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  |   May 27, 2020

Hurricane Season Adds Urgency to Telemedicine Implementations

As Hurricane Season draws nearer—the formal beginning of the season is recognized as June 1—many hospitals are already overwhelmed with patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic or anticipating a “second surge.” This adds urgency to telemedicine implementations because these facilities may need additional support should an unforeseen natural disaster compound capacity issues onsite. Fortunately, SOC […]

  |   May 8, 2020

Coronavirus and Strokes: A teleNeurology Perspective

By Dr. Eric Anderson, Chair of Neurology Recent news and clinical reports raise the alarming incidence of strokes in COVID-19 patients younger than 50. As the largest teleNeurology practice in the United States, we typically see over 7,000 neurological consults each month across the nation which gives us access to several of these cases. We […]

  |   April 22, 2020

Explaining the Importance of Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Ou...

Dr. Jason Hallock, SOC Telemed’s chief medical officer, recently took part in a radio and satellite media tour to raise awareness and explain the importance of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to broadcast stations across the country, here are some of the key takeaways from his tour: Telemedicine is serving as an effective infection […]

  |   April 2, 2020

Telehealth Restrictions Temporarily Lifted

The Coronavirus Preparedness Act and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (H.R. 6074) provides Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) the authority to waive specific Medicare telehealth restrictions temporarily in order to broaden access to Medicare telehealth services. As a result, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will: Waive geographic restrictions, allowing patients located […]