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Chronic Diseases: The Greatest Threat to American Lives

By C.P. Rosato on Friday, February 19th, 2016 in ACOs, Disease Management, Patient Engagement, Population Health Software, Telehealth. No Comments

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. In fact, chronic diseases are responsible for seven out of every 10 deaths in the U.S., killing more than 1.7 million Americans every year.[1] Chronic diseases are ongoing, generally incurable illnesses or conditions. Congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Read the full article…


The Zika Virus: 10 Things You Need to Know

By C.P. Rosato on Thursday, February 18th, 2016 in Health Information Line, Population Health, Telehealth, Zika. No Comments

A Global Emergency: The Zika Virus The World Health Organization (WHO), has declared the Zika virus outbreak a global emergency because there is an association between the infection and microcephaly. While the association between microcephaly and Zika is still being researched, the numbers of cases has continued to grow since the virus was first transmitted Read the full article…


Advancing the Telehealth Industry in 2016

By C.P. Rosato on Thursday, December 31st, 2015 in ACOs, Behavioral Health, Campus Health Centers, Corporate Wellness, Hospital Readmissions, HRSA, Telehealth. No Comments

Firstly, a word of thanks For many of us, the holidays are a time for reflection upon the events of the past year and looking forward to the promise of the new year. It’s a time to take stock of what has been accomplished and to set goals and develop plans for the future. In Read the full article…


NCQA Requirements: The Nine Most FAQs

By C.P. Rosato on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 in Corporate Wellness, Health Information Line, NCQA, Nurse Advice Line, Telehealth. No Comments

Here at Fonemed we often get asked by organizations interested in our telehealth programs about NCQA requirements. There are number of reasons why folks ask about this question. However, in many cases, it is due to the fact that many payers across the county plan to pay practices a bonus for meeting The National Committee Read the full article…


FQHCs: Data Management & Reporting to Meet HRSA Requirements

By C.P. Rosato on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 in Data Management & Reporting, FQHC, HRSA, Nurse Advice Line, Population Health Software, Telehealth. No Comments

A recent article published on our blog discussed how nurse advice line services can assist FQHCs in meeting some of the HRSA’s current requirements. In this article, we will discuss the importance of meeting the HRSA’s requirement for data management.   HSRA Health Center Program Requirement 14: Program Data Reporting Systems Applicable Legal Statute: (Section Read the full article…


Meeting HRSA Requirements: Using an FQHC Nurse Advice Line

By C.P. Rosato on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 in FQHC, HRSA, Nurse Advice Line, Telehealth. No Comments

Meeting Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Requirements Meaningful Use and Healthcare Reform prompted by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has placed increased demands on Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). ACA legislation has consequently bolstered the necessary requirements for these organizations to receive federal funding. FQHCs are organizations that receive grant funding under Section 330 Read the full article…


Employers Turning to Telehealth and Telemedicine to Boost Wellness Initiatives

By C.P. Rosato on Monday, November 16th, 2015 in Corporate Wellness, Telehealth, Telemedicine, Wearables. No Comments

With the healthcare industry experiencing a notable physician shortage and the increasing prevalence of new digital health tools and services, companies are actively seeking innovative new solutions to improve their employees’ health and wellness. In fact, a survey conducted by Towers Watson, a leading global professional services company, recently reported that more than one-third of Read the full article…


Improving Healthcare in Haiti with Telehealth

By C.P. Rosato on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 in Haiti, International, Telehealth. No Comments

Developing Telehealth in Haiti As Fonemed expands its global reach in international healthcare, the telehealth pioneer has accomplished yet another first by expanding its services in the Caribbean with Fonemed Haiti SA. Fonemed Haiti SA is the first 24×7 medical aid service available in the island nation of over 10 million citizens. The company’s mission Read the full article…


Aligning Resources to Address Sexual Assault on Campus

By C.P. Rosato on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 in Campus Health Centers, Sexual Violence, Student Populations, Telehealth, Telehealth Policy. No Comments

An Epidemic of Sexual Assaults on College Campuses Sexual assaults on university campuses has become a crisis of significant proportions in the United States. As a result, the issue has garnered attention from Washington lawmakers, the media and advocacy groups. A recent report issued by the Association of American Universities offered some disconcerting statistics to Read the full article…