Patients love telehealth—physicians are not so sure

McKinsey & Company: Patients love telehealth—physicians are not so sure A recent report from McKinsey & Company found that consumers still prefer the convenience of digital engagement and virtual-care options, whereas physicians would prefer returning to in-person care. Two-thirds of physicians and 60 percent of patients said they agreed that virtual health is more convenient [...]

2022-04-11T14:02:25-04:00February 22nd, 2022|

5 building blocks to help achieve greater health equity

Brookings Institution: 5 building blocks to help achieve greater health equity A recent report published by Brookings Institution highlighted that telehealth could reduce inequities in care because it brings health care services directly to a patient’s home, allowing a more comprehensive understanding of the conditions in which a patient resides. Telehealth can also improve access [...]

2022-04-11T14:01:11-04:00February 22nd, 2022|

Tech can help address the behavioral health crisis, says AMA

Healthcare IT News: Tech can help address the behavioral health crisis, says AMA A new report by the American Medical Association outlines the role digital tools can play in supporting the integrated delivery of behavioral and physical health care. The report noted several solutions that can support and add value to the behavioral health integration model along [...]

2022-04-11T14:11:50-04:00February 21st, 2022|

Telehealth Adoption Highest Among Diabetes, GI Care Providers

mHealth Intelligence: Telehealth Adoption Highest Among Diabetes, GI Care Providers According to a recent survey by Doximity and CareJourney, physicians specializing in endocrinology and gastroenterology had the highest rates of telehealth adoption during the COVID-19 pandemic. With regard to physician specialties, the report shows that telehealth adoption rates were highest among those who cared for chronically ill [...]

2022-04-11T14:08:58-04:00February 21st, 2022|

Using Telehealth, Virtual Care for an Enhanced Consumer Experience

Patient Engagement HIT: Using Telehealth, Virtual Care for an Enhanced Consumer Experience According to a recent report from McKinsey, telehealth utilization has dropped off since its peak highs after the initial onset of the pandemic. However, consumer access is still 38 times higher than it was before COVID-19. Convenient care, coupled with the potential for lower out-of-pocket [...]

2022-04-11T14:06:29-04:00February 21st, 2022|

Alliance Support Letter for Kansas SB 454

The Alliance submitted a letter of support to Sen. Richard Hilderbrand, Senate Majority Whip and Chair, Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare, for Senate Bill 454. Senate Bill 454 would amend the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) authorized scope of practice to permit the prescribing of controlled substances without a supervising physician. This [...]

2022-02-23T10:50:07-04:00February 21st, 2022|

Alliance Support Letter for South Dakota SB 134

The Alliance submitted a letter of support to Sen. Erin Tobin, Vice-Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, for Senate Bill 134. Senate Bill 134 would modernize Physician Assistant (PA) practice and remove the outdated collaborative agreement with a physician in order to put all advanced practice providers on equal footing. The bill [...]

2022-02-23T10:27:54-04:00February 21st, 2022|

Telehealth attendance higher than in-person among HIV patients

mHealth Intelligence: Telehealth attendance higher than in-person among HIV patients According to a study published in AIDS and behavior, HIV appointments conducted through telehealth resulted in higher attendance rates than those done in-person. During the study period, the attendance rate for telehealth appointments was 78.9 percent, substantially higher than the 61.9 percent for in-person visits. The study also [...]

2022-04-11T13:23:02-04:00February 18th, 2022|

Alliance Support Letter for Minnesota SB 2303

The Alliance submitted a letter of support to Paul J. Utke, the Chair of the Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee, for Senate Bill 2303. The bill would adopt the Nurse Licensure Compact in the State of Minnesota. The Nurse Licensure Compact allows for the issuance of multistate licenses that allow nurses [...]

2022-02-23T10:50:43-04:00February 18th, 2022|
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