All posts by Freida Castro

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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?

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 a successful encounter?…

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Telehealth and Nutrition

Telehealth & Nutrition Like the lens of a camera, telehealth is able to zoom in and focus on specific aspects of a patient’s health. A dietician just happens to be the sort of specialist that patients in remote areas have limited access to, the very problem that telehealth was designed to rectify. Thus, it should…

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Looking Ahead To Telemedicine in 2017

​Looking Ahead To Telemedicine in 2017 We have looked to the past to define telemedicine. We have attempted to forecast the future of telemedicine. At the close of 2016, telemedicine is still redefining itself. That is what makes it such an exciting asset to healthcare professionals. As technology seems poised to move us beyond simply…

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The Future Of Healing Is Telemedicine

The Future Of Healing Is Telemedicine

​The Future Of Healing Is Telemedicine It is a bit hard to write about the future of a technology that yet to be fully implemented in the present. Even now as caregivers and healthcare adopt telemedicine and its remote monitoring capabilities, the premise of a doctor’s face appearing on a video screen and treating you…

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