JAMA Internal Medicine: Changes in Physician Electronic Health Record Use With the Expansion of Telemedicine

JAMA Internal Medicine: Changes in Physician Electronic Health Record Use With the Expansion of Telemedicine Telehealth use during the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with an increase in the time physicians spent working in the EHR, though this work was largely related to documenting visits rather than messaging patients. Physicians who provided care both through telehealth and [...]

2024-04-08T14:23:08-04:00October 30th, 2023|

Connected Care Updates – October 30

This update includes: Alliance Co-Leads 112 Organizations Requesting Telehealth Practitioners Privacy Are Protected NIH Study Found Telehealth Supported Retention in Treatment for OUD HHS Released Resource on Privacy and notable research and news developments

2023-10-30T11:18:29-04:00October 30th, 2023|

AIDS and Behavior: Mixed Methods Analysis of Telehealth Experience, Satisfaction, and Quality of Care During the COVID Pandemic Among Persons with HIV in Washington, DC

AIDS and Behavior: Mixed Methods Analysis of Telehealth Experience, Satisfaction, and Quality of Care During the COVID Pandemic Among Persons with HIV in Washington, DC High satisfaction was seen for telehealth services when used by patients with HIV (PWH). PWH were asked about their use of telehealth for care related to HIV, their housing status, residence, clinic [...]

2024-04-08T14:04:32-04:00October 24th, 2023|

Alliance and Over 110 Organizations Request CMS to Ensure Telehealth Practitioners Privacy Are Protected

Read the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' response to our comments here. The Alliance for Connected Care, in partnership with the American Telemedicine Association, led 112 organizations in a letter  requesting that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to take action on preserving the benefits of telehealth by ensuring telehealth practitioners [...]

2024-01-03T18:54:40-04:00October 20th, 2023|

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Telehealth Supports Retention in Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Telehealth Supports Retention in Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Starting buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder through telehealth was associated with an increased likelihood of staying in treatment longer compared to starting treatment in a non-telehealth setting. A study analyzing Medicaid data from 2019-2020 in Kentucky and Ohio found that receiving buprenorphine [...]

2024-04-08T14:00:41-04:00October 18th, 2023|

Public Policy Institute of California: Telehealth Usage among Low-income and Undocumented Californians

Public Policy Institute of California: Telehealth Usage among Low-income and Undocumented Californians Statewide telehealth use jumped dramatically among low-income Californians covered by Medi-Cal in March 2020, when telehealth visits began to be reimbursed at the same rates as in-person visits. There was comparable trends in California’s community health centers (CHCs)—primary care clinics that serve all comers—for Medi-Cal and [...]

2024-04-08T14:07:42-04:00October 17th, 2023|

Connected Care Updates – October 16

This update includes: Alliance Sign-On Opportunity Alliance Submits Comments to House W&M Committee Rural RFI DEA Announces Second Temporary Extension of Telemedicine Flexibility for Prescription Controlled Medications House E&C Health Legislative Hearing on Telehealth Privacy Act and notable research and news developments

2023-10-16T14:29:10-04:00October 16th, 2023|

Kaiser Permanente: Telehealth Primary Care Outcomes Remained Steady Well Into 2021

Kaiser Permanente: Telehealth Primary Care Outcomes Remained Steady Well Into 2021 During the COVID-19 pandemic, Kaiser Permanente patients became much more likely to visit their primary care doctor by video or phone. A study found these patients had similar medical outcomes whether they saw their doctor in-person or virtually. These findings, on top of our previous [...]

2024-04-08T14:11:08-04:00October 16th, 2023|

Psychiatric Services: Psychotherapy Disruption Before and After the Transition to Virtual Mental Health Care Induced by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Psychiatric Services: Psychotherapy Disruption Before and After the Transition to Virtual Mental Health Care Induced by the COVID-19 Pandemic According to research published in Psychiatric Services, journal of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the rapid transition to virtual care that occurred with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in better continuity of psychotherapy visits compared to prior [...]

2024-04-08T13:42:58-04:00October 11th, 2023|
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