Acute Telemedicine in 2020: A Wrap Up

Our SOC Telemed blog focused on practical advice and insight about acute telemedicine in 2020. Topics such as teleNeurology, COVID-19, teleICU, and The Future of Healthcare proved most popular. Let’s take a look back…


Building a telemedicine training program for clinicians

Dr. Mohamed Abdel Rahim, Manager of Clinical Training and Education at SOC Telemed, details the components of translating clinical skills to remote work and a quality telemedicine training program.


Practicing Neurology in America: From Solo Practice to Telemedicine

Dr. Elaine Jones, teleNeurologist with SOC Telemed, dives into her story of practicing neurology in America from launching an independent practice to joining SOC’s teleNeurology program.


How Telemedicine Can Help Keep Your Providers Safe

Dr. Jason Hallock, Chief Medical Officer at SOC Telemed, shares how telemedicine helps protect clinicians as COVID-19 cases continue to escalate in the U.S. Both providers and patients are at risk during all encounters throughout the hospital ecosystem. How can telemedicine help?


How to Choose a teleNeurology Partner: Five Critical Areas to Consider

The recent explosion of telehealth companies, combined with a dramatic expansion in hospital and health system programs across the country, means choosing the right partner is more difficult than ever. To help, we developed a resource on how to choose a teleNeurology partner to ensure you address the most important criteria.


How Telemedicine Powers Fractionalized Medicine

The COVID-19 crisis has made it clear: many hospitals’ business model is no longer viable as presently constructed, in the absence of elective procedures. Find out how fractionalized clinical work can help from SOC Telemed’s Dr. Jason Hallock.


Three Barriers to Scaling Telemedicine During a Pandemic (and How We Overcame Them)

SOC Telemed’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jason Hallock outlines the three barriers to scaling telemedicine during COVID-19. Learn how we’ve overcome challenges such as supply chain, training, backlogs, and more.


What is teleICU and Why Do Critical Care Nurses Like It?

Alyssa Menzenwerth, RN, BSN, Director, Operations Support at SOC Telemed, explains the day-to-day operations of the teleICU program and outlines how it supports ICU nurses by providing collaboration, decreasing fatigue and burnout, and more.


The “Other” Telemedicine That’s Changing the Face of Healthcare Delivery

Direct-to-consumer telemedicine gained popularity during the pandemic, but acute telemedicine provides unique advantages that will make it a routine part of acute care in the future. Learn more about the role of telemedicine during a pandemic and where acute telemedicine comes into play.


The Coming Mental Health Crisis: What History Can Tell Us

Dr. Carlos Collin, telePsychiatrist with SOC Telemed, provides insight into the pandemic’s impact on mental health, noting that how we handle the pandemic itself will be a contributory factor in the mental health of the nation afterward and into the future.


Telestroke Was Just the Tip of the Iceberg: How teleNeurology Is Expanding

Dr. Eric Anderson, MD, PhD, teleNeurologist and Chair of Neurology, discusses four reasons why pre-existing trends in teleNeurology will continue to expand in a post-COVID world.


The myth is broken: investing in our virtual healthcare future

What if we invested the same amount of time, energy, and money in building out our virtual care delivery as we have in building out our hospitals, our outpatient centers, and our offices? Find out how SOC Telemed’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jason Hallock debunks the myth that all healthcare is local.


Coronavirus and Strokes: A teleNeurology Perspective

Recent news and clinical reports raise the alarming incidence of strokes in COVID-19 patients younger than 50. Dr. Eric Anderson, MD, PhD, teleNeurologist and Chair of Neurology, shares his thoughts on the link between COVID-19 and strokes.


What Will the Delivery of Healthcare Look Like after the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Mark S. Kestner, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer at TractManager, analyzes the top three trends from Definitive Healthcare’s 2019 survey of 1,000 healthcare leaders and how COVID-19 impacts them.


Explaining the Importance of Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Dr. Jason Hallock, Chief Medical Officer at SOC Telemed, took part in a radio and satellite media tour in 2020 to raise awareness and explain telemedicine’s importance during the pandemic. Review his key takeaways from the tour.


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.


How to Mobilize Remote Providers During COVID-19 – Part 1

Dr. Jason Hallock, Chief Medical Officer at SOC Telemed, shares how to maintain your business continuity and keep the machine running in the face of the surge. Telemedicine implementation can help in four important areas: ED triage, managing surges in your main ED, productive quarantine, and beyond the emergency room.


How telePsychiatry Decreases ED Overcrowding at CaroMont Regional

At CaroMont Regional Medical Center (CRMC), the psychiatric resources of the emergency department were stretched thin in 2016. Char Biamonte, Director of Psychiatry at CaroMont Health, explained to Telemed IQ Summit attendees how telePsychiatry decreases ED overcrowding.


How CarolinaEast used teleNeurology to build a comprehensive stroke care program

Kathryn Buck, emergency services clinical nurse specialist, explained to Telemed IQ Summit attendees how CarolinaEast Medical Center used teleNeurology to build a comprehensive stroke care program. She started with why: “CarolinaEast is the stroke belt buckle, at the center of the stroke belt.”



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