Recent Telehealth Trends, Insights and News - October 2022
Stay up-to-date on the latest in telehealth from October 2022
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 seems 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 telehealth? Stay up-to-date on recent policy and regulatory changes, 2023 predictions and how two organizations are rethinking postpartum care.
Technology, Trends and Insights
LeadingAge 2022: 3 Emerging Technologies Driving the Future of Senior Care
Staffing shortages and the increased adoption of smart technologies is driving senior and post-acute care facilities implementation of technology like voice interactive solutions, artificial intelligence and robots. The HealthTech article goes further into how these organizations can use these technologies to improve the lives of staff, patients and providers.
HIMSSCast: How Emerging Tech Is Opening New Avenues In Telehealth, RPM
Check out this recent podcast by Healthcare IT on the new and emerging technologies in telehealth. In it, you’ll learn the role of RPM and where it’s going, how AI is changing virtual care and innovative cases for NLP and machine learning models.
Policy and Regulatory Updates
Telehealth Policy Changes After the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
With the COVID-19 public health emergency over, this article by the Health and Human Resources explains what’s becoming permanent and what’s being phased out after the 151-day waiting period. The article also contains links to helpful documents that will help healthcare organizations and providers navigate the change.
Why Data is at the Heart of Value-Based Care Success
Learn how to track and what data to track in order to demonstrate that you are providing high-quality care for your value-based care plan. The article also gives insight into competing discrepancies between VBC and Fee-for-service as well as ways to ease the burden of data collection for providers by utilizing technology like AI.
50% of Veterans with OUD Used Audio-Only Telehealth to Access Medication
According to this mHealthIntelligence article, half of the Veterans who suffer from Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in a recent JAMA Network Open study used audio-only telehealth to receive their medication. The study also highlighted the disparities for those dealing with substance abuse and their access to treatment. Read on to learn more about the study and some of its other key findings.
Growth and Innovation
YouTube Health Invites Medical Professionals to Apply for Health Product Features Boosting Visibility, Credibility
This article by FierceHealthcare dives into YouTube Health’s recent decision to allow providers on YouTube to apply to make their videos eligible for the app’s health product features. Check out the full article to learn what regulations have been set in place and what this means for healthcare education.
Mayo Clinic, Memora Health Launch Virtual Postpartum Care Research Program
The Mayo Clinic and Memora Health have launched the first phase of their research program focused on postpartum care. Memora’s technology platform, that utilizes artificial intelligence (AI)-driven responses for frequently asked questions and more, can be used to educate and offer postpartum depression screenings.
OpenLoop Launches New Website Built for Telehealth Companies & Providers
Over the last six months, the OpenLoop team has been busy building out a brand new website designed to educate and seamlessly partner with their two target audiences: digital health companies seeking telehealth support services and healthcare providers looking for virtual care work.
Is Your Digital Health Platform Working for You?
Just about every hospital, health system and physician practice has adopted some form of patient portal. However, with the push towards a more value-based care model, consumer demands have shifted. Patients and providers alike are looking for more than just a place to share test results and messages. Read on to learn the answers to the questions you should be asking.