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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

Patient Experience Journal: Patient Satisfaction with Telemedicine About Equal to In-Person Visits

Patient Experience Journal: Patient Satisfaction with Telemedicine About Equal to In-Person Visits A study published in Patient Experience Journal found that patients were just as satisfied with telemedicine visits as in-person appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study reviewed 307,185 patient surveys by the Mayo Clinic and found no significant differences in patient ratings of telemedicine visits and in-person clinic visits from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021. Overall, primary care earned scores of 84.3 percent for telemedicine compared to 85.1 percent for in-person visits. Family medicine ratings were tied at 84.7 percent for telemedicine or in-person appointments. This [...]

November 7th, 2022|Tags: |

Health Affairs: Use of And Willingness To Use Video Telehealth Through The COVID-19 Pandemic

Health Affairs: Use of And Willingness To Use Video Telehealth Through The COVID-19 Pandemic According to a report published in Health Affairs, during the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an increase in willingness to use video telehealth. Researchers found that from February 2019 to March 2021, there was an overall increase in willingness to use video telehealth from 50.8 to 62.2 percent. Black adults and adults with lower educational attainment had especially pronounced increases. Before the pandemic, Black adults were less willing to use telehealth than those of other races or ethnicities, with 42 percent reporting willingness in February 2019 [...]

November 7th, 2022|

Institute for Medicaid Innovation: Survey: Medicaid Health Plans Share Successes During COVID-19 Response, Identify Challenges in Data Collection and Sharing

Institute for Medicaid Innovation: Survey: Medicaid Health Plans Share Successes During COVID-19 Response, Identify Challenges in Data Collection and Sharing The Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI) release the results from its 2022 Medicaid managed care organization survey, which offered insights and could help support efforts led by Medicaid health plans and state agencies to meet enrollees’ needs post-COVID. The survey results were included in a series of fact sheets, including one fact sheet focused specifically on telehealth. The fact sheet outlines both patient and provider barriers encountered by Medicaid health plans, Medicaid health plans’ use of specific telehealth modalities, [...]

November 4th, 2022|Tags: |

Hypertension: Changes in Blood Pressure Outcomes Among Hypertensive Individuals During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Time Series Analysis in Three US Health Care Organizations

Hypertension: Changes in Blood Pressure Outcomes Among Hypertensive Individuals During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Time Series Analysis in Three US Health Care Organizations A study published in the Alliance for Connected Care’s advisory board member American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension found that the availability of telemedicine may have helped mitigate the rise in blood pressure (BP) levels that was observed during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the study, supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers found that blood pressure levels noticeably increased in the eight months after stay-at-home orders were issued in comparison to the [...]

November 1st, 2022|Tags: |

PR Newswire: Survey: Consumers Prefer Telehealth Over In-office Visits for Routine Care

PR Newswire: Survey: Consumers Prefer Telehealth Over In-office Visits for Routine Care A survey, sponsored by Epic-based virtual care platform KeyCare, found that 79 percent of consumers stated it was important that both their regular doctor and their telehealth provider had access to their health records for sharing critical data such as current medications or chronic health conditions. When given a choice between an in-office or a telehealth visit for several types of issues, respondents chose telehealth as their top choice almost half the time. For minor but urgent issues, 41 percent of respondents chose telehealth, compared to [...]

November 1st, 2022|

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