Telehealth: Page 2


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    Telehealth more likely to have follow-ups compared with office visits, study finds

    Virtual care visits in most specialties were more likely to have a follow-up within seven days, but the gap between telehealth and office appointments narrowed after 30- or 90-day intervals.

    By Jan. 10, 2024
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    Amazon launches chronic condition management portal; Omada nabs first partnership

    The new program surfaces eligible benefits for weight management, diabetes and other cardiometabolic conditions when users search Amazon for related devices, like a glucose monitor.

    By Jan. 8, 2024
  • Trendline

    Telehealth

    Virtual visits remain significantly elevated compared to pre-COVID-19 levels, as patients report high satisfaction with digitally delivered care.

    By Healthcare Blog staff
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    Lawsuit alleges New Jersey’s telehealth licensure rules hamper access to care

    The suit comes as relaxed pandemic-era licensure rules for virtual care expire. Standard regulations are onerous for patients who may not be able to access specialty care for rare conditions, the lawsuit said.

    By Dec. 18, 2023
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    Securing IoMT solutions for Telemedicine

    Connected devices are making real-time patient monitoring and advanced care possible; but as with every new technology, cybercriminals lurk waiting to take advantage of vulnerabilities.

    Dec. 18, 2023
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    Government expects to recover more than $3B from healthcare fraud, misspent funds in fiscal year 2023

    The HHS’ Office of the Inspector General’s report tallied 707 criminal enforcement actions and 746 civil actions for fraud and misspent funds in programs like Medicare and Medicaid.

    By Dec. 4, 2023
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    Completion rates for tests, referrals lower from telehealth visits, study finds

    Failure to get tests or complete referrals is a leading cause of diagnostic errors, and it’s particularly important in primary care, researchers said.

    By Nov. 22, 2023
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    Senate subcommittee signals support for permanent telehealth flexibilities

    But witnesses noted Congress shouldn’t wait to enshrine pandemic-era accommodations for virtual care, arguing regulatory uncertainty is a danger to telehealth’s longevity.

    By Nov. 15, 2023
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    Amazon discounts One Medical membership for Prime customers to $9 a month

    The move could further integrate the retail giant’s healthcare ambitions with its core e-commerce business.

    By Nov. 8, 2023
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    Amwell reports widening net loss, including $79M impairment charge

    But the telehealth vendor’s new contract with the Defense Health Agency could support its path to profitability, management said.

    By Nov. 2, 2023
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    Physicians spend more time after hours on EHR tasks post-COVID, report finds

    The switch to virtual care has increased documentation burden for physicians, according to a new analysis in JAMA.

    By Nov. 2, 2023
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    Global digital health funding hits lowest level since 2016, report finds

    Digital health funding is flagging this year, with investments in the sector reaching only 40% of last year’s totals, according to CB Insights.

    By Oct. 25, 2023
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    Teladoc kicks off ‘operational review’ to boost bottom line

    The virtual care giant reported mixed results Tuesday, missing Wall Street expectations on revenue but beating on earnings per share.

    By Oct. 25, 2023
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    How experts see AI changing healthcare supply chains

    Leading analysts have long recommended automating procure-to-pay functions with software to lower spend, identify savings, and increase transparency and accountability in supply chain workflows.

    Oct. 23, 2023
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    Amwell, Leidos score defense contract worth up to $180M

    Analysts predict the contract could be worth up to $54 million for Amwell alone over its 22-month term.

    By Oct. 20, 2023
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    Telehealth could help Medicaid patients treat opioid use disorder, study finds

    The report comes weeks after regulators again extended pandemic-era flexibilities on virtual prescriptions of controlled substances.

    By Oct. 19, 2023
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    Q&A // HLTH23

    AI, M&A and MSK: Teladoc’s head of group health shares vendor’s strategic priorities

    Kelly Bliss discussed how the virtual care giant is approaching the three buzzy acronyms in an interview at HLTH.

    By Oct. 12, 2023
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    CVS wants to create a healthcare ‘super app’

    Super apps — so-called “everything apps” that combine multiple services in one platform — haven’t taken off in the U.S., but CVS is angling to change that.

    By Oct. 11, 2023
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    Cigna’s Evernorth acquires Bright.md’s asynchronous care tech

    Evernorth’s telehealth business MDLive plans to start offering asynchronous care using the new capabilities within its virtual urgent care platform in 2024.

    By Oct. 10, 2023
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    Walgreens launches direct-to-consumer telehealth

    “Our goal is to be the most convenient health and wellness destination, whether you’re physically in our stores or virtually in our stores,” said Tracey Brown, Walgreens’ chief customer officer and president of retail, at HLTH.

    By Oct. 9, 2023
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    Amazon Clinic considers partnering with physical providers for care referrals

    “There are some aspects of care that are better done in person,” a top Amazon exec said Sunday at HLTH.

    By Oct. 9, 2023
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    Amwell, Nestlé partner on digital nutrition programs

    The initial offering, which focuses on surgical nutrition, is the first of several initiatives that the telehealth company is working on with Nestlé, according to Amwell.

    By Oct. 5, 2023
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    Third quarter cements lower digital health funding, report finds

    Funding and deal count has fallen significantly compared to pandemic boom times, but trends have stabilized for several quarters in a new normal for the digital health sector, according to Rock Health.

    By Oct. 2, 2023
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    Telehealth satisfaction higher among younger patients, survey finds

    Older generations may struggle to easily access and use telehealth providers’ digital interfaces, a JD Power survey suggests.

    By Sept. 28, 2023
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    Virgin Pulse, HealthComp close $3B merger

    The now-completed combination of the digital health wellness company and plan administrator aims to create an integrated platform for employer-sponsored health benefits.

    By Updated Nov. 9, 2023
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    Teladoc appoints former Tenet executive to board of directors

    Eric Evans joins the board after previously serving as president of hospital operations at Tenet Healthcare.

    By Sept. 21, 2023