Tag: telemedicine

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Current Trends in Telehealth and Beyond

“Telehealth is not the future—it’s the present. If you aren’t using it now, you will be soon,” says neurologist Eric Anderson, MD, PhD, who practices telemedicine in more than 20 states and 80 hospitals in the U.S. Telestroke is the most ubiquitous example of telemedicine in use today, but catching up quickly are virtual office…
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How ‘Tele-Movement’ Can Bridge the Gap for Neurology Patients with Movement Disorders

In most parts of this country there simply aren’t enough neurologists. Twenty states have, in fact, been identified as neurology deserts, according to data presented this year (2017) at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Jaime M. Hatcher-Martin, MD, PhD, a neurologist in Atlanta, says that out of the 159 counties in Georgia, there are only…
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Looking to Add Revenue Without Increasing Stress? Try Teleneurology

“This is a fabulous supplement to a practice,” says neurologist Elaine C. Jones, MD, FAAN, about telemedicine. “It’s fun, and I do enjoy it.” Jones started doing telemedicine about four years ago, evenings and weekends at first while running a busy solo neurology practice. After a couple of years, she says, “It was going well,…
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What Not to Do in Telemedicine

Since the late 1990s neurologists have been involved in the remote care of patients using telemedicine. This has primarily been through telestroke programs, but the application of this technology-driven mode of care has increased to include more than just stroke patients. Today, according to the American Hospital Association, “[Seventy-six] percent of U.S. hospitals connect with…
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Telemedicine in the PM&R Practice: The TeleRehab Visit

“It’s important to remember that the alternative to telehealth for many is not in-person care, it is no care because of barriers.” —Marla Kaufman, MD Dr. Marla Kaufman, Medical Director & Clinical Associate Professor, Puget Sound VA Hub Site, Telerehabilitation Enterprise Wide Initiative (TREWI), picked up the AAPMR session on teleRehab where Dr. Tapia left…

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