How to Make Telehealth Part of Your Clinicians’ Daily Workflow

A Q&A with Ed Simcox, Healthcare Practice Leader, Logicalis Healthcare Solutions

The roadblocks to widespread telehealth adoption are quickly becoming a thing of the past, particularly as millennials – who are intimately familiar and comfortable with the technology – become increasingly eager to replace time-consuming, in-person office visits with virtual ones.  Where reimbursement was once an issue, today’s acceptance of telehealth as an appropriate method of treatment has opened doors to faster payments. There is, however, still a key factor standing in the way of widespread telehealth adoption: Clinicians accustomed to practicing medicine in a traditional face-to-face setting are finding it difficult to incorporate telehealth into their daily workflow.

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What You Need to Know Before Implementing Telehealth in Your Organization

An interview with Cory Rehfeldt, Director of the Collaboration Practice at Logicalis US, and Kim Garriott, Principal Consultant, Healthcare Strategies, Logicalis Healthcare Solutions

If you’ve been to any healthcare IT events lately, you know that the buzz is all about telehealth.  Studies show at least 74 percent of the nation’s largest employers plan to offer telehealth benefits this year, and experts estimate virtual consults will increase a stunning 62 percent by 2020.  Telehealth is clearly a technology that’s on the rise, and one that every healthcare CIO should be thinking about.  What do you need to know? In this Q&A, we ask two of Logicalis’ top experts to weigh in.

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What Makes Patients Comfortable Using Telehealth?

A Q&A with Kim Garriott, Principal Consultant, Healthcare Strategies, for Logicalis Healthcare Solutions

Millennials comfortable with technology are leading the charge into the world of telemedicine, saving themselves countless hours in crowded waiting rooms only to get the same diagnosis and prescription they can get from the comfort of their own homes right from their device of choice.

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Six Ways Healthcare Organizations Can Benefit from SSO

By Ed Simcox, US Healthcare Practice Leader, Logicalis Healthcare Solutions

The state of New York recently enacted important legislation that will have far-reaching effects for the healthcare industry at large.  You may have heard about the state’s I-STOP prescription monitoring program which mandates electronic prescribing for all pharmaceutical prescriptions, both controlled and non-controlled substances.  Other states have electronic prescription laws in place already, but did you know that New York’s is the first to carry both financial penalties and jail time for physicians who violate it?

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A New Approach to Analytics in Healthcare

By Ed Simcox, Healthcare Practice Leader at Logicalis Healthcare Solutions

Analytics” refers to the process of identifying and gathering of all relevant data needed to solve a problem or answer a question and then applying a methodology to that data to make informed decisions. There’s also something called “big data analytics,” and that refers more specifically to identifying and leveraging disparate data sets that may be so complex and large, that they are difficult (or impossible) to manage with a traditional set of software and hardware.

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Strong governance and implementation teams are critical to telehealth success

By Ed Simcox, Healthcare Practice Leader for Logicalis

I mentioned the need for strong telehealth governance in another recent blog post.  In this post, I want to expand on the importance of governance and implementation.

To make a telehealth program successful and sustainable, we need to select and assemble two groups of people: (1) a governance team and (2) an implementation team. Both teams are important to guide the design, implementation, support and evolution of a telehealth program. While they are separate groups, membership may overlap.

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