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The Alliance for Connected Care aims to:

Demonstrate the importance of Connected Care as a tool for improved quality and efficiency.

Build significant and high-level support for Connected Care among leaders in Congress and the Administration.

Enable more telehealth to support new models of care.

Lift geographic and site restrictions for telehealth in Medicare.

Establish a consensus-based, standardized definition of Connected Care to advance with policymakers.

Alliance News

JAMA Internal Medicine: Telephone-Based Guideline-Directed Medical Therapy Optimization in Navajo Nation

JAMA Internal Medicine: Telephone-Based Guideline-Directed Medical Therapy Optimization in Navajo Nation In this heart failure trial in Navajo Nation, a telephone-based strategy of remote initiation and titration for outpatients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction led to improved rates of guideline-directed medical therapy at 30 days compared with usual care. This low-cost strategy could be expanded to other rural settings where access to care is limited. Underutilization of guideline-directed medical therapy for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction is a major cause of poor outcomes. For many American Indian patients receiving care through the Indian Health Service, access [...]

April 7th, 2024|Tags: , |

University of Buffalo: Telemedicine Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Successful in those with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

University of Buffalo: Telemedicine Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Successful in those with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) People with opioid use disorder who have hepatitis C virus (HCV) were twice as likely to be successfully treated and cured from HCV if they received facilitated telemedicine treatment at their opioid treatment program (OTPs) than if they were referred off-site to another provider. The researchers found that 90.3% of those in the telemedicine arm at an OTP were cured of HCV infection compared to 39.4% of participants referred to an off-site specialist. Two-thirds of those in the referral arm never [...]

April 4th, 2024|Tags: , |

JMIR Publications: A Novel Digital Health Platform With Health Coaches to Optimize Surgical Patients

JMIR Publications: A Novel Digital Health Platform With Health Coaches to Optimize Surgical Patients A digital health platform that combines human health coaches and personalized recovery care plans was able to engage surgery patients in their perioperative journey and reduce their hospital length of stay (LOS). The study examines the efficacy of Pip Care, a platform that provides a surgical recovery plan with daily tasks and advice, among others. Overall, the platform demonstrated an 82 percent weekly engagement rate, defined as repeat attendance at health coaching sessions. Results from 95 survey submissions showed high satisfaction with the platform. Patients [...]

April 4th, 2024|Tags: , |

Alliance Co-Leads Letter to DEA Urging Action on Telehealth Rule Crucial for Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      Stakeholders Send Letter to DEA Urging Action on Telehealth Rule Crucial for Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders WASHINGTON, DC, APRIL 2, 2024 – The Alliance for Connected Care, American Telemedicine Association, ATA Action, the Consumer Technology Association, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, co-leading the effort, submitted a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) requesting the expedited release of a revised proposed rule to permit and regulate the prescribing of controlled substances through telehealth. The letter was signed by 214 stakeholders. Current flexibilities allowing for the remote prescribing of controlled substances are [...]

April 2nd, 2024|

Harvard Medical School: For Controlling Blood Pressure, Telemedicine May Beat Clinic Visits

Harvard Medical School: For Controlling Blood Pressure, Telemedicine May Beat Clinic Visits Telemedicine visits combined with self-measured blood pressure readings may help people control high blood pressure better than traditional office visits. Researchers reviewed data from 31 trials lasting between six and 12 months that compared telemedicine to clinic visits for managing blood pressure. The telemedicine visits relied on blood pressure readings taken by patients at home, along with remote contact with health care providers via phone, video, or email.  

April 1st, 2024|Tags: , |

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