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  |   January 25, 2022

Acute Telemedicine in 2021: A Wrap Up

Our 2021 SOC Telemed blog focused on the status of the acute telemedicine practice in the era of COVID-19 and beyond. SOC Telemed physicians and partners offered their expertise and advice throughout the year. Let’s take a look back… 2021 Will Be The Year Telemedicine Loses The “Tele” Dr. Jason Hallock, Chief Medical Officer at […]

  |   January 3, 2022

6 Reasons to Use Telemedicine in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

By Sina Haeri, MD I like to start my presentations to health care groups by pointing out that telemedicine in the care of pregnant women is nothing new. We’ve been doing virtual prenatal visits for years. And, we’ve had at-home monitoring of weight, blood pressure, and fetal heart rate. There’s also online communication with providers, […]

  |   October 28, 2021

Telemedicine Adoption for in-Hospital Care Could Reach 25%

By Jason Hallock, MD I have a gut check question for you: what percentage of U.S. healthcare could be delivered virtually? Ten percent? Twenty-five? What about 90 percent? This is, in effect, the multi-billion dollar question for U.S. healthcare in a post-COVID world. As a country, we spend $3.8 trillion on healthcare—17.7% of our GDP. […]

  |   October 21, 2021

From telePsychiatry Skepticism to Advocacy—and Beyond

We hear many stories about healthcare professionals and patients overcoming telePsychiatry skepticism, but none more gratifying than SOC’s new Director of Behavioral Health. Char Biamonte, Ph.D., MA, BS, BC-NE, BC-RN, FACHE, has more than 30 years of healthcare experience, primarily in a hospital setting. She previously served as Director of Psychiatric Services at CaroMont Regional […]

  |   October 13, 2021

Reduce Mortality by Keeping More Cardiology Patients Local: tele...

By Punag Divanji, MD, FACC TeleCardiology version 1.0 began from the need to reduce mortality rates from high-risk cardiovascular disease, which remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. across nearly every demographic group. Just over 900,000 people die from cardiovascular disease every year, though we have made great strides in reducing mortality over […]

  |   September 23, 2021

Credentialing by Proxy for Telemedicine: 7 Things to Know

Credentialing by proxy reduces the burden on hospitals implementing telemedicine. Using the verification documentation that SOC Telemed (SOC) has already collected, resource-challenged medical staff offices can streamline the process for privileging physician panels for telemedicine. Rebecca Kish, VP of Provider Network Operations for SOC, answers seven questions on credentialing by proxy: 1. What is Credentialing […]

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