telemedicine. Analysis of Expansion of Access to Care Through Use of Telemedicine and Mobile Health Services.

Grigsby J, Barton PL, Kaehny MM, et al. Report 2, Case Studies and Current Status of Telemedicine. Denver: Center for Health Policy Research; a. Grigsby J, Barton PL, et al. Analysis of expansion of access to care through use of telemedicine and mobile health services. 3: Telemedicine policy: quality assurance, utilization review, and coverage.

Denver: Center for Health Policy Research; Fishman, Dorothy J., []. Telemedicine: bringing the specialist to the patient. Safety-net medical providers can substantially increase their telemedicine services with modest investments in new staff and technology, a move that can help them expand patients' access to specialized medical care, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

But sustaining gains created by expanded telemedicine will require more generous reimbursement policies from payers or ongoing.

The role of technology in response to COVID is a tipping point for virtual behavioral health services. Virtual tools could materially expand access to behavioral health. HRSA achieves its mission through a range of programs and initiatives designed to improve health equity, increase the number of health care access points, enhance the quality and breadth of health services, and safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation’s most vulnerable populations.

In –HRSA will focus efforts to advance evidence-based, coordinated. The adoption of telemedicine shifted into hyper-drive over the past month, with virtual health-care interactions on pace to top 1 billion by year's.

effective, high-quality health care services. Telemedicine uses ICTs to overcome geographical barriers, and increase access to health care services. This is particularly beneficial for rural and underserved communities in developing countries – groups that traditionally suffer from lack of access to health care.

While the industry works to address the issues that prevent widespread and comprehensive behavioral health services, many providers are looking to improve access to quality mental health care through telemedicine. The Benefits Of Virtual Mental Health Programs. Data show virtual mental health counseling is at least as effective — and in some.

3 Avera clinicians also provide 24/7 oversight of patients in critical care through its e-ICU service but few rural hospitals have need for this, given their limited scope of services. 4 A. MacKinney, M. Ward, and F. Ullrich, “The Business Case for Tele-Emergency,” Telemedicine and e-HEALTH.

Telehealth is “the use of electronic information and telecommunication technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.” 1 Often, telehealth is used interchangeably with the terms telemedicine 2 or eHealth.

Telehealth, however, is broader than these other terms; telemedicine. Telemedicine—the use of information and telecommunications technologies to provide and support health care when distance separates the participants—is receiving increasing attention not only in remote areas where health care access is troublesome but also in urban and suburban locations.

The telemedicine program is utilized across various service lines including cardiology, critical care, neuropsychology, neurology, endocrinology, dermatology, and primary care. In the last year, driving hours and o driving miles were saved as a result of effective care through our direct to consumer telemedicine program, locally.

Telehealth is bridging the gap between people, physicians and health systems, enabling everyone, especially symptomatic patients, to stay at home and communicate with physicians through virtual channels, helping to reduce the spread of the virus to mass populations and the medical staff on the frontlines, said Dedi Gilad, CEO and co-founder of Tyto Care, a telemedicine technology company.

The use of telemedicine and remote care services are critical to the safe management of the COVID pandemic, while also ensuring uninterrupted care for million Americans with chronic conditions.

Telemedicine spans a continuum of technologies that offer new ways to deliver care. Telemedicine has also been instrumental in bringing access to health care services to people in rural areas, and has contributed to more efficient care of patients with chronic medical problems.

ABSTRACT: The term “telemedicine” often is used to refer to traditional clinical diagnosis and monitoring that are delivered by technology. The term “telehealth” refers to the technology-enhanced health care framework that includes services such as virtual visits, remote patient monitoring, and mobile health care.

This brief presents an overview of telemedicine’s current use in sexual and reproductive health care, and reviews considerations in its coverage, potential to improve access, and financial. Telemedicine is the exchange of medical information from one site to another through electronic communications.

This is done for the purpose of improving a person’s health. Telemedicine. By Nora Eccles In rural or impoverished pockets of the world, where disease is prevalent, doctors are scarce, and health care infrastructure is inadequate, telemedicine is an innovative solution that connects the developing world to the resources of the developed world.

Telemedicine, defined by the WHO as “the use of information and communications technology (ICT) to deliver health care. The delivery of health care services, where distance is a critical factor, by all health care professionals using information and communication technologies for the exchange of valid information for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and injuries, research and evaluation, and for the continuing education of health care providers, all in the interests of advancing the health of.

Introduction: The Integrated Telemedicine and e-Health program (ITeHP) of Albania, built by the International Virtual e-Hospital Foundation (IVeH), has improved access to high-quality health care, particularly in high demanding specialty disciplines. We aimed to test the hypothesis that the majority of patients in remote and regional hospitals can be managed using telemedicine and will.

Telemedicine provides hour access to a health care provider from any location (as long as it is permitted under state law), and visits typically cost a flat, low rate, as little as $ For purposes of Medicaid, telemedicine seeks to improve a patient's health by permitting two-way, real time interactive communication between the patient, and the physician or practitioner at the distant site.

This electronic communication means the use of interactive telecommunications equipment that includes, at a minimum, audio and video equipment. Because of telemedicine, patients who previously had limited access to health care services can now see a physician without leaving their home.

Seniors who would prefer to age in place can now do so with the use of medical streaming devices.gaps in care; provide services 24/7; and expand access to medical specialists.

It’s a smart way to leverage finite health care resources as demands for health care services increase. Telehealth and digital health care enable a model of care that is ubiq-uitous and seamless, more affordable and integrated into patients’ lives.

transforming health care delivery. More than 80 percent of physicians use mobile technology to provide patient care, and more than 25 percent of commercially insured patients use mobile applications to manage their health.1 Technological advancements, the expansion of access to health care under the Patient.