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CVS Health Introduces Access to Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Tool

August 13, 2018 - CVS Health is rolling out its own direct-to-consumer telehealth option associated with its MinuteClinic offerings. The 24-hours service will facilitate patient access to care for minor health issues, injuries, and dermatological concerns. The service, named MinuteClinic Video Visits, will allow patients to access care from their own mobile devices, helping to supplement the convenient...


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Patients Unclear About Access to Telehealth Under their Health Plans

by Sara Heath

Nearly half of Medicare Advantage patients are unsure of whether their health plans cover access to telehealth or virtual care services, according to recent HealthMine data. The survey of just under 800 Medicare Advantage beneficiaries...

Walgreens Digital Health Tool to Drive Patient Care Access

by Sara Heath

Walgreens is stepping into the digital and connect health industry with the launch of its Find Care Now platform, a tool aimed at improving patient care access. The platform will connect patients with care services at various Walgreens...

What Is the Future for Patient Engagement Technology, Health IT?

by Sara Heath

Health IT has long been considered integral to the push for better patient engagement, with healthcare experts asserting that technology will improve the patient experience through seamless data access, care management, and patient...

How Telehealth Training Programs Drive Positive Patient Experience

by Sara Heath

With the growing popularity of remote patient care, telehealth training may be the new frontier. As more provider deliver care using telehealth, they need to learn how to reframe their patient-provider communication skills to drive patient...

How to Drive Provider Buy-In for Telehealth, Virtual Care Tools

by Sara Heath

Patients and providers both agree that telehealth use and virtual care adoption will improve the patient experience, but providers are still slow to adopt these tools, according to a recent Deloitte report. Organizational leaders must...

What Do Patients, Consumers Want in Digital Health Tools?

by Sara Heath

As patients continue to assume the role of healthcare consumer, healthcare providers and payers are beginning to leverage healthcare technology that helps connect patients to their care. Those innovations, when utilized correctly, help...

How Clinical Decision Support Drives Care Access in Rural Areas

by Sara Heath

With healthcare policies prioritizing better patient wellness and value-based care, healthcare organizations are working to drive patient care access. But with care access leaving something to be desired in rural areas, medical...

Cleveland Clinic Taps Apple Health Records for Patient Portal Data

by Sara Heath

The Cleveland Clinic has joined the ranks of hospitals and health systems across the country to make patient portal data available via the Apple Health Records app. The move will improve patient access to health data, a key ingredient in...

CMS Proposal Adds Remote Patient Monitoring in Home Health Payments

by Sara Heath

CMS has proposed changes to the Home Health Prospective Payment System that would incentivize home health providers to utilize remote patient monitoring devices and improve patient-centered care. In an announcement earlier this week, the...

Patient Engagement Technology Comes to Forefront in Healthcare

by Sara Heath

The healthcare market is ripe for an insurgence of patient engagement technologies that help connect patients to their healthcare, according to a recent market report from the International Data Corporation (IDC). The report, which...

Apple Releases Health Records API for Patient Data Sharing

by Sara Heath

Apple has launched its Health Records application programming interface (API) allowing consumers to share patient data from third-party apps with their providers. The API is now open for developers interested in medication management,...

Healthcare Orgs Tap Text Messages for Patient Appointment Reminders

by Sara Heath

Two-thirds of healthcare organizations use text messages for patient appointment reminders, in many cases meeting patient preferences for office communication, according to a recent Medical Group Management Association poll. The poll of...

Why Consumers Need Info About Diabetes Self-Management Apps

by Sara Heath

Despite the plethora of diabetes self-management apps on the mHealth market, research regarding app efficacy for chronic disease management is left wanting, according to a recent study from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality...

What Is the Role of Connected Health in Patient Engagement?

by Sara Heath

As healthcare technology continues to permeate the medical industry, experts are continuing to evaluate how connected health tools can impact patient engagement and the overall patient experience. As noted in a 2013 study in the...

Google, Fitbit Partnership to Boost Wearable Technology, Data Use

by Sara Heath

Google and Fitbit will now partner to deliver enhanced patient engagement technology and wearable tech use. The move will connect patient-generated health data with patient medical records, the two companies stated. The partnership will...

VA Boasts Broad Use of Connected Health for Patient Access to Care

by Sara Heath

The VA is proving its chops in the connected health sphere, creating better patient access to care using digital tools, according to an Administration press release. Specifically, expanded telehealth access has allowed more patients to...

DTC Telehealth Ups Patient Access to Care in Natural Disasters

by Sara Heath

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) telehealth has proven an effective tool for creating patient access to care following a natural disaster, according to a new article published by RAND Corporation in the Journal of General Internal Medicine that...

Telehealth Closes Patient Care Access Gaps in Rural Mississippi

by Sara Heath

Across the country, telehealth technology is helping to close care gaps in areas where healthcare consumers otherwise would face considerable patient care access challenges. Especially in rural regions, telehealth has allowed patients to...

Improvements Needed for Patient Engagement Apps, Health Behavior

by Sara Heath

Healthcare professionals and mHealth app designers must identify ways to make medication adherence apps produce improvements in wellness measures, indicates a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association....

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