Back to School amidst the New Normal: Ongoing Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Children’s Health and Well-Being

Kaiser Family Foundation: Back to School amidst the New Normal: Ongoing Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Children’s Health and Well-Being KFF published a new research brief examining how COVID-19 has affected the health and well-being of children. Among the key findings, children’s utilization of telemedicine services increased since the start of the pandemic, however, [...]

2021-08-20T11:18:24-04:00August 13th, 2021|

Utah Department of Health Center for Health Data and Informatics

Utah Department of Health Center for Health Data and Informatics: A new literature review examines telehealth payment and makes conclusions whether legislation requiring payment parity should be considered. Key findings include: The costs of an ambulatory telehealth visit is on average around $40 lower compared to an in-person visit. Some telehealth services like ambulatory care take [...]

2021-08-20T11:09:46-04:00August 13th, 2021|

Home Hospital increased in-patient capacity during the COVID-19 surge

EurekAlert! Home Hospital increased in-patient capacity during the COVID-19 surge A research team from Brigham and Women’s Hospital has found that delivering acute care at home for non-COVID patients freed up substantial inpatient capacity during the COVID-19 surge last spring. From March 15, 2020, when Massachusetts’ state of emergency restrictions took effect, until the surge ended [...]

2021-08-20T10:50:56-04:00August 6th, 2021|

What does the future hold for telehealth? New report gives hints

University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI): What does the future hold for telehealth? New report gives hints A new report from the University of Michigan provides new data of disparities in adoption, access and attitudes when it comes to telehealth, through previously unreleased data as well as finding from published research. [...]

2021-08-20T11:46:37-04:00August 4th, 2021|

State Of Telehealth Q2’21 Report: Investment & Sector Trends To Watch

CB Insights - State of Telehealth Q2`21 Report: Investment & Sector Trends to Watch Global telehealth investment rose for the fourth consecutive quarter, growing 17% quarter-over-quarter and 169% year-over-year to reach a record high of $5B across 163 deals. The investments are more than double what they were in the second quarter of 2020. While [...]

2021-08-20T10:29:11-04:00July 29th, 2021|

A Telehealth Initiative to Overcome Health Care Barriers for People Experiencing Homelessness

Telemedicine and e-Health Journal: A Telehealth Initiative to Overcome Health Care Barriers for People Experiencing Homelessness A new study examined the use of telehealth to provide care for people experiencing homelessness. Several barriers limit access to care for the homeless population, such as high costs of care, transportation access, and lack of health insurance. Results [...]

2021-08-20T12:02:29-04:00July 23rd, 2021|

Digital Satisfaction Index Spotlight: Telehealth’s Impact on Healthcare Services

Intent Lab: Digital Satisfaction Index Spotlight: Telehealth’s Impact on Healthcare Services In the pandemic, the abrupt shift to digitalizing everything has increased consumer satisfaction with digital platforms, according to a new study by The Intent Lab, a research partnership between Performics and Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. Insights from the [...]

2021-08-19T14:07:19-04:00July 20th, 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|

Telemedicine Use Higher Among PCPs with Value-Based Payment

JAMA Health Forum: Telemedicine Use Higher Among PCPs with Value-Based Payment - A study of Medicare Advantage enrollees during the COVID-19 pandemic found that telemedicine use was higher among primary care practices with value-based payment models. Although fee-for-service primary care organizations appeared to have a big near-term financial incentive for telemedicine use, results revealed that [...]

2021-08-19T13:40:03-04:00July 16th, 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|
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