Telehealth and Medicine Today July 30, 2021
Francis Campion, Stephen Ommen, Helayne Sweet, Nilay Shah, Barbra Rabson, Nick Dougherty, Jennifer Goldsack, Peter Sylvester, Karen Jones, Aaron Burgman, Nathalie McIntosh, Lindsey Sangaralingham, David Jiang, Jeffrey McGinn, Ricardo Rojas, Tim Suther, Brian Anderson, John Halamka

ABSTRACT

Importance:  This three-part study characterizes the widespread implementation of telehealth during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, giving us insight into the role of telehealth as we enter a stage of “new normal” healthcare delivery in the U.S.

Objective: The COVID-19 Telehealth Impact Study was designed to describe the natural experiment of telehealth adoption during the pandemic.  Using a large claims data stream and surveys of providers and patients, we studied telehealth in all 50 states to inform healthcare leaders. 

Design, Setting, Participants: In March 2020, the MITRE Corporation and Mayo Clinic founded the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition (C19HCC), to respond to the pandemic. We report trends using a dataset of over 2 billion healthcare claims covering over 50% of private...

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Topics: Digital Health, Health IT, Healthcare System, Patient / Consumer, Provider, Public Health / COVID, Survey / Study, Technology, Telehealth, Trends
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