Disparities Common in Telehealth Use Among Pediatric CHIP Patients

mHealth Intelligence: Disparities Common in Telehealth Use Among Pediatric CHIP Patients According to data from Alabama’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), ALL Kids, researchers found that telehealth use was less common among those living in rural areas and members of lower-income families. Researchers also noted that children living in large or small rural areas were less likely [...]

2022-05-03T11:58:34-04:00April 26th, 2022|

Telemedicine expands care access for spine patients

mHealth Intelligence: Telemedicine expands care access for spine patients A study published in the Global Spine Journal found that visits conducted through telemedicine increased accessibility for spine patients with low socioeconomic status. Spine patients missed 51.3 percent of in-person appointments, significantly higher than the 24.7 percent of telemedicine appointments that patients did not attend, among other findings. Researchers concluded [...]

2022-05-03T11:35:42-04:00April 14th, 2022|

Assessing Telehealth for the Outpatient Management of Heart Failure

JACC Heart Failure: Assessing Telehealth for the Outpatient Management of Heart Failure A recent study found that telehealth for outpatients with heart failure allowed for distanced encounters without increases in subsequent acute care or death. Researchers recommend using standardized assessments before outpatient visits to help triage patients with heart failure to telehealth or in-person visits. [...]

2022-04-11T13:02:38-04:00February 8th, 2022|

Rural residents face racial inequities in accessing hospital care, study finds. Telehealth, policy changes help close the gaps

Fierce Healthcare: Rural residents face racial inequities in accessing hospital care, study finds. Telehealth, policy changes help close the gaps According to a recent study, rural residents who are Black, American Indian or Alaska Native are more likely to live further from a hospital than white rural residents. The researchers suggested multi-pronged approaches to equity, including [...]

2022-04-11T13:01:22-04:00February 8th, 2022|
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