Establishing the Value of Telehealth

External Research


Telemedicine. Arkansas Hospitals. (July 2017) 

Telemedicine May Improve Diabetes Treatment for Patients in Rural Areas. The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits. (June 2017)

Creating a Framework to Support Measure Development for Telehealth. National Quality Forum. (June 2017)

Family Physicians Report Considerable Interest in, but Limited Use of, Telehealth Services. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. (May 2017)

Family Perspectives on Telemedicine for Pediatric Subspecialty Care. RAND Corporation. (May 2017)

What’s Next? Practical Suggestions for Rural Communities Facing a Hospital Closure. Rural & Community Health Institute at Texas A&M University. (May 2017)

Patient Perceptions of Telehealth Primary Care Video Visits. Annals of Family Medicine. (May 2017) 

Projecting Demand for the Services of Primary Care Doctors. Congressional Budget Office. (May 2017)

Evaluation of Diabetic Retinal Screening and Factors for Ophthalmology Referral in a Telemedicine Network. JAMA Ophthalmology. (May 2017)

Self-reported Outcomes and Adverse Events after Medical Abortion through Online Telemedicine. British Medical Journal. (May 2017)

Telemedicine in America 2017: Parents Use of Virtual Visits. Nemours Children’s Health System. (April 2017) 

Rapid Growth In Mental Health Telemedicine Use Among Rural Medicare Beneficiaries, Wide Variation Across States. Health Affairs (May 2017)

Health Care: Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Use in Medicare and Selected Federal Programs. U.S. Government Accountability Office (April 2017)

Impact of a University-Based Outpatient Telemedicine Program on Time Savings, Travel Costs, and Environmental Pollutants. Value in Health: The Journal of the International Society of the Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (March 2017) (subscription required)

Anticipating Economic Returns of Rural Telehealth. The Rural Broadband Association (March 2017)

Implementation and Evaluation of a Large-Scale Teleretinal Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Program in the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. JAMA Internal Medicine  (March 2017) (subscription required)

Telemedicine: What it is and How it May Affect You. American Health Lawyers Association (January 2017)


A Non-inferiority Trial of Prolonged Exposure for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: In Person Versus Home-based Telehealth. Behaviour Research and Therapy (February 2017) (subscription required)

Q&A: Can Mobile Health Apps Help Patients with Chronic Illnesses? The Commonwealth Fund (December 2016)

Report to Congress: E-health and Telemedicine. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (August 2016)

Realizing the Potential of Telehealth. Deloitte Health Policy Brief. (August 2016)

Usability of Commercially Available Mobile Applications for Diverse Patients. Journal of General Internal Medicine. (July 2016) (subscription required)

State of Telehealth. New England Journal of Medicine (July 2016) (subscription required)

Increasing Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Abuse in Rural Primary Care Practices. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (July 2016)

Closing the Telehealth Gap: A National Survey of Healthcare Providers: How They Use Telehealth Today, and the Barriers and Opportunities on the Road to Innovation. Avizia, Inc. (July 2016)

Telehealth: Mapping the Evidence for Patient Outcomes From Systematic Reviews. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (June 2016)

Telehealth Services and the Medicare Program. Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (June 2016)

Effect of Teledermatology on Access to Dermatology Care Among Medicaid Enrollees. Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology (May 2016) (subscription required)

Can Telemedicine Help Address Concerns with Network Adequacy? Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (April 2016)

How telemedicine is transforming treatment in rural communities.  Becker’s Hospital Review  (April 2016)

32 things to know about telemedicine.  Becker’s Hospital Review  (April 2016)

Engaging Physicians in Telehealth. NEJM Catalyst (March 2016)

State Telehealth Laws and Medicaid Program Policies. CCHPA (March 2016)

Telehealth and Telemedicine: Description and Issues. Congressional Research Service (March 2016)

VA Telemedicine: An Analysis of Cost and Time Savings. Telemedicine and e-Health (March 2016) (subscription required)

Public session on Telehealth Services and the Medicare Program. Medicare Payment Advisory Commission  (March 2016)  

Coverage information for telehealth services.  Medicare Compliance Watch  (February 16, 2016) (subscription required)

The payment reform landscape: how does telehealth fit into a high-value purchasing strategy?  Health Affairs Blog  (February 2016)

Five forces driving telemedicine expansion in 2016.  Managed Healthcare Executive  (February 2016)

State Telemedicine Gaps Analysis.  American Telemedicine Association  (January 2016)

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Selected Press Coverage 

Digital health hope: telemedicine and Increasing access to care. RealClearHealth. (July 14, 2017)

Licensing compact gives doctors an important telehealth tool. mHealthIntelligence. (July 13, 2017)

Four challenges of launching a telehealth program. New England Journal of Medicine: Catalyst blog. (July 10, 2017)

Telemedicine Is wide-reaching but doesn’t always replace doctor’s touch. California Healthline (July 7, 2017) 

How NASA uses telemedicine to care for astronauts in space. Harvard Business Review (July 6, 2017)

Maryland pediatric practices feel the ripple effect of school telemedicine programs. FierceHealthcare (July 5, 2017) 

Tuning in to telemedicine. San Diego Union Tribune. (July 3, 2017)

How health care bill could hurt a program beloved in Trump country. Politico (July 3, 2017)

Telemedicine provides access to medical advice whenever, wherever. The News-Gazette (Winchester, IN) (June 29, 3017)

Michigan Telemedicine Prescribing and Controlled Substance Laws. Foled & Lardner LLP. (June 22, 2017)

Telehealth market poised for growth, but use remains low. Modern Healthcare. (June 20, 2017)

For veterans, telehealth offers access, convenience. AAMC News. (June 19, 2017)

Palmetto Care Connections using telehealth to improve access in rural areas. The Times and Democrat (Orangeburg, SC) (June 14, 2017) 

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital rolls out emergency pediatric telemedicine. Becker’s Hospital Review. (June 1, 2017)

When the school nurse Is on a screen Instead of in an office. Governing. (June 2017)

Program helps New Mexico brain injury patients receive care. KOB4-TV (Albuquerque, NM). (June 9, 2017)

Georgia payer pushes telehealth to replace unnecessary ER visits. mHealthIntelligence. (June 8, 2017)

Telehealth reduces wait time, improves care for children with autism living in remote areas
. University of Missouri News Bureau. (June 1, 2017)

Rural school telehealth clinics boost medical access. Kokomo (IN) Tribune. (May 27, 2017)

USDA offers $500K in grant funding for rural telemedicine. mHealth Intelligence. (May 23, 2017)

Program makes treating concussions in rural areas as easy as logging on. Houston Chronicle (May 22, 2017)

A still unsatisfied FBI. Politico Morning eHealth. (May 23, 2017)

Money gone in rural health care. Politico Morning eHealth. (May 22, 2017)

Telepsychiatry helps with mental health burdens in rural Missouri. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. (May 20, 2017)

Telehealth program brings video consults to rural NY schools. mHealth Intelligence. (May 18, 2017)

Telehealth-laden bill receives positive CBO news. Politico Morning eHealth. (May 17, 2017)

Getting an abortion with telemedicine is safe, study says. TIME Magazine. (May 16, 2017)

How one D.C. hospital cut down its ER wait times, some of the longest in the city. Washington Business Journal. (May 15, 2017)

Telemedicine can be an effective way to help people quit smoking. CureToday. (May 15, 2017)

New program brings virtual medical experts to the shore. WMDT (ABC affiliate) (May 5, 2017)

An investor’s insight into telehealth. The National Law Review. (May 3, 2017)

71% of healthcare providers use telehealth, telemedicine tools. mHealthIntelligence. (April 28, 2017)

Kaiser Permanente chief says members are flocking to virtual visits. Modern Healthcare (April 21, 2017)

How to measure ROI of telemedicine: An Oklahoma health system shares some insights. MedCity News (April 20, 2017)

Trinity to expand advanced home health telemedicine system. Crain’s Detroit Business. (April 16, 2017)

In Remote Idaho, A Tiny Facility Lights The Way For Stressed Rural Hospitals, Kaiser Health News (April 13, 2017)

Store-and-forward telehealth service replaces the office visit. mHealthIntelligence. (April 12, 2017)

Tackling weight loss and diabetes with video chats. The New York Times (April 11, 2017)

Why technology isn’t the only component to telehealth success. Health Data Management (April 11, 2017)

New telemed (telestroke) guidelines. POLITICO Morning eHealth. (April 10, 2017) 

Premier Health launching virtual doctor's visits. Dayton (OH) Business Journal. (April 3, 2017)

A new notion for telehealth funding? POLITICO (March 29, 2017)

Ohio Telemedicine Prescribing and Controlled Substances Laws. Health Care Law Today (March 28, 2017)

Medical technology: Telemedicine on the rise at Vermont hospitals. Brattleboro (VT) Reformer (February 28, 2017)

Banner Health telemedicine program uses tools, analytics to target complex chronic disease patients. FierceHealthcare (February 28, 2017)

For more press coverage, click here.

Other Resources

American Telemedicine Association

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

State Coverage for Telehealth Services. National Council for State Legislatures

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