Studies & Surveys2021-07-23T12:29:57-04:00

The Alliance for Connected Care has included below a list of telehealth research and reports on utilization/adoption, feasibility and cost-effectiveness, and impact on clinical outcomes.

In addition, in response to the developments during COVID-19, the Alliance has compiled COVID-19 research and reports as well as polls on patient and provider adoption, acceptance, and satisfaction with telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  The Alliance will continue to update this page with telehealth polls and relevant research as they are published.

View our Telehealth Data Collection Page – which features data collected from organizations, health systems and provider organizations. 

Studies

ASPE ISSUE BRIEF: State Medicaid Telehealth Policies Before and During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

ASPE ISSUE BRIEF: State Medicaid Telehealth Policies Before and During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

This ASPE issue brief examines state Medicaid telehealth coverage and policies before and after the COVID-19 PHE was declared in January 2020.

KEY POINTS

  • Some state Medicaid programs have been innovators and early adopters of telehealth for the delivery of services, often paying for care […]

Patient transport greenhouse gas emissions from outpatient care

Journal of Climate Change and Health: Patient transport greenhouse gas emissions from outpatient care at an integrated health care system in the Northwestern United States, 2015–2020 (August 2021) – A retrospective review of outpatient care at a health system serving over 600,000 members found that from 2015 to 2020, total outpatient and telehealth visits increased, while ambulatory visit carbon intensity […]

Telehealth was Beneficial during COVID-19 for Older Americans: A Qualitative Study with Physicians

National Library of Medicine: Telehealth was Beneficial during COVID-19 for Older Americans: A Qualitative Study with Physicians – Interviews with physician from September to November 2020 identified five major telehealth themes: (1) telehealth uptake was rapid and iterative, (2) telehealth improved the safety of medical care, (3) use cases were specialty-specific (for geriatricians and primary care physicians telehealth substituted for in-person […]

McKinsey: Telehealth: A quarter-trillion-dollar post-COVID-19 reality?

A year ago, McKinsey estimated that up to $250 billion of US healthcare spend could potentially be shifted to virtual or virtually enabled care. McKinsey has updated their research to assess implications for telehealth and virtual health more broadly going forward. Findings include the following insights:

  • Telehealth utilization has stabilized at levels 38X higher than before the pandemic. After […]
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Surveys

Telehealth was Beneficial during COVID-19 for Older Americans: A Qualitative Study with Physicians

National Library of Medicine: Telehealth was Beneficial during COVID-19 for Older Americans: A Qualitative Study with Physicians – Interviews with physician from September to November 2020 identified five major telehealth themes: (1) telehealth uptake was rapid and iterative, (2) telehealth improved the safety of medical care, (3) use cases were specialty-specific (for geriatricians and primary care physicians telehealth substituted for in-person […]

Deloitte: 2021 Connectivity and Mobile Trends Survey

Deloitte: 2021 Connectivity and Mobile Trends Survey

Deloitte’s latest survey of more than 2,000 individuals found widespread satisfaction with telehealth — with some reservations. Eighty-two percent of respondents who went on a virtual visit said they were satisfied with the experience; respondents liked the ease of getting appointments and reduced risk of catching coronavirus. In contrast, 28 percent of respondents felt […]

COVID Challenges and Adaptations Among Home-Based Primary Care Practices: Lessons for an Ongoing Pandemic from a National Survey

COVID Challenges and Adaptations Among Home-Based Primary Care Practices: Lessons for an Ongoing Pandemic from a National Survey 

Summary: The purpose of this study was to describe the challenges and adaptations by HBPC practices made during the first surge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Seventy-nine practices across 29 states were included in the final analyses. Eighty-five percent of practices continued to provide […]

How leaders are leveraging telehealth to achieve their strategic plan

More than convenience: How leaders are leveraging telehealth to achieve their strategic plan

In early 2021, AvaSure partnered with Modern Healthcare Custom Media to survey healthcare leaders about their organizations’ use of telehealth technology in acute care and inpatient facilities. The survey contained several questions asked in a similar study in 2018. Responses from 173 executives paint a picture of how […]

American Psychiatric Association: 2021 Public Opinion Poll: Access to Care

American Psychiatric Association: 2021 Public Opinion Poll: Access to Care

A new national public opinion poll of U.S. adults by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), finds that expansion of telehealth is welcomed by most Americans. A large portion of the population have used telehealth services; more than half say they would use telehealth for mental health services; and more than one […]

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