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Athene TeleHealth to be Featured on News 12 NJ: “12 to your Health”

Lights, camera, action! 12 for your Health talking about Telemedicine! Please don’t forget to watch us, airing this Saturday 9/23 and next Saturday 9/30 in their segment “12 to your Health”(please check the time on your “info channel” because it’s different in each county). Our CMO, Dr. Bobby Malik and EVP Mel Castro will talk…

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Government Accountability Office Publishes Report on Telehealth

According to McKnight’s, a business news magazine that serves the long-term care industry, the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a report showing that both healthcare providers and patients alike agree that adopting telehealth technology has the potential to improve the quality of care in this country. The federal report mentions many familiar factors that favor…

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Newborns Benefit From Telemedicine

A lot of space has been devoted to how telehealth benefits elders and elder care facilities. What about human beings at the opposite end of life’s journey? That’s right, I’m referring to infants. Just imagine all of the pediatric specialists previously unavailable to rural doctors and hospitals.Just as it does for seniors, telemedicine minimizes any…

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Establishing an Effective Telehealth Strategy

The ultimate challenge of the modern age is still that our means to communicate continues to outpace our ability. So, first things first, stop and recognize telehealth for what it is: a tool. In and of itself, it is technology that allows the practice of medicine to reach remote patients with unprecedented access. However, this…

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Introducing the Telehealth Innovation and Improvement Act

Introducing the Telehealth Innovation and Improvement ActThe Telehealth Innovation and Improvement Act is a new piece of legislation designed to improve telehealth services for Medicare users. The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Republican senator Cory Gardner and Democrat senator Gary Peters, is similar to one proposed in 2015. The goal remains the same: increasing care to…

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Changes on Capitol Hill Won’t Affect Rise of Telemedicine

Admittedly, the current frenzy surrounding the topic of healthcare can cause a writer to hesitate when covering related topics. The good news is that when it comes to the topic of telemedicine, growth is expected regardless of what goes on in Washington. Digital technology simply isn’t going anywhere. Its evolution shows no signs of slowing…

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Telehealth Embraces PTSD Survivors

Telehealth Embraces PTSD Survivors

Social withdrawal and isolation are tell-tale signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. Many who suffer from mental illness are prone to these symptoms. While telemedicine may be designed to deliver healthcare remotely in the more literal sense, there is no reason it cannot be used to treat our nation’s multitude of veterans, victims and seniors suffering…

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Telehealth Brings Healthcare Full Circle

You can use your wireless device to watch a video clip from some old TV show where the town doctor makes house calls while carrying his little black bag. Now, you can use that same device to virtually recreate that experience. Talk about ‘full circle’. It began with remotely evaluating a patient which led to…

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Medicare to Penalize Nursing Homes

Medicare to Penalize Nursing Homes for High Hospital Readmission Rates

One of the simpler explanations behind telemedicine is that it reduces patient transfers between nursing homes and hospitals. What is of the utmost importance is the care that these facilities are providing. On one hand, hospitals have been penalized for the rate at which patients return. Now, nursing homes will be held accountable for hospital…

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What Is Telepresence?

What Is Telepresence? For some time now, the human race’s means to communicate has drastically outpaced its ability to communicate. This is as true for telehealth practitioners as with anyone else. Videoconferencing may allow a physician or healthcare provider to communicate with a patient remotely but how prepared or qualified is either individual to ensure…

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