Caitlin Clement|10/6/2022|3 min read

Recent Telehealth Trends, Insights and News - September 2022

Stay up-to-date on the latest in telehealth from September 2022

Stay in the loop; newsworthy telehealth trends, insights and news

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 the nine mistakes telehealth companies should avoid.

Technology, Trends and insights

Telehealth care quality better than in-person for some measures

As the healthcare industry continues to study telehealth and its effect on patient outcomes, a research study by JAMA Network Open found that virtual care methods can expand healthcare capabilities, performing on par or better than in-person care on most quality measures evaluated. This article by mHealthIntelligence dives into the study and what it means for the future of telehealth.

Read full mHealthIntelligence article here >>

Panel discussion: 2022 telehealth retrospective & 2023 predictions

The American Medical Association has opened sign-ups for their yearly webinar panel collaborating with industry experts to share their views and perspectives on 2023 predictions in the telehealth and virtual care marketplace. It will also include a retrospective look from several authors of the Telehealth and Medicine Today 2022 Market Predictions article, published on January 31, 2022.

Sign up for the AMA webinar panel here >>

Policy and Regulatory Updates

Telemedicine abortions just got more complicated for health providers

Over three months after SCOTUS struck down Roe v. Wade, healthcare providers and telehealth abortion companies are still trying to navigate the aftermath. In a recently updated article, NPR lays out how this decision will affect telemedicine work, what this means for physicians with licenses to practice in legal states and the risks they need to weigh. You can also check out OpenLoop’s Roe v. Wade article for more information and how to navigate the ruling.

Read full NPR article here >>

Amazon, Walmart among hundreds of employers, health groups urging Senate to extend telehealth flexibilities

On September 13, a group of 375 organizations sent a letter to the senate urging lawmakers to act to pass legislation extending COVID-19-era telehealth flexibilities for another two years. The same extension bill the House had passed in August. The letter was led by health IT and telehealth lobbies but also included the AMA, Amazon, Walmart and Google.

Read the full HealthcareDive article here >>

Industry Conversations

Doug Chaet of Value Evolutions discusses value-based payment models, where they stand and more

In this podcast episode of Tuning In to the C-Suite by the Managed Healthcare Executive, Managing Editor, Peter Wehrwein, speaks with President of Value Evolutions and MHE Editorial Advisory Board Member, Doug Chaet, FACHE, about value-based care's current standing, the status of select payment models like bundled and episodic, and more.

Listen to full Managed Healthcare Executive podcast here >>

How virtual reality can help address the mental health professional shortage

Chief Medical Officer at BehaVR, Risa Weisburg, talks with HealthcareITNews about the role of VR in mental health and how it may help manage the shortage of behavioral specialists by utilizing its low-touch solutions. Weisburg goes on to discuss why VR is the ‘goldilocks’ of mental health care and how it could offer potential alternatives to pharmaceutical treatments like opiods. 

Read full HealthcareITNews article here >>

Growth and Innovation

The reversal revolution: a new way to think about diabetes care

In 2021, a group of experts, including representatives from the American Diabetes Association® (ADA), the Endocrine Society, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and Diabetes UK, released a groundbreaking consensus statement. This statement officially defined diabetes remission as sustained blood glucose level for three months or more without medication. This article by FierceHealthcare digs deeper into this reversal revolution and what it means for the future of diabetes care and management. 

Read the full FierceHealthcare article here >>

MUSC receives $1.5M grant to advance telehealth training in rural areas

The Medical University of South Carolina's (MUSC) Center for Telehealth has received a $1.5 million grant to bolster healthcare training and job placement in rural communities. This grant, granted by The Health Resources and Services Administration, will be used to establish the South Carolina Rural Telehealth Workforce Pipeline Network. The goal is to create educational opportunities for high school and technical college students to learn about telehealth and gain more experience. Read on to learn more about the program. 

Read full mHealthIntelligence article here >>

OpenLoop News

9 Mistakes telehealth companies should avoid

After years of working with and scaling numerous telehealth companies from early-stage start-ups to established digital health enterprises, we compiled the nine common mistakes we see the most and what to do instead.

Read full OpenLoop article here >>

OpenLoop named finalist for 2022 Prometheus Awards

The Technology Association of Iowa’s Prometheus Awards, presented by UHY, unite Iowa innovators and leaders across the state in the fields of technology, business, education and government to celebrate the year’s most momentous achievements. We are proud to announce that OpenLoop was named a finalist in two categories for the 2022 honors: Best Technology Company Culture and Software Development Company of the Year.

Last year, OpenLoop won Startup Technology Company of the Year for 2021.

Read full press release here >>

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