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July/August 2021

By the Numbers
For The Record
Vol. 33 No. 4 P. 34

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center went from this number of telehealth visits in all of 2019 to more than 5,000 per week in July 2020, according to CEO Michael Fisher, who says telehealth could make up 30% of all health care visits in the future.

The number of telehealth medical claims increased this percentage nationally from October 2019 to October 2020, according to FAIR Health's regional tracker.

10.5 Million
In 2020, Teladoc Health reported more than this number of virtual visits—a 156% increase over 2019, according to MobiHealthNews.

$2.8 Million
HIMSS will pay this amount to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by show exhibitors that complained they received no refund when the March 2020 conference was called off due to COVID-19 concerns just days before it was scheduled to start, reports FierceHealthcare.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that COVID-19 had reduced the average life expectancy of Americans in 2020 by a full year; however, the CDC’s calculations are, in fact, life expectancy projections. According to STAT, approximately 400,000 Americans died of COVID-19 in 2020, each losing an estimated average of 12 years of life. When the resulting 4.8 million years of life lost is spread across the US population of 330 million, it comes out to this number of days of life lost per person.

According to a survey by AKASA, about this percentage of health systems had active technology deployments during the pandemic. Nearly 40% of health systems used fully remote deployment processes to keep projects on track, while more than 35% of health systems experienced project delays, with 90% of these delays lasting at least three to six months.

Telehealth service MDLive says virtual visits nearly doubled in the first half of 2020, and behavioral health visits increased this percentage.

1 in 4
A data breach at the Wyoming Department of Health publicly exposed the information of this proportion of Wyoming residents when COVID-19, influenza, and blood alcohol test data were erroneously uploaded to GitHub, the Billings Gazette reports.