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March 9, 2018
Blood Tests and X-rays ordered from your Barcalounger

In order to create a more comprehensive and convenient experience for you, we have partnered with QuestLabs, Labcorp, and Health Images to be able to get your blood tests and x-rays ordered directly from our telemedicine platform.  Blood test ordering is available from LabCorp from Fort Collins on down to Pueblo, from Quest Labs from […]

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March 5, 2018
12 Key Components of a Successful Telemedicine Video Visit for Patients

Up to 82% of people have yet to use telemedicine as a method of seeking medical care.  While our primary interaction with healthcare has yet to fully follow the path of our online first interactions with banking and shopping, it is clearly becoming more the norm year upon year.  Just like much in life, if […]

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March 3, 2018
The Uber of Healthcare Has Arrived (Literally)

The Uber of Healthcare is Here for Real Uber recently announced the launch of Uber Health. This transportation platform allows healthcare professionals to schedule rides for patients that need to go to or from medical appointments.  A similar program with Lyft has been rolling out nationwide including a partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield.  The […]

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March 2, 2018
WAYS TO SAVE ON HEALTHCARE

[section label="Savings List" bg_color="rgba(0, 105, 146, 0.2)"] Keep a Check on the Crazy Cost of Care [row] [col span="8" span__sm="12"] [divider align="center" width="400px" height="5px" color="rgb(255, 255, 255)"] Healthcare is confusing and expensive but it doesn't have to be.  By paying attention, and questioning the standard way that healthcare is done, you can save yourself quite […]

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February 16, 2018
Online Medical Care for Children

The Scenario It is 8 pm on a school night.  Just about bedtime for the kids.  Then one of your children vomits.  You think it might have been a one time thing and you start thinking back to what they ate recently.  Then it starts happening again. And again.  And again.  You now realize this […]

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February 6, 2018
The Real Value of Seeing a Doctor

Think back to the last time you decided to go to the doctor for an acute illness. You probably debated whether your symptoms were severe enough, would the doctor actually do anything, and would it be better to wait it out? As you considered your decision making process, what was the value you were seeking […]

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January 30, 2018
Online prescription refills: When is it okay to do?

Seeking out the prescribing power of an online medical provider to refill a prescription does not make up a large portion of telemedicine visits, but it is also not a rare occurrence.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 50% of us are on at least one prescribed medication, 23% take three or more, […]

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January 26, 2018
School Based Telemedicine + Enhanced Asthma Management Reduces Symptoms and Hospitalizations

Overview:  A recent study from the Journal of the American Medical Association(JAMA) Pediatrics indicates that combining a combination of occasional telemedicine visits with a monitored "at-school" asthma medication regimen as directed by the telemedicine providers significantly increased the number of days without symptoms for the children as well as cutting in half the number of […]

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January 23, 2018
Rural Emergency Department Telemedicine Shortens Time in ER for Patients

A recent study from the University of Iowa, published in Telemedicine and e-Health concluded that the use of telemedicine in rural emergency department decreased the "door-to-provider" time and the overall time spent in the ER for patients that required transfer to another hospital.  The study was conducted at Critical Access Hospitals which are rural location […]

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