Primary care physicians could take $15 billion hit due to COVID-19 in 2020

Henry Kotula

Dive Brief: The financial impact on primary care practices due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been profound and will likely continue in the months ahead, according to a new study published in Health Affairs. Visits of all types to medical practices declined 58% in March and April compared to the baseline average, and in-person patient encounters declined by 69%, the study found. That’s a steep enough loss to threaten the financial viability of many practices.

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Darren Blake, COO, Bexley Health Neighborhood Care, UK. But in the battle against coronavirus, primary care facilities need a reboot more than ever. Things are bleak now, but the situation could become even more dire if care providers don’t adapt to the outbreak as it sweeps through vulnerable populations in the U.S. And BHNC is a primary care provider that covers 245,000 people. We have 22 general practices which offer primary care.

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COVID-19 and the future of care delivery

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Discussion on the definitions for telehealth, telecare, telemedicine and other terms under the digital health and care umbrella is always required, and will be discussed in greater detail during the HIMSS & Health 2.0 Shifting the perception of digital health and care.

5 Niche Telemedicine Specialties That Might Surprise You

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March 2019 Telemedicine News

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Best Telehealth Podcasts for Healthcare Professionals

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9 Best Telemedicine Newsletters You Should Be Reading to Keep Up With the Industry

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COVID-19: a technologist’s tale

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Whilst the system used by NHS General Practice is fairly well embedded, there is nothing similar for private practices or for any hospitals or dental services. The hospital sector has been interesting as it has also had to adopt telehealth at an alarming rate, perhaps not with the same agility as primary care, but adoption has taken place.

Simplifying the Telehealth Industry: Types of Telemedicine Companies

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Close For Clinicians For Employers Telehealth Jobs Family Medicine General Practice Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioners Family Nurse Practitioners Physician Assistants Psychiatry / Mental Health Hospitalist Dont see your specialty? Review this guide to understand the different types of companies in the telehealth game and how they can help support your career or medical practice.

Rethinking approaches to remote health and telehealth in Australia

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Speaking during a panel session at the recent AFR Healthcare Summit , Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) President Dr Harry Nespolon said the way remote healthcare and telehealth is offered has changed little since the 1960s. “Doctors still need to see patients in front of them to dispense care. “It’s also about data and information exchange that we can do in a systematic way to enhance patient care.”

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This includes general practices, hospitals, pharmacies, diagnostic imaging and pathology practices. University of Melbourne Professor of Primary Care Research and General Practitioner Jane Gunn agreed, adding that the development and ongoing review of clinical evidence will drive improvements in the digital health system.

Online GP services: The way forward or caveat emptor?

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Advances in technology can assist with GP learning and enable patients, but we must be careful in ensuring that all the technology does not undermine or damage patient care or health outcomes. “The UK Care Quality Commission recently reviewed online prescribing by such companies and medical practitioners working for them. The bedrock of patient care in general practice is continuity and that is something that must be protected at all costs.

BBC’s Panorama shows us why Digital Health regulation needs to change

Lloyd Price

The show revealed that certain online prescribing sites are able to avoid regulation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Chief inspector of general practice for the CQC, professor Steve Field, said in the programme: “You should look for the CQC logo because some of these websites, if they are not regulated by the CQC, can be very, very dangerous.” “As The episode highlights the way in which healthcare in general is adapting to an increasingly digital landscape.