JD Power: Survey Shows Consumers Embrace Telehealth

JD Power: Survey Shows Consumers Embrace Telehealth The J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Telehealth Satisfaction Study found that 67 percent of 4,306 consumers surveyed in June and July reported using telehealth within the past year, up from 37 percent in 2019. Nearly two-thirds of consumers (61 percent) say that convenience is the top reason [...]

2022-10-26T13:46:58-04:00September 29th, 2022|

Alliance Board Members Study Found that Telehealth Did Not Increase Primary Care Utilization

SEPTEMBER 27, 2022 – Board Members of the Alliance for Connected Care conducted a government-funded study to determine whether there was an increase in primary care utilization with the expanded availability of telehealth across three health care systems. Using a grant from the HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), data was [...]

2022-10-26T13:41:08-04:00September 29th, 2022|

AHIP: Policies to Support Future Telehealth Innovation

AHIP: Policies to Support Future Telehealth Innovation Telehealth provides new opportunities for care to be delivered more cost-effectively, which helps make coverage and care more affordable and accessible for everyone. This report lays out policies for telehealth after the public health emergency. Telehealth has the opportunity to permanently change the standard of care [...]

2022-10-26T14:03:43-04:00September 28th, 2022|

Business Wire: Research Finds that Telehealth Fills Care Gaps for Patients

Business Wire: Research Finds that Telehealth Fills Care Gaps for Patients Research from athenahealth found that use of telehealth, which increased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, not only remains substantially above pre-pandemic levels but has also emerged as both a key diagnostic tool and treatment vehicle. The findings suggest telehealth is now integrated [...]

2022-10-26T14:02:27-04:00September 28th, 2022|

The Milbank Quarterly: How Emerging Telehealth Models Challenge Policymaking

The Milbank Quarterly: How Emerging Telehealth Models Challenge Policymaking This study describes policy challenges across a range of alternative telehealth offerings in four groups, ranging from those that support the current system to those that compete with it. It also outlines key policy considerations, such as how to pay for telehealth, how much [...]

2022-10-26T13:48:33-04:00September 28th, 2022|

Annals of Family Medicine: Facing the Digital Divide: Increasing Video Visits Among Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

Annals of Family Medicine: Facing the Digital Divide: Increasing Video Visits Among Veterans Experiencing Homelessness In response to concerns around the digital divide, an interdisciplinary team of primary care clinicians implemented a quality improvement project to increase video visits for veterans experiencing homelessness (VEH). The proportion of video visits among telehealth visits doubled [...]

2022-10-26T14:46:50-04:00September 26th, 2022|

JAMA Network Open: Comparison of Quality Performance Measures for Patients Receiving In-Person vs Telemedicine Primary Care in a Large Integrated Health System

JAMA Network Open: Comparison of Quality Performance Measures for Patients Receiving In-Person vs Telemedicine Primary Care in a Large Integrated Health System A study found that virtual care methods can expand health care capabilities, performing on par or better than in-person care on most quality measures evaluated. Patients with telemedicine exposure in primary [...]

2022-10-26T14:45:09-04:00September 26th, 2022|

Connected Care Updates – September 26

This update includes: Media coverage of Alliance for Connected Care's OPPS comment letter USPSTF draft recommendations on depression and anxiety HRSA public comment on telehealth Clarification on the public health emergency and notable research and news developments

2022-09-27T11:41:25-04:00September 26th, 2022|

University of Colorado: University of Colorado Research Reveals That Telehealth Follow-Up After Gall Bladder Surgery Is Just As Effective As In-Person

University of Colorado: University of Colorado Research Reveals That Telehealth Follow-Up After Gall Bladder Surgery Is Just As Effective As In-Person A research study by the University of Colorado Department of Surgery shows that telehealth, which started as a necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic, has evolved into a time-saving step for patients recovering from [...]

2022-10-26T13:40:08-04:00September 21st, 2022|

Disability and Rehabilitation Assistive Technology: Telehealth in Speech and Language Therapy During The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Review

Disability and Rehabilitation Assistive Technology: Telehealth in Speech and Language Therapy During The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Review This systematic review found that patients and therapists were more inclined to use telehealth for speech and language therapy. Beyond infection control, eliminating travel time, incorporating other health care advocates, and convenience delivering care in [...]

2022-10-26T13:36:25-04:00September 21st, 2022|
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