Innovative Uses of Telehealth to Prevent and Manage Cardiovascular Disease Evaluation Cohort
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) is looking to identify and evaluate health systems and healthcare providers that are delivering innovative telehealth services to prevent and manage cardiovascular disease (CVD) by addressing hypertension, high blood cholesterol, and/or stroke. CDC is working to build practice-based evidence and identify the opportunities and challenges of using telehealth to prevent and manage CVD, especially in populations and communities disproportionately affected by CVD.
Participants will collaborate with CDC for about 2 years during the evaluation. Health systems will meet regularly with CDC, host CDC for a virtual site visit, and provide CDC with patient- and system-level data for the evaluation.
Participants will be asked to provide the following information:
- When telehealth services began and how many patients have been reached
- Description of the implementation and/or expansion of services during the COVID-19 pandemic
- How telehealth technologies are used to:
- Use team-based care approaches to include non-physician members as part of the virtual care team
- Link community resources and provide clinical services that support self-measured monitoring, lifestyle changes, and other virtual CVD management programs
- Virtually connect remote providers with patients and care teams to improve treatment and quality of care for patients with geographic and other barriers to care
- Observed changes in patient outcomes over time using telehealth services
- How EHRs and other data systems have been used to track telehealth services for at least 6 months
- Description and data showing geographic location, population served, measured health disparities, and relevant social determinants of health
- How services address health disparities, social determinants of health, and/or health equity
- Sustainability of telehealth services including strategies for reimbursement
CDC is seeking health systems and healthcare providers delivering telehealth services that show promise but have not yet undergone a comprehensive evaluation. Applicants should be serving a population or geographic region that experiences barriers in accessing healthcare and should be using an EHR or another type of health information technology system to track the provision of telehealth services and other health outcomes for at least 6 months.
6 health systems will be selected to participate.
Participants will receive an honorarium for providing patient and systems level data for evaluation. The evaluation will investigate the sustainability and cost-effectiveness of the health system's telehealth strategy, and all evaluation results will be shared with the health system during and after the evaluation.
Email Julia Jordan to request additional information on how to submit a nomination letter.
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