Which Telehealth Services Should My Organization be Offering?

It’s no surprise that the current global pandemic has accelerated telehealth’s adoption. More and more patients are looking to manage their care remotely and early indications point to the increased use of telehealth services being here to stay even after economies reopen. That said, you might find yourself asking, “which telehealth services should my organization be offering?”

It’s a fair question considering the various options that exist in the market but we hope to be able to provide some guidance below.

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Topics: telehealth, hospitals, remote second opinion

Practicing Medicine Beyond Your Own State's Border

In the US, regulation of the practice medicine is a state prerogative. Based upon one of the earliest precepts of the establishment of the federal government in the United States, states retain the power to regulate that which occurs solely within their borders. Physicians must be licensed in the state in which they practice and must adhere to that state's mandates. So, can a physician legally serve a patient in need of their specialty if they reside outside of their jurisdiction?

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Topics: Compliance, Legal, healthcare technology, telehealth, remote second opinion

2020 Roundup - Ten Healthcare Trends That We Believe are Here to Stay

While we are still reeling from the onslaught of the pandemic, it is useful to reflect on and investigate some of the occurrences that will pave the way for healthcare in the coming years. Even if it wanes with the current delivery of multiple vaccination candidates, COVID-19 has made an indelible mark on our healthcare system.

Here are ten of the most important trends that we expect to emerge or gain traction in 2021, as the veil of COVID-19 is pulled back.

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Topics: Thoughts on Thursday, healthcare technology, covid-19, telehealth

What is a Remote Second Opinion (RSO)?

If you are like most practices, the words “virtual care” have become critical to your survival this year. With the changes the world has faced as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, facilities that once relied exclusively on in-person treatment have been forced to explore ways to meet their patients’ needs without always seeing them face-to-face. By this point in time, most practices are aware of telehealth software that can enable a virtual meeting with a patient. These programs allow physicians to talk through simple issues with patients during a live video consultation. But what about complex or chronic issues? What if your practice offers specialized care that requires an assessment of a patient’s case history?

Basic telehealth software does not typically have an answer for these questions as the systems lack a comprehensive method for records aggregation and presentation. It’s for these cases that your virtual care toolbox needs to include a method for Remote Second Opinions. But what is a Remote Second Opinion (RSO)?

Well, I’m glad you asked…

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Topics: second opinion, telehealth, remote second opinion

Remote Second Opinions: An Important Tool in Your Virtual Care Toolbox

Covid-19's Impact on Virtual Care

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Topics: Purview Clients, telehealth, hospitals, remote second opinion

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