MedStar Health, which operates more than 300 healthcare entities, including 10 hospitals in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area, had been using telehealth services vendor Bluestream Health to perform its virtual visits
Telehealth has been available to the general public for decades in one form or another. Whether it’s a parent calling in the middle of the night about a sick child or a student seeking mental health resources, 24-hour hotlines have long been resourced as the first point of contact. For…
On September 27, 2018, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Readiness (ASPR) awarded two $3 million grants to investigate and develop regional disaster health response systems (RDHRS).
There’s no question that the demand for telehealth and virtual care has grown exponentially over the last twelve months.
Telehealth provider Bluestream Health has added Leon Medical Centers, a seven-location Miami-Dade FL provider. Bluestream Health provides whitelabeled secure telehealth services that combine with medical workflows to approximately 50,000 providers in 500 facilities.
Telehealth, telemedicine, and virtual care are often used interchangeably to describe remote healthcare visits. But virtual care means something much more than just telehealth or telemedicine. In fact, virtual care is in a category all its own. It is the logical, necessary next step in providing access to healthcare for all.
Given what we have all just gone through, (and are continuing to go through) with the global pandemic, does the question about whether we should be using or supporting telehealth services really need answering? To think in terms of having in-person only or office visits right now is so “last year” (or the year before).
Florida-based Leon Medical Centers has begun using a fully integrated Telehealth Platform from Bluestream Health to provide services to Medicare patients.
We’ve entered an age in which we can get anything online — including healthcare. Telehealth now makes it possible to provide and receive care from just about anywhere in the world, offering benefits such as increased safety, accessibility, convenience, and cost savings.
Offering telehealth and virtual care to your patients is essential. It improves access to care for more people, it allows your providers to work at the top of their license, it can improve health outcomes for patients with chronic diseases, and it can make providing care more cost effective.