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 [...]

2022-07-14T17:29:16-04:00February 18th, 2022|

Patient attitudes about telehealth care quality jump 15 percent in one year, study shows

Becker’s Hospital Review: Patient attitudes about telehealth care quality jump 15 percent in one year, study shows According to a Doximity “State of Telemedicine” report, the share of patients who believe telehealth provides the same or better quality of care compared with in-person visits is increasing. The study found that the share of patients who reported [...]

2022-04-11T13:24:51-04:00February 17th, 2022|

Alliance Support Letter for Virginia SB 1245

The Alliance submitted a letter of support to Sen. George Barker, Chair of Subcommittee on Health Professions Senate Education and Health Committee, for Senate Bill 1245. Senate Bill 1245 would repeal the sunset provision included in a bill that passed in 2021 (House Bill 1737) that reduced the number of years of full-time clinical experience [...]

2022-02-23T13:00:37-04:00February 17th, 2022|

Telemedicine increases access to allergy care, but some hurdles remain

Healio: Telemedicine increases access to allergy care, but some hurdles remain According to a recent study, pediatric allergy clinics can use telemedicine to increase accessibility, with subsequent in-person visits scheduled for necessary testing. The researchers found lower no show rates which could mean that telemedicine may be more accessible for certain patients for outpatient encounters. However, [...]

2022-04-11T13:27:36-04:00February 16th, 2022|

Alliance Submits Comments to FSMB Draft Report on Appropriate Use of Telemedicine Technologies

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted comments in response to the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) request for comments on the draft document entitled “Report on the Appropriate Use of Telemedicine Technologies in the Practice of Medicine.” The Alliance offered comments we hope the FSMB Workgroup on Telemedicine will consider as it finalizes this [...]

2022-07-14T17:27:23-04:00February 16th, 2022|

Telehealth: The Good, The Bad And The Could Be Better

Forbes: Telehealth: The Good, The Bad And The Could Be Better A recent survey conducted by DocASAP found that 93 percent of physicians expect to continue to use telehealth solutions in the future. Nearly 70 percent of providers labeled telehealth as “convenient” and 90 percent identified convenience as the leading benefit of telehealth for patients. However, providers [...]

2022-04-11T13:29:53-04:00February 14th, 2022|

Even Before COVID-19, Telehealth Supported Timely Access to Primary Care

mHealth Intelligence: Even Before COVID-19, Telehealth Supported Timely Access to Primary Care A new Emory Healthcare study reveals telehealth helped patients gain more timely access to primary care compared to the barriers associated with in-person office visits. The study results revealed that telephone-enabled care was higher than both video (56.6 percent) and in-person (46.5 percent) appointments. This [...]

2022-04-11T11:51:56-04:00February 11th, 2022|

Outpatient telehealth use soared early in the COVID-19 pandemic but has since receded

Peterson-KFF: Outpatient telehealth use soared early in the COVID-19 pandemic but has since receded A recent brief by Kaiser Family Foundation found services delivered through telehealth may improve access for people with certain conditions. The analysis found that from March through August 2021, eight percent of all outpatient visits were conducted via telehealth, down from [...]

2022-04-11T11:53:22-04:00February 10th, 2022|

Remote Monitoring, Telehealth Use Linked to Tighter Blood Pressure Control

mHealth Intelligence: Remote Monitoring, Telehealth Use Linked to Tighter Blood Pressure Control According to a recent study, telehealth services, combined with remote patient monitoring, helped boost engagement and blood pressure control among stroke survivors living in under-resourced communities. The group that received care through the Telehealth After Stroke Care strategy had higher patient engagement rates, with [...]

2022-04-11T12:52:04-04:00February 9th, 2022|
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