Category Archive: telehealth

Florida health systems partner for joint home care program

Lakeland (Fla.) Regional Health purchased a minority interest in BayCare HomeCare, the home health company created by Clearwater, Fla.-based BayCare Health System, according to a Jan. 18 news release.

Telehealth heavy hitters join new advocacy group

The American Telemedicine Association has partnered with telehealth organizations to form an advocacy group. 

Virtua Health launches hospital-at-home program: 5 things to know

Marlton, N.J.-based Virtua Health rolled out a hospital-at-home program, according to a Jan. 19 report in New Jersey Business Magazine.

How to turn virtual care into a broader digital health strategy — 4 takeaways

Virtual care has become a permanent fixture in care delivery. Now, hospitals and health systems must transition from implementing short-term solutions to figuring out how to make telemedicine part of their long-term plan.

Telehealth increased Black patients’ follow-up visits, study shows

The adoption of telehealth in the beginning of the pandemic led to an increase in Black patients’ completion rates for follow-up visits after hospitalization, a study published Jan. 11 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found.

The rise of telehealth puts spotlight on data privacy

Health data has transformed healthcare and with the rise of telehealth, patient data is being acquired quickly, but healthcare facilities must balance healthcare data collection with patient privacy, Raconteur reported Jan. 19.

Viewpoint: Telemedicine will be vital for future of emergency medicine

The pandemic required emergency departments to rely on digital technology, but telemedicine should be extended beyond the realm of the pandemic and become further integrated into emergency medicine, a commentary written in the New England Journal of Me…

Mercy using $2.2M from FCC to expand telehealth services in 3 states

Mercy will use a $2.2 million from the Federal Communications Commission to expand its telehealth services for patients in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

Viewpoint: Telemedicine eases burden on hospitals but wears out clinicians

The pandemic caused explosive growth in telehealth, but one Colorado physician is saying the tool has added to some medical industry burnout, reported KRDO Jan. 11.

Lee Health to waive telehealth fee during COVID-19 influx

Fort Myers, Fla.-based Lee Health’s telehealth services, which normally cost $49 per visit, are now being offered for free as the health system sees an increase in COVID-19 cases, Wink News reported Jan. 7.

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