News - 2019 Archive

October 7, 2019

In looking at the many benefits of Telemedicine, it is easy to see how patients, individual providers and hospitals and clinics benefit. But is it also true that insurers stand to benefit from the expansion of Telemedicine Simply put, yes.

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September 30, 2019

Rural hospitals and clinics do a remarkable job of caring for patients locally. But when conditions get more complicated than they have the capacity to provide care for, patients often leave town to seek services in a larger community.

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September 23, 2019

The “old way” of specialists providing service to rural communities involved firing up the sedan and hitting the highway. For many physicians who have been in practice for a decade or more, it isn’t uncommon to hear them speak of hours on the road – reducing the number of productive hours they had for seeing patients or completing vital office work – to visit a distant outpost to deliver care to a handful of patients.

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September 16, 2019

As access to broadband internet has become more accessible in rural areas, so has access to innovative healthcare services like Telemedicine. At its core, Telemedicine is essentially a virtual office visit with a physician or provider. While there is no hand-to-hand contact, the appointment is conducted face-to-face via teleconference on a high-speed internet connection.

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