Using Telehealth to Improve Home-Based Care for Older Adults and Family Caregivers

May 1, 2018

Older adults with complex care needs want to live as independently as they can for as long as they can, and limit stress on family caregivers. Telehealth strategies offer the potential to improve access to care and the quality of care, while reducing strain on family caregivers. For health care systems, home telehealth may help address the challenge of rising costs. Though limited today, home telehealth is likely to be implemented more widely as policy makers reduce regulatory barriers and providers focus on improving telehealth strategies to meet the needs of families.

Debating the Pros And Cons of Licensure Compacts for Telehealth

March 26, 2018

Experts explain why licensure compacts are good or bad and how they may affect telehealth.

Why Telemedicine is the Future in Senior Housing

November 26, 2017

It stands to significantly improve senior care.

FCC Eyes Expanded Broadband Funding for Telehealth, Telemedicine

November 27, 2017

The FCC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to review and potentially expand funding for the Rural Health Care Program.

Telehealth Is Family Medicine’s Next Big Opportunity

January 6, 2018

Many patients in this economy may have a tablet computer or a smartphone, but not an automobile.

AAFP to FCC: Improve Rural Telehealth to Support Primary Care

February 5, 2018

The AAFP offered recommendations to help ensure that practices receive the support they need and patients have the benefit of longitudinal care from a primary care physician.