Recent Telehealth Trends, Insights and News - February 2023
FDA advisors recommend RSV vaccine, Axena Health receives $25M and tips on expanding clinician licensure
It can be hard to stay on top of all the news, trends, technology and insights breaking through in the digital health space. The industry continues to grow faster each day. That’s why, while you focus on serving your patients, we’ll do the work for you with our monthly telehealth recap.
Curious about what’s new in telemedicine? Stay up-to-date on the recent RSV vaccine, predicted virtual care market growth and the digital health companies leading specialized care.
Technology, Insights and News
Telehealth Boosts Visit Frequency Among Type 1 Diabetes Patients
A recent research survey published in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology found that the use of telehealth increased clinic attendance while lowering physician-related distress among adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes. The article dives deeper into the background of the study, the groups used as well as a more detailed review of the results.
Paving The Way For The World's First RSV Vaccine, FDA Advisers Recommend Shot From Pfizer
In a narrow vote, Food and Drug Administration advisers recommended Tuesday that the agency approve the country's first RSV vaccine for older people, a shot from Pfizer for people ages 60 and up. The single-dose shot was shown to reduce the risk of illness from respiratory syncytial virus by as much as 86%.The article also addresses next steps and the work toward evaluating a similar RSV vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline.
Policy and Regulatory Updates
DEA Announces Proposed Rules for Permanent Telemedicine Flexibilities
In a press release by the DEA, they announced proposed permanent rules for the prescribing of controlled medications via telemedicine. Additionally, the proposed rules would provide safeguards for a narrow subset of telemedicine consultations. The press release goes further into the eligibility and what the result of the new rules would be.
Q&A: Innovating in maternal health to address 3 key factors
AMA spoke with OBGYN Erika C. Gibson, MD, MPH and co-author of a case study report on their cocoon pregnancy care model done by The Southeast Permanente Medical Group. The purpose of this digital care model is to close the care gaps in prenatal care and lower the high rates of maternal mortality in the U.S. Read on to learn more about the program and Dr. Gibson.
Digital Health Tools Propel Chronic Condition management to a new age of care
Chronic conditions, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes, are the leading causes of death and disability according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and a 2017 RAND report. This article talks about innovations in digital health, like AI and remote patient monitoring, care teams better collect, monitor and act upon patient health data to make real-time changes to treatment plans.
DEA Proposed Rule On Remote Prescribing Draws Criticism
The DEA rule, released late Friday, would end most of the pandemic-era flexibilities that temporarily halted the 2008 Ryan Haight Act and allowed providers to prescribe controlled substances virtually without an in-person appointment. If finalized, Schedule II drugs will go back to fully requiring an in-person visit before prescribing it virtually. Read on to hear the discussion surrounding this proposed rule.
Industry Growth and Innovation
Digital Health and Wellness Market Worth $1.103 Trillion by 2028 - Yahoo Finance
According to Arizona Advisory & Intelligence latest research report, the digital health and wellness market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 22% from 2022 - 2028. The continued interest in the adoption of telehealth, the growing reign of AI and data analytics are significant factors for driving the market.
Axena Health Secures $25M Series A Investment to Accelerate Global Adoption of Digital Health Treatment for Female Incontinence
Axena Health, Inc. (Axena Health), a newly-formed commercial-stage medical device company focused on women’s pelvic health, today announced a $25 million Series A investment from AXA IM Alts through its Global Healthcare Private Equity Strategy.
12 D2C Digital Healthcare Companies Leading Specialized Care
These companies focus on care services covering women+ health, sexual and reproductive health, chronic disease management, mental and behavioral health and more. As the virtual care world turns to a more personalized care approach, here are some of the companies leading the charge.
How To Expand Your Clinician Licensure
Obtaining your medical license can be a challenging and time consuming process, but expanding your licensure can open up new opportunities to practice what you love. Whether you’re right out of residency looking for a permanent position, exploring locum tenens or moving to a new state, we have a few tips that can help make the process easier.
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