Tag Archives: telehealth

Could telehealth worsen inequity? ‘Not under my watch,’ says HHS Sec. Becerra

In recent public appearances, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough both indicated their support for telemedicine in the long term.   Even as states have moved to enact their own laws aimed at telehealth expansion, questions have persisted about a federal response.    Becerra emphasizes… Read More »

KLAS: Teladoc, Epic report widest breadth of telehealth capabilities

In a new report examining the rapidly evolving telehealth landscape, KLAS found that vendors self-reported a wide array of capabilities – and it noted that different companies can meet different customers’ needs. KLAS also found varying levels of self-reported customer adoption of vendors’ tools across four common telehealth scenarios.   “To help healthcare organizations quickly… Read More »

Telehealth Update from J.D. Power, Amwell, Cigna, GoodRx, and a Trio of Smart Doctors

In the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth was a “bright spot in the ‘new normal,’” according to a report from J.D. Power, Telehealth Patient Satisfaction Surges During Pandemic but Barriers to Access Persist. But as the report’s title asserts, most telehealth users experienced obstacles to accessing and using virtual care platforms that… Read More »

HHS issues plan to improve rural health, leaning on telehealth

Dive Brief: HHS on Thursday released a plan to enhance rural healthcare services as the pandemic continues to highlight the steep healthcare barriers these regions face. But the plan falls short of the complete overhaul some experts say the problem requires, and a fair amount of the projects and directives it includes are already in place.… Read More »

Community Care Cooperative launches $5 million campaign to boost telehealth for health centers fighting COVID-19

Community Care Cooperative, the accountable care organization that advances community-based care for MassHealth members through its network of 19 health centers throughout Massachusetts, has launched a $ 5 million campaign to greatly increase telehealth capacity in community health centers statewide. C3 said that telehealth capability is needed in order to better fight the COVID-19 pandemic –… Read More »