Telehealth Awareness Week 2021 News & Blog

Telehealth Awareness Week news and blogs are resources for people who are interested in telehealth awareness.

Emerging Technologies in Telehealth

 

Though it may seem like it was a lifetime ago, March 2020 changed the world forever. Less than a quarter of people in the US had work-from-home options before the pandemic. Now, according to a survey done by Pew Research, more than 71% work remotely.

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Telehealth is the Future

 

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a massive change in the healthcare industry, including the acceleration of patient care in a remote format. Health plans, provider organizations and IT and content vendors have collaborated to establish new ways to enable provider access through video conferencing, remote monitoring, and wireless communications.

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Utilizing Superior Tools for a Better Foundation in Virtual Care

 

The other day, I was reading an online article titled, “12 Telehealth & Virtual Care Predictions and Trends for 2021 Roundup”, by Fred Pennic.  Written earlier in January, Mr. Pennic interviewed industry professionals requesting their predictions for the industry. Many of the comments from the participants were almost prophetic as we close 2021.  Indeed, many of the commenters’ forecasts now seem rather obvious 9 months later.

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Telehealth Awareness Week: Supporting the National Movement to Advance Virtual Care

 

In the wake of the unprecedented challenges our health care system has faced since the start of the COVID-19 public health emergency, one message has become abundantly clear: Telehealth is Health. As national lockdowns threatened to restrict access to quality care for millions of patients, telehealth played a critical role in supporting the delivery of health care services.

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The Exciting Future of Telehealth in a Hybrid Health World

 

While COVID-19 dramatically changed how patients engaged with their providers, the rapid deployment of telehealth services demonstrated two key attributes of the healthcare landscape.

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How Telehealth Expands Pharmacy Access

 

The digital revolution has transformed every aspect of our lives, from how we communicate to where we shop to how we visit the doctor. Gone are the days of paging through hard-copy documents, racing to a brick-and-mortar store, or meeting up in person. Thanks to new technological advances everything we need– information, groceries, social connection, and even medical appointments– is only a click away.

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What if Texting Isn't How I Want to Talk to My Therapist?

 

Online therapy is a relatively new development in the healthcare industry. The ability to access therapy without the need to physically travel is a tremendous innovation — making mental health services available to thousands of people who might not have been able to access nor afford treatment in the past. Online therapy — also known as teletherapy, e-therapy, or cyber-therapy — has experienced a growth in popularity due to its accessibility. Online therapy has already helped millions of people experience a better life.

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How to Enhance Telehealth IT Security in 2021

 

During the Covid-19 pandemic, many hospitals looked to the cloud to quickly deploy new telehealth solutions. This was easier and more scalable than establishing on-premises hospital IT solutions, and the sudden urgency for remote healthcare meant that technology was sometimes chosen without a long-term strategy in mind.

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Why Cellular Connectivity Makes You Toward a Healthier Life?

 

When people define chronic disease the most common ones would be cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This is no longer the term for the elderly, but gradually spread in various age groups and requires periodic monitoring and management.

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Telehealth is Health: It's Telehealth Awareness Week

 

In April 2020, telemedicine morphed into mainstream medical care as hospitals and physicians risk-managed exposure to infection by meeting with patients, virtually, when possible. By March 2020, telehealth channels were replacing visits to doctors and emergency departments as shown in the first chart from the CDC’s report on the early pandemic period.

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How PCPs Can Leverage Telebehavioral Care for More Holistic Care

 

Telehealth adoption has skyrocketed over the past year-plus and will undoubtedly become a permanent fixture in healthcare. In a March 2021 survey of Americans, 61% of people had tried a telehealth appointment. And between 2019 and 2020, provider visits nationwide delivered via telehealth jumped from 0.3% to 23.6%. Interestingly, the care specialty that grew in telehealth adoption the most, according to a McKinsey & Company report, was psychiatry.

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Insights into the Timely Implementation of a Telehealth Program

 

With my silver anniversary in telemedicine approaching, I have often been asked, “What is the primary key to the timely implementation of a telehealth program?” Overwhelmingly, I feel that the main driver is a sense of “urgency” driving the decision-makers.

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How Healthcare Organizations Can Benefit from a Virtual Care Workshop

 

While the percentage of healthcare visits made through telehealth has dropped off since the early days of lockdown in April through June 2020, the number of telehealth and virtual care visits remain above pre-pandemic levels. Now, many healthcare organizations are considering how they want to position their virtual care services going forward.

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Study: Video Quality Largely Determines the Telehealth Experience

 

Enhancing the patient experience has become paramount in healthcare as providers seek more proactive engagement from patients. It is more critical than ever for patients to take a more active role in their care management in order to restore balance to an alarmingly strained and overburdened healthcare system.

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Finding the Gaps in Technology: Virtual Care and Remote Patient Monitoring Survey

 

This 30-question survey delves into various aspects of the virtual care model – and specifically remote patient monitoring – to determine where healthcare providers and remote patient monitoring stakeholders see clear benefit and where pain points still exist.

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When RBEs Ask About the Inherent Value of Telehealth, it's Up to Us to Show Them

 

Before the pandemic, most vendors in the telehealth, telemedicine and remote patient monitoring spaces were doing the diligent work of trying to convince patients, providers and payers that virtual care options benefitted everyone. It was hard work – and some of us have been doing it for decades.

But as we all know, COVID-19 changed everything with respect to how we utilize telehealth and other remote options in caring for patients. And one thing is very clear: patients like it.

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Responding to Crisis in an Age of Modern Technology: The Future is Now

 

Technology has transformed our lives in ways unthinkable from only a generation ago. Mobile phones and applications coupled with high-speed internet has given way to a new kind of globalization in which information can be shared instantaneously anywhere and everywhere.

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eVisit Celebrates Telehealth Awareness Week Recognizing Customer Success

 

The first-ever Telehealth Awareness Week is due to launch in 10 days, the week of Sept. 19. The official week is being dedicated by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) to convene a diverse coalition of stakeholders to advance telehealth as a quality care option for all Americans. The ATA team is hosting events and offering resources to highlight the value of telehealth in care delivery.

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Schatz, Wicker Introduce Resolution to Mark Telehealth Awareness Week

 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced a bipartisan resolution to support the designation of September 19-25 as “Telehealth Awareness Week.”

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Ziegler Supporting Telehealth Awareness Week 2021 as a Founding Partner

 

CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 – Ziegler, a specialty investment bank, is pleased to announce that it is an official Founding Partner of the inaugural Telehealth Awareness Week, presented by the American Telemedicine Association, taking place September 19-25, 2021.

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Global Telehealth Survey: Technically, the Experience is Incomplete

 

Escalent and the Video Collaboration team at Logitech, Inc., today released the results of its Global Virtual Care Experience study. It found that telehealth adoption has risen dramatically among healthcare providers (HCPs) during the COVID-19 pandemic, with about a quarter of medical consultations conducted via telehealth over the past year.

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Muscular Dystrophy Association to Support Telehealth Awareness Week 2021 as an Endorsing Partner

 

NEW YORK, NY – September 15, 2021 – The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) today announced its support for the inaugural Telehealth Awareness Week presented by the American Telemedicine Association as an official Endorsing Partner. 

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Let's Talk Interactive Celebrates Telehealth Awareness Week with Announcement of Newest Board Member

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Let's Talk Interactive (LTI), a leader in customizable telehealth solutions and provider of HIPAA-compliant telemedicine software and hardware solutions, is recognizing Telehealth Awareness Week with the announcement of its newest board member, Dr. J. Mack Slaughter, MD.

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EarlySense Announces Sponsorship of First-ever Telehealth Awareness Week

 

WOBURN, Mass. – September 9, 2021 –As telehealth continues to gain traction in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, EarlySense®, the market leader in contact-free continuous monitoring solutions across the care continuum, today announced its sponsorship of the inaugural Telehealth Awareness Week, presented by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA).

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Frost & Sullivan Evaluates Growth Possibilities for Hospital at Home Care Delivery Model

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Aug. 19, 2021 – After more than a decade as a niche offering, hospital-level care at home—some of it offered digitally—is rising, boosted by hospitals seeking to relieve overcrowding during the pandemic, changing patient preference, and insurers interested in lowering healthcare costs. Implementation roadblocks, including patient selection, care management and discharge for home care, will present new challenges and opportunities for a diverse hospital at home (HaH) player ecosystem.

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Start Making Plans for Upcoming ATA Signature Events: EDGE Policy Conference and ATA2022 Annual Conference and Expo

 

 WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 – The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) today announced plans for two of its upcoming signature events, as part of the organization’s observance of Telehealth Awareness Week.

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ATA Commends Congress for Issuing Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution Designating September 19-25 as Telehealth Awareness Week

 

WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 – The American Telemedicine Association (ATA), the premier organization working to accelerate the adoption of telehealth, today commended Congress for issuing a bipartisan, bicameral resolution recognizing September 19-25, 2021, as Telehealth Awareness Week.

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American Telemedicine Association Announces Schedule of Events for Inaugural Telehealth Awareness Week

 

WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 – The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) today announced the schedule of events for Telehealth Awareness Week (September 19-25) featuring expert perspectives on the growing acceptance and value of telehealth from thought leaders across healthcare.

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American Telemedicine Association Announces Official Partners of First-Ever Telehealth Awareness Week 2021

 

WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 – The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) today announced the Endorsing Partners and Sponsors supporting the inaugural Telehealth Awareness Week, a diverse coalition of healthcare organizations, telehealth service providers, patient advocacy groups and other stakeholders committed to supporting the advancement of telehealth. Telehealth Awareness Week is taking place September 19-25.

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American Telemedicine Association Announces 65 Policy Champions Supporting First-Ever Telehealth Awareness Week 2021

 

WASHINGTON, DC, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 – The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) today announced that 65 members of Congress, representing 34 states have signed on as Policy Champions of the inaugural Telehealth Awareness Week

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American Telemedicine Association Announces Plans for First Annual Telehealth Awareness Week - September 19-25, 2021

 

WASHINGTON, DC, APRIL 1, 2021 – The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) today announced that it will convene leaders in telehealth service delivery, hospital systems and medical practices, technology solution providers, patient advocacy organizations, policymakers and other stakeholders during the first-annual Telehealth Awareness Week, September 19-25, 2021.

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To Address Mental Health Care Inequities, Look Beyond Community-Based Programs

 

If we learned one lesson from the past year’s events, it is that life is indeed fragile, even more so for those suffering from mental illness. The confluence of events in 2020 -- the pandemic, the growing awareness of racial injustices and escalating socio-political tensions -- have brought this inequity to the public consciousness for all to see.

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Where the Fight to Protect Access to Telehealth Goes Next

 

Welcome to Connecting ALS. This week, Jeremy and Jessica celebrate Telehealth Awareness Week with Kyle Zebley, Vice President of Public Policy at the American Telemedicine Association, who reminds us: Telehealth is health.

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Avoiding the Telehealth "Cliff" to Maintain Access to Convenient, Quality Care

 

The impending “telehealth cliff” threatens to abruptly cut off access to care, especially for underserved and rural populations, and Medicare beneficiaries.

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Telehealth: A revolution to patient-centered healthcare

 

“Before March of 2020, nearly 100% of my interaction with patients was face to face in the clinic. I don’t think I ever thought of or envisioned any other way of practicing medicine.”

Dr. Neil Merritt is a pediatric surgeon at Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) in London, Ontario. By nature, surgeons are in a high-touch specialty, but seemingly overnight, COVID-19 changed the way physicians treated their patients.

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America is Facing a Mental Health Pandemic - Is Teletherapy the Vaccine?

 

As Americans grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been another, less visible epidemic quietly unfolding—an uptick in mental health conditions. But if the past year has taught the world anything, it’s that unprecedented times result in unprecedented solutions. And when it comes to increased need for mental health treatment, teletherapy has emerged as a winning option.

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A Global Review of Sentiments on Video-Enabled Virtual Care

 

In the latest episode of The Source Podcast, Greg Matthews, Founder of HealthQuant, spoke with Paul Hartley, Executive Vice President at Escalent, and Heather Peacock, Global Healthcare Marketing Lead at Logitech. 

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As telehealth use drops, experts seek help securing its future

 

Data from FAIR Health, a nonprofit organization that provides information on health care coverage and insurance, indicate that telehealth use may be dropping after skyrocketing in 2020.

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MerckManuals.com Offers Key Takeaways on What We Have Learned about Telemedicine from the Pandemic 

 

Merck Manuals, a comprehensive online medical reference, has updated its section on “Making the Most of a Healthcare Visit” with a timely discussion about using telemedicine in advance of the first annual Telehealth Awareness Week.

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Clinically Based Policy Decisions: In-Person Requirements for Telehealth Create Unnecessary 

 

By this time last year, telehealth had become a household word. From March 2020 to June 2020, 30% of all outpatient care was delivered via telehealth, versus 0.8% in 2019. Today, telehealth is becoming a standard tool in care delivery as health care clinicians strike an appropriate balance of in-person and virtual care. Moving forward, we expect telehealth to account for 20% to 30% of care delivery.

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5 Reasons to Use Remote Patient Monitoring to Manage Patient Health and Recovery

 

Healthcare providers and health systems are facing an unprecedented challenge to provide individualized care to patients while managing ever-increasing resource demands.

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