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Is Telehealth More Stressful for Nurses Than In-Person Care?
April 29, 2021

A new study out of the University of Missouri finds that nurses in some telehealth programs may be doing twice the work that they'd be doing treating patients in person.

Source: https://mhealthintelligence.com/
FQHC Consortium Using FCC Award, Telehealth to Tackle the Digital Divide
April 22, 2021

A coalition of 35 Massachusetts FQHCs is using money from the FCC's Connected Care Pilot Program and other sources to expand is telehealth platform and take on socioeconomic barriers to care that plague underserved populations.

Source: https://mhealthintelligence.com/
It's official, Montana has the worst internet service in the nation
April 23, 2021

A recent state-by-state survey of internet access has found that Montana has the worst internet service in the nation with data transmission speeds only slightly better than half the national average.

Source: https://www.greatfallstribune.com/
HHS, FDA Backtrack From Plan to Deregulate mHealth Devices, Apps
April 22, 2021

The federal agencies are reversing course after a Trump administration proposal to end oversight of dozens of mHealth apps, devices and platforms drew strong opposition from within and outside government.

Source: https://mhealthintelligence.com/
COVID-19 Telehealth Delivery Reaps High Patient Satisfaction
April 15, 2021

Almost 80 percent of people who used telehealth during COVID-19 reported patient satisfaction, and over 70 percent expect to access virtual care post-pandemic, according to a new survey from the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition.

The 20-question survey from the American Medical Association, American Telemedicine Association, Change Healthcare, and other healthcare stakeholders collected virtual care perceptions of more than 2,000 patients across the country.

Notably, over 80 percent of respondents (83 percent) reported good overall visit quality, and 78 percent said they felt their health concern could be addressed via telehealth. These findings were consistent across age, insurance type, and urban/rural status.

Source: https://mhealthintelligence.com/
FCC Announces Round 2 COVID-19 Telehealth Program Application Portal Will Open on April 29.
April 15, 2021

On December 27, 2020, Congress enacted the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Consolidated Appropriations Act), providing an additional $249.95 million to the Commission to support Round 2 of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program (Program). The Program was established in April 2020 to administer an initial $200 million in funding appropriated by Congress in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act “to support efforts of health care providers to address coronavirus by providing telecommunications services, information services, and devices necessary to enable the provision of telehealth services” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: https://www.fcc.gov/