With telehealth solutions increasing exponentially in both usage and popularity, some healthcare specialties, in particular behavioral and mental health, have seen a big shift towards continuity of virtual care. A trend projected to persist even beyond the end of the pandemic.
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Our President of Strategic Growth and Marketing, Terrence Sims recently met with MarketScale, a company that is dedicated to publishing leading content for B2B growth across a variety of industries. In a 20 minute interview they discuss whether or not specialty healthcare practices would be able to operate efficiently post COVID.
Within the last year we have experienced a huge boom in the use of Telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM) tools as solutions to continuity of care for providers across the spectrum of healthcare. Although RPM has certainly become more popular due to quarantine - it has always been an important tool for providers. Continue reading to learn more about RPM and why it is such a critical asset to healthcare practices and patients alike.
The year 2020 has brought many unexpected challenges, but with unexpected challenges come unexpected solutions. Which is why we wanted to discuss the future of healthcare from what has already changed to the ways in which experts anticipate how new technological developments and progressing patient behavioral trends are predicted to continuously impact how medical providers facilitate care even after the CoronaVirus.
To conclude our four part “Patient Innovation”#rtblogseries, today’s installment will discuss the advancements of RPM within the pulmonology industry. With a particular focus on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), we wanted to offer some informative, educational resources for people who suffer from COPD, providers who treat it and any others who want to learn more about how virtual care technologies are playing a major role in innovating new methods of patient management as well as expanding rural access to COPD treatments.
Over 50 million Americans live with chronic pain (1) and each one of their experiences differs from the rest. With pain being the most common and frequent medical symptom, it is important to understand the significance of properly managing and monitoring patients who endure chronic pain conditions like nerve damage, inflammatory diseases and acute injuries. For the third installment of our “Patient Innovation” #rtblogseries we wanted to provide you with some resources about why chronic pain matters and how RPM technology is innovating patient behavior.
Over the course of only a few months, the mental and behavioral health industry has procured increased awareness and advocacy for legitimizing the significance of both mental illnesses and behavioral health disorders. With over 40 million people suffering from depression and anxiety in the United States, 36.9% of them seek treatment while the other 38.5 million are facing it alone (1). As society becomes more aware of these issues, it is important that healthcare providers only continue to intervene by making services more accessible and affordable for the public. This second installment of our “Patient Innovation” #rtblogseries focuses on the differences between mental and behavioral health as well as discusses new technologies that have made virtual care more efficient and reliable for patients.
This year has truly changed the face of healthcare, both for the better and worse. With the pandemic, medical professionals have had to juggle an influx of new safety procedures as well as overcome the restrictions and liabilities of continuously providing services during a time when fear and panic are heavily influencing patient behavior in terms of electronic payment trends, increased scheduling flexibility and progressive preferences for alternative methods of care. These evolving segments of healthcare are leading to a surge of virtual innovations for both clinical management and patient engagement, including the overwhelming growth of remote patient monitoring (RPM) within certain medical specialties such as behavioral health, pulmonology, chronic pain management and more.
As of August 3, two proposals have been made that will change healthcare delivery now and even after the pandemic is over. Both positive and negative, the first was announced by President Trump’s administration to propose expanded beneficiary access to telehealth for rural communities and the second was proposed by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) to implement up to 9% payment cuts for both physical and occupational therapy. You can learn more about these propositions and how they will affect patient care by clicking on the links below.