Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Telehealth use up markedly among Parkinson patients

Parkinson disease (PD) symptoms and management practices were markedly affected by COVID-19, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in npj Parkinson's Disease.

Health informatics

Nationwide survey finds physician satisfaction with telehealth

In late November, the COVID-19 HealthCare Coalition, comprising more than 1,000 health care organizations, technology firms and nonprofits, including Mayo Clinic, published the Telehealth Impact Physician Survey results.

Health

Use of telehealth jumped as pandemic shutdown began

Use of telehealth jumped sharply during the first months of the coronavirus pandemic shutdown, with the approach being used more often for behavioral health services than for medical care, according to a new RAND Corporation ...

Surgery

Study shows incorporating telemedicine helps surgical practices

A new study that records patient volume at Stony Brook Medicine's Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center reveals that follow-up telehealth visits are highly effective during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, published ...

Health informatics

AMA pushes for widespread telehealth adoption

(HealthDay)—At a Special Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a new policy to advocate for widespread adoption of telehealth beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oncology & Cancer

Telehealth disparity seen in cancer care

(HealthDay)—Black and Hispanic patients with cancer used telehealth less often than White patients during the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, according to a study presented at the ASCO Quality Care Symposium, held virtually ...

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