Northern district health boards in New Zealand implement new cloud-based telehealth service

Northern district health boards in New Zealand implement new cloud-based telehealth service

The four Northern Region district health boards (DHBs) in New Zealand have started rolling out a cloud-based telehealth service. Northland, Waitemata, Auckland and Counties Manukau DHBs have developed the new service in close collaboration with their clinical teams. The technology is provided by Zoom Video Communications as a safe, secure and unified video, audio, content […]

Telehealth brings psychiatrists into Inspira’s emergency rooms

Telehealth brings psychiatrists into Inspira Health’s emergency rooms

Inspira Health Network, a nonprofit, three-hospital health system serving communities across southern New Jersey, lacked psychiatric providers, resulting in delays in service. Consults have a 24-hour window, which led to bed, intervention and recommendation delays for medical patients. THE PROBLEM As a result, it was not unusual for patients to wait longer than 24 hours […]

Telehealth from home to be added to Medicare Advantage plan's benefits under new rule

Telehealth from home to be added to Medicare Advantage plan’s benefits under new rule

Proposed changes issued today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would allow Medicare Advantage insurers to be reimbursed for additional telehealth services, a benefit not available through traditional fee-for-service Medicare. Under the proposed rule, Medicare Advantage enrollees can receive telehealth services from their homes, rather than from a healthcare facility. MA plans have […]

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Telehealth helps Einstein Medical Center slash readmissions, boost value-based care

The Einstein Medical Center wanted to decrease readmissions for liver failure patients by 50 percent. Caregivers had a longtime interest in the potential for remote patient monitoring and turned to telehealth technology to address this mandate. Thus far, since implementing the RPM processes, the hospital has gone more than two months without any readmissions. “The […]

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How telehealth can improve the hospital revenue cycle

Many virtues of telehealth are widely understood at this point but a perhaps lesser known emerging use for the platforms is to streamline the revenue cycle by enhancing billing and payment collections. That’s becoming increasingly appealing as patients’ financial responsibility for their healthcare bills is changing. The patient portion of expenditures in hospitals used to […]