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CDC recommends telehealth in case of coronavirus outbreak

CDC recommends telehealth in case of coronavirus outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control has released helpful steps for Americans to take to prepare for a possible outbreak of the novel coronavirus. One of these steps is to make sure you have a plan to manage your family’s healthcare online.

Now is a good time to access your Clocktree account and make sure you know how to contact your healthcare professionals online, should the need arise. If you need to connect with a new provider who offers telehealth appointments, you can find a wide range of providers at Clocktree.com.

If you are a healthcare provider who does not currently have a plan in place for your clients to meet with you online, you can sign up now for a 90-day free trial of Clocktree at clocktree.com/forproviders
Milwaukee VA telehealth program helping veterans with mental health care

Milwaukee VA telehealth program helping veterans with mental health care

Milwaukee’s Veterans Affairs Medical Center offers telehealth services to veterans, with 90% of its providers participating in the program.

So far, only about 400 veterans have received care through this telehealth program, however with the high rate of participation among its providers, that number will grow quickly this year.

The program, like many other telehealth programs around the country, expands the reach of a clinic by offering virtual visits to people who live far away or are otherwise unable to physically go to the clinic.

Milwaukee’s WTMJ-TV did a spotlight segment on this program and interviewed a veteran who used to have to travel 30 miles for treatment, and who suffers from vertigo. He now uses his laptop to meet with his provider from the comfort and security of his own home, with great success. He appreciates not having to make the long drive and avoiding the anxiety of being in an unfamiliar environment. Watch this veteran’s story here:  https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/new-program-offers-veterans-a-virtual-alternative-to-traditional-health-visits

Reduce weather-related cancellations by adopting telehealth

Reduce weather-related cancellations by adopting telehealth

In 2018 and 2019, the months of January and February both showed dramatic increases in Clocktree telehealth usage. These increases spiked during times when there were snowstorms in the Northeast and Midwest.

If you don’t already have a telehealth service available for your clients to meet with you via video, Clocktree is an easy, affordable option that can help reduce cancellations. Clients don’t need to download any special software or apps, and they can be connected with you on a video session within minutes.

Clocktree has a 90-day free trial, so you can use Clocktree for free to get you through the winter months before deciding if you’d like to subscribe to Clocktree’s service after 90 days. To get started, visit www.clocktree.com and click “Join for free”.  Our Customer Care team is available at 302-990-8935 to answer any questions.

VA Reports 235% increase in video visits in 2019

VA Reports 235% increase in video visits in 2019

The Department of Veterans Affairs provided over 2.6 million telehealth episodes in Fiscal Year 2019, making it the largest telehealth program in the country.  In addition to a 235% in video visits, there was a 17% increase in overall telehealth services over the previous fiscal year, according to new data released by the VA. During this time, more than 900,000 veterans accessed the agency’s telehealth services in a clinic or at home.

FY 2019 was the first full year of the VA’s Anywhere to Anywhere initiative, which enables care teams to treat veterans regardless of their location, including across state lines or outside a VA facility. The new program is particularly beneficial for veterans living in rural areas who would otherwise need to travel a considerable distance or across state lines to receive care.

Use of VA Video Connect, the agency’s video app, increased by 235% this year.  More than 99,000 veterans used the app at home, eliminating a trip to the nearest VA facility. More than 200,000, or approximately two-thirds of the 294,000 VA Video Connect appointments this year were for tele-mental health visits.

Read more at Health Data Management: https://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/va-reports-235-increase-in-video-telehealth-visits-in-fy19