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NextGen Telemedicine

NextGen Becomes a Telehealth Business Overnight

With its recent acquisition of two companies, Medfusion and OTTO Health, NextGen Healthcare becomes a telehealth business almost overnight! NextGen looks to improve telemedicine adoption through easy integration. Many telemedicine platforms…
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Will Amazon be the catalyst for telemedicine taking off?

An exclusive interview with almost 25 year telemedicine pioneer (yes, telemedicine has really been around that long) C. Rich Abbruscato with insight into what no one else is admitting. EHRGuide:    Can you briefly tell me about your background? Rich:  …
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Why Isn’t Telemedicine Achieving Cost Reductions?

Any discussion about cost savings to the health care sector should logically start by identifying the high cost areas. Then examine possibilities to reduce those costs. In the US, the first part is easy. It is estimated that 80% of health…
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Why is it so Hard to Integrate Telemedicine into EHRs? Part 3

Part 3:  A 20/80 Approach to a Telemedicine-to-EHR Interface In Part 2 of this series, we gave some examples that showed the impact of having no standards and having complex standards in choice driven markets.  If a reasonable standard is…
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Why is it so Hard to Integrate Telemedicine into EHRs? Part 2

Part 2: What not to do. In Part 1 of this series, we reviewed EHR systems and protocols of greatest concern to a telemedicine system seeking to pass clinical information to the EHR. That revealed the confounding situation where the least rigorous…
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Why is it so Hard to Integrate Telemedicine into EHRs? Part 1

Part 1:  Which EHR? From a telemedicine vendor’s viewpoint, the first challenge to integration is “which EHR”? There are more than 1,000 implementations of EHRs and not all of them follow recognized standards such as HL7 v2, HL7 v3, FHIR,…