Ryan Hunter

Product & Community @Healthcare Hive
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Zapps, or Apps on Zoom, enable 3rd party developers to create and distribute apps that enrich the Zoom experience and enhance the meeting workflow to increase productivity before, during and after a meeting. First apps ship this year, open to developers later.

Watch examples of 10+ apps available on Zoom

Zapps bring best of breed applications into the Zoom experience for seamless productivity and engaging experiences.

  • Discover best of breed apps to use before, during and after a meeting
  • Share a Zapp with one click to present in a meeting
  • Send a Zapp to engage participants collaboratively

Have a question about using Zoom in Telehealth? Contact us or comment below

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Thanks for sharing Ryan. Always the next cool tool around the corner!!

Did you hear Amwell and Google to partner via $100 million Google Cloud investment in telehealth company?

Together, the two companies plan to improve telehealth experiences through technologies that can automate waiting room and checkout; provide automated language translation services; advance population health by making it easier for more patients to receive care; and assist payers and providers in routine tasks, by intelligently triaging cases and reducing clinician burnout. “We chose Google Cloud as our strategic partner because of their phenomenal people, superior products, and open approach to partnering," said Ido Schoenberg , M.D., chairman and CEO of Amwell.

As we see more and more big companies enter the telehealth field, what does this mean for distribution and representation? Are they truly ‘one size fits all’?

Did you know you can get a Daily Telehealth Amazon Alexa Brief ??

Our friends over at Telehealth And Medicine Today (TMT) released this Amazon feature. Shoutout to a TMT intern, Alexander Zaleski - a student at UCONN!

Enable the TMT Flash Briefing on your Alexa App today!
Alexa, what's my Flash Briefing?”
“Alexa, play my Flash Briefing”

View the Daily Amazon Alexa Brief by Telehealth And Medicine Today.

Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT) is an open access, peer reviewed journal delivering information on the cost efficiency of value based care to inform healthcare leaders and innovators around the globe. The journal offers rapid review of research articles and commentaries related to innovations in patient-centered care. Emphasis focuses on advances in program implementation, outcomes, process improvement, financial impact, and clinical research applications across the care continuum in a new era of healthcare.

Lessons learned from rapidly launching #telemedicine in 7 days in response to primary care appointment cancellations during the COVID-19 crisis.

Read full article by Christian Milaster on LinkedIn: Click here



Article Summary:

1. Emphasis on workflow is crucial.

2. In a time of crisis, attention to detail is limited

3. Training on telemedicine can truly occur in less than half an hour

4. Capturing Data is key.
What’s absolutely crucial during this time is to capture data - not only the volume data from the medical record, but also subjective and objective data from the providers. Did you have any audio problems? Any video problems? How do you assess the clinical quality? What suggestions do you have? Only with those data are we able to continuously change and improve the process, the training materials, the technology configuration, the messaging, the marketing, etc. I.e., everything that has to be in place for this “clinical service” to be delivered flawlessly.

5. Designing the process for long-term is easy to do, but hard to sell

6. Direct-to-Consumer Telemedicine is truly one of the most challenging telemedicine use cases

7. Clinical Leadership involvement is key
Ultimately, telemedicine is about practicing medicine at a distance. And not all patients and conditions are amenable to telemedicine. To avoid patient harm or dissatisfying telemedicine experiences (for both, providers and patients), an organization has to quickly establish clinical guidelines as to what the clinical leadership deems to be appropriate. There are also numerous clinical telemedicine guidelines published for a variety of specialties that should be consulted.

In summary, a complete successful telemedicine launch can be accomplished in as little as a week. I fully expect that by the end of this week all ~20 providers in all 5 locations to be confident in their ability to deliver great care via telemedicine, whether the providers are in the office or at home.

If you’d like to learn how you can achieve such a rapid stand up of telemedicine in the proper way, reach out to Christian Milaster directly or comment below.

Please post your thoughts and reactions and in the comments below

Healthcare’s Amazon Moment?

Dr. Klasko, the CEO of Jefferson Health, said on Becker’s Healthcare that this is Healthcare’s Amazon moment.

Remember that Amazon was not about books. And this revolution is not about video chatting with your doctor. It’s about a new healthcare paradigm.

Do you agree?

Here is the article we found: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-administration/this-is-healthcare-s-amazon-moment-dr-stephen-klasko-s-5-predictions-on-healthcare-delivery-post-covid-19.html

"This is healthcare's Amazon moment," he said. "If you are a provider and think you're going to go back to your business model solely being based on hospital revenue and not relevant to people who want care at home, I think you will be out of business. If you're an insurer and think you can just be the middle man between the hospital and the patient, you'll be irrelevant. If hospitals believe that innovation can be just this cute little thing that they do in the background but the real business is just getting heads in beds, they're nuts. I think we were always wondering what the big disruption would be that got us to join the consumer revolution, and I think this is it."

Here are five key insights from Dr. Klasko about the future of healthcare delivery.

  1. There will be more partnerships between health systems and payers as telehealth accelerates
  2. The combination of increased data gathering and artificial intelligence will make the society more resilient to disease spread. 
  3. How hospitals handle data today will make or break patient trust in the future. 
  4. Technology can close the gap between the "haves" and "have nots" but it must be applied strategically. 
  5. The most prized skills in physicians will be empathy, communication and self-awareness in the digital age.

Let's Discuss
Hello everyone, I'm super excited to welcome you all to the new Healthcare Hive Community

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