Tag Archives: Telehealth

Taskforce on Telehealth Policy releases final report on safeguarding virtual care

The Taskforce on Telehealth Policy released a final report on Tuesday outlining its findings and recommendations around safeguarding the future of telehealth after the COVID-19 pandemic. The task force, which was convened by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, the Alliance for Connected Care and the American Telemedicine Association, represented a broad spectrum of stakeholders… Read More »

The post COVID Italian telehealth experience

When the COVID-19 emergency struck Italy, Lombardy was one of the hardest hit regions. All inpatient admissions in the area for non-COVID patients were stopped in a bid to prevent the contagion spreading. But this caused a potentially dangerous dilemma for the region’s Foundation IRCCS Carlo Besta Neurological Institute, which hosts around 6,000 inpatient and… Read More »

AHA asks HHS to safeguard access to telehealth after COVID-19

The American Hospital Association sent an open letter to President Donald Trump this week recommending actions that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services should take to safeguard patient access to telehealth after the public health emergency ends. The president issued an executive order in early August in support of making some temporary flexibilities for telehealth… Read More »

New telehealth technology uses the TV set

Photo courtesy of MedSign One of the latest innovations in telehealth uses old technology, the television set. MedSign CEO and cofounder Tom Conroy came up with television technology called Qortex so that his father, a World War II veteran who didn’t use a computer or own a smartphone, and others like him could access both the… Read More »

7 tips for telehealth during COVID-19

Telehealth has come into focus during the COVID-19 pandemic as physicians face an immediate need to reduce exposure by providing care—or at least triage—remotely when appropriate. Under usual circumstances, telemedicine is comparatively low risk. That said, telemedicine does bring specific risks to patient safety and physician/practice liability. Minimizing those risks calls for adapting daily practice… Read More »