Frequently sending texts to caregivers with messages about infant development, safety, and basic care reduces the number of visits to the emergency department (ED) in the first year of life, according to a new study conducted in a large urban pediatric care practice that serves a low-income population with limited health literacy. To read the full article, click LINK
The interest in having patients capture and report on their own health has grown considerably with providers looking for ways to capitalize on this growth and find opportunities to use the data patients are generating.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has published a WHITE PAPER to better describe how organizations are currently using Patient Generated Health Data (PGHD), and the challenges that are impeding successful utilization. The research identifies best practices, gaps, and opportunities for progress in the capture, use and sharing of PGHD. In addition, (ONC) has also created a much shorter PRACTICAL GUIDE to offer tips, suggestions and instructions.
Lack of reimbursement of telehealth has been a major reason why more providers have been slow to embrace telehealth. However this is changing rapidly. Check out these two sources; for Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) reimbursement info, CPT Code 99091 click RPM; and for Chronic Care Management, (CCM) and CPT Code 99490, click CCM