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December 6, 2021
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Telemedicine During COVID-19: Video vs. Phone Visits and the Digital Divide

Telemedicine visits accounted for more than 60% of patient care at New York community health centers during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020, finds a new study by researchers at NYU School of Global Public Health. While video visits have their advantages, telephone visits accounted for a larger proportion of telemedicine care and are critical for providing access and addressing the “digital divide,” according to the study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

 

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December 6, 2021
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Healthcare News of Note: 53% of U.S. adults say they prefer in-person healthcare to telehealth visits moving forward, survey says

A majority of U.S. adults said they prefer an in-person visit with their physician over a telehealth visit moving forward, according to a survey. There is a clear disconnect in the information being shared and understood when patients and doctors are together, according to results of another survey. 

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October 7, 2021
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Spine patients reported preference for in-person care compared with virtual care

Although high ratings of patient care and experience can be achieved through both virtual and in-patient visits, results showed patients undergoing spine surgery favored in-person care, particularly for first-time appointments.

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September 10, 2021
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Patient satisfaction equal for telehealth, office visits after knee arthroscopy

In this video from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Kirk A. Campbell, MD, FAAOS, discussed patient satisfaction with care using telehealth vs. in-person office-based visits for follow-up care after arthroscopic meniscus surgery.

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August 2, 2021
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Is the Pandemic Telehealth Boom About to Go Bust?

It’s always been hard to get a good read on how telehealth would ultimately fare in the urgent care industry. There have been proponents who argued that anything that increases access to medical care—which telehealth does, undeniably—would ultimately be good for the patient and any operator smart enough to seize the opportunity.

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July 13, 2021
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‘Simple reminder’ reduces telehealth no-shows among older adults by 33%

New research suggests a letter may be all that it takes to lower the number of telehealth no-shows among older patients, even during a pandemic. 

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July 13, 2021
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Telehealth adoption presents challenges, opportunities

With the increase in February 2020 of COVID-19 cases and the need for social distancing practices, telehealth became a CDC-recommended format for health care providers and facilities to use for clinical services. Research published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report showed the number of telehealth visits increased by 50% in the first quarter of 2020 compared with the same period in 2019.

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July 13, 2021
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Urgent Care Centers Had It Bad at the Height of the Pandemic, but ED’s May Take a Bigger Hit

Readers of JUCM News are painfully aware of downturns in urgent care patient visits throughout much of the COVID-19 pandemic. As testing supplies and now vaccines have become more readily available, and patients feel safer venturing to healthcare facilities, a healthy rebound is in effect at urgent care centers across the country.

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June 8, 2021
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Telehealth use in orthopedics varied based on patient, insurance factors

Use of telehealth in orthopedics varied among patients based on race or ethnicity, primary language and insurance type, according to published results.

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May 10, 2021
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COVID-19 raises profile, utility of digital therapeutic approaches in OA

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the rheumatology community to adopt a number of telehealth and digital approaches in patient care, according to a speaker at the 2021 OARSI World Congress virtual meeting.

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