Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Telemedicine Usage Persist During Pandemic

University of Houston: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Telemedicine Usage Persist During Pandemic According to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the rapid implementation of telemedicine didn’t bridge the gap in racial and ethnic health disparities as much as people had hoped. Researchers found that African Americans were 35 percent and Hispanics were 51 percent [...]

2022-05-03T11:38:59-04:00April 13th, 2022|

More Evidence of Mental Health Services Shifting to Telehealth

Managed Healthcare Executive: More Evidence of Mental Health Services Shifting to Telehealth According to a Health Affairs study, people with conditions such as schizophrenia did not make the switch to telehealth as readily as people with anxiety and some other disorders. The average number of monthly encounters, in-person and via telehealth, for bipolar disorders fell by 10.6 [...]

2022-05-03T11:37:11-04:00April 13th, 2022|

Telehealth Added to Latest Digital-friendly NORD State Report Card

Cystic Fibrosis News Today: Telehealth Added to Latest Digital-friendly NORD State Report Card Alliance Advisory Board Member the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has updated its State Report Card to make it more digitally friendly and added telehealth to its categories of rare disease policy issues in a nod to its increased use during the ongoing COVID-19 [...]

2022-05-03T11:44:47-04:00April 12th, 2022|

Assistance With Connecting to Virtual Visits Can Help Close Care Gaps

mHealth Intelligence: Assistance With Connecting to Virtual Visits Can Help Close Care Gaps According to a study conducted by Kaiser Permanente, having medical assistants work with patients to connect to video visits could help narrow the digital divide. Researchers examined data on telehealth visits from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31, 2020 and compared video visits in medical [...]

2022-05-03T11:42:37-04:00April 12th, 2022|

Stakeholders Call for Continued Access to Telehealth

mHealth Intelligence: Stakeholders Call for Continued Access to Telehealth Researchers from the Center for Connected Medicine (CCM) and KLAS believe that continuing access to telehealth will enhance the future of health care. As the COVID-19 pandemic becomes more normalized, many hospitals have terminated in-person care for non-emergency visits. However, CCM states that, currently, 20 percent [...]

2022-05-03T11:46:17-04:00April 11th, 2022|

For Third Straight Month, Telehealth Utilization Increased Nationally in January 2022

PR Newswire: For Third Straight Month, Telehealth Utilization Increased Nationally in January 2022 According to FAIR Health’s Monthly Regional Tracker, national telehealth utilization grew in January 2022. Telehealth utilization also increased in every US census region, with the greatest increase (17.5 percent) in the West. In January 2022, social work was the leading telehealth specialty nationally [...]

2022-05-03T11:51:51-04:00April 6th, 2022|

Rural Veterans Have Fewer ED Visits, More Psychotherapy with VA Tablets

Modern Healthcare: Rural Veterans Have Fewer ED Visits, More Psychotherapy with VA Tablets According to a study published in the Journal of American Medical Association, rural veterans who received tablets from the Department of Veterans Affairs had more telehealth psychotherapy appointments and fewer suicide-related emergency department visits. Researchers tracked more than 13,000 veterans with a mental health history over [...]

2022-05-03T11:27:49-04:00April 6th, 2022|

Pandemic Drives Use of Telehealth for Mental Health Care

News Wise: Pandemic Drives Use of Telehealth for Mental Health Care A recent Health Affairs study found that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely permanently increased the delivery of mental health counseling through telehealth. The study suggests that telehealth services for mental health counseling expanded significantly and is likely to stay. Future applications of tele-mental health should really be [...]

2022-05-03T11:33:29-04:00April 5th, 2022|

Fifth Annual FAIR Health Report Captures Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Healthcare System

PR Newswire: Fifth Annual FAIR Health Report Captures Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Healthcare System According to a recent FAIR Health report, telehealth utilization grew nationally by 7,060 percent from 2019 to 2020, an increase driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and the limits imposed on certain in-office services, coupled with the greater risk of infection from [...]

2022-04-11T15:07:21-04:00March 31st, 2022|

A Project ECHO Telementoring Program Cut Hospital Admissions Among Diabetics by 44 Percent

mHealth Intelligence: A Project ECHO Telementoring Program Cut Hospital Admissions Among Diabetics by 44 Percent According to a recent study published in Medical Care, a Project ECHO telementoring program that involved primary care providers resulted in a decrease in hospitalizations among Medicaid patients with diabetes. The study evaluated one of the Project ECHO programs operated by Rutgers Robert Wood [...]

2022-04-11T15:12:53-04:00March 28th, 2022|
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