Telemedicine-Supported Medication-Assisted Treatment Should Remain Available After Pandemic

HIT Consultant: Telemedicine-Supported Medication-Assisted Treatment Should Remain Available After Pandemic According to a survey conducted by Bicycle Health, 100 percent of patients believe that telemedicine-supported Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) should remain available even after the pandemic comes to an end. Patients reported affordability as the biggest barrier to joining an opioid recovery program, as well as [...]

2022-04-11T14:52:14-04:00March 23rd, 2022|

Telehealth Supported Care for Community Mental Health Centers

mHealth Intelligence: Telehealth Supported Care for Community Mental Health Centers A recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research Mental Health found that telehealth supported care continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic for community mental health center patients with serious mental illness. Researchers found that female patients between 18 and 34 with less severe diagnoses, such as anxiety [...]

2022-04-11T14:50:25-04:00March 23rd, 2022|

Telehealth Helped Maintain Type 1 Diabetes Care Among Kids During Pandemic

mHealth Intelligence: Telehealth Helped Maintain Type 1 Diabetes Care Among Kids During Pandemic A study published in BMC Pediatrics found that the utilization of telehealth devices, such as continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), helped providers continue to care for children with type 1 diabetes as the COVID-19 pandemic upended health care delivery. Between 2019 and 2020, outpatient visits decreased among [...]

2022-04-11T14:58:20-04:00March 22nd, 2022|

A window into how doctors are using telehealth—and where there’s room for improvement

A window into how doctors are using telehealth—and where there’s room for improvement A recent survey by Optum found that the top-used health care services conducted via telehealth were primary care (54 percent), prescription refills (26 percent), and chronic care (16 percent). While telehealth enables providers and patients to have a direct line to each other, it [...]

2022-04-11T15:01:27-04:00March 21st, 2022|

Telehealth Cut Missed Appointments Among Kids With TB by 11 Percent

mHealth Intelligence: Telehealth Cut Missed Appointments Among Kids With TB by 11 Percent A study published in the Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease journal found the implementation of telehealth had a significant impact on missed follow-up appointments among pediatric patients with tuberculosis infections (TBI), reducing the rate of missed visits by 11.1 percent. Before implementing telehealth, 16.9 percent of [...]

2022-04-11T15:00:34-04:00March 21st, 2022|

Telehealth Services Evaluated Vs Standard Care for Diabetes

Drug Topics: Telehealth Services Evaluated Vs Standard Care for Diabetes A study presented at the American Pharmacist Association Conference found that the telehealth diabetes management program (telephone or video visits) may be a successful method to improve diabetes management by 1) lowering A1c and 2) improving immunization rates. Researchers emphasized that having a comprehensive telehealth [...]

2022-04-11T15:02:36-04:00March 20th, 2022|

Telehealth May Increase Access to Substance Use Treatment During COVID-19

Physician’s Weekly: Telehealth May Increase Access to Substance Use Treatment During COVID-19 A recent study published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, which examined patient characteristics associated with the use of phone versus video-enabled tele-medication for opioid use disorders (tele-MOUD) during COVID-19, found that most tele-MOUD encounters completed by patients (79.62 percent) were video visits. Of these encounters, [...]

2022-04-11T15:04:55-04:00March 19th, 2022|

HHS OIG Releases New Report on Medicare Telehealth Services During the Pandemic

On March 17, 2022, the HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a new report examining the use of telehealth services in Medicare during the first year of the pandemic, declaring that telehealth was critical during this time period for Medicare beneficiaries. The report also looks at the growth of telehealth services, the types [...]

2022-03-17T12:16:38-04:00March 17th, 2022|

HIMSS 2022: Health systems see virtual care companies as biggest competitive threat: report

Fierce Healthcare: HIMSS 2022: Health systems see virtual care companies as biggest competitive threat: report A report from The Chartis Group that was released at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Global Conference in Orlando found that while many hospitals and health systems have ramped up their investments in digital technologies, most provider organizations are [...]

2022-04-11T14:36:48-04:00March 16th, 2022|
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