Transitioning to Telemedicine

2020 Alliance sponsor feature article courtesy of TriMed Technologies

Given the crazy circumstances of 2020, telemedicine has become an invaluable resource for most practices, but what exactly is telemedicine? Telemedicine is a technology tool designed for healthcare professionals which allows them to communicate with, evaluate, and even treat patients remotely. While we naturally think of telemedicine as video conferencing, many providers offer audio-only telemedicine as well.

Naturally, a global pandemic requiring social distancing makes any remote care tool (secure messaging, patient portal, remote check-in kiosks, etc.) a valuable resource. Telemedicine, in particular, is perfectly suited for 2020. During lockdown, many practices pivoted to seeing patients almost exclusively via telemedicine which increased the volume of telemedicine visits many times over. In addition, many plans are paying at parity for the foreseeable future so it’s a great time to jump onboard with telemed.

As practices are returning to normal, or at least the new normal, they are not leaving telemedicine behind. For those who chose a good telemedicine solution, the genie is out of the bottle. While providers benefit from telemedicine, patients too are realizing the benefits. Why go into the office for something as simple as a rash? Telemedicine makes “visiting” your doctor, under the right circumstances, safer and more convenient from the comfort of your own home.

As more folks sign onto telemedicine, the technology will step up to meet increased demand. In addition to longer term enhancements such as lower latency and higher resolution video feeds vendors such as Tytocare are even offering the ability for providers to record basic vitals via a telemedicine visit. Innovative software vendors will continue to push forward in the space and create even better ways for providers and patients to utilize telemedicine.

TriMed has been on the cutting edge of seamless, integrated telemedicine visits while also offering telemedicine for free at the beginning of the COVID crisis. To date, we’ve hosted over 115,000 telemedicine visits since March. Have questions about how TriMed’s EHR and Telemedicine solution could directly benefit your practice? Reach out to us using or by calling 866-874-6339 x1 and we will be happy to assist!

To get a first hand look at how a local NC pediatric practice has embraced telemedicine, ​check out this Fox 8 News feature​.

TriMed Technologies ​(EHR, PM, Telemedicine, Mobile, Check In, Patient Portal)
4148 Mendenhall Oaks Pkwy
High Point, NC 27265
(866) 874-6339 x1

April 14th Webinar on the COVID-19 Pandemic and Legislative and Regulatory Changes

COVID-19 Pandemic and Legislative and Regulatory Changes: A Physician Practice’s Guide

April 14 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic legislative and regulatory action and altered the way health care is being delivered. Combined, these effects of the pandemic have upended the status quo for health care providers across the country. As employers, health care providers are faced with unique challenges in this new landscape. As heavily regulated entities, providers need to navigate the rapidly changing landscape to ensure compliance.

The Parker Poe team is prepared to help health care providers, vendors, and other entities understand and adapt to their evolving obligations during this pandemic with the least amount of stress and uncertainty possible.

Webinar Topics

  • CARES Act
    • Payment Protection Program
    • Employee Retention Tax Credit
    • Economic Impact Disaster Loans (Including Grant Advances)
    • Expansion of Accelerated and Advance Payment Program
    • Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund
  • The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Update
    • FMLA Expansion Leave
    • Emergency Paid Sick Leave
    • The “Health Care Provider” Exception
  • DOL Guidance on Wage Payment and Leave Issues
  • Business Interruption Insurance Policies
  • Telemedicine Expansion
  • North Carolina Medicaid Policy Changes

Our Panelists

Joy Hord
Parker Poe

Joy Hord represents clients in the health care industry, focusing on regulatory and compliance matters. She also has significant experience representing health care professionals and organizations with business law, contract and transactional matters, such as mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. Her clients include hospitals, physician groups, pharmacies, and other health care providers.

Tory Summey
Parker Poe

Tory Summey focuses on employment counseling and litigation for multi-state employers in various industries. He advises on issues related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title VII, state wage and hour laws, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and employee benefits issues.

Matt Wolfe
Parker Poe

Matt Wolfe guides clients through the evolving legal and regulatory environment to meet their business needs and the needs of those they serve. Clients have relied on him to navigate federal and state health reform, Medicaid and Medicare changes, and a broad variety of health law and policy. He works proactively with clients to ensure compliance and minimize violations. Matt provides counsel to health care clients who are growing, exiting or otherwise adapting to the increasingly complex health care industry.

Matt Johnson (Moderator)
NCMGMA Education Chair

Chief Administrative Officer
Wake Internal Medicine Consultants (WIMC)
Matt Johnson has been in health care since 1994 and spearheaded the joint venture between a physician-owned corporation and a not-for-profit hospital before joining WIMC in 2014. With an unwavering dedication to the betterment of each physician, manager, and staff member, Matt has created the Employee Activity Council, has organized multiple food and school drives and has implemented Loyalty Grades throughout the 170-employee practice.


This webinar is complimentary for NCMGMA members and for non-members. Space is limited so make sure to register early! After you register, you will receive an emailed confirmation with webinar and phone-in instructions.

Continuing education credit may be granted through your professional organization (MGMA, PAHCOM, AHIMA, etc.). Please self-submit for these organizations.


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