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430+ Organizations Urge Congress to Address ‘Telehealth Cliff’

430 Organizations Urge Congress to Address ‘Telehealth Cliff’ Letter to Congressional Leaders Highlights Telehealth Priorities Washington, DC – July 26, 2021 – Today, 430 organizations sent a letter to Congress to urge policymakers to address the “telehealth cliff.” The letter was co-led by the Alliance for Connected Care, American Telemedicine Association, Consumer Technology Association, eHealth [...]

2021-08-04T11:02:52-04:00July 26th, 2021|

ASPE ISSUE BRIEF: State Medicaid Telehealth Policies Before and During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

ASPE ISSUE BRIEF: State Medicaid Telehealth Policies Before and During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency This ASPE issue brief examines state Medicaid telehealth coverage and policies before and after the COVID-19 PHE was declared in January 2020. KEY POINTS Some state Medicaid programs have been innovators and early adopters of telehealth for the delivery of [...]

2021-07-23T11:47:55-04:00July 19th, 2021|

Patient transport greenhouse gas emissions from outpatient care

Journal of Climate Change and Health: Patient transport greenhouse gas emissions from outpatient care at an integrated health care system in the Northwestern United States, 2015–2020 (August 2021) – A retrospective review of outpatient care at a health system serving over 600,000 members found that from 2015 to 2020, total outpatient and telehealth visits increased, [...]

2021-07-13T15:45:09-04:00July 13th, 2021|

Telehealth was Beneficial during COVID-19 for Older Americans: A Qualitative Study with Physicians

National Library of Medicine: Telehealth was Beneficial during COVID-19 for Older Americans: A Qualitative Study with Physicians – Interviews with physician from September to November 2020 identified five major telehealth themes: (1) telehealth uptake was rapid and iterative, (2) telehealth improved the safety of medical care, (3) use cases were specialty-specific (for geriatricians and primary care [...]

2021-07-13T15:48:02-04:00July 10th, 2021|

McKinsey: Telehealth: A quarter-trillion-dollar post-COVID-19 reality?

A year ago, McKinsey estimated that up to $250 billion of US healthcare spend could potentially be shifted to virtual or virtually enabled care. McKinsey has updated their research to assess implications for telehealth and virtual health more broadly going forward. Findings include the following insights: Telehealth utilization has stabilized at levels 38X higher than [...]

2021-07-13T15:50:41-04:00July 9th, 2021|

Diabetes Care and Glycemic Control During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States

Early in the pandemic, the dramatic decline in outpatient visits raised concerns about diabetes care management. New research shows that telehealth visits and mail-order pharmacies are likely to thank for the minimal disruption witnessed in diabetes care. Results There were 1 357 029 and 1 364 522 adults with diabetes in the 2019 and [...]

2021-07-13T15:58:05-04:00July 6th, 2021|
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