5 Ways Telemedicine Technology Saves Lives

Posted by & filed under Health Informatics.

Extend your reach, improve outcomes, and reduce expenses with our fully integrated telemedicine solutions at CIS Consulting.

Telemedicine has come a long way since its invention in the 1960s where it was first used by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to monitor the physiological parameters of astronauts in space. Today, it uses telecommunication technologies such as teleconferencing and mobile technology to improve and provide healthcare to remote patients. Doctors connect to… Read more »

MACRA Will Decimate the Private Practice Physician

Posted by & filed under Health Informatics.

Why MACRA is bad news for smaller healthcare practices

You might have read the title and wondered what is MACRA? MACRA is an abbreviation of The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which means, most importantly, that is a law which establishes new ways for physicians to be paid when caring for Medicare beneficiaries. This however is not the only reason for… Read more »

7 Reasons Why Your Practice Should Be Using Telemedicine Software

Posted by & filed under Health Informatics.

Reasons why your practice should have telemedicine software

The term “telemedicine” is derived from the combination of a Greek word “Tele,” meaning “distance” and a Latin word “mederi” meaning “to heal”.  Distance is a constraint for people living in remote areas to access timely, quality healthcare. Telemedicine solution providers attempt to overcome this constraint by bridging the gap between the patient and healthcare… Read more »

7 Ways Telemedicine Can Improve Value Based Care & Lower Your Costs

Posted by & filed under Health Informatics.

7 ways telemedcine can improve patient health

Telemedicine is something that’s existed as a concept pretty much since the invention of the phone. Every form of effective long-distance communication has been and can be used for medical consultations, whether between professionals or between a doctor and their patient. It was the recent advances of the Internet, however, that brought telemedicine to the… Read more »

The House Call Is Back! (But This Isn’t Your Grandparents’ House Call)

Posted by & filed under Health Informatics.

Telemedicine and house calls

Not long ago, house calls by doctors were a common occurrence. As recently as our grandparents’ generation, women delivered babies at home. Doctors came to the house to diagnose and treat ailments like colds, cuts, and other common health concerns. Eventually, house calls have disappeared. They’ve been replaced with long waits in offices or emergency… Read more »

How School Systems are Using Telemedicine

Posted by & filed under Health Informatics.

Telemedicine for the school system

Every parent dreads a phone call from the school nurse. If your child has been sent to the nurse with a tummy ache, boo-boo, sniffle, or other ailment, chances are you’re going to have to take time off work to head to the school and assess the situation. In some cases, the event is serious… Read more »

Urgent Care or Emergency Room?

Posted by & filed under Health Informatics.

Urgent care vs emergency room

A friend of mine and I were talking the other day. She told me how difficult it was to help her daughter, who was away at college, find a good doctor. Apparently, a few weeks prior her daughter had been having nagging headaches that she suspected were sinus related.  My friend told me how she… Read more »

How to Add Telehealth To Your Services

Posted by & filed under Health Informatics.

Telehealth service by physician

Advances in technology are changing the way we live our lives and conduct business, including how patients and doctors can interact. Factors like the rising costs of healthcare and a growing gap in available physicians has left a lot of patients unwilling or unable to receive the consultation and care they need. Telehealth solutions have… Read more »

Reaching a Large Patient Base with Telemedicine

Posted by & filed under Health Informatics.

One advantage of telemedicine is the ability to reach and serve a larger patient base. Here are more ways it's transforming the way doctors serve patients.

Most healthcare professionals are now on board with technological advances and digital upgrades that allow them to more efficiently and effectively serve their patients. Although making the switch to electronic health records and medical case management software takes time, it is worth it in the long run. New technologies are making daily tasks like consulting… Read more »

How Telemedicine Can Improve Your Bottom Line

Posted by & filed under Health Informatics.

A HIPAA complaint telemedicine solution can help your business grow. Here's what you can offer when you elect to integrate it into your existing operation.

While telemedicine has provided convenient, cost-effective solutions for people living in remote areas, dealing with debilitating conditions, or recovering at home from medical procedures has had a negative economic impact on traditional healthcare professionals who cannot reach their patients in a timely manner. As a healthcare provider, you may be understandably worried about losing your… Read more »