American Well Blog

Risk Assessment for Telehealth

When dealing with any networked system, risk is an inherent part of the situation. This is true even for the big boys and girls at the NSA. However, there are tried and proven methods to minimize risk before a breach happens and to curtail damage once it does. Any plan and response to the risks […]

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School-based Telehealth  Improves Health Outcomes

It’s no secret consumers are embracing technology in nearly every aspect of their lives—even healthcare. As it turns out, according to a new study by the University of Rochester not only is telehealth access improving child health both in schools and at home, children are responding positively to it in all manner of settings.

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Building Strategic Telehealth Partnerships: Community Health Clinics 

Today, many community clinics lack the resources necessary to secure their records online. As a result, these clinics often choose to continue maintaining paper records. However, this can be problematic in a number of ways, from the required space to security issues. In fact, not knowing how to properly use a computer has cost at […]

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Avera eCARE connects diabetic student to registered nurse within seconds

As the number of children in the United States with significant health challenges rises, so does the need to provide experienced nursing care within schools. Avera eCARE School Health partners with K-12 school districts to provide registered nurse coverage for the entire school day – ensuring immediate response to the health care needs of every […]

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Telehealth Needs Net Neutrality

You may have heard a bit about the recent FCC repeal of net neutrality. This was done on a purely partisan basis led by Chairman Ajit Pai, who is perhaps not the most public relations-minded chair the commission has ever had. Pai’s case is not helped by the fact he knew his arguments in favor […]

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