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|

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|

Assessing Telehealth for the Outpatient Management of Heart Failure

JACC Heart Failure: Assessing Telehealth for the Outpatient Management of Heart Failure A recent study found that telehealth for outpatients with heart failure allowed for distanced encounters without increases in subsequent acute care or death. Researchers recommend using standardized assessments before outpatient visits to help triage patients with heart failure to telehealth or in-person visits. [...]

2022-04-11T13:02:38-04:00February 8th, 2022|

Rural residents face racial inequities in accessing hospital care, study finds. Telehealth, policy changes help close the gaps

Fierce Healthcare: Rural residents face racial inequities in accessing hospital care, study finds. Telehealth, policy changes help close the gaps According to a recent study, rural residents who are Black, American Indian or Alaska Native are more likely to live further from a hospital than white rural residents. The researchers suggested multi-pronged approaches to equity, including [...]

2022-04-11T13:01:22-04:00February 8th, 2022|
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