Friday at Five – Our Telehealth Month Recap

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (@HRSAgov) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (@HHSGov) defines telehealth as “the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.” This week’s Friday Five recaps our month long concentration on telehealth.

Current and Future State of Telehealth – a Virtual Panel Discussion with Industry Leaders

In this Virtual Panel Discussion, Moderator and Healthcare attorney, Matt R. Fisher (@Matt_R_Fisher) is joined by panelists: Robert M. Tennant, MA, Director, Health Information Technology Policy for MGMA (@MGMA😉 ) Alison Armstrong, MA, Health Policy Director at Anthem and co-chair of the WEDI Telehealth Workgroup (@WEDIonline) and Jim Tate (@jimtate) Chief Product Officer of MediVisum and host of The Tate Chronicles to discuss the current and future state of telehealth. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought industry-wide attention and sweeping legislative initiatives to telehealth as a means for care delivery in a safe, secure and socially-distant environment.

Check out this 75-minute panel discussion on our YouTube Channel.

HealthcareNOW Radio’s Telehealth Playlist
To learn more and find out about the latest in telehealth tune in to the episodes on this playlist.

All About Telehealth
To learn more, check out our telehealth infographic. It highlights the top benefits, types of services, mechanisms for delivery, how payment works, and how COVID-19 has increased the demand for telehealth.

National Study on Patient Experience with Telehealth Finds Shifts During the Pandemic

SPH Analytics (@SPHAnalytics) conducted a national study on patient experience with telehealth. Their findings include that the COVID-19 global pandemic is creating sweeping changes in healthcare delivery, including an increase in the use of telehealth. The prediction:  “a sevenfold growth in telehealth services by 2025, indicating that people are more receptive than ever to using phone and Internet services to receive care.”

Digital Health and Telemedicine from HealthIT Answers
Check out HealthIT Answers’ (@healthitanswers) newsfeed with trending topics and latest developments concerning digital health, telehealth, telemedicine and virtual care. For more information see Telemedicine 2020, a combination of their Telemedicine and Virtual Care reports. These reports seek out how is telemedicine used to benefit patients and care givers.


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