Virtual Telemedicine

NYC Health + Hospitals keeps patients out of ER with virtual urgent care

Once the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the health system needed to be able to treat the surge of patients with urgent care needs virtually so they could keep them safely at home and away from the overwhelmed emergency care system. To ensure all New Yorkers could access this new service, NYC H+H also needed a telehealth vendor that enabled it to offer virtual urgent care to all patients in their patients’ preferred language and without a clear need for the Internet or a smartphone.

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Commentary: Matthew Davidge – Telemedicine takes step forward, step back

Are we all Zoomed out? Do doctors miss patients’ wit and wisdom? Is a trip to the hospital the new fun field trip? Absolutely not! It was simply inevitable that after the incredible rise of virtual visits in 2020, that some virtual visits would revert back to in-person visits once a large percentage of the population got vaccinated.

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How Virtual Care Differs from Simple Videoconferencing

How Virtual Care Differs from Simple Videoconferencing

Virtual care has gained significant momentum in recent years—particularly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which rapidly accelerated telehealth adoption. At the start of the global health crisis, healthcare organizations scrambled to adapt quickly to delivering virtual care. In many cases, that meant using technology for virtual care that…

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Developing A Virtual Care Strategy

The rise, fall, and rise again of COVID-19 has made one thing absolutely clear: the future of medicine lies in virtual care. While most healthcare organizations (HCO) used some form of telehealth or virtual-first care before the COVID-19 shutdowns of 2020, many discovered their solutions were inadequate. They needed to…

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What is Virtual-First Healthcare?

Bluestream Health is more than just telehealth or telemedicine: we make virtual care possible. Clinics and hospitals use Bluestream Health to operate virtual calls and appointments in a more flexible way that fit their pre-existing workflows. Virtual-first care creates better patient experiences and more efficient workflows. When done well, virtual…

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virtual care trends

How Telehealth and Virtual Care Trends Have Changed

The year 2020 catapulted telehealth and virtual care into the spotlight. Telehealth and virtual care have changed and grown dramatically in the last year, with more growth on the horizon. Many organizations and experts in the medical field have predictions on the future of telehealth, and how it will continue…

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How Virtual Care Can Help You Accelerate Your Transition to Value-Based Care

An increased dependency on telehealth services last year prompted hospital systems and clinics to settle for patchwork solutions rather than address the larger problem: delivering value-based healthcare in the midst of a pandemic. Patients now expect the at-home healthcare capabilities that virtual care promises. Improved technology, with the help of…

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Post-COVID Barriers to Rebuilding Revenues Due to Slow Virtual Care Implementation Cycles

Post-COVID Barriers to Rebuilding Revenues Due to Slow Virtual Care Implementation Cycles

Healthcare systems are positioned better than ever before to implement virtual care solutions that satisfy patient needs and present opportunities for revenue growth. Clinicians who work with easy-to-use, integrated workflows schedule visits with more patients each day, leading to increased productivity. Conversely, slow implementation of virtual care systems ends up…

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