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How to Become a Telemedicine Provider

Telemedicine provides a convenient option for providers and their patients. Telemedicine allows providers to see more patients in a shorter amount of time. It also reduces no-show rates, improves outcomes, enables early detection of a wide range of diseases, and increases the quality of care providers are able to give. With so many benefits, it should come as no surprise that healthcare providers around the world are starting to offer telehealth solutions to their clients.

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What Happens During a Telemedicine Visit?

In order to help slow the spread of disease, several healthcare providers have begun offering virtual visits using a telemedicine platform. Telemedicine uses video conferencing and special software to allow providers to see and hear their patients without coming into direct contact with them. This method protects both the provider and the patient from infectious disease like COVID-19.

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Why Having a Secure Telehealth Platform is Important

Organizations and individuals around the world are struggling to figure out how to stay connected throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. For healthcare providers and patients, staying connected while observing social distancing creates unique challenges. While both patients and healthcare providers understand the need for accessible healthcare during this difficult time, seeing patients in person isn’t always possible or the best option.

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What I learned by NOT recognizing and treating my PTSD symptoms

As our healthcare heroes experience trauma on the front lines of COVID-19, former Head Psychiatric Nurse, FBI Profiler and LTI Board Member, Candice DeLong, shares her story. Back in the 70s when I was a young and inexperienced psychiatric nurse, I made a major mistake that has impacted me to this day—

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Rural Doctors Turn to Telemedicine for Solving Access to Specialty Care

Individuals and families living in rural areas often struggle to find accessible and affordable healthcare. Rural areas tend to have far fewer providers per capita than urban locations, and even fewer specialists. In addition to limited availability, rural patients often make less income than those living in cities. This can make traveling to and affording healthcare services more challenging.

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Battling Coronavirus With Telemedicine

COVID-19 continues to spread around the world with confirmed cases in the United States reaching almost 835,000 as of April 22, 2020. As these numbers continue to grow, hospitals and healthcare workers must consider how they will accommodate the influx of sick patients while protecting the health and safety of other patients and staff.

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Grasping the new normal -- policy enables telehealth usage to continue to expand

Navigating COVID-19 as a nation continues to be a daily struggle, but over the last few weeks, we have embraced several positive changes in regards to telehealth and access. With President Trump’s leadership and support of appropriate funding, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has expanded access to services in regards to Medicare specifically.

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The Role of Telehealth in the New $8.3 Billion Coronavirus Act Signed by President Trump

The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act was signed on Friday by President Trump. This will provide $8.3 billion to combat the Coronavirus(COVID-19), a staggering $5.8 billion more than the President had originally requested. Funding is slated to supplement the Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Public Health and Social Services, the Centers for Disease Control, the Small Business Administration, the Department of State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. In addition, it will aid with vaccine development, medical supplies, and public health organizations and agencies.

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Why the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill is Needed During the Coronavirus Epidemic

On the morning post Super Tuesday, it’s likely the entire country is buzzing about the future. But, with the potential looming pandemic we have hovering over us, we must be especially mindful of how political decisions impact our citizens health and safety. The Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) calls for an emergency supplemental appropriations bill that will combat the coronavirus (COVID-19). The bill, if passed by Congress, will provide adequate funding for response to COVID-19. They outlined five key areas where the funding would be allocated: