Category: Virtual Exam and Virtual Care

Quality Virtual Care Matters for Patients – Even More Than Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic made healthcare visits over video or phone the norm, likely turning telehealth into a permanent fixture within the U.S. healthcare system. In fact, the majority of patient access leaders at large hospitals believe 20-30 percent of appointments will happen over video in 2021, according to recent research. Further, an overwhelming...

What’s next for telehealth under the Biden administration?

There’s lots of work to do expanding access for underserved patients, said experts at the American Telemedicine Association’s EDGE policy conference. By Kat Jercich January 12, 2021 03:33 PM The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a flurry of changes to regulations around telehealth and virtual care – the vast majority of...

Today’s Virtual Care Revolution: How Policy Has Shaped And Will Continue To Shape Telehealth

Some will say 2020 was the year that everything changed, but in reality, it will be 2021 that determines our new healthcare reality. Virtual care advanced quickly—and under duress—last year. How will we learn from the seismic shifts in care delivery we experienced thanks to COVID-19? How can we...

9 barriers for patients accessing telehealth

The lack of access to technology and broadband internet are the most frequently cited barriers that physicians perceive as preventing their patients from participating in telehealth, according to the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition. For its Telehealth Impact Study, the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition surveyed 1,594 physicians and other healthcare professionals across the U.S....

Medicaid Telehealth Policies States Can Make Permanent to Ensure Access for Children/Families

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, state Medicaid agencies have temporarily expanded their telehealth coverage and reimbursement policies in varying degrees. States, providers, advocates and families recognize the important role that telehealth has played in maintaining access to care during the pandemic and are now turning to the difficult...

Three virtual care components every senior care facility needs

As with any crisis, COVID-19 has exposed and widened existing cracks in the foundations of our nation’s healthcare infrastructure. This instability is particularly evident in senior care, given the extreme levying of pressure on health systems, providers and staff. With the weight of the pandemic miring classic models of...

Telehealth’s post-pandemic future: Where do we go from here?

SEP 7, 2020 Len Strazewski Concerned about exposing patients and their families to COVID-19, doctors and other health professionals are expanding telehealth services, using a variety of audio and video technology to make connections. Meg Barron, the AMA’s vice president of digital innovation, reported that even prior to the...

Virtual Doctors Add Eye Exams, Mental Health Under Trump Order (1)

Doctors treating patients virtually can provide new services like eye exams and certain mental health visits after the pandemic subsides under an executive order announced Monday. As part of the order, the Agriculture Department and Federal Communications Commission are partnering to boost broadband access to rural communities, bolstering telehealth efforts...

Feasibility and Acceptability of Using a Telehealth Platform to Monitor Cardiovascular Risk Factors

American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy
Feasibility and Acceptability of Using a Telehealth Platform to Monitor Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Survivors at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease EllenChang1, AleksiIukuridze2, MeaganEchevarria2, Jennifer BeranoTeh2, DayanaChanson2, BonnieKy3, Eric J.Chow4, RyotaroNakamura5, LanieLindenfeld2, Saro H.Armenian2 1Department of Hematology and Oncology, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 2Department...

Telehealth Policy in a Post-COVID-19 World – Insights from CCHP’s Executive Director

During the COVID-19 crisis, there has been unprecedented interest in the use of telehealth as its unique qualities make it an invaluable tool when faced with a highly infectious disease.  Pre-COVID-19 telehealth policy barriers have been removed at a rapid rate, however, these changes are temporary.  Once the initial...

CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 – Physicians and Other Clinicians

 Physicians and Other Clinicians: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Trump Administration has issued an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus...
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