Telehealth Archives - Fonemed

Evaluating Clinical Guidelines, Supporting Technologies and a NAL Team’s Clinical Qualifications

By jody sparkes on Monday, August 29th, 2016 in Nurse Advice Line, Telehealth. No Comments

The Definitive Guide to Selecting a Nurse Advice Line Provider: Part IV Now that you have familiarized yourself with how to develop your requirements and have an understanding of the benefits you should expect, it’s a good time to evaluate the processes, tools and team qualifications of your future telehealth partner. Triage Protocols Triage protocols Read the full article…


Nurse Advice Line Service Offerings and Their Expected Benefits

By jody sparkes on Monday, August 29th, 2016 in Telehealth. No Comments

The Definitive Guide to Selecting a Nurse Advice Line Provider: Part III A nurse advice line (NAL), sometimes called telephone triage services, provides real-time healthcare assessments to patients and helps these patients determine the right level of care needed at the moment via the telephone. A team of registered nurses using a combination of critical Read the full article…


Detailing Your Nurse Advice Line Requirements

By jody sparkes on Monday, August 29th, 2016 in Nurse Advice Line, Telehealth. No Comments

The Definitive Guide to Selecting a Nurse Advice Line Provider: Part II There a varying reasons why healthcare organizations look to supplement their healthcare delivery efforts with a nurse advice line, but for most, the common denominator is that the service provides an effective and economical means of extending telehealth coverage for a patient population. Read the full article…


Is a Nurse Advice Service Solution Right for Your Healthcare Organization?

By jody sparkes on Monday, August 29th, 2016 in Telehealth. No Comments

The Definitive Guide to Selecting a Nurse Advice Line Provider: Part I Since the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, medical providers have been under increased pressure to improve patient outcomes while containing costs. Accordingly, medical providers are now increasingly turning to telehealth providers to assist their organizations serve the medical needs of their patients Read the full article…


Chronic Diseases: The Greatest Threat to American Lives

By jody sparkes 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 jody sparkes 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 jody sparkes 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 jody sparkes 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…