The American Medical Association approved policy intended to help close the digital divide in access to telehealth services. The new policy will help ensure that minority communities, individuals residing in underserved rural and urban areas, older adults, and individuals with disabilities can reap the benefits and promise of telehealth.Read More
Digital Health & Telemedicine
As most state legislators head into summer recess, the American Telemedicine Association reflects on a very active first half of the year, which saw all 50 state legislatures introducing new or updated telehealth bills.
We are seeking out the latest developments around Telemedicine. How is telemedicine used to benefit patients and care givers? News from Carium, Pager, Wolters Kluwer Health, KumoCare, Caregility, Amazon Care, LetsGetChecked, HealthTalk AI, ZoomCare, AMA and more.
By Gevik Nalbandian – How can we as an industry improve data sharing and eliminate paper-based forms that consumers routinely fill out when they seek care? What level of pain or loss of capital is required to force institutions to eradicate misidentification of patients? How can we free ourselves from the shackles that healthcare has on our data?
HRSA announced the availability of up to $50 million for HRSA-funded health centers to further efforts to advance virtual care. This competitive, one-time funding opportunity will support health centers in optimizing the use of virtual care to increase access and improve clinical quality for medically underserved communities and vulnerable populations.
By Julie Appleby – When the pandemic sidelined in-office visits at his practice, Dr. Dael Waxman “wasn’t exactly thrilled with being at home.” But he quickly shifted gears to video and telephone appointments. Now, he finds, there are good reasons to keep these options open even as in-office visits have resumed and many parts of the country have sharply loosened coronavirus restrictions.
By Dan Matthews – Telemedicine did not originate with the advent of COVID-19, of course. The technology long predates the pandemic and the era of global lockdowns. However, as the virus raged around the world, healthcare providers and government officials alike were compelled to go all-in on virtual healthcare.
We are seeking out the latest developments around Telemedicine. How is telemedicine used to benefit patients and care givers? News from Lytus Technologies, Caregility, Lifelight, Open Telehealth, Doctor on Demand, Grand Rounds Health, Included Health, Truepill, Cloud DX, Maxwell Telecare, SOC Telemed, SCP Health and more.
By Chris McCann – At its peak in April 2020, telehealth visits represented 69% of all healthcare encounters. Now, with most major health systems having implemented some form of telemedicine platform, it is generally expected that 15% – 30% of visits will remain virtual – signaling the dawn of new paradigm in which healthcare is increasingly delivered in the home.