DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story


Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment

 

Health IT Homepage

Machine learning algorithm may predict early-stage Alzheimer's disease Already used for cancer

Enterprise imaging will make up 27 percent of imaging IT market by 2021 PACS vendors ramp up enterprise solutions to compete against multi-vendor IT models

Hospital for Special Surgery improves response times to 12 critical events How one NY hospital rose to the occasion in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Siemens Healthineers collaborates with Houston Methodist Hospital Will provide advanced angio, MR, CT, molecular imaging and ultrasound technology

Health care C-suite’s guide to artificial intelligence Questions and costs associated with disruptive new technology

Lakeland Health installs the Philips IntelliVue Guardian Solution in three hospitals Cardiac and respiratory arrests cut by 56 percent

Glencoe Software releases 2.0 version of PathViewer Digital Pathology Solution Can assess multiplexed whole slide images with 40 or more biomarkers.

Exa PACS/RIS drive productivity and readership volume rates Network Radiology reports success with Konica Minolta solution

Fujifilm introduces new version of its Synapse PACS Available as a software upgrade

Accuray's iDMS cleared by FDA for use with TomoTherapy Centralized Data Management System platform for workflow efficiency

A look inside EMR and telehealth integration

by Christina Hwang , Contributing Reporter
With more and more hospitals and health care facilities implementing electronic medical records (EMRs) into their IT infrastructure, telehealth is gaining traction as a way for physicians to keep in touch with their patients.

In the webinar, EMRs + Telehealth: Tying it all together, American Well’s Craig Bagley, director of sales engineering, spoke on how to utilize the company’s telehealth system.

Story Continues Below Advertisement

Streamline Your Radiology Workflow with RamSoft's PowerServer RIS/PACS

The PowerServer RIS/PACS is a single database application, essential to reducing redundant work, limiting manual data entry, and increasing consistency throughout healthcare practices. Click to learn how it will help you improve patient care and more.



“Integrating your telehealth program into your existing clinical information systems allows for the ongoing care and chronic care management of patients, in addition to being able to treat patients on their terms, wherever they are physically located,” said Bagley.

He described the American Well telehealth enterprising system as a “fully-branded, white-labeled” system, which means that someone viewing a facility's telehealth page does not see the American Well logo and instead sees the facility's own brand.

Bagley gave an overview of a patient hoping to have a virtual consultation with a physician using the telehealth system.

  • A new patient can sign up and input their information including demographics and insurance plan. They are then automatically enrolled into the facility’s EMR system. If the patient is already a part of the system, they can view their clinical history, schedule visits and receive notifications, and also talk to a doctor.

  • Once they are inside the virtual “waiting room”, they can see when the physician pulled up their information and also how long it might take for the physician to begin the consultation.

  • When the consultation is over, the patient will see a wrap-up screen that shows the information the physician collected during the visit, such as diagnosis, medication and allergies.



American Well


The image above illustrates the consultation from a physician’s point of view. The doctor can view the patients who are in the waiting room, and if they click on a patient’s name, they see the patient’s information — which was gathered from the EMR — or note the reason for the visit.

“It means using interfacing to bring appropriate information into the telehealth platform to facilitate an effective and meaningful visit, and then being able to share the uniquely-generated data from that visit with the [facility’s] clinical systems of records,” Bagley said.

Another way to utilize American Well’s telehealth system is through provider-or-staff-initiated scheduled visits, according to Bagley, such as a patient going to a hospital and learning that their follow-up could be conducted via telehealth.

The assistant at the front desk could set up an appointment, and then through email or a mobile app, notify the patient on the day of the appointment, where the patient is automatically entered into the waiting room.

“Working with over 170 different health plans and health systems clients, with all of their own challenges and their own opportunities, we’ve been able to develop our products to work in any clinical setting and support most any service lines,” he said.

Health IT Homepage


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Advertise
Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Directory
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Requests
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Requests
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
Jobs/Training
Find/Fill
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Quotes
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Quotes
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2017 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED