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Show, Don't Tell, Telehealth Benefits

Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Media, April 2, 2014

"Our vision is that any patient anywhere in the world, whether it's 50 miles north of here or 5,000 miles away can contact Miami Children's Hospital and get the correct specialist on the case so that the child receives the right care as soon as possible," Jacques Orces, MD, chief medical information officer for MCH, says in the video.


Telemedicine a Win for Stressed-Out Doctors


This method of showing, rather than telling, is exactly what the telehealth movement needs in order to truly connect with patients. This sort of technology can be daunting and seem impersonal, so walking patients through the process may help them to wrap their minds around it and come to understand the benefits.

Despite my mostly facetious complaining earlier, I know I'm lucky that all it takes is a couple of trains and a bus to get to a world-class healthcare provider. But for countless of patients, telehealth will allow them to receive a level of care they wouldn't have dreamed about even ten years ago. Now, it's up to hospital marketers to make sure they're aware at the services available.

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Sandy Clark (4/8/2014 at 5:07 PM)
I share the telehealth vision described in quote "Our vision is that any patient anywhere in the world, whether it's 50 miles north of here or 5,000 miles away can contact Miami Children's Hospital and get the correct specialist on the case so that the child receives the right care as soon as possible,". As I understand the billing rules surrounding telehealth services, the provider of care must be clinically licensed in the state where the patient is sitting at the time care is provided. If this is indeed the case, how are you effectively and efficiently able to staff clinicians to meet the needs of patients requiring care on an urgent basis. Thank you in advance for sharing your insight. sandy