Telehealth Telemedicine. The Doctor is On. Responding to COVID-19

Telehealth Telemedicine. The Doctor is On. Responding to COVID-19

Health and Human Services and the ONC are encouraging healthcare providers to adopt remote medicine in response to the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency. According to speakers at last month’s American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) State Legislative Conference, doctors should push insurers to pay them fairly for the care they provide electronically, said Dr. William Thornbury, founder of an online appointment site called meVisit. AAFP conference speakers also presented results of a recent survey of what family physicians thought about...

Mobile Healthcare Still Costly [Medical Billing Insights]

Though mobile health is seeing increasing adoption across the healthcare industry in the United States, many professionals still consider cost to be a significant barrier when it comes to implementation. Mobile health (also referred to as mHealth) was one of the major topics at the 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition held by the Health Information and Management Systems Society. Though organizations like the HIMSS are ready to begin implementing mobile healthcare solutions, others in the healthcare field aren’t ready to...