About Karen Thomas

Karen R. Thomas is the President of Advanced TeleHealth Solutions. In 2004, she developed and secured funding for the first Medicaid-covered telemonitoring program within the Disease Management Department for the State of Missouri. Seeing the need that various industries had for cost-saving solutions that could provide improved health outcomes for patients, she began Advanced TeleHealth Solutions in 2011.

Reinforcing Hospital Care Through Telehealth

By | 2018-02-04T15:37:13+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Hospitals and Physicians|

Telehealth is based in the understanding that the relationship between patients and caregivers – as well as the relationship between patients and their individual healthcare plans – must be strengthened to improve health outcomes. This tenet encompasses a wide range of factors, including medical expenses, disease management, education, at-home care, and in-hospital treatment. And, though telehealth has transformed the way [...]

Bolstering Satisfaction Through At-Home Care

By | 2018-01-18T12:53:00+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Patient Satisfaction|

As technological advancements in medicine and healthcare continue to expand, the disconnect between doctors, nurses, and patients becomes ever larger. However, with the advent of telehealth, personal smart devices, and portable medical technologies, patients and organizations alike are being granted more freedom to customize their healthcare experience – which enhances, rather than detracts from, patient satisfaction. In fact, as new [...]

Improving Chronic Disease Treatment Options

By | 2018-01-18T12:45:51+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Telehealth Perspectives|

According to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of all American adults suffer from one or more chronic conditions. In 2014, seven of the top 10 causes of death in the United States were attributed to a chronic disease. These diseases include heart disease, cancer, stroke, COPD, and diabetes, which, together, are responsible [...]

Bringing the Hospital Home

By | 2018-01-18T12:45:21+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Remote Patient Monitoring, Uncategorized|

One of the greatest challenges of the healthcare industry is to find new and efficacious ways to bridge the gap between hospital care and in-home care. For years, in-home care has lacked the expertise of care offered through healthcare facilities. However, with the advent of telehealth programs, portable technologies, remote patient monitoring, and clinical health call center support, patients can [...]

How Patient Education Can Improve Healthcare

By | 2018-01-18T12:44:57+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Patient Satisfaction|

When most people consider the things that regularly and negatively impact the healthcare system, they tend to focus on areas outside the patient’s control: high costs, overcrowded hospitals, insufficient technologies, medical malpractice, and so on. What is rarely considered is the role the patient plays in their own care and the understated power they have over improving their wellness and [...]

Transforming Care for Heart Disease Patients

By | 2017-12-28T15:56:48+00:00 January 17th, 2018|CHF Management|

According to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 25% of all annual deaths in the United States are attributed to heart disease. This total – more than 600,000 deaths – has landed heart disease at the top of the list of most prevalent causes of death in this country. Heart disease is a complicated [...]

Customizing Your Telehealth Services Through Collaboration

By | 2017-12-15T08:32:19+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Telehealth Outsourcing|

Healthcare is a complicated field that incorporates seemingly infinite variables, details, and requirements. For healthcare organizations big and small, ranging from broad coverage to more concentrated areas of expertise, daily setbacks and difficulties can make providing care an arduous task. Without the proper support and techniques, these issues can have devastating impacts on the performances of healthcare organizations, as well [...]

Easing the Burden for Healthcare Providers

By | 2017-12-07T12:56:20+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Telehealth Perspectives|

At the root of all telehealth services is the belief that healthcare should be made accessible, affordable, and effective for all patients. This, of course, include patients with varying health concerns and conditions, from those with co-morbidities to those attempting to prevent future health problems through the aid of various wellness programs. What is often overlooked, however, is the tremendous [...]

Minimizing Patient Stress and Health Concerns

By | 2018-01-04T12:32:01+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Remote Patient Monitoring|

It has long been understood that the effects of stress on the human body far surpass the mental woes and concerns of the mind. In fact, stress is such a powerful contributor to poor health that it stands not only as a byproduct of many health issues, but also as the cause. According to an article published by the Mayo [...]

Managing Metabolic Syndrome Patients Through Telehealth

By | 2018-02-23T17:54:10+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Metabolic Syndrome Management|

Telehealth affords us the ability to look beyond conventional healthcare practices and extend treatment to our homes, workplaces, and mobile devices. For patients suffering with metabolic syndrome, integrating a proactive ehealth program into their daily regimens can ensure healthier lifestyle choices and practices while maintaining proper care outside of traditional medical facilities. Metabolic syndrome is the combination of medical disorders [...]

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