John Commins is a content specialist and online news editor for HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.
Virtual care advocates note that telehealth demonstrated its value as a care option for seniors during the pandemic, when in-person care venues were shuttered.
The 32nd annual version of widely read rankings featured mostly the same top 20 hospitals that make the list in year's past.
By greatly boosting the numbers of people using telehealth, COVID-19 may have jumpstarted broader adoption of telehealth for mental health conditions.
The new platform provides patients with hundreds of videos and more than 8,000 leaflets in 20 languages and at a remedial reading level.
Favorable patient responses and new investments in the technology will propel the growth of telehealth in 2021
Researchers estimate that transportation-related carbon emissions for outpatient healthcare were cut nearly in half in 2020 as patients stayed home and flocked to telehealth.
In the first six months of 2021, total revenue was the second highest in recent years at $17.2 billion with 27 transactions.
The executive order targets four areas "where lack of competition in healthcare increases prices and reduces access to quality care" -- hospital and health insurance consolidation, high drug prices, and hearing aids.
The partners say their collaboration addresses Michigan employers' concerns about rising healthcare costs and barriers to care quality.
Nearly 1 in every 4 deaths and almost 6,000 total deaths may have been attributable to hospital strain due to COVID-19.