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|

American Journal of Preventive Medicine: Before and During Pandemic Telemedicine Use: An Analysis of Rural and Urban Safety-Net Clinics

American Journal of Preventive Medicine: Before and During Pandemic Telemedicine Use: An Analysis of Rural and Urban Safety-Net Clinics Research found that rural residents had lower telehealth engagement rates during the COVID-19 pandemic than their urban counterparts, showing the need for geographic targeting and the provision of additional resources. This study aimed to [...]

2022-10-26T13:31:44-04:00September 9th, 2022|

Virtual Care Needs to be Integrated for Patient Needs

Second Opinion: Virtual Care Needs to be Integrated for Patient Needs A study from Omada Health, a digital health company that works across diabetes, hypertension, and more, found that the average patient had 28 percent of their services received via virtual first care. Virtual care should be integrated with in-person care based on the patient’s [...]

2022-06-27T14:44:41-04:00June 16th, 2022|

Insurance Type is the Top Predictor of Telehealth Use as Adoption Levels Off Long-Term

Epic Research: Insurance Type is the Top Predictor of Telehealth Use as Adoption Levels Off Long-Term A recent study found that telehealth use remains higher than pre-pandemic levels for all insurers, suggesting continued insurance coverage for telehealth services is important for ongoing health care access. The study also found that rates of outpatient telehealth use [...]

2022-06-27T14:43:50-04:00June 16th, 2022|

Mobile Health School Screening and Telemedicine Referral to Improve Access To Specialty Care In Rural Alaska: A Cluster- Randomized Controlled Trial

The Lancet: Mobile Health School Screening and Telemedicine Referral to Improve Access To Specialty Care In Rural Alaska: A Cluster- Randomized Controlled Trial A study by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences found that referring children to specialists via telemedicine provides significantly quicker access to follow-up care than referring them to primary care providers. [...]

2022-06-27T14:42:43-04:00June 16th, 2022|

First Year of Pandemic Showed Telemedicine Benefited Less Urban Patients

Medscape: First Year of Pandemic Showed Telemedicine Benefited Less Urban Patients According to a study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, telemedicine was a more viable option for patients living in health professional shortage areas (HPSA) and those belonging to other underserved communities. Although White patients were 61 percent more likely to use telemedicine [...]

2022-06-27T14:46:55-04:00June 15th, 2022|

Evaluation of the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program: 2019 Cohort

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): Evaluation of the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program: 2019 Cohort The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released the second annual report evaluating the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) Program, the first cohort of which completed its first year of implementation last August. The program [...]

2022-06-27T14:24:45-04:00June 9th, 2022|

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|
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