HHS OIG: Certain Medicare Beneficiaries, Such as Urban and Hispanic Beneficiaries, Were More Likely Than Others To Use Telehealth During the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic

HHS OIG: Certain Medicare Beneficiaries, Such as Urban and Hispanic Beneficiaries, Were More Likely Than Others To Use Telehealth During the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report which Expands on the telehealth utilization report released earlier this year; and [...]

2022-09-07T12:32:27-04:00September 7th, 2022|

Telemedicine in Cancer Care: Not All Patients Can Access

Medscape: Telemedicine in Cancer Care: Not All Patients Can Access Newly released study findings demonstrated that despite the increased use in telemedicine among patients across more than 20 cancer types, inequities in its usage remain. The largest disparity in telemedicine use was in people based on socioeconomic status —10.6% of patients living in the lowest socioeconomic status [...]

2022-06-27T14:09:17-04:00May 27th, 2022|

Association of Race and Socioeconomic Disadvantage with Missed Telemedicine Visits for Pediatric Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

JAMA Pediatrics: Association of Race and Socioeconomic Disadvantage with Missed Telemedicine Visits for Pediatric Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic  A study in JAMA Pediatrics revealed that a patient’s level of economic disadvantage was associated with missed telehealth appointments among pediatric patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Higher probability of economic disadvantage was associated with higher no-show rates for [...]

2022-06-27T14:39:45-04:00May 23rd, 2022|

Racial Gap in Completed Doctor Visits Disappeared in 2020 as Telemedicine Adopted

Penn Medicine News: Racial Gap in Completed Doctor Visits Disappeared in 2020 as Telemedicine Adopted A Penn Medicine study found that as COVID-19 necessitated the wider adoption of telemedicine, the rate of completed primary care visits for Black patients rose to the same level of non-Black patients. The study showed that completed primary care visits rose from [...]

2022-06-27T13:53:41-04:00May 9th, 2022|

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 [...]

2022-05-09T09:27:12-04:00April 19th, 2022|

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 [...]

2022-05-03T11:48:10-04:00April 19th, 2022|

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 [...]

2022-05-03T11:53:41-04:00April 18th, 2022|

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Telemedicine Usage Persist During Pandemic

University of Houston: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Telemedicine Usage Persist During Pandemic According to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the rapid implementation of telemedicine didn’t bridge the gap in racial and ethnic health disparities as much as people had hoped. Researchers found that African Americans were 35 percent and Hispanics were 51 percent [...]

2022-05-03T11:38:59-04:00April 13th, 2022|

Audio-only telehealth benefits patients in need, study finds

Healthcare IT News: Audio-only telehealth benefits patients in need, study finds A recent study from the University of California on telehealth implementation at community health centers serving primarily Chinese and Latino immigrants found that although phone visits were beneficial to historically marginalized patients, continued virtual care use depends on increased technological resources. The results of the study [...]

2022-04-11T14:18:00-04:00March 2nd, 2022|

Black Cardiovascular Disease Patients Prefer Text-Based BP Monitoring

mHealth Intelligence: Black Cardiovascular Disease Patients Prefer Text-Based BP Monitoring According to a recent study in JAMA Network Open, Black patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) prefer recording blood pressure (BP) via a text-based program rather than an online patient portal. Researchers focused primarily on how demographics related to results and the number of BP measurements between the two [...]

2022-04-11T14:05:12-04:00February 22nd, 2022|
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