The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to maximize telehealth’s ability to improve health outcomes, care delivery, and cost effectiveness.

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  • Patient-doctor relationship increasingly forged through computer screens

    St. Lois Post-Dispatch

    Today, more patients than ever are seeing their doctors through computer screens and smartphones. It’s a trend that shows no signs of subsiding as hospitals and insurance companies continue to roll out the latest technological advances.  Patients can see a doctor without the inconvenience of traveling to an office and sitting in a waiting room, and doctors are freed up to see more patients in an efficient, cost-effective way.


  • Telehealth Promises to Reshape Health Care

    H&HN ; Hospitals & Health Networks

    The transformational forces in play throughout health care today are driving the telehealth trend — the push toward pay for value, the growth of accountable care and risk contracts, reimbursement pressure, Medicare readmission penalties, increased consumer price sensitivity, and a growing demand for care paired with a limited physician supply.


  • Molina Healthcare Becomes First Health Plan to Cover the Cost of Franciscan Virtual Urgent Care


    Patients using Virtual Urgent Care have access to Washington-based board-certified doctors and nurse practitioners any time of day or night, who can offer diagnoses, prescriptions and even set up in-person follow-up appointments. This innovative initiative will also update Molina members’ records with the information from the Virtual Urgent Care visit to ensure that care is coordinated with their primary care physician.