Opportunities and Barriers in Telemedicine: Insights from the 2018 Telemed Leadership Forum

Washington, D.C. (April 4, 2018) – One of the great advantages of telemedicine is in its power to reduce barriers that often come with seeking face-to-face care. For the patient, there’s the financial and time costs of traveling to the office and sitting in the waiting room. For the doctor, there’s the cost of no-shows and limited capacity. Face-to-face care will …

How Well do you Know Telemedicine and Population Health? Take the Quiz!

Jeremy Corbett MD, Chief Health Officer, Envolve PeopleCare Dr. Jeremy Corbett serves as Chief Health Officer at Envolve PeopleCare, providing oversight and guidance over several aspects of the business, with particular emphasis on the Envolve Center for Health Behavior Change™, quality, product development, and clinical innovation. His piece, The Fallacy and Opportunity of Population Health, was featured on Telemedicine Magazine. …

Making Healthcare More Nimble

Farmington, CT (January 26, 2018) – Sometimes it seems like we’re living in the future. While driving in the middle of nowhere, you can command Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, Alexa, to close your garage door, set the temperature in your house, and ask about the bubonic plague symptoms. But when you actually come down with something like the plague and have …

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What Makes an Effective Telehealth Program?

Farmington, CT (January 24, 2018) – From startups to large hospital networks, thousands are dipping into the telehealth world, but not all succeed. So what makes an effective telehealth program? The answer may be more simple than you think. A telehealth program that is not effective is often built from scratch, rather than bought or accessed via partnership. Health executives must be …

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Improving Quality in the Healthcare Industry

Farmington, CT (January 19, 2018) – With the shift toward value-based reimbursement models, payment is increasingly tied to health outcomes rather than services provided. Savvy shoppers demand quality, too. More than ever before, they’re considering a health insurance plan’s STAR or HEDIS rating in addition to cost and the accessibility of providers as they peruse the insurance marketplace. Providers are responding …

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Removing Barriers to Care Coordination

Farmington, CT (January 12, 2018) – For members living with chronic conditions, it can be difficult to deliver seamless, high-quality care. There can often be several moving parts and healthcare professionals involved in a member’s care, so it is common to overlook key information, but the risks can be serious. A discrepancy in care coordination can cause issues in quality of healthcare …

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Reaching Members When and Where They Need It

Farmington, CT (January 5, 2018) – Twenty percent of the US population lives in rural and medically underserved areas. As Dr. Jeremy Corbett revealed in his article “The Fallacy and Opportunity of Population Health,” these members have traditionally struggled to control their chronic conditions. Additionally, the geographic isolation has created barriers to intervention by medical professionals in times of need. With the growing …

Disease Management

Identifying Health Risks More Effectively

Farmington, CT (December 22, 2017) – Disease management programs are designed to target people with costly chronic conditions like asthma, congestive heart failure, coronary heart disease, end-stage renal disease, depression, high-risk pregnancy, hypertension, arthritis, and diabetes.  When insurance companies try to identify individuals best suited for disease management, they must rely on spotty data from the past – often the distant past. “This approach naturally zeroes …

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Population Health Needs an Upgrade

Farmington, CT (December 15, 2017) – In today’s tech-centric world, we get upgrades for everything. A new iPhone X, a Samsung smart fridge, and self-driving cars, but what about healthcare management? The industry talks a big innovation game with approaches like population health, which aims at reinventing the industry by leveraging big data and tech to improve medical results on the scale …