Sumary of As telehealth use drops, expert seeks help securing its future:
- September 15, 2021 3 min read Source/Disclosures Disclosures: Kvedar reports serving as an advisor for Chronisense, FDNA, Flare Capital, Gomo Health, GoodRx, Massachusetts General and Sweetch;
- being an advisory board member and shareholder for LuminDx amd Res App Health;
- Kvedar, MD, the chair of the American Telemedicine Association, told Healio Primary Care that legislation is on the table to allow CMS to relax some of its rules and allow all Medicare beneficiaries to have access to telehealth even after the public health emergency.
- Kvedar Congress’ failure to act on these proposals as of this story’s posting makes it a “real possibility that telehealth will go down like a rock,” he said, adding that the health care community and others should push members of Congress to act.
- “If you’ve been a recipient of telehealth, and you feel like it’s been helpful to you, it’s probably worth advocating to someone that you want to see it continue,” said Kvedar, who is also a professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School.
- ” This week, the American Telemedicine Association is organizing the first-annual Telehealth Awareness Week to highlight the value of telehealth.
- Telehealth requires effective strategies for short teaching sessions Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES, FADCES, spoke with Lorena Drago, RDN, MS, CDN, CDCES, regarding tips for successful short telehealth sessions for diabetes education.
- Speaker: Use telehealth to redesign health care with the patient in mind COVID-19 led to increased implementation and use of telehealth;