Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• Endocrinologists and gastroenterologists were the specialty clinicians that used telemedicine the most last year during the onset of the pandemic. The new study comes as the health care groups are pressing Congress to make some of the flexibilities given by the federal government for telehealth during the pandemic permanent. Read More
• The COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed the health care business model, causing providers to rely more on scale and efficiency to maintain financial stability in 2021 and beyond. Remote work and the explosion of virtual care are leading executives to rethink the number of in-person care sites they need to deliver high-quality, patient-friendly, affordable care. Read More
• Telemedicine utilization by condition and medical specialty during the early phase of the coronavirus pandemic sheds an interesting light on deferred care according to new research. Despite the uptick in telemedicine use, overall medical visits dropped substantially, which raises concern about deferred care. Read More
• Interoperability continues to improve in health care, with 67 percent of providers in 2020 reporting they often or nearly always have access to needed records, up from 28 percent in 2017, according to a recent KLAS Research and College of Healthcare Information Management Executives report. The EHR interoperability trends report analyzed data from a survey of healthcare executives to determine the top 10 themes in health data sharing among providers. Read More
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