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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

Telehealth can have a positive impact on health care use and health outcomes

Forbes: Telehealth can have a positive impact on health care use and health outcomes A recent study by the University of Houston found that racial and ethnic disparities persisted in telemedicine. The research suggested that the promise of the positive impact of telemedicine on health care use and health outcomes could elude underserved populations. The research found that African Americans were 35 percent less likely to use telemedicine than white Americans. Hispanic people were 51 percent less likely than white people to have a telemedicine visit and Asian people and American Indian/Alaska Natives and Pacific Islanders were also less likely to use [...]

April 19th, 2022|Tags: , |

Hispanic Patients Used Virtual Care Less After COVID-19 Diagnosis

mHealth Intelligence: Hispanic Patients Used Virtual Care Less After COVID-19 Diagnosis A study published in BMC Health Services found that Hispanic and Latino individuals are significantly less likely to use, and therefore benefit from, virtual primary care as compared to White populations. Researchers found that virtual primary care increased significantly between the pre- and mid-COVID-19 periods, rising from 3.6 percent to 10.3 percent. However, in-person primary care remained relatively stable, dropping only slightly from 21 percent to 20.7 percent. While social vulnerability measures did not appear to impact virtual primary care use, individuals living in areas characterized as vulnerable based on minority status, language, [...]

April 19th, 2022|Tags: , |

Recent Study Highlights the Outcome and Safety Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring During the Pandemic and Beyond

Business Wire: Recent Study Highlights the Outcome and Safety Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring During the Pandemic and Beyond A study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) found that, through recent technological advances in remote monitoring, a patient’s physiological needs can now more often be the primary factor in determining the level of monitoring they receive, rather than their physical location. The study projected that remote monitoring could potentially be associated with 87 percent fewer hospitalizations, 77 percent fewer deaths, reduced per-patient costs of $11,472 over standard care, and gains of 0.013 quality-adjusted life-years. Researchers concluded that the shift of monitoring [...]

April 18th, 2022|Tags: |

Genetics and Behavioral Health Pediatric Subspecialists Use Telehealth Most

mHealth Intelligence: Genetics and Behavioral Health Pediatric Subspecialists Use Telehealth Most A recent study found that pediatric telehealth use was inconsistent across subspecialties, with genetics and behavioral health subspecialists using the care modality the most. Among subspecialties that used telehealth less frequently, like cardiology, orthopedics, and urology, the utilization rate was six percent to 29 percent. Among those that used telehealth at a higher rate, such as genetics, behavioral health, and pulmonology, virtual visit utilization ranged from 38.8 percent to 73 percent. Additionally, Hispanic patients and patients who spoke in a primary language other than English were less likely to participate in [...]

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