Where’s the Return? How to Find Virtual Care ROI for Health Systems

February 15, 2017

For early adopters of telemedicine, the excitement of new care delivery technology (e.g., video conferences) was enough to build a business case. These days, online care has gained acceptance by both patients and healthcare organizati...

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Zipnosis Adds to Executive Leadership Team to Support Growing Client Portfolio

January 31, 2017

To support their growing client base, Zipnosis, Inc. (Zipnosis) announced today that it has hired healthcare industry leader Catherine Murphy as the company’s new Vice President of Account Management.

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Virtual Care in a Trump America: Making Care Great Again

January 24, 2017

So, there was this election last November. You might remember it or you might be trying to forget, but either way a new president was sworn in January 20th. Ever since the results were tallied, I’ve been inundated with a barrage of pr...

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Forecasting the Future of Virtual Care in 2017: 5 Mystical Predictions

January 9, 2017

So long, 2016, we’ve officially begun a new orbit around the sun. It’s becoming a new year’s tradition for me to don my mystic robes, gaze deep into my son’s Magic 8 Ball and come up with predictions for the future of virtual care in ...

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Value-Based Care: It’s Here and Virtual Care is Part of the Equation

December 14, 2016

We’ve all seen the news. Value-based care is coming, it’s inevitable, it’s here. But many health systems have yet to see major impacts from value-based reimbursement models such as accountable care organizations (ACOs), bundled paymen...

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Why Virtual Care Should be Part of Your Health System’s 2017 Growth Strategy

November 30, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, health systems—like most businesses and non-profit organizations—are deep into planning their growth strategy for the new year. Faced with rising consumerism in patient populations, increasing competition fro...

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Bryan Health Goes Virtual with Zipnosis

November 17, 2016

In growing numbers, patients are expecting convenient, accessible care from health systems. At Zipnosis, we hear this all the time. This need is compounded in areas where patients may need to drive hours to reach a physical clinic. Se...

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It’s Not Too Late for Health Systems: Get Ahead of Cold & Flu with Virtual Care

November 2, 2016

Cold and flu season is just around the corner and as health systems across the country prepare to meet the challenge of full waiting rooms and sniffly noses, there’s one solution that can help: virtual care. Having a virtual care serv...

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Virtual Care is Here; Is Your Health System Ready?

October 11, 2016

The statistics surrounding virtual care are astounding. Study after study show growing consumer preference, increased health system adoption, and/or new benefits virtual care is bringing to the healthcare industry. It all boils down t...

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Virtual Care Puts Consistency and Quality Back in Healthcare

September 27, 2016

Over the past decade or so, the U.S. healthcare system has transitioned from paper-based documentation of patient records to the use of electronic health records (EHRs). One might assume that computerized health records and systems wo...

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5 Unexpected Benefits Integration Brings to Your Virtual Care Service

September 15, 2016

Offering virtual care is a great way to meet market demand and attract new patients. But to get the most out of your virtual care service, integration with your internal IT systems is a must. Benefits of integration, like enhancing th...

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Launching Virtual Care: Myth vs. Reality

August 30, 2016

If you are interested in launching a virtual care service, you are not alone. While market estimates vary, one thing all analysts agree on is that virtual care, also known as telemedicine, is growing rapidly and will continue to do so...

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Killing the Video Myth

August 9, 2016

There’s a pervasive myth in the telemedicine space that video might be necessary for effective virtual treatment of patients – for any condition. Proponents argue that there’s no way clinicians can fully understand a patient and...

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Can Virtual Care Reverse Clerical Burden Induced Physician Burnout?

July 26, 2016

The healthcare industry is faced with a crisis: physician burnout. An article in the September/October edition of Family Practice Management labeled physician burnout an “epidemic.” And this epidemic is costing health systems in a maj...

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A Step in the Right Direction – New AMA Policies Will Benefit Virtual Care Telemedicine

July 11, 2016

The virtual care and telemedicine industry is evolving quickly. Over the past several years, we’ve seen major shifts in how care is delivered, increased adoption by both health systems and healthcare consumers, and a number of new com...

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Do You Have to Sacrifice Clinical Quality for Convenience?

June 10, 2016

People are busy these days. And making a trip to the doctor either eats into working hours or free time. That’s why patients are demanding alternatives to the ways they access care. This demand has forced health systems to take a leap...

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The String Theory of Telemedicine

February 24, 2016

Like a tangled ball of string, telemedicine can endlessly fascinate. It can improve care access – anyone from anywhere can see a physician. It can reduce care costs – how expensive can it be to Skype your doctor? It can be...

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2016 Telemedicine Predictions

December 28, 2015

Another banner year in virtual care/telemedicine.  Last year I ventured out with some predictions [read here]…you be the judge on my accuracy, but I think I could potentially play baseball for some minor league amateur softball ...

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You Say Access, I Say Convenience

December 28, 2015

The big argument for telemedicine is that it will improve access to care. But is access what consumers really want? If providers think about telemedicine as just another channel for giving patients access to their services, they’...

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Looking Beyond Video for Virtual Care Offerings

December 5, 2015

It is no secret that the virtual care revolution is upon us. Health care systems that haven’t made a move to offer virtual care know that they need to act now to remain relevant. But building a virtual care strategy in-house is a daun...

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Attracting Millennials Through Virtual Care

December 5, 2015

Today’s millennials are adept at all things mobile and look to technology as a starting point for most things in their digital lives. As healthcare systems work to build their future patient base, it is imperative to meet these digita...

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Maintaining Quality in Healthcare Continuum

December 5, 2015

Imagine having the equivalent of a clinic in your pocket without the concern that the quality of care would be less than you want or deserve. When done well, virtual care can improve access, decrease cost, and save time without sacrif...

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Zipnosis CEO Jon Pearce penned an article for the latest issue of Telemedicine Magazine

November 6, 2015

Zipnosis CEO Jon Pearce penned an article for the latest issue of Telemedicine Magazine about devising new economic models that allow virtual care to explode.

The post The Future of Telemedicine Will Be Different Than You Think

October 28, 2015

Like jetpacks and flying cars, telemedicine has been part of our collective vision of the future for a long time. Has that future finally arrived? I haven’t seen any cars flying by lately but I did gaze heavenward in July when Teladoc...

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Non-Traditional Competition for Health Systems

October 18, 2015

Greetings, We all know that healthcare is local.  And the backbone of the U.S. healthcare system is local physicians and hospitals. Currently, health systems are under immense pressure from non-traditional competitors: retail pharmacy...

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Zipnosis to host first annual client summit in Minneapolis, MN

September 18, 2015

This event brings together industry professionals, clinicians and thought leaders to discuss effectively engaging current markets, and explore what’s on the horizon for virtual care. Zipnosis will host it’s 2015 Zipnosis Client ...

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Zipnosis Announces Virtual Care Service Line Partnership with John Muir Health

August 23, 2015

Minneapolis, MN (August 24, 2015) – Zipnosis, the first virtual care solution to empower health care systems with the technology and methodology to launch their own branded virtual care service line, today announced a new partnership ...

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Bryan Health Details Strategy Behind Virtual Care Decision

August 18, 2015

Bryan Medical Center is a 640-bed, non-profit, locally owned, healthcare organization serving patients from throughout Nebraska, as well as parts of Kansas, Iowa, South Dakota and Missouri. Bryan Medical Center includes two acute care...

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Bryan Health Defines Digital Medicine with Launch of Bryan Health eVisit

August 16, 2015

LINCOLN, NE (August 17, 2015) – Not feeling well? Not for long, promises Bryan Health. Now available to people in Nebraska, Bryan Health eVisit is a new simple-to-use online diagnosis and treatment option for minor health conditions. ...

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A Day in the Life of a Clinician, Powered by Zipnosis

July 28, 2015

“Dr. Smith assesses, makes a diagnosis and selects a treatment from a filtered list of medications. In only 2-3 clicks, Dr. Smith completes the virtual visit.” Recent Zipnosis posts have commented on symptom checking apps, how virtual...

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