Telemedicine: A Powerful Tool For Preventing Hospital Overcrowding

By Waseem Ghannam, MD, MBA, MHSA, president, TeleHealth Solution Across the country, well over 100,000 Americans are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, and these numbers continue to climb along with rising positivity rates. Similar to the earliest days of the pandemic, this surge in patients is filling hospitals to capacity and beyond. The resulting shortage of beds and clinicians threatens to compromise quality of patient care and even raise the specter of rationing care in some hard-hit communities. Increasingly, hospitals are recognizing that telemedicine provides a powerful tool for stretching limited resources by preventing and better managing overcrowding. Telemedicine can make [...]

Technology Can Drive Patient-Centered Care |

At the beginning of March 2020, Susan Murphy, BSN, MS, RN, had to think on the fly about how to restore the connection hospitalized patients had lost because of COVID-19. Susan Murphy, RN Murphy, the chief experience officer at UChicago Medicine, said visiting hours stopped abruptly but patients’ needs for human connection remained. “That was a pretty traumatic day,” Murphy said. “We had to go to every room and tell visitors they couldn’t come back and weren’t sure when they could (return).” Connection Lost and Found Emotional support and alleviation of fear and anxiety along with involvement of family and [...]

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TeleHealth Solution announces new executive team | McKnight’s Long Term Care News

by Kimberly Marselas, McKnight's Long Term Care News TeleHealth Solution, a company providing telemedicine services in the post-acute care setting, announced several management changes in addition to the appointment of three new senior executives. Current CEO Waseem Ghannam, M.D., is transitioning to the role of president and will remain on the board of directors for the company. Bob Crutchfield has been named CEO and will lead overall operations and management of the company’s resources as it grows quickly to meet the demand for telehealth. Crutchfield has 30 years of leadership experience in healthcare services, IT and medical devices. He is [...]

By |2021-06-22T13:45:28+00:00October 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TeleHealth Solution Announces Partnership with PointClickCare to Serve Long-Term Care Patients

TeleHealth Solution Integrates with PointClickCare's EHR Platform, Enables Bidirectional Data Exchange CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleHealth Solution is proud to announce its partnership with PointClickCare, the leading cloud-based software vendor for the senior care market. As a result of the partnership, TeleHealth Solution's Webside Connect application will seamlessly connect with PointClickCare's core electronic health record (EHR) platform, and be listed as an integrated offering on the PointClickCare Marketplace. TeleHealth Solution's Webside Connect application is a patient and outcome-centered approach to telemedicine designed for use in post-acute care and hospital settings. The application allows a team of multispecialty providers to [...]

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TeleHealth Solution Announces CEO Transition and New Executive Appointments

Accomplished leaders with deep functional expertise appointed to support growth and adoption CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleHealth Solution, a patient and outcomes centered telemedicine solution that delivers expert medical care in the post-acute care setting, announced several management changes in addition to the appointment of three new Senior Executives to their Leadership Team. These appointments will allow the current Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Waseem Ghannam, to transition to the role of President where he will provide leadership to the management, engineering, product and go-to-market organization while overseeing the execution of strategies for achieving the company's long and short-term [...]

By |2021-06-22T14:00:45+00:00October 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TeleHealth Solution and OSU Medicine: Accelerating telehealth together

By Rhett Stover and Waseem Ghannam Eighteen months ago when our partnership began, we could not have foreseen either the changes in the world due to COVID-19, or the effect it would have on telemedicine nationally. The partnership between OSU Medicine and TeleHealth Solution is a primary care strategy aimed to provide a single point of contact for patients navigating the health system. Our work prior to the pandemic laid the ground work for an expansion of the partnership to respond quickly and at scale to serve the needs of the rural community. OSU Medicine sought to enhance its investment [...]

12 health system execs outline post-pandemic telehealth strategy | Becker’s Spine Review

As featured in Becker's Spine Review Telehealth became a necessary tool for health systems and patients across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic to access needed healthcare remotely. A major contributor to the success of telehealth over the past few months was CMS and commercial payers lifting restrictions and boosting pay rates for telehealth visits. While some of those benefits may roll back in the future, health systems are planning how to continue scaling their telehealth programs and turn them into revenue generators. Here, 12 top health system executives outline their strategic approach to telehealth post-pandemic. Barb Lato, MS, BSN, [...]

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