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|

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|

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|

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|

JAMA Network Open: Use of and Retention on Video, Telephone, and In-Person Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic

JAMA Network Open: Use of and Retention on Video, Telephone, and In-Person Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder During the COVID-19 Pandemic A study published in JAMA Network Open found that patients who were younger, male, Black, unknown race, Hispanic, non–service connected, or who had certain comorbidities were significantly less likely to receive telehealth. [...]

2022-10-26T14:59:15-04:00October 12th, 2022|

Bipartisan Policy Center: The Future of Telehealth After COVID-19

Bipartisan Policy Center: The Future of Telehealth After COVID-19 The Bipartisan Policy Center released a report and a Medicare data analysis to inform policy decisions for telehealth. The report provides an overview of telehealth flexibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as recommendations that address immediate policy questions of whether certain flexibilities should remain permanently available [...]

2022-10-26T15:01:01-04:00October 11th, 2022|

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|
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