As a bill that would expand Medicare coverage for telehealth services makes its way through the U.S. Senate, a new study of people with advanced cancer suggests the practice could improve the lives of patients. Read more
Telemedicine could be as effective as in-person medicine in evaluating pediatric genetic disorders, according to a study published in Pediatrics.
Last week’s landmark Supreme Court decision has not only sent the abortion issue back to the states but has also created a patchwork legal system across the nation. Read more
While evaluating consumer adoption of digital health in 2021, researchers from Rock Health found that certain populations, such as Medicaid members and LGBQA+ individuals, are using tools like live video telemedicine and wearables at higher rates than their counterparts.
Remote patient monitoring using novel technology may make it possible for rheumatologists to choose the “right drug right out of the gate,” according to data presented at the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology East. Read more
Self-contained telehealth kiosks had a short-lived heyday about 10 years ago. Now they’re getting a second chance, as healthcare organizations look at new ways to improve access and deliver care to remote populations. Read more
A Colorado health system is testing the feasibility of remote patient monitoring for the early detection of febrile neutropenia, a common, life-threatening complication of cancer therapy that is typically treated as an oncologic emergency. Read more
Psychiatric disorders are tied to an increased risk of COVID-19 breakthrough infection, particularly among older adults, new research shows.
“Psychiatric disorders remained significantly associated with incident breakthrough infections above and beyond sociodemographic and medical factors, suggesting that mental health is important to consider in conjunction with other risk factors,” the investigators, led by Aoife O’Donovan, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco, write. Read more
Telehealth’s potential to bridge the services gap for people without ready transportation access is well-documented. Less explored, however, is virtual care’s possible role in reducing carbon emissions, specifically by allowing patients to connect with providers without relying on a car. Read more
Research published in the International Journal of Cardiology found that all-cause and cardiovascular deaths decreased after implementing various digital health interventions (DHI), including telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and smartphone applications. Read more