Telehealth Access Disparities In COVID-19 Virtual Care Boom

Among privately insured Americans, telehealth use was highest for members in affluent and/or urban areas, raising concern for access disparities.

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Telehealth, mHealth Tools Smooth Out the Rough Edges for Transplant Patients

Telehealth platforms and mHealth apps are helping transplant patients and their care teams improve care coordination and management, leading to better life experiences and fewer office visits.

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USDA invests $42M in telehealth infrastructure

The goal of the investment, which also provides for distance learning technology, is to improve health outcomes and education for some five million rural residents, the agency says. Continue reading

Telehealth, mHealth Make Nurses Pivotal Presence in Healthcare

Telehealth and mHealth technology have propelled the nurse from a note-taker and hand-holder to a controller and dispenser of information. And they’re using those skill to improve care management and coordination.

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In 2019: TeleHealth Becomes a Standard of Care

Mark Luck Olson is CEO of Trainer Rx, a leading innovator of orthopedic digital health solutions. A 30-year healthcare veteran, Olson’s areas of expertise include market development, consumer engagement, and health management and delivery models. The Trainer Rx platform improves the cost and quality of care for musculoskeletal conditions by driving up consumers’ adherence to their own recovery. Continue reading

Incorporating Cyber Security into the DNA of Telemedicine

Mahatma Gandhi is often attributed to a quote advising citizens to “be the change you wish to see in the world.” This concept is also echoed in Smokey Bear’s 20th century Ad Council campaign that proclaimed “only YOU can prevent forest fires.” These memorable lines both imply that in order to secure our safety, and create lasting change, Continue reading

Reimbursement Lacking for Telehealth Despite Physician Shortage

Many telemedicine services, such as video visits with physicians, remain uncovered by insurance plans despite physician shortages throughout the U.S., USA Today reports.

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Telemed and Telehealth Are Expanding Revenue Streams for Doctors

With doctors across the country continually on pins and needles regarding their reimbursement rates, proponents of telemedicine and telehealth are telling doctors the technologies offer doctors a stable revenue stream and lifestyle options.

While telehealth and telemedicine are often used interchangeably, said Roy Schoenberg, MD, president and CEO of American Well, a Boston-based telehealth company, they are not the same. Continue reading

In Less than a Decade Canada Projects 1.2M Telehealth Consultations Yearly

Telemedicine will grow in Canada to 1.2 million consultations a year in five to 10 years, assuming annual growth of between 20% and 40%, according to a study released May 30 by Canada Health Infoway, a nationally funded not-for-profit that promotes development and adoption of information and communications technology projects. Canada Health Infoway commissioned the study, conducted by Praxia Information Intelligence and Gartner. The study, “Telehealth Benefits and Adoption – Connecting People and Providers across Canada,” reported that telemedicine enjoyed 35% annual growth over the past five years, with almost 260,000 telehealth sessions held in 2010 across Canada — which has more than 5,700  Continue reading

Why Telemedicine is so Important and Necessary

Telemedicine has been considered a luxury item for hospitals with big budgets.

There’s a reason for this – most telemedicine solutions start at around $30,000 for the equipment on both ends. But recent advances in telemedicine technology have brought it to a level where not only is it feasible for small rural hospitals, it’s almost medically necessary, especially for rural hospitals.

Small rural hospitals don’t always have full medical staffs, so expert specialists may not be nearby. With telemedicine, experts can still see patients up close, depending on the quality of the telemedicine product, and provide opinions and medical advice, regardless of location.

Polycom, a leader in teleconferencing, offers the definition of telehealth and telemedicine as the live interaction between a clinician and a patient from a distance, but the interaction is something that is usually done in person.

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The Promise of Telemedicine

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The Promise of Telemedicine

By:  Jacques von Speyer – Chairman – CEO, US Tele-Medicine

Technology and communication channels exist today in such capacities that basic medical care may be provided to virtually Eighty Percent of the world population. That is a fact.

Family Medicine and all of its attending disciplines is the foothold of public and societal health.  That too is a fact.

Tele-Family Medicine” is the ultimate promise of Telemedicine worldwide.

The Family Medicine practitioner enjoys the greatest impact on community wellness and effective prevention in all of health care.  These paramount discretions which when employed correctly saves lives, prevents illness, reduces costs and provides a management tool for the prodigious benefits found in continuation of care programs, on a mass basis.

These operational truths remain scalable from a small HMO population to a regional and national effort.

Telemedicine is the single rational modality for providing Mass E-Care to millions of families.  Specifically for the multi-millions living within remote, underserved, urban, and disenfranchised populations.

Most recent Telemedicine endeavors have centered upon condition specific efforts such as Tele-Dermatology, Tele-Wound, Tele-Psychiatry, Tele-Cardiac, etc.  Regrettably, very little effort, other than those of US Tele-Medicine, was invested to encompass basic, primary, and preventative care into new Telemedicine protocols and devices.

Current telehealth efforts mistakenly emulate today’s existing and failing healthcare model by focusing on Specialty Care.  The trend however must promote Mass E-Care and recognizing that holistic/primary Family Medicine is the veritable cornerstone for any nation or society seeking a healthy foundation.

RPM (Remote Patient Monitoring) services using telemetric devices in patient’s homes are now becoming more the accepted and the preferred mode of managing some chronic conditions.  These efforts are reporting excellent results with patient hospital readmission reduced, costly emergency room visits have decreased, and patients enjoy a measurable increase in wellness.

This is only the prologue.  Device manufacturers are better served to consider initiating Family Medicine and preventative protocols into their programming.  Most current RPM systems are robust enough to accommodate such indoctrination.

Of course, simply monitoring without the facility to access and initiate immediate medical intervention, limits the scope and effectiveness of the devices.  US Tele-Medicine does provide 24 hour per day MD oversight at our National Triage Center, assuring our patients of immediate response to their needs.

The goal for US Tele-Medicine, our staff, and Medical Advisory Board is to merge Telemedicine protocols and devices with Family Medicine measures.  New guidelines and strategies for incorporating Mass E-Care into the world of Family Medicine and basic care, which are so fundamental to the current and future general health of any population, are now in development.

Irrespective of politics, health care does need reform and new stratagems specifically when we consider increasing costs and while our birth rates have receded somewhat, we are living longer and incurring greater incidents of chronic diseases.  There is also the daunting reality that soon, we shall be incorporating over Thirty Million new people into our health care rolls.

It is incumbent upon all of us in Health Care to provide a direct and personal channel for access to primary, cohesive, and coordinated medical care.  We need to use monitoring devices and medical technologies linked to broadband, phone, cellular, or satellite systems, and deliver these services directly into the homes of families anywhere and almost everywhere.

US Tele-Medicine remains at the forefront in global health care telehealth advances, with its committed efforts to provide Mass E-Care and Family Medical care, using the latest in telemedicine technologies and applications.  We encourage and call upon medical device manufacturers and medical providers and join us,  by undertaking immediate steps within their areas of influence to shape the tenets of Family Medicine into their future technologies and modalities.  The need is evident.

The Promise of Telemedicine is the facility to provide Mass E-Care and will be fulfilled when a patient in the remote plains of the Dakotas, or on the banks of the Colorado River, can enjoy access to basic and primary medical care at the touch of a button.  Collectively, we can reach this level of service in the very near future, and ensure our population of the medical support required and desired through life.

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Telemedicine Brings Immediate Relief

August 2, 2010 United States of America

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Telemedicine reduces the expense, eliminates the bother and time needed for people to receive the primary medical care they require. In rural America the Telemedicine effect is dramatic.

 

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August 2, 2010 — For Immediate Release

Telemedicine Brings Immediate Relief

Dora Johnson calls upon her neighbor or daughter whenever she needs to visit a Doctor. She suffers from high blood pressure and arthritis has wracked her legs into two misshapen appendages, which can no longer support her weight without experiencing excruciating pain. “It’s not so much the pain anymore,” explains Dora, “that is a constant. It is the embarrassment I feel when bothering other people just to get me to the doctor. After a while you just forgo the frequent doctor visits and do the best you can.”

When Dora does get her ride, she travels for thirty-five minutes to the county general hospital where she waits for two-three hours to see a physician. “All they ever do is take my blood pressure and send me home,” said Dora. It seems that “they” also check her prescriptions.

Dora and her friendly neighbor drove 50 miles and spent over four hours just to have her blood pressure checked. In addition to their expenses, the hospital billed some payor $450 – $600, inclusive of the hospital facility charges, for Dora’s visit.

This failing model of providing care is the standard in the USA today.

Dora is a now a patient of US Tele-Medicine. The Beverly Hills based operation provides care in eight states and furnishes patients with wireless remote devices that can check blood pressure, pulse, temperature and other vital signs. This data is then sent to the US Tele-Medicine EMR platform, which is accessible to Dora, her primary physician and the doctors at US Tele-Medicine.

“Why didn’t my insurance company or doctor suggest telemedicine for me?” asked Dora, “they know I have trouble getting around. Now I check my blood pressure whenever I need or when the telemedicine doctors tell me and I do it without bothering anyone or leaving the house.”

The convenience factor aside, US Tele-Medicine billed her payor about $200 for the telemedicine visit, the remote devices, and the support she receives on line 24/7. The difference is staggering. Dora’s insurance company saved about $250 – $400, Dora saved her neighborly relations, the pain she felt when moving in and out of a vehicle, she saved on gas money, and the four hours of time it once took, all to get her blood pressure checked.

Dora is just one of the thousands of patients enjoying the benefits of telemedicine in the USA. While still at an early stage of mass e-care, telemedicine and especially US Tele-Medicine have made great strides in remote sensing of vital information and the application of medical practices using the telephone, email and the Internet.

“Our focus is on a specific patient demographic,” said Gideon Ilumin, Director of Business Affairs for US Tele-Medicine. “The US Tele-Medicine business model operates at its most favorable condition when dealing with patients who are functional human beings, but suffer from some sort of chronic condition such as diabetes, obesity, allergies, even depression and require constant medical oversight.”

Ilumin continued, “These people lead full lives and the prospect of taking a day off of work or school to see a doctor is truly bothersome, leads to unnecessary absenteeism and is simply just expensive for everyone concerned: the employer, the patient and the payor.

Telemedicine removes the majority of the expense, the bother, and the time needed for these people to receive the care they require. If you are talking about rural America, then the difference, the savings and the benefits of Telemedicine are even more dramatic.”

Federal departments such as Commerce, Agriculture, Defense, and of course the HHS are funding telemedicine initiatives throughout the country. Most are smaller test groups or pilot ventures.

“Pilot programs now are a waste of time and indicative of the continued failed health care institutional thinking.” says Ilumin, “There have been countless of pilot studies for the past ten years worldwide, and all of them show the same conclusive results; patients become healthier, there is a marked decrease of hospitalization, costs for all concerned are reduced, and more patients receive more health care, than with any other model.”

Ilumin went on to say that the reason Telemedicine is slow to progress and find acceptance nationwide is medical communities themselves. Each individual institution needs original empirical data that is found acceptable by a group of doctors, while disregarding other studies not done by that institution, is slowing the acceptance of the Telemedicine process. Ilumin asked, “How often do you have to re-invent the wheel?”

Health insurers seem to be on the forefront of telemedicine, more so than the medical community. Anthem Blue Cross has published guidelines for Telemedicine Providers in their network. United healthcare is offering its services to Delta Airline employees, Blue Sheild is offering Telemedicine services to its patients in the San Fransisco bay area, and many others are launching this new product.

There are tens of millions of Dora Johnsons suffering chronic pain and individuals afflicted with conditions that allow them to function, but never live optimally. Right now these people are a drain on themselves, emotionally, spiritually and financially, a drain on payors who are shelling out excess dollars for their primary care, and on the system itself, that lacks the presence of family and managed care physicians for this population.

From all indications, the people with life-long medical conditions clog the medical structure, they disproportionately increase costs and never truly seem to obtain the level of care and support required to achieve wellness.
Tele-Medicine corrects these issues, lowers costs and provides immediate, personalized, refined and definitive health care to each person.

“My life is better, no question about that. I also feel safer and more cared for sitting in my house, than I ever did at any doctors’ office anywhere and the neighbors aren’t afraid to pick up my calls now.” Dora shares this sentiment with the thousands of US Tele-Medicine patients who are reaching higher levels of wellness and care, without the added bother or expense of visiting a doctor’s office.

Any patient may join by logging on to www.epatienthealthcare.com and clicking the “Join Now” tab found on that web site. US Tele-Medicine is a leader in national telemedicine care, founded in 2005, in network with the major carriers and serving patients throughout the United States.

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Bicarbonate Maple Syrup Cancer Treatment

The bicarbonate maple syrup cancer treatment focuses on delivering natural chemotherapy in a way that effectively kills cancer cells, but significantly reduces the brutal side effects experienced with most standard chemotherapy treatments. In fact, so great is the reduction that the dangers are brought down to zero. Costs, which are a factor for the majority of people, of this particular treatment are nil.

Though this cancer treatment is very inexpensive, do not assume it is not effective. The bicarbonate maple syrup cancer treatment is a very significant cancer treatment every cancer patient should be familiar with, and it can easily be combined with other safe and effective natural treatments.

This cancer treatment is similar in principle to Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT). IPT treatment consists of giving doses of insulin to a fasting patient sufficient to lower blood sugar into the 50 mg/dl. In a normal person, when you take in sugar, the insulin levels go up to meet the need of getting that sugar into the cells.

In IPT they are artificially injecting insulin to deplete the blood of all sugar, then injecting the lower doses of toxic chemo drugs when the blood sugar is driven down to the lowest possible value. It is said that during the low peak the receptors are more sensitive and take on medications more rapidly and in higher amounts.

The bicarbonate maple syrup treatment works in reverse to IPT. Roman oncologist Dr. Tullio Simoncini acknowledges that cancer cells gobble up sugar, so when you encourage the intake of sugar it’s like sending in a Trojan horse. The sugar is not going to end up encouraging the further growth of the cancer colonies because the baking soda is going to kill the cells before they have a chance to grow.
Instead of artificially manipulating insulin and thus forcefully driving down blood sugar levels to then inject toxic chemo agents, we combine the sugar with the bicarbonate and present it to the cancer cells, which at first are going to love the present. But not for long!

This treatment is a combination of pure, 100 percent maple syrup and baking soda and was first reported on the www.CancerTutor.com site. When mixed and heated together, the maple syrup and baking soda bind together. The maple syrup targets cancer cells (which consume 15 times more glucose than normal cells) and the baking soda, which is dragged into the cancer cell by the maple syrup, being very alkaline, forces a rapid shift in pH—thereby killing the cell.

The actual formula is to mix one part baking soda with three parts maple syrup (pure, 100 percent) in a small saucepan. Stir briskly and heat the mixture for five minutes. Cancer Tutor suggests taking 1 teaspoon daily, but one could probably do this several times a day.

“There is not a tumor on God’s green earth that cannot be licked with a little baking soda and maple syrup.” That is the astonishing claim of controversial folk healer Jim Kelmun who says that this simple home remedy can stop and reverse the deadly growth of cancers. His loyal patients swear by the man they fondly call Dr. Jim and say he is a miracle worker.

“Dr. Jim cured me of lung cancer,” said farmer Ian Roadhouse. “Those other doctors told me that I was a goner and had less than six months to live. But the doc put me on his mixture and in a couple of months the cancer was gone. It did not even show up on the x-rays.”

Dr. Jim discovered this treatment accidentally somewhere in the middle of the last century when he was treating a family plagued by breast cancer. There were five sisters in the family and four of them had died of breast cancer. He asked the remaining sister if there was anything different in her diet, and she told him that she was partial to sipping maple syrup and baking soda.

Since then, reported by a newspaper in Asheville, N.C., Dr. Jim dispensed this remedy to more than 200 people diagnosed with terminal cancer. Amazingly, he claims of that number, 185 lived at least 15 more years and nearly half enjoyed a complete remission of their disease.

When combined with other safe and effective treatments—like transdermal magnesium therapy, iodine, vitamin C, probiotics and other things like plenty of good sun exposure, pure water and clay treatments—we should expect even higher remission rates.

It is very important not to use baking soda which has had aluminum added to it. The Cancer Tutor site reports that the Arm and Hammer® brand does have aluminum, but the company insists that is not true. One can buy a product which specifically states it does not include aluminum or other chemicals. (e.g., Bob’s Red Mill, Aluminum-Free, Baking Soda).
Sodium bicarbonate is safe, extremely inexpensive and unstoppably effective when it comes to cancer tissues. It’s an irresistible chemical—cyanide to cancer cells for it hits the cancer cells with a shock wave of alkalinity—which allows much more oxygen into the cancer cells than they can tolerate. Cancer cells cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen. Studies have already shown how manipulation of tumor pH with sodium bicarbonate enhances some forms of chemotherapy.

“The therapeutic treatment of bicarbonate salts can be administered orally, through aerosol, intravenously and through catheter for direct targeting of tumors,” says Dr. Simoncini. “Sodium bicarbonate administered orally, via aerosol or intravenously can achieve positive results only in some tumors, while others—such as the serious ones of the brain or the bones—remain unaffected by the treatment.”

The maple syrup apparently enables and increases penetration of bicarbonate into all compartments of the body, even those which are difficult or impossible to penetrate by other means. These compartments include the central nervous system (CNS), through the blood-brain barrier, joints, solid tumors and perhaps even the eyes. IPT makes cell membranes more permeable and increases uptake of drugs into cells.

The maple syrup will make tissues more permeable, too. It will transport the bicarbonate across the blood-brain barrier and every other barrier in the body for sugar is universally needed by all cells in the body.

The essence of IPT is that it allows cancer drugs to be given in a smaller dose, far less toxic to normal cells, while building up lethally toxic concentrations in cancer cells. Both IPT and bicarbonate maple syrup treatments use the rapid growth mechanisms of the cancer cell against them.

Dr. Jim did not have contact with Dr. Simoncini and did not know that he is the only oncologist in the world who would sustain the combining of sugar with bicarbonate. Dr. Simoncini always directs his patients to dramatically increase sugar intake with his treatments, but has never thought to mix the two directly by cooking them together.

Because his treatments depend on interventionist radiologists who insert catheters to direct the bicarbonate as close to the affected area as possible, or physicians willing to do expensive intravenous treatments, I pushed bicarbonate up into the number six slot in the IMVA cancer protocol. With the discovery of Dr. Jim’s work, bicarbonate comes back into our number three spot right behind magnesium chloride and iodine.

That number three slot for a brief time was held by hemp oil containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The great advantage that maple syrup and bicarbonate treatment has over this type hemp oil is that it is legal, thus easily obtainable. The two together, backed by a solid protocol of other nutritional substances, make winning the war on cancer almost a certainty.

When using these substances it is safer to change one’s vocabulary and not say one is treating and curing cancer. Far better to conceptualize that one is treating the infectious aspect of cancer, the fungus and yeast colonies and the yeast-like bacteria that are the cause of tuberculosis (TB).

Dr. Simoncini says that, “In some cases, the aggressive power of fungi is so great as to allow it, with only a cellular ring made up of three units, to tighten in its grip, capture and kill its prey in a short time, notwithstanding the prey’s desperate struggling. Fungus, which is the most powerful and the most organized micro-organism known, seems to be an extremely logical candidate as a cause of neoplastic proliferation.”

The pH of the blood is the most important factor to determine the state of the microorganisms in the blood.

“Sodium bicarbonate therapy is harmless, fast and effective because it is extremely diffusible. A therapy with bicarbonate for cancer should be set up with strong dosage, continuously, and with pauseless cycles in a destruction work which should proceed from the beginning to the end without interruption for at least seven or eight days. In general, a mass of 2, 3 or 4 centimeters will begin to consistently regress from the third to the fourth day, and collapses from the fourth to the fifth,” says Dr. Simoncini.

There are many ways to use sodium bicarbonate and it is a universal drug like iodine and magnesium chloride. Raising pH increases the immune system’s ability to kill bacteria, concludes a study conducted at The Royal Free Hospital and School of Medicine in London. Viruses and bacteria that cause bronchitis and colds thrive in an acidic environment. To fight a respiratory infection and dampen symptoms such as a runny nose and sore throat, taking an alkalizing mixture of sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate will certainly help.

The 1/4 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda taken two times or more a day is another treatment, as is lemon and baking soda, or lime and baking soda formulas. Perhaps honey could be substituted for maple syrup for those who live in parts of the world where maple syrup is not available, but to my knowledge no one has experimented with this. —Mark Sircus Ac., OMD

Telemedicine For Millions is the Answer to Many Health Care Problems

June 16, 2010 United States of America

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With rising health care costs, lack of Doctors, Telemedicine may be the only viable solution to the health care crisis.

 

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Contact: James McMann, 702-516-4047 support@ustelemedicine.com

For Immediate Release June 16,2010

Telemedicine For Millions is the Answer to Many Health Care Problems

(Beverly Hills) There are simply not enough General Practitioners and Family Doctors in the USA. Most people seeking primary care are treated by specialists, or Emergency Rooms and incurring greater costs to insurers. There is no relief in sight as only 6% of medical school graduates are seeking specialties in General Medicine and rural areas will continue to be woefully underserved as only 1% of the same graduates will be heading to rural America.

Cost are rising at every level of health care. The outpatient net costs increased by 8.7 percent to $1,824 in 2009. Within the outpatient segment, facility costs increased 12.8 percent to $808 and professional costs increased by 5.7 percent to $1,017. The trend is toward outpatient care.

Of the 62,000,000 Americans who used medical services in 2009, 75% or 46,500,000 of these ambulatory people were seeking outpatient primary care for some chronic condition. Because there is a lack of family and general practice physicians, most of these people sought this basic medical intervention at hospital ER facilities. This caused a 12.8% spike in facility charges, paid by insurance, the self-insured entity or government agency.

Here are some undeniable facts concerning telemedicine: Firstly, its implementation reduces costs and expands the patient base. Telemedicine doctors are generally not burdened with increasing overheads associated with operating a brick and mortar office. Medical fees are therefore reduced, rather than inflated to cover costs.

Secondly, telemedicine reduces incidence of ER visits and reduces hospitalization rate. In many cases, telemedicine prompts greater healing, wellness and health, than the traditional office visits. If remote sensing devices are used, the patient is physically involved in managing their care on a more consistent basis. This heightens the awareness and education of managing any disease or condition.

Most telemedicine efforts in the USA to-date have mostly been body part specific or focused on a particular disease or condition, but, the true strength of telemedicine is the application of “whole body” medicine such as practiced by a general or family physician. Those are the greater needs and those are the issues clogging hospitals and increasing costs.

Some American efforts in providing actual “whole-body” telemedicine medical care have begun with great success; US Tele-Medicine is a Beverly Hills based provider operating in eight states and focusing efforts on self-insured entities, government agencies and providing care for what they call “lifestyle” chronic health conditions. US Tele-Medicine patients use consumer operated devices which measure their vital signs and uses a wireless platform to send that data to the patient’s file on the US Tele-Medicine EMR. They list about 20 ailments, diseases, and conditions found to be responsive to telemedicine care. The list and more information about this group can be found at: www.epatienthealthcare.com/diagnosis.

The Veterans administration has about 34,000 patients with devices reading their vital signs and that has cut back on ER visits, hospitalizations, increased health overall and 86% of the participants are satisfied (www.va.gov). Delta airlines will be offering telemedicine to its 20,000 employees.

Gideon Ulumin, the US Tele-Medicine Director of Strategic Affairs said, “Health Care When You Need It and When You Want It, is the operational philosophy at US Tele-Medicine and exemplifies what telemedicine is all about.” Said Ilumin, “Considering just economic factors, people no longer need to lose a day of work, school, or income just to visit a doctor,” says Ilumin, “in addition, telemedicine may provide a key to the coming health care crisis.”

The coming health crisis? “With an additional 30 million persons soon coming on to the health care rolls,” explained Ilumin, “and continuous increase in medical costs, telemedicine is quickly becoming one of the only viable and current alternatives to deal with General medical needs.”

In a broad overview of the health care industry and taking into account the lack of general medical physicians, rising facility costs, uncertain Health Care Reform laws, 30 million new patients, Medicare cutting Doctors payments, the growing disparity of medical services between urban and rural areas, there does not appear to be much choice, except to embrace telemedicine. And do it quickly.

US Tele-Medicine Patient Web Site: www.epatienthealthcare.com

US Tele-Medicine Corporate Web Site: www.ustelemedicine.com

Leader in National Telehealth Service Opens Eighth State for Telemedicine

June 15, 2010 United States of America

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US Tele-Medicine a leader in telehealth modalities offers its Family Doctor services to Arizona.

 

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Contact: James McMann, 702-516-4047 support@ustelemedicine.com

For Immediate Release June 15,2010

Telehealth Leader US Tele-Medicine Opens Eighth State

(Beverly Hills) A national leader in the emerging world of telemedicine, that is where email, telephone and consumer operated remote sensing devices are used to provide medical care, announces its expansion to the Eighth State offering Telemedicine care.

Arizona joins CA, NY, HI, WA, MN, MA, NV in providing insured people immediate access to Doctors on line and on the phone 24/7. US Tele-Medicine specializes in chronic care management for “lifestyle” conditions such as diabetes, blood pressure, OCPD, CHF, obesity, and even issues such as anxiety and depression. USTM cares for over twenty conditions that have shown to be responsive to the new telemedicine modalities.

State of the art telemedicine technology allows patients to send their vital signs data through wireless devices directly to the patient’s medical record at USTM. A person can send their vitals in the privacy of the home, office or even on the go – worldwide.

“Health Care When You Need It and When You Want It” is the operational philosophy at US Tele-Medicine. People no longer need to lose a day of work, school, or income or productivity, and have to endure traffic, the endless time in waiting rooms, just to see a Doctor for 5 minutes.

General medical needs

or, Family doctor issues and of course chronic care medical management services performed through US Tele-Medicine, saves money and promotes better health through greater physician/patient interaction.

US Tele-Medicine is one of the very few national health care providers accepting All PPO, Medicaid, Medicare, and union self-insured programs.

With an additional 30 million persons soon coming on to the health care rolls and the continuous increase in medical costs, telemedicine is quickly becoming one of the only viable and current alternatives to deal with General medical needs.

There are not enough General Practitioners and Family Practitioners in the USA and most people are treated by specialists, or Emergency Rooms where not necessary and incurring greater costs to insurers. US Tele-Medicine addresses and corrects these real problems in the system, by offering its Telemedicine platform.

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