Clinicians need new approaches to delivering empathy through telehealth services

mHealth Intelligence: Clinicians need new approaches to delivering empathy through telehealth services A new report by Elsevier Health and Ipsos revealed that although a majority (63 percent) of clinicians worldwide expect most of their consultations to be remote within the next decade, 51 percent believe that telehealth will negatively impact their ability to demonstrate empathy with their [...]

2022-04-11T14:45:14-04:00March 15th, 2022|

Telehealth Has Played an Outsized Role Meeting Mental Health Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

KFF: Telehealth Has Played an Outsized Role Meeting Mental Health Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic A new analysis from Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and Epic Research found that telehealth visits for outpatient mental health and substance use services went from virtually zero percent in 2019 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic to a peak of 40 [...]

2022-04-11T14:43:54-04:00March 15th, 2022|

Optum survey: Providers see telehealth as convenient, but frustrations remain

Fierce Healthcare: Optum survey: Providers see telehealth as convenient, but frustrations remain A recent survey by Optum found that while providers often find telehealth as convenient as their patients do, a number of frustrations with virtual care linger. The survey highlighted that 58 percent of providers were concerned with the quality of care they can provide in [...]

2022-04-11T14:42:59-04:00March 15th, 2022|

Legislation Increased Medicare Telestroke Billing, But Underbilling And Erroneous Billing Remain Common

Health Affairs: Legislation Increased Medicare Telestroke Billing, But Underbilling And Erroneous Billing Remain Common A recent study by Health Affairs found that the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act, which permanently expanded Medicare payment for telemedicine consultations for acute stroke (“telestroke”) from delivery only in rural areas to delivery in both urban and rural [...]

2022-04-11T14:40:25-04:00March 15th, 2022|

Audio-Only Telehealth Remains Common at Safety Net Health Clinics

RAND Corporation: Audio-Only Telehealth Remains Common at Safety Net Health Clinics According to a recent RAND Corporation report, rapid adoption of telehealth helped safety net clinics in California to maintain consistent levels of service after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the use of audio-only care has persisted in the clinics longer than in other [...]

2022-04-11T14:38:37-04:00March 15th, 2022|

Alliance submits comments in response to Healthy Future Task Force Treatments Subcommittee RFI

The Alliance for Connected Care submitted comments in response to the request for information from the Treatments Subcommittee of the Healthy Future Task Force regarding medical innovation to supercharge the availability and development of life-saving treatments, devices, and diagnostics, while addressing rising costs to patients. The Alliance specifically commented on the question under “Goal 4: Increase [...]

2022-07-14T17:26:45-04:00March 12th, 2022|

Alliance Applauds Inclusion of Major Telehealth Provisions in Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022

This week, the House Appropriations Committee introduced the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (H.R. 2471), consisting of all 12 fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills and supplemental funding to support Ukraine. The House passed this bill on March 9, 2022 and the Senate passed this bill on March 10, 2022. The bill now goes to President Biden [...]

2022-03-16T18:42:24-04:00March 11th, 2022|

Home-Based Remote Patient Monitoring Yields Highly Accurate BP Readings

mHealth Intelligence: Home-Based Remote Patient Monitoring Yields Highly Accurate BP Readings A study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that home-based blood pressure (BP) measurements were more reliable and accurate than those taken in clinics or kiosks. The results of the study showed a high level of accuracy in the systolic BP measurement of [...]

2022-04-11T14:31:34-04:00March 10th, 2022|

Telemedicine Can Enhance Quality of Care for Patients in Rheumatology if Barriers Are Overcome

Rheumatology Advisor: Telemedicine Can Enhance Quality of Care for Patients in Rheumatology if Barriers Are Overcome Telemedicine is particularly valuable for people living with rheumatic conditions because these patients are at potentially elevated risk for worse COVID-19 outcomes due to comorbidities and the use of immunosuppressive drugs such as glucocorticoids and biologics that heighten risk [...]

2022-04-11T14:33:05-04:00March 9th, 2022|
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