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Telecommunication (Telemedicine) And Healthcare Management

Technology has significantly advanced within the healthcare industry over the past decade. From the Affordable Care Act to wearable device technology, healthcare is transitioning to a more comprehensive, accessible, interoperable and personalized way of managing population health. Employers, health insurance brokers and health plan providers who do not adapt to the rapidly shifting health management landscape will struggle to keep up with the clinical and financial outcomes of those who embrace the new opportunities provided by modern day technology.

Tags: Technology, Healthcare, Industry, ACA, Affordable Care Act, Wearable Device, Population Health, Employers, Health Insurance, Brokers, Health Plan, Providers, Health Management, Clinical, Financial, Outcomes, Telemedicine, Treatment, Patients, Telecommunication, Data, Software Engine, Healthcare Analysis, The American Telemedicine Association, Hospitals, Home Health, Private Physician, Member Population, Telehealth, Healthcare Network, Patient, Consultation, e-Health, Patient Portals, Remote Monitoring, Medical Education, Cost, Chronis Disease, ER, Admissions, Readmission, Benefits Plan
6 Costly Healthcare Myths

The healthcare system can be a confusing place for someone who is well, let alone someone who is sick and in need of help. Oftentimes, health plan members do not know their benefits and can seek care in the wrong place; like the ER when the problem is not urgent, or outside their network, which means they may incur an expensive and unexpected bill. This confusion can cause delays in treatment and less than desirable outcomes; as well as an increase of cost to everyone involved--from the patient to the health plan itself.

Tags: ER, Healthcare, Utilization, Health Plan, Hospitalists, Care Physician, PCP, Medications, Inpatient, Readmission, System, Members, Primary Care, Health Outcomes, Provider, Patient, Manage, Poindexter, Data, Claims
By Barbara Rutkowski - Vice President, Clinical Operations

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