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.

How Telemonitoring Can Reduce Hospitalizations

By |2018-10-21T17:18:12+00:00November 14th, 2018|Benefits of Telehealth|

There exists a paradox in the way we interact with modern technology. We praise our mobile devices as if they were essentials for us to live, while at the same time taking for granted the functions they perform, often to the point of anger and anxiety when they operate less than expected. For many of us, the thought of being [...]

Using Telemonitoring to Reduce Healthcare Costs

By |2018-10-21T18:35:48+00:00November 7th, 2018|Cost of Telemedicine|

The rising cost of healthcare in the United States is a topic of fervent conversation, and as we approach the upcoming presidential election, we are reminded of the power of its influence on political policy. News outlets, debates, and all manner of political conversations are laden with talks of healthcare reform; lowering costs, increasing coverage, and the role that government [...]

Improvements in Diabetes Telemonitoring Programs

By |2018-11-18T16:07:45+00:00October 31st, 2018|Diabetes Management|

Since their inception, telemonitoring programs and services have made great advancements toward treating patients and streamlining communication between individuals and healthcare professionals. This is most evident through the improvements made in the treatment and monitoring of diabetes patients. Diabetes is a complex disease, often involving the analysis and treatment of several key data factors, including eyesight, kidney health, and blood [...]

Improving Healthcare Outcomes Through Telemonitoring

By |2018-11-18T16:07:37+00:00October 24th, 2018|Benefits of Telehealth|

It’s easy to become enamored with promises. A new product or service comes out revealing all the ways it will change our lives, all the ways it is superior to its predecessors and competition, and all too often we become so infatuated with the promise of change that we neglect to pay attention to the results. We become prey to [...]

The Integration of Telemonitoring into Wellness Programs

By |2018-10-21T16:19:19+00:00October 17th, 2018|Employee Wellness|

Wellness programs are immensely beneficial for promoting healthy and happy workplace environments, and more and more companies are embracing tools and systems designed to help them better implement their plans into action. According to an article on Forbes.com, more than two-thirds of employers in the United States currently offer wellness programs to their employees, while an additional 8% of employers [...]

The Impact of Remote Patient Monitoring on Disease Management

By |2018-10-21T16:19:16+00:00October 10th, 2018|Remote Patient Monitoring|

There is no shortage of information available online regarding the popularity of telemonitoring. At first glance, organizations providing and using remote patient monitoring services can seem boastful in their provision of statistics regarding the advancement of telehealth. Both patients and medical professionals agree on the benefits and ease of use associated with telemonitoring, and a quick Google search will reveal [...]

Empowering the Diabetic Workforce

By |2018-10-21T16:19:28+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Diabetes Management|

Diabetes is wreaking havoc with workforce productivity. More than a decade ago, two prominent and often-cited studies identified the severity of the problem, but not much has changed since then. The lost productivity and lost income identified in those studies 10 years ago continues to plague U.S. employers. Consider the findings from those two studies: A 2004 National Institutes of [...]

Metabolic Syndrome Disease Management Strategies

By |2018-07-12T18:47:04+00:00September 26th, 2018|Metabolic Syndrome Management|

We, as a society, crave convenience. So many of our daily conversations are focused on the fastest routes to work or which restaurants have the shortest wait times. So much of the content we view on news outlets and social media posts are saturated with articles boasting the latest tips and tricks and simple fixes. If there is a shortcut [...]

The Big, Bright Future of Telemonitoring

By |2018-07-12T18:45:41+00:00September 19th, 2018|Telehealth Technology|

By now, anyone in healthcare understands the benefits of telemonitoring – also called remote patient monitoring. Telemonitoring programs are vital to achieving the “triple aim” of healthcare, which is to improve patient outcomes, access to care, and the cost-effectiveness of the services provided. Telemonitoring technology can collect and monitor a wide range of data, including, for example, vital signs, blood [...]

Employee Tools to Control Healthcare Costs

By |2018-09-05T07:59:00+00:00September 12th, 2018|Employee Wellness|

Every employer these days is looking for ways to control healthcare costs. However, unless employees are part of the cost-reduction equation and empowered to improve their own health, the likelihood of success is slim. With that, we give you three tools that can engage employees in their healthcare and, thus, control – if not reduce – your company’s healthcare costs. [...]

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