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Telemedicine

U.S. Covid Public Health Emergency continues to support telemedicine

Friday, November 11, 2022, came and went with no big announcement from Health & Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, which means that federal policies affecting telemedicine will remain unchanged for at least 60 more days, or through January 11, 2023. Telemedicine is also affected by state regulations, but the relaxation of federal rules on hospitals […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

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Engaging Patients

Tailoring Technical Support for Telemedicine Patients

With increased use of telemedicine has come the need for physician practices and other ambulatory offices to offer technical support to patients and family caregivers who need help to connect, in particular for video visits. As if physicians and their office staff don’t already have enough to do! In an article for the Harvard Business […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

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Telemedicine

Novel Measure of Socioeconomic Status Yields Surprising Results in Telemedicine Study

As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic became apparent in March 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services waived existing restrictions on telemedicine services. That expansion of coverage created an opportunity to study changes in usage patterns before and after services suddenly became available to a large population. Authors of one such study published […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 182 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Patient Engagement

Telemedicine Is a Tool. Let’s Use it Wisely.

Editor’s Note. After waiting in the wings for years, telemedicine took center stage in the early days of the pandemic. Elisabeth Rosenthal urges caution and deliberate choices as we determine what role telemedicine should play in the service of patients going forward. This story also ran in The New York Times.  Earlier in the pandemic […]

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Elisabeth Rosenthal, M.D. Elisabeth Rosenthal is editor-in-chief of KHN and previously was a correspondent with The New York Times. Her book, “An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back” (Penguin Random House, 2017), was a New York Times best-seller and a Washington Post notable book of the year. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Medical School and briefly practiced medicine in a New York City emergency room before converting to journalism.

Elisabeth Rosenthal, M.D. has 1 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


Telemedicine

COVID-19 Broke the Logjam; Telemedicine Is Here to Stay

The threat posed by COVID-19 has upended daily life all over the globe. The switch from pre-COVID normal to COVID abnormal was jarring, but as time goes on, some of those changes will persist as the new normal. Telemedicine, for example, was a long time coming, became outpatient medicine’s new ballgame practically overnight, and now […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 182 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Primary Care

Dispatch From a Country Doctor: Seeing Patients Differently in the Time of Coronavirus

Editor’s Note: This story, first published by Kaiser Health News, describes adjustments made by patients and clinicians at River Bend Family Medicine, a physician’s office in Maryland, during the coronavirus outbreak. It demonstrates both the advantages of telemedicine and the irreplaceable role of personal relationships in medicine. Patients would often stop by River Bend Family […]

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Julie Appleby Julie Appleby is a senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News where she reports on the Affordable Care Act, health care treatments and costs, trends in health insurance, and policy affecting hospitals and other medical providers. She serves on the board of the Association of Health Care Journalists and has a Master of Public Health degree.

Julie Appleby has 1 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org