External Telehealth Research and Resources

Links to academic research, selected media, and external telehealth resources.

Establishing the Value of Telehealth

External Research - 2017

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

Telehealth Private Payer Laws: Impact and Issues. Milbank Memorial Fund. (August 2017)

The Virtual House Call: A 21st-century Innovation in the Care of Patients with Parkinson Disease. Neurology. (August 2017)

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)

For resources from 2016 or earlier, click here.

Selected Press Coverage

Where does a push toward telehealth leave the internetless? The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Miss.) (October 22, 2017)

Why telehealth is fueling the move toward micro-hospitals. Healthcare Finance News. (October 18, 2017)

Joint Commission pulls back proposed telehealth standards. FierceHealthcare. (October 11, 2017)

Vanderbilt brings school telehealth program to Kentucky county that has no pediatrician. The Tennessean. (October 10, 2017)

Limited reimbursement hinders telehealth adoption. Modern Healthcare (October 10, 2017)

Wireless broadband improvements key to rural telehealth. HIT Infrastructure. (October 9, 2017)

U.S employers make big push for telehealth. Reuters. (October 4, 2017)

In pediatric specialties, telemedicine is a care management tool. mHealthIntelligence. (October 3, 2017)

Recent hurricanes show that with proper preparation, telemedicine shines during disasters. mobiHealthNews. (September, 29, 2017)

New telemedicine initiative gives rural Nevadans access to specialty care. Las Vegas Review-Journal (September 18, 2017)

Telemedicine helps pregnant women at risk. The Wall Street Journal (September 12, 2017)

Using telemedicine while fleeing Hurricane Irma. CBS This Morning. (September 9, 2017)

How telepsychiatry is carving out its healthcare niche. Healthcare Informatics. (September 5, 2017)

UW Health joins 'telementoring' effort to spread knowledge about pediatric care. Wisconsin State Journal (September 2, 2017)

In mega-shelter for Harvey evacuees, telemedicine plans to help doctors keep up. STAT News. (August 31, 2017)

With telehealth, R.I. docs open a portal to the entire care team. mHealthIntelligence. (August 30, 2017)

Mayo Clinic says neonatology telehealth saves infants' lives, avoids transfers. Healthcare IT News (August 21, 2017)

Access woes complicate heightened focus on behavioral health. Worchester (MA) Business Journal. (August 18, 2017)

Virtually connecting deployed soldiers to their health care professional of choice. U.S. Army (August 18, 2017)

Telehealth utilization surging. National Business Group on Health. (August 8, 2017)

Healthcare deal targets telemedicine for military deployments. mHealthIntelligence. (August 3, 2017)

President, VA secretary announce Veteran telehealth initiatives designed to provide greater access, care. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (August 3, 2017)

Virtual visits cut New York-Presbyterian ER wait times. Healthcare Informatics (July 31, 2017)

Telemedicine services in Pittsburgh say a lot about the future of health care. Pittsburgh City Paper. (July 26, 2017)

Could a nurse miles away help save your life? A ‘virtual hospital’ has come to Tacoma. The News-Tribune (Tacoma, WA). (July 23, 2017)

Virtual visits help patient-provider relationships bloom. Modern Healthcare (July 14, 2017)

At a growing number of schools, sick kids can take a virtual trip to the doctor. STAT News (July 19, 2017)

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

Center for Connected Health Policy