Patients Prefer Telehealth Over Visits in Person for Certain Services

Parkinson’s News Today: Patients Prefer Telehealth Over Visits in Person for Certain Services A recent survey published in Movement Disorders found that telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic were perceived to be a good alternative to in-person health care appointments among people with Parkinson’s disease. Respondents said telehealth reduced travel, was more convenient, was suitable for follow-up appointments, and [...]

2022-05-03T12:24:07-04:00April 25th, 2022|

Telemedicine bridge clinics may be helpful for opioid use disorder treatment

Physician’s Weekly: Telemedicine bridge clinics may be helpful for opioid use disorder treatment According to a study published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, telemedicine bridge clinics had high show rates and allowed patients to fill prescriptions for opioid use disorder (OUD). The results show that 77 percent of the bridge clinic patients filled two or more buprenorphine prescriptions [...]

2022-05-03T12:08:25-04:00April 25th, 2022|

Mental Health vs. Primary Care: How Americans Are Using Telehealth

U.S. News & World Report: Mental Health vs. Primary Care: How Americans Are Using Telehealth Social workers and psychiatrists are among the providers Americans are frequently visiting via telehealth, highlighting the pandemic’s continued mental health impact. According to new evidence from private insurance claims data, the top specialty providing telehealth services nationally this past January was social [...]

2022-05-03T11:51:14-04:00April 19th, 2022|

More Evidence of Mental Health Services Shifting to Telehealth

Managed Healthcare Executive: More Evidence of Mental Health Services Shifting to Telehealth According to a Health Affairs study, people with conditions such as schizophrenia did not make the switch to telehealth as readily as people with anxiety and some other disorders. The average number of monthly encounters, in-person and via telehealth, for bipolar disorders fell by 10.6 [...]

2022-05-03T11:37:11-04:00April 13th, 2022|

Rural Veterans Have Fewer ED Visits, More Psychotherapy with VA Tablets

Modern Healthcare: Rural Veterans Have Fewer ED Visits, More Psychotherapy with VA Tablets According to a study published in the Journal of American Medical Association, rural veterans who received tablets from the Department of Veterans Affairs had more telehealth psychotherapy appointments and fewer suicide-related emergency department visits. Researchers tracked more than 13,000 veterans with a mental health history over [...]

2022-05-03T11:27:49-04:00April 6th, 2022|

Pandemic Drives Use of Telehealth for Mental Health Care

News Wise: Pandemic Drives Use of Telehealth for Mental Health Care A recent Health Affairs study found that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely permanently increased the delivery of mental health counseling through telehealth. The study suggests that telehealth services for mental health counseling expanded significantly and is likely to stay. Future applications of tele-mental health should really be [...]

2022-05-03T11:33:29-04:00April 5th, 2022|

Amwell exec weighs in on findings of AMA report, best practices for delivering behavioral health care virtually

MedCity News: Amwell exec weighs in on findings of AMA report, best practices for delivering behavioral health care virtually A recent report by the American Medical Association found that digital tools could address behavioral health integration, though not with the intent to replace in-person care. The report highlighted that digital tools could help with screening patients and [...]

2022-04-11T14:34:22-04:00March 7th, 2022|

Tech can help address the behavioral health crisis, says AMA

Healthcare IT News: Tech can help address the behavioral health crisis, says AMA A new report by the American Medical Association outlines the role digital tools can play in supporting the integrated delivery of behavioral and physical health care. The report noted several solutions that can support and add value to the behavioral health integration model along [...]

2022-04-11T14:11:50-04:00February 21st, 2022|

Telehealth especially important in areas where mental health care is scarce

Healthcare Finance News: Telehealth especially important in areas where mental health care is scarce A recent study found that when the nearest psychiatrist's office is dozens or even hundreds of miles away, a virtual connection may be enough to help people living with serious mental health conditions get effective care through their local primary care clinic. Most [...]

2022-04-11T11:58:49-04:00February 9th, 2022|
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