Rural health cooperatives are challenged by connectivity and social distancing -- but are innovating

The pandemic has exacerbated existing issues of connectivity and access, but providers and patients are finding creative solutions.

Amanda Phillips Martinez, Assistant Project Director, Georgia Health Policy Center, Georgia State University • conversation
Oct. 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: public-health covid-19 coronavirus health-care telehealth data-collection connectivity rural-health

How the old-fashioned telephone could become a new way for some to see their doctor

The old-fashioned telephone – well, maybe not a rotary dial, but a phone nonetheless – became a way during the pandemic for patients to 'see' their doctors. Could this trend continue?

Maria A. Woodward, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Medical School • conversation
Aug. 12, 2020 ~10 min

Tags:  covid-19  telehealth  telemedicine  coronavirus-2020

Is telehealth as good as in-person care? A telehealth researcher explains how to get the most out of remote health care

Telehealth has seen massive increases in use since the pandemic started. When done right, remote health care can be just as effective as in-person medicine.

Jennifer A. Mallow, Associate Professor of Nursing, West Virginia University • conversation
July 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: health medicine covid-19 coronavirus health-care telehealth chronic-disease hospitals healthcare doctors videochat diagnosis nurse remote-medicine

COVID-19 and telehealth may be changing how much you know about your therapist

With most therapy sessions now online, a psychologist explores whether more self-disclosure by therapists – sharing more about their own lives – might help their patients.

Adrienne Lapidos, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health psychiatry covid-19 coronavirus psychology pandemic telehealth mental-illness therapy telemedicine covid-19-front-lines technology psychotherapy

COVID-19 and teletherapy may be changing how much you know about your therapist

With most therapy sessions now online, a psychologist explores whether more self-disclosure by therapists – sharing more about their own lives – might help their patients.

Adrienne Lapidos, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health psychiatry covid-19 coronavirus psychology pandemic telehealth mental-illness therapy telemedicine covid-19-front-lines technology psychotherapy

Ready to see your doctor but scared to go? Here are some guidelines

Many people delayed routine doctor visits during social distancing. Now that distancing guidelines have eased, people still are concerned about going to the doctor. Here, two doctors offer guidance.

Margot Savoy, Department Chair & Associate Professor, Family & Community Medicine, Temple University • conversation
June 16, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  pandemic  telehealth  doctors  second-wave  coronavirus-transmission

Online therapy having its moment, bringing insights on how to expand mental health services going forward

Because of COVID-19, more and more therapists are turning to telehealth counseling and finding help. Could this be the wave of the future?

Nicholas Joyce, Psychologist, University of South Florida • conversation
May 26, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  psychology  telehealth  counseling  psychotherapy

Coronavirus is giving smokers incentive to quit, and social distancing could help them do it

An addiction psychiatrist explains why smoking raises the risks from COVID-19 and how to quit.

Amy Harrington, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School • conversation
May 5, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: heart-disease health covid-19 coronavirus smoking telehealth tobacco vaping social-distancing telemedicine coronavirus-2020 lung-disease

Coronavirus: Telemedicine is great when you want to stay distant from your doctor, but older laws are standing in the way

The use and support for telehealth has never been higher in the US. Hospitals and patients are flocking to adopt the technology but regulatory roadblocks remain.

Frank V. Zerunyan, Professor of the Practice of Governance, University of Southern California • conversation
April 2, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  telehealth  new-york  telemedicine  california  fcc

Virtual video visits may improve patient convenience without sacrificing quality of care

Study finds virtual video visits, one form of telehealth visit used at MGH, can successfully replace office visits for many patients without compromising the quality of care and communication.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Jan. 15, 2019 ~4 min

Tags:  health-medicine  massachusetts-general-hospital  health-care  lee-schwamm  mongan-institute-health-policy-center  quality-of-health-care  telehealth  teleneurology  virtual-video-visits

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