• Florida hospitals using telehealth to decrease emergency department visits

    Baptist Hospital of Miami and South Miami, Fla.-based Larkin Health System entered into an agreement to provide telehealth services to fire departments to eliminate an influx of patients in emergency rooms, Miami Today reported March 1.
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  • 31% of telehealth visits result in in-person visit

    Nearly 1 in 3 telehealth visits led to an in-person visit, which could lead to an increase in overall healthcare visits, according to results of a survey conducted on JLL that were released on March 2.
  • Samsung offering rural hospitals grants for telehealth

    Samsung and two telehealth providers developed a national initiative that will provide grants, technology and physician expertise to rural hospitals in need of telehealth access.
  • White House fighting for telehealth coverage: 3 action items

    As part of its efforts to address the national mental health crisis, the White House endorsed expanded telehealth coverage in a March 1 briefing. Here are three things to know about the administration's plans to increase telehealth access:
  • Teladoc set to launch on Amazon's Alexa

    Teladoc Health partnered with Amazon Alexa to launch voice-activated, virtual medical care on supported Echo devices.
  • How telemedicine left behind non-English speakers

    Non-English speaking patients struggle to access telemedicine as video visit services don't always offer proper translations or third-party interpreters, The Verge reported Feb. 24.
  • Amwell posts $177M net loss for 2021

    Amwell reported $252.8 million in revenue during 2021, up 3 percent from $245.3 million in 2020.
  • What would permanent telehealth coverage mean for hospitals? 5 CIOs answer

    Many states are relaxing COVID-19 restrictions and dropping public health emergency designations, moves that affect payers' decisions on how to reimburse for telehealth services. Amid these changing policies, many hospitals feel like their telehealth programs are in a state of limbo.
  • Telehealth supply now outweighs demand: 5 report findings

    Although the use of telehealth skyrocketed during the pandemic, it has more recently declined as the option to go back to in-person appointments is back in the cards. A February 2022 report from healthcare analytics company Trilliant Health suggests telehealth may just be a placeholder for in-person visits.
  • The state of telehealth laws across the nation

    As many states relax COVID-19 restrictions and drop public health emergency designations, they face new decisions on how to regulate telehealth services, the National Law Review reported Feb. 21.
  • Meet the C-suite of Teladoc: 13 execs to know

    Teladoc's executives have positioned the company to becoming a leader in virtual care.
  • Telehealth has some fierce advocates: 5 moves to keep it from fading away

    While telehealth boomed during the pandemic, easing of emergency measures has opened up the possibility of the service fading away, leaving telehealth companies vulnerable to changing policies at the state and federal level. However, advocacy groups, lawmakers and even the federal government have all made moves to keep telemedicine around for the time being. 
  • Former blockchain exec joins Folx Health as CEO

    Liana Douillet Guzmán will join Folx Health, a New York City-based digital health service providing care for the LGBTQ community, as CEO.
  • What 5 studies say about telehealth's potential to shrink health disparities

    Telehealth use has exploded since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and created a host of potential ways to improve care delivery, most notably by offering patients more convenience in managing chronic conditions and access to timely healthcare. 
  • Teladoc's new initiative targets patients living with chronic conditions

    Teladoc launched Chronic Care Complete, a program offered through Teladoc's Health app, to improve the health of patients living with multiple chronic conditions.
  • Nation's 1st telehealth chair on changing culture

    Sarah Rush, MD, serves as the chief medical information officer of Akron (Ohio) Children's Hospital, and in May 2020, she became what is believed to be the first endowed chair of telehealth in the nation. She spoke to Becker's about the creation of the role and what it has meant for the hospital.
  • Patient attitudes about telehealth care quality jump 15% in 1 year, study shows

    The share of patients who believe telehealth provides the same or better quality of care compared with in-person visits is increasing, according to the "State of Telemedicine" report released Feb. 16 by health IT and telehealth networking platform Doximity.
  • Top 15 specialties for telehealth

    Telehealth adoption rates are highest for specialties that manage chronic illness, according to the "State of Telemedicine" report released Feb. 16 by health IT and telehealth networking platform Doximity.
  • How NYC Health + Hospitals is creating a more equitable telehealth system — 4 insights

    To provide equitable access to healthcare among different patient populations, telehealth technologies must take into account patients' diverse language preferences and different levels of technology proficiency along with workflow efficiency for providers.
  • 3 gripes physicians have with telemedicine: survey

    Quality of care, patient expectations and physician burnout are among some of the frustrations physicians have with telemedicine, according to a survey conducted by DocASAP, a software company based in Herndon, Va.

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