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5 steps to improving employees’ mental health

This article was published on June 25, 2018 on Employee Benefit Adviser written by Harrison Newman. Photo Source: Employee Benefit Adviser.

Technology has transformed the way many of us work, but it also has almost completely eliminated our ability to unplug, de-stress and take care of our mental health. Many employees make themselves available 24/7, checking email before they go to sleep and as soon as they wake up. This “always on” mentality is costing everyone — businesses spend $300 billion each year on absenteeism, diminished productivity, employee turnover and insurance fees due to workplace stress.

Stress and mental health are increasingly […]

June 25th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

2 in 3 Americans are stressed about the cost of health insurance

This article was published on May 31, 2018 on Becker’s Hospital Review written by Emily Rappleye.

Americans are stressed about health: the future health of themselves and their loved ones, the cost of health insurance, and looming changes to health policy, according to a survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Psychological Association.

The poll includes responses from more than 3,400 respondents over age 18. “Given the uncertain fate of our nation’s healthcare system, it is not surprising that the majority of those adults surveyed expressed concerns about access to healthcare and costs,” APA CEO Arthur Evans Jr., […]

June 20th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

Telepharmacy Technology Advances 24/7 Access to Prescription Medicines

This article was published on May 3, 2018 on URAC.org written by URAC Staff. Photo source: URAC.

Nearly 25 percent of American hospitals lack an overnight pharmacist, says Christopher A. Keeys, PharmD, BCPS, RPh, president, Clinical Pharmacy Associates and CEO of MedNovations, Inc. “It’s a scary proposition,” he told attendees of the Telemed Leadership Forum 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Fortunately, telepharmacy is emerging as a powerful tool to help bridge that gap, even as it can also help to reduce prescription filling errors, Keeys said.

However, telepharmacy must be understood to be maximized, he said. “The intersection between tele-pharmacy and medication reconciliation requires […]

June 18th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

Telemedicine Market to Cross $48.8 Billion by 2023

This article was published on May 30, 2018 on Globe News Wire written by P&S Market Research.

NEW YORK, May 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The telemedicine market is witnessing a huge growth potential in the foreseeable future. The market is expected to reach $48.8 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 14.8% between 2018-2023. The growing geriatric population, growing need for remote patient monitoring services and increasing prevalence of chronic and lifestyle associated diseases are the major growth drivers of the market for telemedicine. Additionally, the increasing medical tourism, increasing government funding and grants for telemedicine, technological innovation & […]

June 15th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

10 Ways Telemedicine Is Changing Healthcare IT

This article was published on You Must Get Healthy written by Collins Nwokolo.

The Revolution is HERE!

Telemedicine is the distant cure and health assessment of patients over telecommunications and e- technologies. This includes teleconferencing, document-sharing, and mobile technology to provide medical access to those who are lacking it because of cost or long-distance issues. It permits health care providers to check, analyze, and provide treatment to patients without the need for an in-person visit.

Nowadays, telemedicine is used in various medical fields including cardiology, dermatology, and behavioural health. It is acting as a way to provide health care services to areas underserved […]

June 11th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|