Hospitals and health systems are using telehealth services to connect patients to care and health professionals to each other in ways that improve value for patients, communities and regions, according to a new issue brief by AHA’s the Value Initiative. “As they continue to innovate how they provide care, hospitals are seeing the measurable impact they can make by leveraging technology to connect with patients in new ways,” the brief notes. “While hospitals and communities have varied telehealth needs, strategically designing a high-value telehealth approach will help hospitals improve outcomes and the patient experience while reducing cost.” 

Related News Articles

Blog
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced that Medicare will not continue to cover audio-only telehealth visits when the COVID-19…
Headline
As a rural provider, Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Avera Behavioral Health sees a high rate of suicide and drug overdoses. To help manage these cases, Avera created…
Headline
Members of the House and Senate Telehealth Caucus last week introduced the CONNECT for Health Act (S.1512/H.R. 2903), AHA-supported legislation that would…
Headline
The Federal Communications Commission will accept applications for COVID-19 Telehealth Program Round 2 funding from April 29 at 12 p.m. ET to May 6 at 12…
Headline
At a House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health hearing today, health care stakeholders urged Congress to continue granting telehealth flexibilities to…
Headline
As health care organizations increasingly use telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council…