Telehealth

 Establishing the Value of Telehealth

External Research

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 servicesMedicare 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)

2015

Telemedicine in 2016: consumerized and more highly utilized  Becker’s Hospital Review.  (December 4, 2015)

The Business Case for Tele-emergency. Telemedicine and e-Health (December 2015) (subscription required) 

An Exploratory Study of the Use of Telehealth Services by Federally Qualified Health Centers and Hospitals in New York State School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY (November 2015)  

Behavioral telehealth key for ACO success.  Healthcare IT News (October 6, 2015)

Rural Telehealth Research Center.  Funded by the Office of Rural Health Policy for FYs 2015-2019  (September 2015)

Telemedicine: a solution to address the problems of cost, access, and quality.  Health Affairs Blog  (July 23, 2015)

Economic Evaluation of Pediatric Telemedicine Consultations to Rural Emergency Departments Medical Decision Making (May 2015) (subscription required)

Telehealth in Rural America Health Resources and Services Administration, National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (March 2015)

2014

Telepsychiatry in North Carolina: Mental Health Care Comes to You. North Carolina Center for Policy Research (March 2014)

A Review of Technologies and Strategies to Improve Patient Care with Telemedicine and Telehealth, Health Affairs (February 2014) (subscription required)

Telehealth Among US Hospitals: Several Factors, including State Reimbursement and Licensure Policies, Influence Adoption, Health Affairs (February 2014) (subscription required)

Kaiser Permanente Northern California: Current Experiences with Internet, Mobile and Video Technologies. Health Affairs (February 2014)  (subscription required)

Analysis of Teledoc Use Seems to Indicate Access to Care for Patients without Prior Connection to a Provider. Health Affairs (February 2014) (subscription required)

Use of Telemedicine Can Reduce Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Residents and Generate Savings for Medicare. Health Affairs (February 2014)  (subscription required)

The Top Health Industry Issues of 2015: Outlines of a Market Emerge PriceWaterhouseCoopers (December 2014)

2011-2013

Tele-ICU: Efficacy and Cost-Effectiveness Approach of Remotely Managing the Critical Care. The Open Medical Informatics Journal (August 2013)

The Department of Veterans Affairs #mHealth Case Study. Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

Integrated Telehealth And Care Management Program For Medicare Beneficiaries With Chronic Disease Linked To Savings Health Affairs (September 2011) (subscription required)

"Hospital at Home" Programs Improve Outcomes, Lower Costs But Face Resistance from Providers and Payers. The Commonwealth Fund (August/September 2011)

Selected Press Coverage 

Cerner and American Well to Embed Telehealth Capabilities into Cerner HER, American Well (November 14, 2016)

Texans, GE and Houston Methodist Collaborate on Concussion Care, Houston Methodist Newsroom (November 9, 2016)

At Small, Rural Hospitals, Telepharmacy Technology is Advancing Pharmacy Practice, Healthcare Informatics (November 3, 2016) 

Teamwork brings telehealth services to ill or injured children at GRMC, Silver City Sun-News (November 7, 2016)

The $54 million hospital without any beds, CNNMoney (September 13, 2016)

How Hospitals Can Reach Patients Using a Rural Telehealth Strategy, Hospitals & Health Networks (September 13, 2016)

Telemedicine helps VA cut wait times, increase specialist access, Las Vegas Review-Journal (August 21, 2016)

Telehealth Parity Laws, Health Affairs Health Policy Brief (August 15, 2016)

Most Wired Hospitals Tackle Cybercrime, Telehealth and Predictive Analytics, Hospitals & Health Networks (July 5, 2016)

In Dallas, Telemedicine Starts at Children's, Telemedicine Magazine (July 7, 2016)

Mercy Virtual Expands Its Network of Telemedicine Partners, Health Facilities Management (June 16, 2016)

Telemedicine Goes More Mainstream, but Cost Remains Obstacle, USA Today (May 30, 2016)

Penn State Health inks pact with Mercy Virtual to expand telemedicine and ICU monitoring, Healthcare IT News (May 17, 2016)

Cleveland Clinic providers on-demand for telehealth visits in CVS MinuteClinics, Modern Healthcare (April 13, 2016)

Cleveland Clinic Makes an Important Step to Take Telehealth Mainstream. Fast Company (April 2016)

Telemedicine Helps Sustain Rural Health Care, Arizona Sonora News Service (March 31, 2016)

Telemedicine: Future for Non-Emergency Care? Overdrive (March 29, 2016)

FTC Backs Provision Advancing Telemedicine Services in Alaska, FierceHealthIT (March 29, 2016)

Survey: Telemedicine Helps the Patient More Than the Provider, Xtelligent Media  (March 29, 2016)

As Virtual Doctor Visits Take Off, Debate Over Who Should Pay Heats Up. STAT (March 22, 2016)

MedPAC members push for expansion of telehealth servicesWashington Health Policy Week in Review. (March 8, 2016)

The Hospital of the Future is Here… But it Needs More Gadgets and Bandwidth. Modern Healthcare. (March 1, 2016)  

Virtual Reality: More Insurers are Embracing Telehealth. Modern Healthcare. (February 20, 2016)

CVS Teams with Telehealth Trio to Boost Access to MD Care. CNBC (August 26, 2015)

Other Resources

American Telemedicine Association

Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

State Coverage for Telehealth Services. National Council for State Legislatures

Center for Connected Health Policy

 

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