RelyMD Blog

Learn from RelyMD about the latest in telemedicine. Our blog posts are written to help leaders in health systems, nursing homes, organizations looking to provide telemedicine as an added healthcare benefit, and other medical industries learn about telemedicine and the benefits it can provide to their organization.

Update

Release Notes 4.0

Typically release notes are reserved for regular application updates, but we’re excited to launch this very special edition for the brand new RelyMD app…

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Employers

How Telemedicine Drives Patients to Best Care at Lower Costs

You’ve heard a lot about telemedicine as an option that allows for lower healthcare and insurance costs. But how exactly does this drive down the cost…

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Employers

8 Things to Consider When Selecting a Telemedicine Vendor

After researching and reviewing the many benefits telemedicine has to offer organizations, your team has decided it’s time to launch your own…

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Employers

How to Work Against Rising Employer-Paid Healthcare Costs

Healthcare Costs National healthcare costs are rising every year, as you probably already know, and according to the National Business Group…

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Employers

Presenteeism in the Workplace

Workers are the backbone of your company. So what happens when they get sick? Rather than take a day off, many workers are chugging the…

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Hospitals & Health Systems

6 Hospitals See Impressive ROI

When an organization needs to cut costs, there’s often a huge downside. Lay-offs. Fewer comp days. Cuts. It’s a list we’re all familiar with, and yet…

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Emergency Services

EMS Telemedicine, an Aid for for Rural Areas Hurt by Closures

The healthcare industry has seen and will continue to see many changes which impact the viability of certain care structures and even…

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Hospitals & Health Systems

Why Hospital Employees Should Be Best Telehealth Adopters

It’s the number that has been heard around the telemedicine world, by 2018 90% of large organizations are expected to be deploying telemedicine…

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Hospitals & Health Systems

Using Telmedicine to Improve Patient Loyalty & Satisfaction

Acquiring new patients is the prime focus for any hospital or health system’s marketing department, but how much attention is being paid to…

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Emergency Services

5 Reasons to Focus on Community Paramedicine

Community paramedicine allows paramedics and emergency medical technicians to operate in expanded roles to provide routine healthcare services to underserved…

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Hospitals & Health Systems

The Surprising Way to Reduce Readmissions in Rural Hospitals

The Readmission Problem Hospital readmission is a big problem in the United States. It is estimated that one in five Medicare patients discharged…

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Hospitals & Health Systems

 Ways Telemedicine is Helping Rural Hospitals & Communities

Change has been hard on rural hospitals and their communities. Since 2010, more than 48 rural hospitals have closed and much more are on the brink of the same…

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Leading Thoughts

The Promise of Telemedicine & Shorter Wait Times

Long wait times, often the first thing associated with health care and doctor visits, have been on the rise over the past few years. Research shows patients are…

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Hospitals & Health Systems

Top Benefits Telemedicine Can Offer Health Systems – Part 3

Technology can both hinder and help promote patient engagement. For some, technology can seem like a barrier. Health care providers who are trying to encourage…

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Hospitals & Health Systems

Top Benefits Telemedicine Can Offer Health Systems – Part 1

Benefits that health systems provide to their patients are only as good as their utilization. Whether it’s purchasing the latest FitBit or using an online portal to chat with their…

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Hospitals & Health Systems

Reducing Hospital Readmissions with Telemedicine

Research completed by CMS found that approximately 45% of hospital admissions among individuals in Medicare-Medicaid nursing facilities could have been avoided…

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Leading Thoughts

What to Expect of Telemedicine in 2017

There are big predictions for the year 2017 and a little uncertainty, but rest assured that it will be a big one for telemedicine in 2017. The main theme you’ll come across…

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Infographic

Average Wait Times to See a Doctor

It comes as no surprise that wait times to see a doctor have crept up and up over the years. Whether patients have a long wait just to get an…

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Infographic

How Rural Hospitals Can Utilize Telemedicine

Rural hospitals now represent more than half of all hospitals in the United States and are constantly facing threats of closure. Embracing…

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Employers

How UNC Lenoir Cut Costs & Improved Employee Attendance

It might be hard to believe, but even doctors and nurses can get sick. And when they do, they need to go to the emergency room or urgent care…

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Employers

How UNC Lenoir Cut Costs & Improved Employee Attendance

It might be hard to believe, but even doctors and nurses can get sick. And when they do, they often end up in the emergency room or urgent care…

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Employers

How UNC Lenoir Cut Costs & Improved Employee Attendance

It might be hard to believe, but even doctors and nurses can get sick. And when they do, they often end up in the emergency room or urgent care…

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Hospitals & Health Systems

Barriers to Telemedicine Hospitals are Facing (& Solutions)

Telemedicine is continuously making headlines in the news, numerous studies are being shared each year about the impact virtual health is having on hospitals…

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Long-Term Care Facilities

Considerations for LTCs When Launching Telemedicine

Potentially avoidable hospitalizations tend to be top of mind for nursing home leadership and staff members due…

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Hospitals & Health Systems

Few Care Options Leave Rural Areas Out of Luck After-Hours

Greg, a resident of a rural area in North Carolina, finds it hard to access healthcare especially for unscheduled care needs that may occur during after-hours…

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Hospitals & Health Systems

10 Best Practices for Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth

You’ve crunched the data, done your research, and decided that telemedicine is a good fit for your hospital system. Whether it’s the cost savings…

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Leading Thoughts

The Growth of Telemedicine & The Reality of Its Potential

The growth of telemedicine has caused the expected number of patients using telehealth services to rise from less than 350,000 in 2013 to nearly seven million in 2018…

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Hospitals & Health Systems

Top Benefits Telemedicine Can Offer Health Systems – Part 4

Continuity of care within an integrated system focuses on the seamless service through coordination of information between different providers. Today, patients…

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Hospitals & Health Systems

Top Benefits Telemedicine Can Offer Health Systems – Part 2

As health systems move toward value-based care, they’ll be looking for additional ways to make care more affordable for patients while ensuring their clinical outcomes…

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Long-Term Care Facilities

6 FAQs About RelyMD for Nursing Homes

1. To what types of nursing homes does RelyMD offer services? All types, including but not limited to skilled nursing facilities, CCRCs, independent living centers, assisted…

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Employers

Telemedicine as an Added Benefit

Are you one of the many organizations looking to incorporate telemedicine as an added benefit? According to the National Business Group, nine in 10 large employers…

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Hospitals & Health Systems

5 Ways Telemedicine Can Help Your Pop Health Plan

A population health management plan is put in place to improve the quality of healthcare for patients while reducing associated costs within a healthcare organization…

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