UPDATED WITH MORE VENDORS: Healthcare IT News offers this listing of telemedicine companies that can help hospitals and other provider organizations deliver quality virtual care.
Telehealth always has been a key pillar of technology-enabled care delivery that helps hospitals, health systems and group practices deliver quality care at a distance – and often also gain efficiencies, improve patient and provider satisfaction and save costs.
But as 2020 unfolds, with the COVID-19 pandemic severely testing health-system capacity, telehealth is stepping up. Virtual care and remote monitoring have never before been in the spotlight as they are today.
As federal officials remove many of the regulatory and reimbursement barriers that have hindered more widespread telehealth adoption in the past, providers nationwide are using new technologies to deliver care amid social-distancing efforts to prevent coronavirus spread. Some vendors are even giving away products and services free.
Here’s a selection of just some of the many telehealth vendors out there, along with descriptions of their offerings, for healthcare organizations who might want to make use of the technology during this unprecedented time. Check back for additions in the days and weeks ahead.
AdvancedMD supports independent physicians and their staffs with a suite of systems for practice management, electronic health records, telemedicine, patient relationship management and business analytics reporting.
The AdvancedMD telemedicine system gives independent practices the ability to safely evaluate, diagnose and treat patients remotely, providing uniform patient care. Not only is telemedicine ideal for patients who are homebound or live in rural areas, but patient demand continues to increase in the following areas: dermatology visits, chronic care management such as depression and diabetes, congestive heart failure patients with at-home monitoring devices, the need to undergo rehab at home, traumatic events consultations to children, and medication regime monitoring.
Physicians can perform patient consultations via video conferencing, securely transmit still images, communicate via the AdvancedMD patient portal, and remotely monitor vital signs. An appointment dashboard allows physicians to see all of their telemedicine appointments in a unified calendar and launch or end a virtual healthcare session with a single click.
Integration with EHR software allows physicians to schedule and consult with a single system, increasing efficiencies while keeping costs low. An intuitive online portal helps patients schedule appointments, request prescription renewals, pay bills and conduct chat sessions in real-time.