The use and acceptance of telehealth have grown substantially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, amplifying a prior trend of increasing use of remote technologies to deliver health care.
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically and permanently altered the telehealth landscape for academic medical centers.
Spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic and the adoption of innovative technologies, the U.S. health care system is transitioning to a new era of digitally enabled care characterized by delivery models that fully integrate in-person care and virtual care.
Even though many people in the health care technology field worried that significant barriers to adoption would prevent new technologies from taking hold in the health care ecosystem serving low-income Americans, a quiet yet remarkable transformation has been taking place.
Populations who use long-term services and supports (LTSS) are particularly vulnerable to contracting COVID-19 and experiencing severe cases, due to their age or because they often live with one or more chronic conditions.
Women are economic and political powerhouses, with the ability to shape economies and sway elections.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth technology had been incrementally changing the practice of family medicine in the United States.
Primary healthcare plays a vital role in women’s health throughout all stages of life. But as the COVID-19 pandemic has made apparent, the primary care system in the United States often fails to meet the full range of women’s healthcare needs.
Massachusetts led the nation in rapidly deploying progressive new policies to temporarily expand access to telehealth across payers and providers during the COVID-19 pandemic—prompting exponential growth in the use of telehealth, including telebehavioral health—in just a few months.
The COVID-19 crisis has brought great adversity, and our health systems and academic centers are responding with innovation.