Fifth Annual FAIR Health Report Captures Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Healthcare System

PR Newswire: Fifth Annual FAIR Health Report Captures Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Healthcare System According to a recent FAIR Health report, telehealth utilization grew nationally by 7,060 percent from 2019 to 2020, an increase driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and the limits imposed on certain in-office services, coupled with the greater risk of infection from [...]

2022-04-11T15:07:21-04:00March 31st, 2022|

Alliance submits comments in response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on Strengthening Community Health Through Technology RFI

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted comments in response to the request for information from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on strengthening community health through technology. The Alliance specifically commented on the burdensome licensure requirements which create a barrier in access to virtual health care. The Alliance recommends the federal [...]

2022-04-04T10:54:55-04:00March 31st, 2022|

A Project ECHO Telementoring Program Cut Hospital Admissions Among Diabetics by 44 Percent

mHealth Intelligence: A Project ECHO Telementoring Program Cut Hospital Admissions Among Diabetics by 44 Percent According to a recent study published in Medical Care, a Project ECHO telementoring program that involved primary care providers resulted in a decrease in hospitalizations among Medicaid patients with diabetes. The study evaluated one of the Project ECHO programs operated by Rutgers Robert Wood [...]

2022-04-11T15:12:53-04:00March 28th, 2022|

Telehealth Coverage During the COVID-19 Pandemic

AHIP: Telehealth Coverage During the COVID-19 Pandemic AHIP published a report demonstrating the extent to which health insurance providers modified the benefit design of their Consumer-Directed Health Plan (CDHP) product offerings to cover more telehealth services pre-deductible, how those services were made available, and for which medical specialties the services were most utilized. Nearly all [...]

2022-04-11T15:10:32-04:00March 28th, 2022|

Telehealth Supported Opioid Use Disorder Treatment at Safety-Net Clinic

mHealth Intelligence: Telehealth Supported Opioid Use Disorder Treatment at Safety-Net Clinic According to a recent study published in the Journal of Rural Mental Health, as health care became increasingly virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth helped safety-net facilities provide opioid use disorder (OUD) patients, particularly those involved in buprenorphine treatment programs, high levels of care. The study took place [...]

2022-04-11T15:09:23-04:00March 28th, 2022|

Analysis Reveals Racial Disparities in Telemedicine Use During COVID-19 Pandemic Among Patients with Hematologic Malignancies

ONC Live: Analysis Reveals Racial Disparities in Telemedicine Use During COVID-19 Pandemic Among Patients with Hematologic Malignancies Data from a retrospective observational study revealed that White patients with hematologic malignancies in the United States had significantly higher uptake of telemedicine compared to Black patients, reflecting disparities that require further exploration. From March 2020 to February [...]

2022-04-11T15:13:41-04:00March 27th, 2022|

SmileDirectClub Survey Reveals Growing Popularity and Acceptance of Telehealth

Globe Newswire: SmileDirectClub Survey Reveals Growing Popularity and Acceptance of Telehealth A recent survey by SmileDirectClub found that consumers want telehealth services to continue following the accelerated adoption of telehealth during the pandemic. Nearly eight in 10 people (77 percent) had a neutral to positive experience, and more than half of respondents (59 percent) agreed [...]

2022-04-11T14:48:32-04:00March 24th, 2022|

AMA Survey Shows Widespread Enthusiasm For Telehealth

American Medical Association: AMA Survey Shows Widespread Enthusiasm For Telehealth A survey by the American Medical Association (AMA) found that 85 percent of physicians now use telehealth and 70 percent plan to continue using virtual services after the pandemic. However, only eight percent of physicians currently use remote patient monitoring. The survey also found that more than [...]

2022-04-11T14:57:08-04:00March 23rd, 2022|

Telehealth Can Effectively Manage COVID-19 At Home, Study Finds

Healthcare IT News: Telehealth Can Effectively Manage COVID-19 At Home, Study Finds A University of Iowa study published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare found that an at-home telemonitoring program was an effective and sustainable way to manage COVID-19 for patients. Most patients did well with the program, with observed rates of hospitalization and mortality lower compared to [...]

2022-04-11T14:55:26-04:00March 23rd, 2022|
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