Patients Prefer Telehealth Over Visits in Person for Certain Services

Parkinson’s News Today: Patients Prefer Telehealth Over Visits in Person for Certain Services A recent survey published in Movement Disorders found that telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic were perceived to be a good alternative to in-person health care appointments among people with Parkinson’s disease. Respondents said telehealth reduced travel, was more convenient, was suitable for follow-up appointments, and [...]

2022-05-03T12:24:07-04:00April 25th, 2022|

SmileDirectClub Survey Reveals Growing Popularity and Acceptance of Telehealth

Globe Newswire: SmileDirectClub Survey Reveals Growing Popularity and Acceptance of Telehealth A recent survey by SmileDirectClub found that consumers want telehealth services to continue following the accelerated adoption of telehealth during the pandemic. Nearly eight in 10 people (77 percent) had a neutral to positive experience, and more than half of respondents (59 percent) agreed [...]

2022-04-11T14:48:32-04:00March 24th, 2022|

AMA Survey Shows Widespread Enthusiasm For Telehealth

American Medical Association: AMA Survey Shows Widespread Enthusiasm For Telehealth A survey by the American Medical Association (AMA) found that 85 percent of physicians now use telehealth and 70 percent plan to continue using virtual services after the pandemic. However, only eight percent of physicians currently use remote patient monitoring. The survey also found that more than [...]

2022-04-11T14:57:08-04:00March 23rd, 2022|

Telemedicine-Supported Medication-Assisted Treatment Should Remain Available After Pandemic

HIT Consultant: Telemedicine-Supported Medication-Assisted Treatment Should Remain Available After Pandemic According to a survey conducted by Bicycle Health, 100 percent of patients believe that telemedicine-supported Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) should remain available even after the pandemic comes to an end. Patients reported affordability as the biggest barrier to joining an opioid recovery program, as well as [...]

2022-04-11T14:52:14-04:00March 23rd, 2022|

A window into how doctors are using telehealth—and where there’s room for improvement

A window into how doctors are using telehealth—and where there’s room for improvement A recent survey by Optum found that the top-used health care services conducted via telehealth were primary care (54 percent), prescription refills (26 percent), and chronic care (16 percent). While telehealth enables providers and patients to have a direct line to each other, it [...]

2022-04-11T15:01:27-04:00March 21st, 2022|

HIMSS 2022: Health systems see virtual care companies as biggest competitive threat: report

Fierce Healthcare: HIMSS 2022: Health systems see virtual care companies as biggest competitive threat: report A report from The Chartis Group that was released at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Global Conference in Orlando found that while many hospitals and health systems have ramped up their investments in digital technologies, most provider organizations are [...]

2022-04-11T14:36:48-04:00March 16th, 2022|

Optum survey: Providers see telehealth as convenient, but frustrations remain

Fierce Healthcare: Optum survey: Providers see telehealth as convenient, but frustrations remain A recent survey by Optum found that while providers often find telehealth as convenient as their patients do, a number of frustrations with virtual care linger. The survey highlighted that 58 percent of providers were concerned with the quality of care they can provide in [...]

2022-04-11T14:42:59-04:00March 15th, 2022|

Digital, Flexible Payment Plans Key to Expanded Behavioral Healthcare Access

PYMTS: Digital, Flexible Payment Plans Key to Expanded Behavioral Healthcare Access A recent PYMTS survey found that three in five patients who interacted with a behavioral health practitioner in the last year did so digitally — a share that significantly outpaces the shares of patients digitally accessing any other type of health care. Financing remains a [...]

2022-04-11T14:20:51-04:00March 2nd, 2022|

Telemedicine helped nursing home residents avoid ER visits, research finds

McKnights Long-Term Care News: Telemedicine helped nursing home residents avoid ER visits, research finds Findings published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine found that skilled nursing facilities (SNF) were able to limit emergency room visits after implementing a more robust telemedicine program. The study was part of an effort to determine if telemedicine services could provide [...]

2022-04-11T14:25:41-04:00March 1st, 2022|

Patient attitudes about telehealth care quality jump 15 percent in one year, study shows

Becker’s Hospital Review: Patient attitudes about telehealth care quality jump 15 percent in one year, study shows According to a Doximity “State of Telemedicine” report, the share of patients who believe telehealth provides the same or better quality of care compared with in-person visits is increasing. The study found that the share of patients who reported [...]

2022-04-11T13:24:51-04:00February 17th, 2022|
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