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4 Tips to Evaluating Telemedicine Technology: The Secrets to an Early ROI and Successful Implementation

Posted by Dr. Darren J. Sommer DO, MBA, MPH on Jul 16, 2019 3:08:42 PM

Telemedicine and telehealth technology are already having an impact on health care, but many providers struggle to see the benefits.

Often it is a cultural struggle – leadership doesn’t provide enough support to the initiative or physicians are reluctant to change even if it is a benefit to patients.

Other times, it may be a problem with the technology. Not all telemedicine systems are created equal, and without the right technology the solution may become an impediment, rather than building the relationship between the patient and doctor.

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Topics: telemedicine, revenue, telehealth

5 Benefits of Telehealth Services for Patients and Providers

Posted by Dr. Darren J. Sommer DO, MBA, MPH on May 30, 2019 12:51:02 PM

Change is coming to health care.

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Topics: telemedicine, telehealth

Solving Hospital to Hospital Transfers in Healthcare Today

Posted by Dr. Darren J. Sommer DO, MBA, MPH on May 17, 2019 9:47:23 AM

Hospital to hospital transfers are a significant source of growth and revenue for many health systems.

It is estimated that an average of 3.5% of all hospital inpatient admissions come from interhospital transfers, with larger facilities having a significantly higher proportion of transfers accounting for their total admissions.[1]

However, the interfacility transfer is still a fragmented process that can lead to medical errors and even death. Finding safer ways to receive transfers from other hospitals can improve patient care, decrease costs and increase patient and physician satisfaction.

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Topics: telemedicine, telehealth, teletransfers

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