More Than 125 Organizations Urge Congress to Reinstate Virtual Care Access for Individuals with HDHP-HSAs

Letter to Congressional Leaders Stresses Urgency of Reinstating Telehealth Safe Harbor Washington, DC – UPDATED - January 21, 2022 – Today, more than 125 organizations sent a letter to Congress to urge policymakers to reinstate the telehealth safe harbor enacted in the CARES Act that enabled employers and health plans to provide pre-deductible coverage [...]

2022-11-21T18:55:54-04:00January 21st, 2022|

Telehealth Might Be Best as a Supplement to Office Visits, Not a Replacement

Tufts News: Telehealth Might Be Best as a Supplement to Office Visits, Not a Replacement A new study by Tufts researchers found that, for many older and chronically ill patients, telehealth appointments may be most effective when they augment in-person health care visits rather than fully replacing them. Patients of color disproportionately suffer from chronic kidney [...]

2022-01-25T13:30:10-04:00January 20th, 2022|

Telehealth increased Black patients’ follow-up visits, study shows

Becker’s Hospital Review: Telehealth increased Black patients’ follow-up visits, study shows According to a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the adoption of telehealth in the beginning of the pandemic led to an increase in Black patients’ completion rates for follow-up visits after hospitalizations. The study found that Black patients’ follow-up completion rates went from 52 [...]

2022-01-25T13:28:50-04:00January 20th, 2022|

Telehealth Use Among Medical Groups Peaked in First Half of 2020

mHealth Intelligence: Telehealth Use Among Medical Groups Peaked in First Half of 2020 According to the 2021 Medical Group Telehealth Survey by AMGA, telehealth utilization peaked in the first half of 2020 and decreased as the year came to a close, with providers predicting that virtual care use would continue to decline in upcoming years. Telehealth utilization [...]

2022-01-25T13:31:53-04:00January 19th, 2022|

Three key insights to understand telehealth’s value, and its future

American Medical Association: Three key insights to understand telehealth’s value, and its future The American Medical Association (AMA), in collaboration with Manatt Health, developed the “Return on Health” framework to help organizations realize the value of virtual care beyond the dollars and cents. The framework consists of six value streams that demonstrate ways virtual care [...]

2022-01-25T13:33:13-04:00January 17th, 2022|

Demographic Disparities in Telemedicine Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Journal of the American College of Surgeons: Demographic Disparities in Telemedicine Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic This study looked at racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in telemedicine compared with in-person surgical consultation during the pandemic and found demographic disparities in the use of in-person versus virtual health consultations. Key findings included that Black patients relied on [...]

2022-01-25T13:34:24-04:00January 17th, 2022|

Audio-Only Remote Patient Monitoring Boosts Access for Black Patients

mHealth Intelligence: Audio-Only Remote Patient Monitoring Boosts Access for Black Patients According to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, remote patient monitoring programs that offered telehealth-based, audio-only monitoring in addition to application-based programs could help to reduce barriers to care, particularly for Black and low-income individuals. Researchers implemented a remote patient monitoring program for [...]

2022-01-25T13:19:45-04:00January 14th, 2022|

Front-line workers fear not adapting to new tech quickly enough

Beckers Hospital Review: Front-line workers fear not adapting to new tech quickly enough According to a Microsoft report, many front-line workers are being asked to adapt to new technologies on the fly and are worried that if they can't, they may lose their jobs. The report surveyed 9,600 front-line workers and managers across eight industries, including health [...]

2022-01-25T13:23:06-04:00January 12th, 2022|

Hispanic, Asian Cancer Patients Used Telehealth Less Than White Peers

mHealth Intelligence: Hispanic, Asian Cancer Patients Used Telehealth Less Than White Peers According to a new study, a glaring divide exists in telehealth use between white cancer patients and those who are racial minorities. The study examined patterns of outpatient oncology care and telemedicine use among all cancer patients within the University of California San Diego [...]

2022-01-25T13:21:44-04:00January 12th, 2022|
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