The tools of modern healthcare are increasingly, progressively rooted in a variety of digital technologies, like those that power sensors, computers, communication strategies, sophisticated algorithms for analysis, prediction, prevention, decision support, and so on. These tools are already transforming care delivery — and the revolution is just beginning.
Every year, telehealth gains greater popularity and wider usage. Yet, for all its potential to improve care, it’s a concept that’s still widely misunderstood. In this article, we offer a detailed definition of just what telehealth is, including a rundown of the different forms it can take when implemented within a care delivery system.
Valere Bundled Solutions, a physician-run group co-founded by Dr. Frank Aluisio, offers a bundled payments service model designed to help physicians, administrators, and other healthcare professionals make the transition to value-based care. “In 20 years of practice, this is the most rewarding experience I’ve had,” Dr. Aluisio told us.
With typical home-based rehab, relevant information about a patient’s progress between face-to-face visits is often sparse, qualitative and self-reported. In the event that recovery is delayed or derailed, it can be challenging to understand the root cause — which is, in turn, a key driver of increased face-to-face visits early in the recovery process. But this is all about to change.
Ever wonder how actor Dan Stevens’ facial movements seamlessly became the Beast in Beauty and the Beast or how the alien Thanos was portrayed in Guardians of the Galaxy? It’s called motion capture, and it’s the process of recording a live motion event and “magically” translating it into actionable data that allows for a 3D - or digital – recreation of the performance.
With any sport, the potential for injury looms in the background, with nervous murmurs of torn ACLs, sprained ankles and strained hamstrings littering locker rooms. However, the face of physical rehabilitation is completely transforming through the development of patient-centric, virtual technology that can increase access to care while significantly minimizing the need for student athletes to go to their therapist’s offices, which are often off-site and inconvenient.