Tag Archives: Telehealth

The CHRONIC Care Act Passes Senate, Obstacles Remain

This post outlines the key components of the CHRONIC Care Act passed by the Senate, assesses its outlook in the House, and considers what its progress may tell us about the prospect for more bipartisan action on health care in the future.

October 5, 2017

Telecommunication Policies May Have Unintended Health Care Consequences

Reverting back to a voluntary approach to NN potentially threatens the well-being of many people, particularly those at risk for health disparities due to low income or rural residency.

May 31, 2017

Telehealth Alone Will Not Increase Health Care Access For The Underserved

Telehealth requires integration into a well-functioning health care system that has the capacity to address all the additional patient needs that telehealth generates.

December 15, 2016

Health Policy Brief: Telehealth Parity Laws

A new policy brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation examines telehealth parity laws in the United States.

August 15, 2016

Why Health Care Innovation Lags (And What To Do About It)

As health care reform gains momentum, the role of innovation is as important as ever. Yet, many health system executives struggle to reconcile innovation with the downsides of abandoning existing business models and disrupting long-standing culture and workflows.

August 3, 2016

State Options To Control Health Care Costs And Improve Quality

While the ACA contains several tools designed to control health care costs, the current political environment makes it unlikely that reforms will be achieved at the federal level in the near future. States, however, are well-positioned to take the lead on implementing cost control and quality...

April 28, 2016

In Rural States Policy Changes To Improve Access To Home Dialysis Are Vital

An estimated 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease of varying degrees. A new report highlighted the economic benefits of home dialysis -- and cited a “confluence of factors” that inhibit patients from choosing a home dialysis modality.

April 12, 2016

New Health Care Symposium: Leveraging Today’s Health Care Environment To Achieve The Triple Aim

Health care is changing at a pace never experienced previously. We see Kaiser Permanente’s evidence-based medicine, technology, research, and commitment to deliver high-quality, affordable, patient-centered care as the factors that will continue our success in attaining the Triple Aim.

March 4, 2016

The Payment Reform Landscape: How Does Telehealth Fit Into A High-Value Purchasing Strategy?

The delivery of health care through telecommunications is not new, but current concerns about access to primary care, access to certain specialists, appropriate utilization, and the need to infuse more value into health care offerings have led many purchasers to implement or consider telehealth.

February 12, 2016

Telemedicine: A Solution To Address The Problems Of Cost, Access, And Quality

Today’s physicians have a host of new tools to choose from: you can carry an ECG around in your pocket, and scan radiology images on your phone. But the driving principle of care has not changed: the best care is care that patients have access to when and where they need it.

July 23, 2015