Nationwide Survey Finds Overall Satisfaction but Obstacles Remain
The COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition – comprising more than 1,000 healthcare organizations, technology firms, and nonprofits, including MHQP – has published the Telehealth Impact Physician Survey.
More than 75% of respondents said telehealth enabled them to provide quality care for COVID-19-related care, acute care, chronic disease management, hospital/emergency department follow-up, care coordination,
By Barbra G. Rabson
Telehealth utilization quickly soared in Massachusetts in the early days of the pandemic, not just because it filled an obvious need as a way for providers and patients to connect when face-to-face interactions were not possible, but also because Governor Baker issued an order requiring insurers to
MHQP Releases Results of New “Together for Better Telehealth” Survey, Asks for Further Participation
Several months ago, as the COVID pandemic began to take hold and most interactions between providers and patients moved to computer screens and telephones, MHQP launched an initiative we call “Together for Better Telehealth.” It’s an effort to help clinicians share what they are learning from their telehealth experiences to
By Barbra G. Rabson
When asked what they have learned about themselves as a clinician using telehealth in a recent MHQP survey, one physician responded, “We are an incredibly versatile lot. Our commitment to lifelong learning and constant change in our profession has trained us well for meeting this moment successfully.”
(August 10, 2020)
With our swift shift to virtual platforms when the COVID-19 pandemic hit home, Massachusetts has become tops among all states in telehealth use, according to the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Seema Verma. Ms. Verma wanted to learn the lessons from the Commonwealth’s largely successful rapid shift to virtual care. So last
(June 15, 2020)
We are thrilled to have Barbra Rabson quoted as the lead interview for a Boston Globe front page article about telehealth entitled “Forced by the Pandemic, Health Care Plunges into the Digital Age.”
(June 11, 2020)
MHQP is pleased to announce its publication of clinical quality performance results for primary care practices across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, representing care provided to commercially-insured patients in 2018 and based on HEDIS® data aggregated across five Massachusetts health plans.
HEDIS (the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) is a rich data source essential to monitoring the performance
(June 9, 2020)
Our current global pandemic has necessitated a rapid adoption of different ways to deliver healthcare and the challenge of building resilience and sustainability in these new models. One of the areas that has been fast-tracked is telehealth or virtual visits with healthcare providers. In-person office visits ceased, elective procedures
(June 8, 2020)
by Brittney Gedeon, Rising Junior and Presidential Scholar at Boston College and MHQP Summer Intern
The senseless death of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers in Minneapolis has shocked and outraged millions of people throughout the country. As a nation, we should condemn the racial injustices we see in policing and
(June 8, 2020)
We at MHQP would like to add our voices to the resounding chorus of supportive messages in solidarity with the peaceful protesters seeking lasting change against longstanding systemic racism in the United States. We hear you. We see you. We support you.
Clearly, now is a time to listen to the voices of our fellow Americans whose