Applying eHealth Principles to Reduce Healthcare Spending

By |2018-06-25T15:13:49+00:00July 13th, 2018|Telehealth Perspectives|

Americans often describe the U.S. healthcare system as the best in the world. But according to a report from the Commonwealth Fund, the U.S. healthcare system ranks last among 11 high-income countries. The country leads the world in health care spending, but Americans are sicker and more likely to die of preventable conditions than those in other wealthy countries. The time [...]

Sharpening Patient Education to Boost Chronic Disease Management

By |2018-03-12T14:41:26+00:00March 28th, 2018|Telehealth Perspectives|

For chronic disease patients, patient education is absolutely vital. Without effective and ongoing patient education, compliance with health and medical instructions erodes, as does self-care, which often leads to an increasing number of E.R. visits or hospital readmissions – all which could have been avoidable. For patients living with one or more chronic conditions – especially those suffering from devastating [...]

Getting Ahead of Diseases by Out-Thinking Them

By |2018-02-18T09:39:38+00:00March 7th, 2018|Telehealth Perspectives|

Diseases are intelligent. They change, mutate, and develop new strategies to outsmart our medications. They adapt to resist treatments. And, because diseases tend to evolve faster than we can create new solutions for addressing them, the advantage, historically, does not fall in our favor. Getting ahead of diseases continues to be an uphill battle for the men and women who [...]

Improving Chronic Disease Treatment Options

By |2018-01-18T12:45:51+00:00February 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 [...]

Easing the Burden for Healthcare Providers

By |2017-12-07T12:56:20+00:00January 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 [...]

Improving Health Outcomes with Mobile and Portable Technology

By |2017-08-18T14:21:57+00:00September 13th, 2017|Telehealth Perspectives|

As we continue to advance further into an age of mobile technology and data sharing, more and more of our daily routines and responsibilities will become integrated into our continuously modernized lifestyles. Newly emerging apps, devices, and methods for performing tasks through web-based systems will, inevitably, envelop every aspect of our lives. We have seen this already with activities such [...]

Fulfilling the Healthcare Demands of a Growing Population

By |2017-08-18T12:22:09+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Telehealth Perspectives|

It is estimated by the United Nations that, by the year 2030, the world’s population will have grown to 8.5 billion people – a 16% increase from the world’s current population. By 2050, the population is estimated to increase to 9.7 billion. And by the end of the 21st century, predictions place the global population at a staggering 11.1 billion. [...]

Reducing the Need for Hospitalization for Chronic Disease Patients

By |2017-11-25T07:57:17+00:00July 12th, 2017|Telehealth Perspectives|

It is estimated that nearly 117 million Americans are living with one or more chronic diseases. The most prevalent of these diseases – heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke – account for four of the five leading causes of death in this country. Also featured in the infamous top 10 list is diabetes; one of the most [...]

Ensuring Patient Compliance with a URAC-Accredited Health Call Center

By |2017-05-08T14:35:01+00:00May 31st, 2017|Telehealth Perspectives|

When considering the purpose of healthcare, it is all too easy to think in overly simplified terms (a patient doesn’t feel well, they go to the doctor, they receive treatment). Although healthcare is infinitely more complex – consisting of countless medical professionals and clinicians performing endless tasks throughout a multitude of healthcare organizations – many of us use this narrative [...]

Using Telehealth to Improve Quality of Life for Chronic Disease Patients

By |2017-11-25T07:45:24+00:00February 1st, 2017|Telehealth Perspectives|

From the dawn of advanced medical ethics in ancient Greece and Florence Nightingale’s founding of modern nursing in 1860s London to the latest developments in medical technology and research, healthcare has always revolved around the universal goal of limiting human suffering. Indeed, every aspect of modern medicine and healthcare – from advanced robotics to improvements in patient safety – are [...]

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