Deloitte’s biennial Center for Health Solutions Survey of U.S Consumers shows a significant increase in virtual care visits versus pre-pandemic trends, and a reversal in consumers’ willingness to share health data following the COVID-19 pandemic. From 2018 to 2020, there was a decrease in consumers’ willingness to share their data in all the areas measured, except for healthcare research, which stayed steady.Continue reading
COVID-19 has caused a massive acceleration in the use of telehealth. Consumer adoption has skyrocketed, from 11 percent of US consumers using telehealth in 2019 to 46 percent of consumers now using telehealth to replace canceled healthcare visits. Providers have rapidly scaled offerings and are seeing 50 to 175 times the number of patients via telehealth than they did before.Continue reading
For the better part of the last five years, Courtney Stevens has given her telehealth elevator pitch to physicians and hospital administrators across Detroit. Like a telehealth evangelist, Ms. Stevens shared her good news about telehealth’s value and benefits. Anyone she could buttonhole heard the word about the number of small but successful telehealth programs that the Henry Ford Health …Continue reading
The Medical University of South Carolina employed a four-pronged approach to scale up its virtual-care offerings and monitor COVID-19 patients.Continue reading
Casey found Fuzzy Pet Health, which offered her the option to text or video chat with a veterinarian. Within 20 minutes, she had an answer: Cowboy was having an allergic reaction to a generic brand of flea medicine, and it would likely clear up in 24 hours. The guidance calmed Casey and gave her a sense of security during the coronavirus pandemic.Continue reading
This shift has been astoundingly rapid: In a single week, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford saw its daily number of virtual outpatient visits jump from 20 to 400. Kadambari Beelwar, the California hospital’s telehealth manager, tells HealthTech that the number of visits surpassed 600 soon after that.
But this massive change in care delivery has had its challenges.
In May we set out to understand what changed for patient care during COVID-19, how patients felt about it, what they liked and what they want to continue in the future as a result of the early stages of COVID-19… We found, not surprisingly, that patients have embraced virtual care and communications at very high rates as a result of COVID-19, …Continue reading
The idea of telesurgery gaining traction has been stymied, in part, by the lack of fast and reliable network connections — until now.Continue reading
Wendy Edelberg and Jay Shambaugh discuss how the current crisis fits into historic context and what will be the long-lasting economic consequences. In particular, policymakers will need to address increasing concentration among businesses, accelerating automation, and stark reductions in labor force participation among certain groups. An effective response will require renewed …Continue reading
Providence St. Joseph Health team members explained during a recent HIMSS20 Digital presentation how their telehospitalist program helped fill the gap for critical access hospitals.Continue reading