Health Systems and Telemedicine Adoption for Diabetes and Hypertension Care

American Journal of Managed Care: Health Systems and Telemedicine Adoption for Diabetes and Hypertension Care  This study examines whether practice size and ownership were associated with more extensive adoption and maintenance of telemedicine for adults with diabetes and/or hypertension during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study found that solo physician [...]

2023-01-24T17:46:55-04:00January 12th, 2023|

Maternal Outreach Through Telehealth for Rural Sites: The MOTHeRS Project

North Carolina Medical Journal: Maternal Outreach Through Telehealth for Rural Sites: The MOTHeRS Project The pandemic brought challenges to rural maternal health. The North Carolina Statewide Telepsychiatry Program (NC-STeP), a statewide telepsychiatry program, used telehealth and health technologies to bring multidisciplinary care to three community-based primary care obstetric clinics. The MOTHeRS (Maternal Outreach [...]

2023-01-24T17:58:07-04:00January 10th, 2023|

Telehealth Treatment of Behavior Problems in Young Children With Developmental Delay

JAMA Pediatrics: Telehealth Treatment of Behavior Problems in Young Children With Developmental Delay In this study, young children with developmental delay (DD) saw improvements in behavior after receiving treatment through telehealth. In this randomized clinical trial, behaviors and caregiving stress between child and caregiver were analyzed at preintervention, midtreatment, postintervention, and during 6-month [...]

2023-01-24T18:01:16-04:00January 9th, 2023|

Sociodemographic Correlates of Affordable Community Behavioral Health Treatment Facility Availability in Florida: A Cross-Sectional Study

Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research: Sociodemographic Correlates of Affordable Community Behavioral Health Treatment Facility Availability in Florida: A Cross-Sectional Study This study assessed neighborhood-level sociodemographic attributes to characterize the availability of behavioral health treatment facilities in Florida. The study found that areas with greater proportion of non-Latino Black and Latino residents [...]

2023-01-24T13:37:41-04:00January 4th, 2023|

The Health Plan Environment in California Contributed to Differential Use of Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Health Affairs: The Health Plan Environment in California Contributed to Differential Use of Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic Differential patient and provider access to technology and resources has raised concerns that existing health disparities may be extenuated by shifts to virtual care. This study examines the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, to examine [...]

2023-01-24T13:27:18-04:00December 23rd, 2022|

Access and Coverage for Mental Health Care: Findings from the 2022 KFF Women’s Health Survey

Kaiser Family Foundation: Access and Coverage for Mental Health Care: Findings from the 2022 KFF Women’s Health Survey A Kaiser Family Foundation brief found that women were more likely than men to report needing mental health services in the past two years, but 40 percent did not seek treatment and 10 percent were [...]

2023-01-24T13:32:23-04:00December 20th, 2022|

Federal Actions and Selected Non-Federal Practices to Facilitate Diversity of Patients

Government Accountability Office (GAO): Federal Actions and Selected Non-Federal Practices to Facilitate Diversity of Patients The GAO released a report describing actions taken by federal agencies and non-federal cancer centers to facilitate enrollment of patients from diverse backgrounds in cancer clinical trials. The report found that the Departments of Health and Human Services [...]

2023-01-24T13:15:57-04:00December 19th, 2022|

Patient Satisfaction with Medical and Social Concerns Addressed During Telemedicine Visits

Cureus: Patient Satisfaction with Medical and Social Concerns Addressed During Telemedicine Visits Assessing patient satisfaction with this mode of health care delivery is an important metric of success as it is broadly implemented across various settings. This study assesses patient satisfaction with the medical and social aspects of the care they receive via [...]

2023-01-24T13:14:04-04:00December 14th, 2022|

Telemedicine Care Quality, Social Vulnerability Index Barriers Measured for Patients with Epilepsy

AJMC: Telemedicine Care Quality, Social Vulnerability Index Barriers Measured for Patients with Epilepsy Abstracts from the American Epilepsy Society annual meeting show that telemedicine is capable of meeting the needs of patients with epilepsy, and that the patient portal accessibility for patients experiencing high social vulnerability index needs further research. The survey asked [...]

2023-01-24T13:12:23-04:00December 12th, 2022|

Sex, Racial, and Ethnic Representation in COVID-19 Clinical Trials

JAMA Internal Medicine: Sex, Racial, and Ethnic Representation in COVID-19 Clinical Trials A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found systemwide differences in representation for several key demographic groups in COVID-19 prevention and treatment trials in the U.S. In this systematic review, female participants were underrepresented in treatment trials, Asian and Black participants [...]

2023-01-24T13:08:31-04:00December 5th, 2022|
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