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Telehealth visits have skyrocketed for older adults, but concerns remain

It's becoming much more popular among the age group, but many still don't see it as a substitute for in-person care. Jeff Lagasse - August 19th, 2020 One in four older Americans had a telehealth visit in the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of them by video, a new telehealth poll finds. That's [...]

By |2020-08-20T05:51:06-05:00August 20th, 2020|Articles|

Expanding access to telehealth is a ‘hundreds-of-billion-dollar question’

Expert panelists from the federal government, the American Telemedicine Association and other stakeholder groups weighed in at the ONC Tech Forum on Tuesday about what's around the corner for virtual care. By Kat Jercich - August 11, 2020, 03:56 PM It's no surprise, at this point, that interest in telehealth has shot up in response to [...]

By |2020-08-12T20:38:42-05:00August 12th, 2020|Articles|

How to Tune-Up Telemedicine to Help Seniors

Hearing loss is common; these strategies can help by Crystal Phend, Senior Editor, MedPage Today August 10, 2020 Simple communication strategies could help older adults being left behind by telemedicine, a group suggested. "First and most important, you must assume that your older patients have at least mild hearing loss," with clinically significant levels in about two-thirds by [...]

By |2020-08-11T12:36:22-05:00August 11th, 2020|Articles|

New Telehealth Bill Seeks Funding for Broadband Expansion Programs

The ACCESS the Internet Act, introduced last week, proposes to designate $400 million to restart the FCC's COVID-19 Telehealth Program and give the VA $100 million to boost telehealth access for rural and remote veterans. By Eric Wicklund August 10, 2020 - A new bill before Congress aims to increase funding for telehealth expansion programs that target improved [...]

By |2020-08-10T16:24:00-05:00August 10th, 2020|Articles|

Telehealth makes me aspire to be a different kind of physician: the kind I used to be

By DOROTHY NOVICK - JULY 29, 2020 In my nearly quarter-century as a primary care pediatrician, I have always aspired to be present and complete. I do my best to keep my eyes on the patient, to listen to every concern, to examine each child from head to toe, and to communicate as clearly as possible. [...]

By |2020-07-29T05:54:28-05:00July 29th, 2020|Articles|

HHS Extends Public Health Emergency, COVID-19 Payment Flexibility

The extension of the public health emergency means providers can leverage key COVID-19 payment and telehealth flexibilities for at least another 90 days. By Jacqueline LaPointe July 27, 2020 - HHS recently extended the national public health emergency declared for the COVID-19 pandemic, thereby extending COVID-19 payment and regulatory flexibilities granted during the period. The declaration signed on Thursday renewed [...]

By |2020-07-27T13:29:22-05:00July 27th, 2020|Articles|

Telehealth Filling in the Gaps During Pandemic

BY REFORM AUSTIN STAFF - JULY 23, 2020 It’s becoming less of an uncommon scene in the age of a pandemic: Patients talking to a doctor via iPad, cell phone or desktop computer. Leaders at Austin Regional Clinic, knowing their patients depend on their accessibility and agility, pivoted their structure at the start of the [...]

By |2020-07-24T06:09:31-05:00July 24th, 2020|Articles|

4 Ways Telehealth Is Changing Healthcare Consumer Behavior for the Better

Virtual care has the potential to address inequities, inconveniences and public health risks if access continues to grow and evolve, a PwC study finds. by Brian Eastwood - July 21, 2020 Data from the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic shows that U.S. consumers made a massive shift to telehealth. What’s more, a majority of [...]

By |2020-07-21T12:42:29-05:00July 21st, 2020|Articles|

Telehealth solutions: Top questions for physician practices to consider

Samant Virk, MD - July 9, 2020 Physician practices should consider these five major categories of capabilities to examine in any telehealth solution. Telehealth has become a necessity in today’s medical practices. During the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve seen telehealth emerge as a critical tool in screening patients with potential symptoms, answering questions, and serving as [...]

By |2020-07-20T05:50:15-05:00July 20th, 2020|Articles|

New Windsor infant with cerebral palsy seeing positive results with telehealth occupational therapy

Natalie Dorsey, a 10-month-old from New Windsor, has spastic hemiplegia cerebral palsy and receives occupational therapy via telehealth from Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore. (Courtesy photo) By MEGAN WOODWARD - CARROLL COUNTY TIMES | JUL 17, 2020 AT 5:00 AM Health care institutions across the country have turned to telehealth technologies to continue providing care during the coronavirus pandemic, and one [...]

By |2020-07-17T05:54:59-05:00July 17th, 2020|Articles|
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