Utilizing the idea of a reward system to perpetuate healthy living. As living has now been transformed by pandemic and illness fears, a reward system will, not only motivate healthier habits, but also reinforce COVID friendly living and awareness. Through daily health tasks, users are reminded of preventative measures to strengthen their immune systems.

But one question still stands: Even in a pandemic stricken world, do we still need rewards to make healthy decisions?

Read more here: Monitor Symptoms From Home: Raise Awareness And Prevention



Over the years that I’ve been working with health systems on telehealth service strategy, design and implementation I’ve come across a number of misconceptions. As telehealth these days seems to be really taking off now, these misconceptions may be some of the reasons why many telehealth implementations that I hear about have disappointing results.

Here are the six most common misconceptions about telehealth, my description of the reality and a hint at some the tactics you can use to take advantage of your new understanding of the reality to launch telehealth services (even) more successfully.

  1. Telehealth is a Healthcare IT Acquisition and Deployment Project
  2. There is one technology solution for telehealth that everyone will use.
  3. Our IT staff is best suited to run our telehealth program.
  4. Telehealth Vendors will help us to properly set up our telemedicine services.
  5. Once we’ve established one telehealth service, we can quickly roll it out to others.
  6. Telehealth is just a different way to deliver care.

As you can see from the list, many of the misconceptions (in fact, the first four) focus on the β€œtele-” aspect of telehealth, the technology. As I’ve written before, telehealth is not about the technology. It’s about people (such as patients, provider, nurses, MAs, etc.) and processes (such as scheduling, syncing, billing, etc.).

In this week’s article, I’ll introduce the misconceptions and my description of the reality and over the next week’s I’ll take on each misconception and deliver evidence, examples and pragmatic solutions to launch telehealth successfully.


 
Creating engaging virtual events is the talk of the meeting and conference industry.Β  "Pivot" the word on everyone's mind lately. Well, it is the current reality and an apt term for today's environment.Β  While we may miss the in-person energy and connection of live events, the good news is that audience engagement is still possible in a live broadcast and virtual event!Β  And, you could argue, that energizing presence may be more important than ever to tie themes together, engage audiences to interact with each other, and maintain focus with distractions lurking near attendees' screens.

Amy McWhirter talks about disruption and change with virtual events and how she is uniquely poised to help. Features clips from in-home live streaming webcasts and in-home and off-site studio broadcasts that Amy has hosted and emceed.Β 

Her authentically engaging nature invites audiences of all sizes to connect with messaging and take away key points, inspired, and ready to act on what they've learned.


Want to learn more about hosting a webinar... a Healthcare Hive branded, Zoominar with Amy as your host? Get in touch and let's talk