Education vs Clinician Feedback on Antibiotic Prescriptions for Acute Respiratory Infections in Telemedicine: a Randomized Controlled Trial

A new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that providers using a virtual care platform with real-time access to their own prescribing statistics as well as practice-wide statistics reduced their prescribing rates, which would reduce the estimated 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections that occur each year in the U.S. View more and purchase [...]

2020-08-26T11:19:13-04:00August 26th, 2020|

Over three-quarters of US specialists increased use of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic, says GlobalData

In a survey conducted by data and analytics company GlobalData, 79% of specialists indicated that their use of telemedicine technology had increased as a result of the pandemic. Of the 79% of respondents who reported an increase in use, almost 30% reported an increase of between 81–100%, while 13% indicated an increase of 61–80%. Over three-quarters of [...]

2020-08-26T10:45:31-04:00August 26th, 2020|

Medicare Eligible Seniors Survey Findings: Technology, COVID-19, The 2020 Election And More

A survey of more than 1,000 Medicare-eligible consumers aged 64 and older conducted from July 17 to July 20 finds seniors are embracing telehealth and digital technologies. Telemedicine usage jumped 340% among Medicare-eligible seniors since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and nearly one-third of consumers age 64 and older say they monitor their health using a [...]

2020-08-26T10:44:00-04:00August 26th, 2020|

Telehealth Guidance Documents for Commercial Health Plans

Commercial Plan Guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Commercial health plans have also taken broad actions to increase access to telehealth services during the COVID-19 public health emergency. View AHIP's list of ways health insurance providers are taking action to respond to COVID-19.  CMS has issued sets of FAQs encouraging states and [...]

2020-08-07T09:10:10-04:00August 3rd, 2020|

Endorsement Letter Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act

Today, 225 organizations signed a letter to House Telehealth Caucus Representatives Thompson, Welch, Matsui, Schweikert, and Johnson endorsing the Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act of 2020 (HR 7663). The legislation includes four major and vital provisions: Removing arbitrary geographic restrictions on where a patient must be located in order to utilize telehealth services; [...]

2021-02-16T15:52:24-04:00August 3rd, 2020|
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