American Well Blog

The CONNECT Act May Ease Telehealth Restrictions — Here’s How

The CONNECT for Health Act would improve coverage of telehealth and remote patient monitoring as basic benefits in Medicare Advantage. Avizia CEO Mike Baird and the executive director for the Alliance for Connected Care, Krista Drobac, spoke with Becker’s Hospital Review to discuss how the CONNECT for Health Act may ease telehealth restrictions—and provide Medicare […]

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New Telestroke Guidelines: What you need to know

American Telemedicine Association 2017 Telestroke Guidelines As the fifth most common cause of death and the leading cause of long-term adult disability in the world, strokes pose a widespread public health dilemma. And while many studies have proven the viability of using telehealth services to rapidly address patient needs, providing cohesive care between facilities is […]

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A System-Wide Telehealth Approach

Creating a system-wide telehealth program is a long game, but there’s a payoff for hospitals taking a holistic view on the next generation of care delivery. Avizia’s CEO and founder, Mike Baird, discusses why hospitals and health systems need to take a strategic and long-range approach to telehealth. Rather than focusing on single use cases, […]

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Tele-Behavioral Health Reduces the Cost of Mental Illnesses

Mental health disorders are not an isolated — they have far-reaching effects that drive up costs for both patients and providers. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) estimates that serious mental illness costs America $193.2 billion per year in lost earnings. While one in five adults experience a mental illness in a given year, […]

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