By Chris Dymek EdD – AHRQ’s Division of Digital Healthcare Research (DHR) has played a central role in the emerging era of digital healthcare transformation. The program funds research that yields actionable findings about which technologies carry the highest potential to improve patient care.Read More
Digital Health & Telemedicine
By Mark Kestner MD – While the use of telehealth to provide patients with health-related services is not new, the COVID-19 pandemic has expanded its use exponentially. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30% of health center visits during the later half of 2020 occurred via telehealth.
By Gevik Nalbandian – Telemedicine first began as a form of healthcare delivery in the late 1960s by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Nebraska Psychology Institute. Fast forward to present day 2021, almost two years into the pandemic, and telehealth has exploded.
By Irving Loh MD – As healthcare has moved from analog to digital along the entire care continuum, conceptual models have evolved that characterize how this transformation has altered the experience for all stakeholders, from patients, to providers, to support staff, to administrative and operational personnel.
By Jeff Shuren MD JD & William Maisel MD MPH – At the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, we are committed to protecting the public health by ensuring patients have more timely access to safe, effective, and high-quality medical devices.
We are seeking out the latest developments around Telemedicine. News from Zane Networks, American Telemedicine Association, Amwell, Cigna, MDLive, ISeeYouCare, Teladoc Health, Doctor on Demand, MobileSmith Health, GlobalMed, Reliq Health, Let’s Talk Interactive, DrFirst, and more.
By Joelle Poe – The world is shifting almost entirely towards digital transactions. This digitization has only accelerated since the COVID pandemic began in 2020, leaving healthcare and consumer brands stranded in the middle—relearning how to engage and serve the audiences they thought they knew.
By Matt Fisher – How should patients be able to access healthcare services? The question is becoming more nuanced given the growth and expansion of telehealth. Prior to COVID-19 driving the implementation of telehealth, access to healthcare services had largely been the same for years. Access focused on patients going to a physician’s office, a hospital, or other facility.
By Peyman Zand – Healthcare systems are inundated with data coming from a variety of sources – legacy systems, new applications, third-party clinical applications bolted on from acquisitions and more. A solid strategy for data architecture and data analytics for clinical decision support and patient engagement can be a differentiator for health systems – and the key to true digital transformation.