The Healthcare News Roundup

The news is flooded with digital health, healthcare tech, telehealth, and virtual care updates. Trying to keep up with it all is almost impossible, so we’ve made it simple. 

Here are the latest updates and trends you don’t want to miss:

  1. 1. A survey conducted by the American Medical Association found that the vast majority of physician respondents say they’re currently using telehealth: AMA survey: Majority of physicians say telehealth enables more comprehensive quality care
  2. 2. Telehealth Growing Pains: Patient advocates, public health officials and telehealth and provider groups are pushing for a fix, but they’re not on the same page despite sharing similar goals.
  3. 3. Researchers found that publicly insured pediatric patients who used telehealth less frequently lived in rural areas with lower family incomes: Disparities Common in Telehealth Use Among Pediatric CHIP Patients
  4. 4. The Telehealth Era Is Just Beginning: If 30% to 40% of in-person specialist visits in the U.S. were replaced by telehealth consults, tens of billions of dollars annually would be saved
  5. 5. Collectively, these clinics have conducted over 600,000 virtual appointments: Top Pediatric Clinics Using Telehealth
  6. 6. 14 states join forces to replenish healthcare workforce: “Every state is facing health workforce challenges, and the pandemic has revealed how quickly the challenge can become a crisis when the system is strained — especially for rural communities.”
  7. 7. “When the world most needed telemedicine to grow and adapt to solve its healthcare needs, the people of Ukraine answered the call.”: launches Heroes of to support Ukraine
  8. 8. A third of U.S. hospitals use Epic, report finds: Epic Systems added more U.S. hospitals to its electronic health records software footprint than its competitors last year