ECHAlliance Strategic Partner and Digital health assessor, ORCHA, wants to work with telehealth providers to achieve  collaborative health app prescription to patients across the globe! Did you know that, of the hundreds of thousands of health apps available, 85% do not meet quality thresholds? As more patients look towards self-managing their own health and wellbeing, …

by Heather Smith

With as many as 120 patients per day at its ED, emergency physicians at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center keep pretty busy. That frantic pace makes it hard to complete tedious, yet critical processes like performing a thorough medication reconciliation for patients being triaged in the emergency department.  “Medication reconciliation has been really problematic when …

by Heather Smith

Insurance coverage, practice standards and credentialing could be impacted. The Massachusetts House of Representatives has passed sweeping telehealth legislation, accompanying a companion bill passed by the Senate in November 2017.  While Massachusetts is often considered a leader in health care innovation, the Commonwealth has not enacted significant legislation in this area for several years, and is among the …

by Heather Smith

A 2017 survey found 24 days is the average wait time to schedule a physician appointment in 15 largest U.S. cities The long waits are a result of a growing shortage of primary care physicians, along with an aging population requiring more health care Major health care players like, UnitedHealthcare, Aetna and Kaiser Permanente, are …

by Heather Smith