As Telehealth Rises Due To Covid-19, Doctors’ Influence Wanes, New Survey Shows

Forbes: As Telehealth Rises Due To Covid-19, Doctors’ Influence Wanes, New Survey Shows According to a survey conducted by Oliver Wyman, telehealth is now a common feature of many Americans’ health care experience. More than one-third of survey respondents said they’d had a video visit with a health care provider at some point during the pandemic—triple the [...]

2022-01-25T12:53:43-04:00December 28th, 2021|

How Telehealth Will Continue its Evolution Beyond Pandemic Response

mHealth Intelligence: How Telehealth Will Continue its Evolution Beyond Pandemic Response A survey conducted by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHiME) found about 26 percent of organizations, including acute, ambulatory and post-acute care facilities, reported that more than a quarter of their patients had used telehealth as compared with the 32 percent of organizations that [...]

2022-01-25T12:56:02-04:00December 27th, 2021|

Telehealth adaptation of perinatal mental health mother-infant group programming for the COVID-19 pandemic

NIH National Library of Medicine: Telehealth adaptation of perinatal mental health mother-infant group programming for the COVID-19 pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing isolation stressed pregnant and postpartum women and their families pervasively. A new study, that compares 2019 in-person and 2020 telehealth services during the period from mid-March through mid-December in each year, found that [...]

2022-01-25T12:57:25-04:00December 25th, 2021|

The Opportunities and Challenges of Telemedicine during COVID-19 Pandemic

Doc Wire News: The Opportunities and Challenges of Telemedicine during COVID-19 Pandemic A new study found that telemedicine provides safe, affordable, and convenient medical and education assistance. Throughout the pandemic, telemedicine provided an alternative platform to medical care and eliminated direct contact of medical workers with patients. The authors found that new laws and regulations are needed [...]

2022-01-25T12:59:31-04:00December 23rd, 2021|

Patient-Reported Nausea and Fatigue Related to Methotrexate: A Prospective, Self-Controlled Study in the ArthritisPower® Registry

Rheumatology and Therapy Journal: Patient-Reported Nausea and Fatigue Related to Methotrexate: A Prospective, Self-Controlled Study in the ArthritisPower® Registry A new study found that the use of digital technology helps assess medication-related symptoms. Researchers found that nearly two-thirds of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) patients experience methotrexate side effects (including fatigue and nausea) and that [...]

2022-01-25T13:00:53-04:00December 20th, 2021|

Report: Telemedicine Utilization Increased 30-Fold During First 12 Months of COVID-19 Pandemic

Arkansas Center for Health Improvement: Report: Telemedicine Utilization Increased 30-Fold During First 12 Months of COVID-19 Pandemic The Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI) assessed telemedicine trends from March 2020 through April 2021 for Arkansas, with trends reflecting findings similar to the CMS Medicare Telemedicine Snapshot report during the pandemic. April 2020 represented the month [...]

2022-01-25T13:03:21-04:00December 20th, 2021|

HHS OIG Telehealth Work Plan Items

The Alliance keeps a tracker of HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) telehealth-related work plan items. Please see below a list of pending and released OIG reports. View other federal data releases here. Reports in Development Title Report Number Expected Release Description Telehealth Services in Select Federal Health Care [...]

2022-03-17T11:20:18-04:00December 19th, 2021|

Outcomes for Virtual Prenatal, Postpartum Care Similar to In-Person Visits

mHealth Intelligence: Outcomes for Virtual Prenatal, Postpartum Care Similar to In-Person Visits According to a Health Science Reports study, rapid telehealth implementation during the COVID-19 pandemic was proven to be feasible for underserved populations at a clinic in Massachusetts, in particular for prenatal and postpartum care services. For prenatal care, telehealth accounted for 57 percent of [...]

2022-01-25T13:04:37-04:00December 14th, 2021|

New Federal Telehealth Data

HHS released new CMS data and an Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) report of Medicare telehealth utilization in 2020 and early 2021. Overall, nearly 53 million virtual visits occurred in traditional Medicare in 2020, compared to about 840,000 in 2019. Of those, nearly all (92%) of visits occurred in patients’ homes, which [...]

2021-12-19T16:28:55-04:00December 13th, 2021|
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