TQ TeleConnection- January 2019

Virtual video visits give patients more flexibility without diminishing care quality

A majority of patients and providers agree that virtual video visits do not offer lower care quality when compared to regular office visits, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.

Researchers from Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital surveyed 254 patients after their first virtual visit via the MGH TeleHealth Program, which was launched in 2012 and began offering video visits in 2013. They also polled 61 clinicians who participated in the first full year of the program.

Becker’s Hospital Review (1/15/19)

Anuja Vaidya