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UC Davis examined more than 19,000 medical encounters from 1996 to 2013 to explore the benefits of telemedicine and virtual visits. The study found that savings translate beyond simply saving money. Patients also saved time, experienced less stress and had easier access to their doctors. The UC Davis study, which looked at both inpatient and interactive video consultations, found collective savings of almost nine years of travel time spent driving five million miles and approximately $3 million. Per-patient savings averaged $156 related to travel expenses and about four hours of time on the road.

Medical encounters have dramatically changed over the past six decades. In 1960 there was virtually zero focus on documented care – at the most, doctors kept paper notes and shared patient information with specialists on an as-needed-basis. The Electronic Health Records (EHR) created portable, comprehensive patient records that track every detail of daily life, plus collect data across all medical conditions, prescriptions, mental health management, socioeconomic status and so much more. While all these data points provide opportunities to improve patient outcomes and self-directed care, many doctors feel pressured to do more with less.

More and more doctors are considering adding telemedicine and concierge medicine business models to increase revenue streams and improve patient services. Many are finding that educating patients about the benefits of telemedicine as a cost-effective, hassle-free care delivery model is the best approach to increasing adoption rates.

PatientClick Launches TeleMed iPhone App for Patients - PC Connect Securely Connects Providers to Patients


PatientClick Launches TeleMed iPhone App for Patients - PC Connect Securely Connects Physicians to Patients
San Diego, CA, April 06, 2017 --(PR.com)-- PatientClick, Inc. announced the release of their new patient portal application, PC Connect, designed to give patients more control over their health and wellness. The patient-facing TeleMedicine application for iPhone users allows patients to quickly and easily connect with physicians from the comfort of their home or office via a secure internet connection.

While physicians often embrace telemedicine as a revenue stream management device, patients are reaping the benefits, too.

Here Are The Top Ten Reasons Patients Love Virtual Medical Encounters

1. Quicker access to the doctor. Instead of taking time off work, driving through traffic and waiting in queue, patients can literally reach their physician in a matter of seconds via web-connected telemedicine technology.

2. 24-hour, on-demand service means convenient scheduling for minor issues and maintenance medication refills. Plus, available technology is fully-compatible with iPads and other mobile devices.

3. Physicians combine telemedicine protocol and EHR e-prescribing functionality to help patients get their medication faster.

Modern telemedicine is not simply setting up a video conference between two people. Technology empowers doctors to connect with patients from remote locations for face-to-face consultations with many of the advantages and patient experiences seen in traditional office visits. This short article will discuss some of the features and capabilities of 21st-century telemedicine.

Thousands of Americans needlessly suffer in isolation with mental health challenges. Telemedicine promises life-changing solutions for veterans with PTSD, elderly patients battling depression, and those with cognitive disabilities living alone. Virtual medical encounters aren't the same as they were a couple of decades ago. Today, psychiatrists and other doctors utilize innovative technologies to bring relief and healing via private therapy sessions using smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

TELE-UROLOGY IMPROVES ACCESS AND QUALITY OF CARE FOR PATIENTS

Innovative and Cost-Efficient Technology is Changing How Urologists Care for People Remotely

San Diego, CA, May 6, 2016 – New data highlighting the effectiveness of telemedicine, as well as, innovative screening methods for male infertility using smartphone technology, will be presented during the 111th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) on Friday, May 6 at 8:30 a.m. The press session will be moderated by Eugene Rhee, MD, MBA, AUA spokesperson and chief of urologic surgery at Kaiser Permanente, San Diego. He is also the recipient of the 2013 AUA Gallagher Health Policy Scholarship.

Telemedicine and the innovative use of technology are considered two of the fastest-growing components within the health care delivery system. Both provide novel and opportune access to hospitals, clinics and health care providers for those who otherwise would have limited to no access.

PatientClick Inc. has recently announced the release of its new Telemedicine Solution that has transformed the way patients connect and engage with healthcare providers.

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The Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) reforms Medicare payments and changes how Medicare pays those who give care to Medicare beneficiaries. These changes create a Quality Payment Program (QPP), which has two paths:

  1. Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
  2. Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

MIPS and APMs will go into effect over a timeline from 2015 through 2021 and beyond. Most practices will fall under MIPS, especially small practices (15 or fewer clinicians). Under MIPS, Eligible Professionals (EPs) will be measured on:

PatientClick Inc. has recently announced the release of its new iPhone app that has revolutionized the way patients connect and engage with healthcare providers. More details on the app are available at www.patientclick.com

Health IT headlines tend to focus on the adoption of EHR systems, but telemedicine — the delivery of remote clinical services using technology — is also making significant advancements that can benefit physician practices.

Quality patient care, effective communications, and efficient documentation: these are the hallmarks of healthcare moving into the 21st Century.  As web-based technology consistently strives to offer better efficiency in the ‘cloud’ of competitors, PatientClick continues to offer its users a reliable and proficient EHR product.  Among these tools of paperless transition are customizable features that allow healthcare providers to easily document their most discreet data.

The healthcare industry has begun to use emerging wireless technology to help make patient care an uninterrupted and round-the-clock process. This ever-increasing advancement of technology will cause a quantum leap in patient healthcare by giving critical information access to physicians on a real-time basis.

Empowering patients to take an active role in their own healthcare is an important key to improving our Healthcare System. Blue Button enables patients to do just that in a simple and secure setting ... 

Adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) by physicians and healthcare providers has been relatively slow despite the perceived benefits of better office efficiency, improved patient care, lower costs and potential financial rewards.

A variety of studies point to the fact that today’s young physicians fully intend to practice medicine with the aid of computers — and will accept nothing less

Recently launched PatientClick EHR, a leading provider of web-based electronic solutions for medical practitioners transitioning from paper to electronic medical records - has been Dragon Certified. With the pressure on medical providers to make the switch cost-effectively and with as little disruption as possible, PatientClick uniquely bridges the gap. In providing a service that stands out from the pack, PatientClick allows physicians to leverage voice recognition technology to effectively use EHR in their daily routine.

PatientClick EHR SaaS application selected by MHCC eliminates the stress of the selection process for Clinical Staff, and the costly integration process. Providers from State of Maryland will get special discounted price and additional services at much lower price as part of this program.