By Gopal Khanna MBA & Christine Chang MD MPH – It’s been all-hands-on-deck at AHRQ during the COVID-19 crisis. A national health emergency demands a national response, and AHRQ is proud to join with our sister agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services in contributing where we can.
The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau approved an additional 25 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in both urban and rural areas of the country will use this $10.73 million in funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic.
Telehealth is 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.
By AnnaMaria Turano – Virtual visits can be essential to the standard Alzheimer’s disease (AD) care regimen – amid the coronavirus pandemic and post-pandemic. The International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry highlighted that the use of telehealth could help not only by…
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. On our second annual panel discussion, our all-star panel of industry leaders discuss where we sit today, still in the midst of a pandemic, and what the future holds for telehealth.
Check out HealthcareNOW Radio’s 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.
By AnnaMaria Turano – At the end of the 19th century, “The Lady With the Lamp”— or as she is more widely known, Florence Nightingale — founded modern nursing. When the Crimean War began in 1854, the British were unprepared to deal with the number of sick and injured soldiers.
ATA Calls On Governors to Recognize Out-Of-State Licensed Clinicians and Waive Telemedicine Restrictions to Help Combat COVID-19
The ATA pledged to support states across the nation and their health care needs by encouraging governors and state professional licensing boards to allow out-of-state clinicians holding a license in good standing to treat residents in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Medici, a virtual healthcare company, launched Operation 11/11, a new initiative providing no-cost virtual consults to all U.S. veterans on Veterans Day, November 11. This week’s Friday Five tells all about what Operation 11/11 has to offer.