Category Archives: Telehealth

12 Key Components of a Successful Telemedicine Video Visit for Patients

telemedicine doctor on smartphone

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 […]

Online Medical Care for Children

Mother and Child on Tablet doing Telemedicine Visit with Online Doctor

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 […]

The Real Value of Seeing a Doctor

Doctor in lab coat with stethoscope

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 […]

I Can See Your Eardrum From All The Way Over Here: ENTO Telemedicine Otoscope Review

ENTO telemedicine digital otoscope in case

A Healthcare Consumer(Patient)-Friendly Camera Ear pain evaluation through an online video consult with no additional devices has been a weak point of telemedicine.  It is such a common complaint, particularly in children but the ability to actually see the eardrum just is not possible with these “Skype-like” interactions.  So a telemedicine clinician can not actually […]

Telemedicine’s Impact on Workers’ Comp | Article Aware

Related to Care on Location providing affordable access to care from small businesses throughout the state of Colorado, a recent survey suggests that Workers’ Compensation professionals also foresee and increased role of telemedicine in containing the rising cost of medical care for employers. The Centers for Disease Control has suggested in prior publications that each employer loses […]

Commentary: The Top 3 Digital Health Trends to Watch In 2018 | Fortune

A commentary found recently in Forbes magazine lists Telemedicine, Data Sharing (think Apple Watch or Fitbit), and Artificial Intelligence(AI) as the top three trends in Digital Health.  I would agree with all three.  In particular I agree with Telemedicine and AI.  Data sharing requires the patient to participate in collecting the right data and be […]

A new white paper shows the massive untapped potential for telehealth acceptance

Telemedicine Provider in front of people silhouettes

What is holding up telehealth acceptance? Some clues can be gleaned from a recent white paper published by Avizia shows the significant percentage of the population that has yet to discover telehealth.    According to this white paper, 82% of patients surveyed have not used telemedicine as a source of care.  Of the 18% who […]

What the Rash is That?!

Scabies Rash

Rashes really freak people out and make up a decent percentage of all urgent care telemedicine complaints.  There are several studies finding that rash diagnosis by telemedicine is just about as good as an in-person evaluation.  Another recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Dermatology shows that medical providers evaluating […]

Holiday Hazards

Thanksgiving, give thanks, pumpkin, flowers

Holiday Hazards that just may happen, and how to treat them through telemedicine The family is coming, the friends are coming and for a lot of us, that may mean from across town, out of state or an international guest. Like any other get together, hazards arise great and small. Nothing de-rails your sight seeing […]

Thanksgiving: Stuffed or Sick? – Foodborne Illness

Fall Harvest Basket

Take a look outside your window – what do you see? In most parts of the United States, you’ll find brilliant colored leaves turning brown on trees that are shedding them to the ground for the preparation of colder weather. You might see an abundance of pumpkins or scarecrows. Sweaters. Boots. Time to cozy up. […]