Telehealth Legislation 2021

As a key advocate of telehealth, ATA (American Telemedicine Association) has recently shared their 2021 State and Federal Legislative Priorities. To learn more about ATA Policy Principles please visit https://www.americantelemed.org/policy/

The listed legislation focuses on ensuring patient choice and satisfaction, expanding reimbursement policies, and providing adequate care to the underserved, at-risk, and senior populations.

Top Federal priorities for 2021 include the Telehealth Modernization Act and The Protecting Access to Post-COVID Telehealth Act that aims to make permanent changes to 1834(m) that would, amongst other things, remove constraints of the originating and geographic site and allow for the types of providers…


Telehealth vs. Telemedicine

The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to the increased use of telehealth tools. During the past year, many patients and providers that had never heard of telehealth or telemedicine before started using it. With all the talk about remote patient care, you may often hear the terms telehealth and telemedicine being used interchangeably, and you may wonder what is the difference between the two?

Telemedicine is part of telehealth which is generally regarded as the larger umbrella of all digital health services beyond clinical services to patients. Rapid technological progress in the areas of sensors, artificial intelligence, image recognition, video analysis…


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The unexpected global outbreak of COVID-19 has undeniably influenced the increased usage and awareness of telehealth in providers and patients that may have never used or heard of telemedicine before. For this reason, many believe that telemedicine is a modern invention. However, the concepts of telemedicine and remote patient care, as well as the need for it was recognized many years ago.

What started as a means to provide care to patients in remote or rural areas turned into a useful tool that helped many providers manage their patients during the COVID-19 state of emergency. …


At Vivadox, we constantly strive to understand the needs of our customers and help them provide excellent patient care remotely. Based on the feedback we received from our valued customers, we have carefully designed new features that will help optimize telemedicine workflows and increase convenience for both providers and patients. We are pleased to introduce some of our latest features that are now available on our platform.

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Ever since the pandemic onset in March 2020, coronavirus became one of the most important topics in our everyday lives. For over a year now, we are constantly being reminded of how serious the COVID-19 illness can be and what preventive measures we need to take to protect ourselves and our loved ones.

We hear about it in the news, we read about it on social media, we constantly talk about it with our families and friends. Every day, we listen about how the rates of infected and deceased are changing and how unemployment is on the rise.

The one…


While 2020 was uniquely challenging for the collective world, the human spirit responded the way it usually does — digging deep, being resourceful and innovating to beat the odds. We saw our frontline workers take care of us notwithstanding the little personal protection that they could access, vaccines developed and distributed in record timelines and we all adapted to new virtual ways of working & accessing services to keep the economy going.

Telemedicine that was languishing as a peripheral option was also thrust into the mainstream and most of us have had the opportunity to meet with our healthcare providers…


With the need to free up the hospital spaces for the rising number of COVID-19 and other emergent patients, many providers shifted the follow-up and chronic care to virtual. In addition, many specialist appointments are now conducted virtually. This rapid change of treatment delivery in just a matter of months has made a significant impact on the different aspects of telehealth.

Telehealth impact study gives us insight into the experiences of over 1500 physicians and other healthcare providers during COVID-19 and the role that telehealth played in their patient treatment. The survey focused on learning about how satisfied the providers…


It is undeniable that the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the shift in healthcare from mostly in-person care to predominantly virtual care. With the need to free up the hospital spaces for the rising number of COVID-19 and other emergent patients, many providers shifted the follow-up and chronic care to virtual. In addition, many specialist appointments are now conducted virtually.

This rapid change of treatment delivery in just a matter of months has made a significant impact on the different aspects of telehealth.

Telehealth impact study gives us a detailed insight into the telehealth claims data during the COVID-19 pandemic by…


challenges of telemedicine for small practices

COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the increase in telemedicine adoption in 2020. Providers, some of which have never used telemedicine before, had to quickly adapt and start providing virtual care to their patients. Many providers went from no telemedicine at all to almost completely operating virtually.

While bigger hospitals and practices had structure and resources to quickly respond to the situation, many solo and smaller providers struggled.

Telemedicine implementation is in no way a simple task for a practice of any size. If the situation was any different, and there was no state of emergency, the process of assessing the…

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