Report: About a quarter of Americans used telehealth during COVID-19

Mobi Health News: Report: About a quarter of Americans used telehealth during COVID-19 According to Trilliant Health’s 2022 Telehealth Trends report, 25.6 percent of Americans accessed care using any type of telehealth from March 2020 through November 2021. Nearly 80 percent of users had between one and four visits, with 45.7 percent accessing only one telehealth [...]

2022-04-11T14:28:35-04:00February 28th, 2022|

Telehealth: Opportunities to Improve Access, Quality, and Cost in Pediatric Care

American Academy of Pediatrics: Telehealth: Opportunities to Improve Access, Quality, and Cost in Pediatric Care The American Academy of Pediatrics published an article examining how telehealth can improve access, quality, and cost in pediatric care. Telehealth has the potential to transform the way care is delivered to pediatric patients, expanding access to pediatric care across [...]

2022-04-11T14:27:17-04:00February 28th, 2022|

Telehealth revenue could hit $20B in five years, say analysts

Healthcare IT News: Telehealth revenue could hit $20B in five years, say analysts A new report by Bloomberg Intelligence predicted that the telehealth sector could bring in $20 billion in US revenue by 2027. The publication said that virtual care is set to become “a staple” of health care delivery, with analysts finding that annual revenue growth [...]

2022-04-11T13:34:56-04:00February 25th, 2022|

Telehealth Providers Race to Retool Patient Payments Experience

PYMTS: Telehealth Providers Race to Retool Patient Payments Experience A recent report by PYMTS and American Express found that consumers faced a range of challenges in paying for their telehealth appointments. The report found that 47 percent with out-of-pocket costs did not know if their health care provider offered affordable payment options and 40 percent said their [...]

2022-04-11T13:50:29-04:00February 24th, 2022|

Telehealth Use Most Popular Among Young Women

mHealth Intelligence: Telehealth Use Most Popular Among Young Women According to a recent report by Trilliant Health, about 60 percent of telehealth users are female, who are mostly using virtual care for behavioral health services. The two main types of patients that engaged in telehealth use during the pandemic were single users who prioritized COVID-19 safety and [...]

2022-04-11T13:48:05-04:00February 24th, 2022|

Telemedicine leaves behind non-English speakers, study shows

The Verge: Telemedicine leaves behind non-English speakers, study shows According to a new study in the SSM-Qualitative Research in Health journal, people who speak limited English struggled to access telehealth services in the US during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting their ability to connect with medical care. The study found that clinic patients who spoke limited [...]

2022-04-11T13:40:04-04:00February 24th, 2022|

Highly Privileged Cancer Patients Get Access to Telehealth Sooner

mHealth Intelligence: Highly Privileged Cancer Patients Get Access to Telehealth Sooner A study published in JAMA Oncology found that though telehealth use among cancer patients skyrocketed early in the COVID-19 pandemic, uptake was not uniform across socioeconomic groups. Most patients in the highest socioeconomic status index quartile (66.9 percent) had a virtual visit within 30 days of cancer diagnosis, compared [...]

2022-04-11T13:38:29-04:00February 24th, 2022|

Telemedicine can mitigate barriers for access to obesity care, weight loss management

Medical Press: Telemedicine can mitigate barriers for access to obesity care, weight loss management According to a recent study in Obesity journal, telemedicine offers emerging opportunities to reduce barriers to obesity care faced by health care providers, patients and health plans. The authors of this study note that telemedicine allows primary care providers to make referrals beyond [...]

2022-04-11T13:59:57-04:00February 23rd, 2022|

Black Cardiovascular Disease Patients Prefer Text-Based BP Monitoring

mHealth Intelligence: Black Cardiovascular Disease Patients Prefer Text-Based BP Monitoring According to a recent study in JAMA Network Open, Black patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) prefer recording blood pressure (BP) via a text-based program rather than an online patient portal. Researchers focused primarily on how demographics related to results and the number of BP measurements between the two [...]

2022-04-11T14:05:12-04:00February 22nd, 2022|
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