Keeping Healthy During your Senior Years with Telemedicine

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While it may seem like the technological revolution only favors the younger generations, the advent of smartphones, easy to use computers and the growth of tech-enabled healthcare services have significantly made like easy for seniors.

Studies show that about 80% of seniors own a cell phone and 70% of seniors frequently use the internet. All of this suggests the increase in recognition towards the value of technology. Seniors living out their golden years, caring for themselves within their own homes find the availability of telemedicine services as an excellent way to maintain a quality of life while being safe and healthy.

Medical Help a Phone Call Away

With smartphones and smart voice assisted speakers that allow voice as well as video chat, it is possible for seniors to easily connect with their caregivers. Since these devices can also be used with simple verbal commands, it is easy for them to contact telemedicine services to stay on top of their health game.

Relying on Connected Health Gadgets

Manufacturers are now making a range of Wi-Fi connected scales, blood-pressure monitors and thermometers that allows you to sync data to your smartphone. This makes it easy for seniors to track their health while also easily sharing it with their healthcare service providers online. Gaining easy remote access to medical advice and opinions saves a lot of time through reduced house calls for practitioners who no longer need to be physically present and seniors who do not need to make the cumbersome journey to a healthcare facility.

The advancements in telemedicine and the existence of these gadgets and tools make life significantly easy for seniors.

At Advanced Telemed, we offer telemedicine services in the areas of psychiatry, radiology, dermatology, cancer genomics. All these services are offered to clinics and individuals directly. For further information, call +855-933-3600 or check out www.advancedtelemedservies.com

Another arm of telepsychiatry is where patients can meet psychiatrists on their own via video conferencing from the comfort of their home. For more information, log into www.psychonline.com

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Advanced Telemed: Your Partner in Telepsychiatry Software and Service Provider

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Psychiatry needs for all facilities, 365 days of the year

Advanced Telemed is a premier provider of telepsychiatry services and/or software for your mental health needs. It has added 4 new psychiatry facilities in the 1st week of September from large hospitals systems in the USA to crisis centers. There are 24-hour facilities which require on call as well as daytime outpatient centers. Advanced Telemed has all subspecialty psychiatrists as a part of their team from forensic psychiatrists to child psychiatrists. All of the psychiatrists are Board Certified psychiatrists with extensive experience in the field.

Advanced Telemed has expanded their offerings with their existing clients offering a telepsychiatry software with video conferencing, EMR, scheduling as well as e-prescribing. For a demo on the software, please feel free to contact on the below number or email.

info@advancedtelemedservices.com
Office: +1 305-957-7665
Direct : (617)909-4766

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Telemedicine : Reasons for growth

Telemedicine has many facets. It is the use of remote diagnosis of patients via HIPAA compliant technology. This method allows patients to be evaluated at a distance and diagnosis provided in a timely fashion. This is utilized mostly in rural areas where subspecialties are not available or medical evaluations in urban areas are done but don’t require to be in person.

At Advanced Telemed Inc we provide reports to multiple specialties. It starts with radiology, neurology, audiology, psychiatry, CGX testing (Cancer Genomic testing).

The global telemedicine market is approximately at $24.9 billion and is seen to rise at 18% per annum.

Some of the drivers of this market are:

– The telemedicine market is fueled by the growth of home care market and the decrease in hospital visits

– Increase in geriatric population

– Increase in rich technologies where accurate diagnosis are done remotely

– Lack of working patients unable to go to doctors to complete their evaluations and would rather do it from the comfort of their home.

– Large MCO and health insurance companies have the ability to see more patients than in the past Community Care Plan of Eastern Carolina (CCP), installation of telehealth program allows them to see a double number of patients that they saw in the past.

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Teleradiology: Then and Now

There are approximately 34,000 radiologists in the United States. This number has significantly grown from 27,906 radiologists in 1995. Radiology is now a favored medical profession and is one of the highest paying in the industry. During the course of 22 years, radiology has also taken a huge turn in the way the reports are created and provided.

Currently, a large portion of studies are read via teleradiology. Teleradiology is the transmission of radiological images via a secure virtual private network (VPN) from the medical facility (imaging center, hospital, mobile clinic, urgent care center, etc.) to our server. From the server, the images are accessed via our PACS and American Board Certified radiologists read the studies. The reports are then delivered electronically to our client facilities.

In the 1990s it was typical for radiologists in a particular imaging center or hospital to report for only one location. Now, with the help of teleradiology, radiologists can be at a hospital office or their home office and report to multiple centers. Each radiologist has been able to increase their reading efficiency and volume significantly, which helps to keep radiologist compensation high in the midst of falling reimbursements.

Between 2005 and 2010, we saw the teleradiology market starting to mature and consolidate, with many teleradiology companies acquiring others. Now, in 2018, the industry is mature and saturated with numerous teleradiology groups, large and small, vying for new opportunities to read. As competition has increased the fee per study has significantly dropped, creating a great environment for imaging facilities to grow their business. Imaging facilities know that there are many teleradiology providers in the market, which allows them to be very selective about the provider they choose to work with. Advanced Telemed Services has the advantage of being able to offer the reading service, bundled with the PACS, fast turnaround times, excellent support, and easy physician access. We have been in teleradiology for over a decade and have a proven record of great service.

For more information about our services, please contact us at 855-933-3600. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Sleep Studies and Sleep Telemedicine Services

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Sleep is a key factor in determining good health, which in turn is a barometer for good mood. Disturbed sleep can affect us the entire next day. Sleeplessness is considered to be a high indicator of suicide in youths. It causes depression and a feeling of being low, and as a result doesn’t allow the person to function normally. Also, increasing work stress reduces the amount and quality of sleep that people get, creating a negative cycle of unwellness.

The American Psychiatric Association also indicates that sleep deprivation increases the risk of being suicidal. “A total of 96 percent of participants (n=48) endorsed a suicide-attempt history. Mean actigraphy values revealed objectively disturbed sleep parameters; 78 percent endorsed clinically significant insomnia and nightmares, according to the study. Specifically, actigraphy-defined variability in sleep timing, insomnia, and nightmares predicted increases in suicidal ideation, the study found.” Blake, J. (2017, August 1). Sleep Disturbances May Increase Suicide Risk In Young Adults. Retrieved from http://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.pn.2017.8a4

At Advanced Telemed Services sleep telemedicine specialists evaluate sleep studies through sleep telemedicine. If the studies are completed overnight, the sleep studies determine any unusual conditions leading to sleep deprivation.

Also, Advanced Telemed Services’ psychiatrists help patients with depression, a major cause of sleep deprivation, via telepsychiatry. For more information about sleep telemedicine services, please contact us at 855-933-3600.

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Tele-echocardiography

Telemedicine, a branch of healthcare is expanding globally due to the increase in the number of e-patients. Technologies have such a great influence on our day-to-day life that we all are constantly engaged with laptops, smartphones and are 24/7 online. Now a day, electronic devices can connect to both wireless computer networks as well as to wireless telephone networks, enabling independent access to patient data wherever you are in the globe. With the use of internet and cloud technology, many remote areas who have limited access to health care are connected to healthcare facilities and treatment is provided by reducing travel time.

The demand for tele-echocardiography, one of the areas of telemedicine is increasing with hospitals, imaging centers, mobile clinics. Tele-echocardiography is becoming the integrated part of clinically available echocardiography toolset. Together with several key advancements within echocardiography itself, now there is accelerating the specific need for tele-echocardiography. With the use of HIPAA compliant transfer of images, echocardiograms are sent via the internet through an established VPN.

What are Echocardiograms (Echo)?

Echocardiogram (Echo) is the widely utilized, non-invasive, standardized cardiovascular imaging modality. With the use of high-pitched sound waves, it produces images of the heart. Echocardiograms can depict the cardiac structure and function and help in the detection and management of many types of heart disease. In tele-echocardiography, the images of the heart (Echo) are sent electronically to the cardiologists sitting in a healthcare facility. Based on them cardiologists interpretation of the images, and provide the diagnosis and plan further treatment.

The addition of echocardiograms to the clinical evaluation significantly increases diagnostic accuracy, reduces unwanted diagnostic and treatment referrals. However, tele-echocardiography requires specialist expertise in the areas of image acquisition and interpretation. Integration of web-based remote monitoring, expert interpretation of stored images allows efficient healthcare delivery to remote areas. This helps in optimizing cardiovascular health outcomes in communities.

Tele-echocardiography in Advanced TeleMedservices

Advanced TeleMedservices has experienced and expert cardiologists in Arizona and all 50 states who can read and interpret echoes.

What services are Advanced TeleMedservices offer?

  • Quality reads and interpretation by the specialists
  • Safe, fast and on-time service
  • Board-certified cardiologists and radiologists
  • Latest tele-echocardiography and teleradiology technology
  • We sent echoes electronically via DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) image mechanisms that are capable of showing dynamic cardiac information such as echocardiography examinations.

Image viewing supports cine loops and tech sheets for real-time display of the echocardiography images.
HIPAA compliant tele-echocardiography software and maintain patient confidentiality
Affordable and accessible care
If you want to know more about our services or have any queries, you can contact Advanced Telemedservices, your healthcare partner at 855-933-3600 or info@advancedtelemedservices.

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