News & Updates
We hope that you had a warm and wonderful Christmas surrounded by family and loved ones! This year has been challenging for many, but we are so grateful for our Telemedica community and all the ways that you are helping us change the world, one veteran at a time. In the calendar year of 2020, we have served over 10,000 veterans and we couldn’t have done that without our veteran community! We are looking forward to a successful year in 2021 and are so honored to continue serving our amazing clients. From all of us at Telemedica, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holidays!
Telehealth Stats You Should Know
Telehealth visits were up 43% in April after the announcement of the public health emergency. Here are some statistics on how telehealth is impacting the health care community .
+ In 2019, 22% of practitioners used telemedicine to examine patients, versus only 5% in 2015.
+ As a result of the pandemic, up to $250 billion of U.S. health care spending could come from virtual medicine.
+ Telehealth technologies are projected to save the U.S. health care industry $305 billion annually.
+ Some 89% of clinicians report that telemedicine is at least a satisfactory method of follow-up care for patients.
+ Virtual health care visits were regarded by 62.6% of patients and 59% of clinicians to be just as effective as in-office care.
Covid-19 Vaccines for Veterans
The VA is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal partners to directly provide COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans and VA health care personnel. The VA has developed a phased plan for these vaccines based on criteria from the CDC. This plan will do the most good for the most people during this time.
Under this plan, the VA is initially offering vaccines to two groups:
+ Veterans living in its long-term care facilities.
+ VA health care personnel to help continue providing care for Veterans.
After these first two groups, the VA will begin to offer vaccines to more veterans with a high risk of contracting a severe illness from COVID-19.
To read more about COVID-19 vaccines for veterans, refer to the webpage here.
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The Latest News on Telehealth
To read more about how the pandemic is changing the future of telehealth across the U.S., click the buttons below.
To read about the expansion of telehealth services in Oklahoma, click the button below!
To read about the expansion of telehealth services in New Jersey, click the button below!
“There are no limits to what you
can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking.”
– Brian Tracy
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