The Future of Telehealth After COVID-19: New Opportunities and Challenges
Provides an overview of the current evidence regarding telehealth's impact on equitable access to care and on quality of care, patient outcomes, and cost. Describes the COVID-19 pandemic-related regulatory flexibilities for mental health and substance use disorder services. Discusses the importance of telehealth on primary and specialty care during the public health emergency (PHE). Offers recommendations for Medicare telehealth policies to promote better outcomes for Medicare
beneficiaries and value for the Medicare program.
Medicare Telehealth Utilization and Spending Impacts 2019-2021, Webinar Recording
Author(s): Julia Harris, Sabah Bhatnagar, Brady Newell, et al. Date: 10/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center view details
Delivery of Cancer Screening and Treatment in Critical Access Hospitals
Summarizes results of a survey of 135 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) regarding cancer screening and treatment provided by CAHs. Describes the role of visiting providers and the use of telemedicine in cancer screening and treatment.
Author(s): Megan Lahr, Xiomara Santana, Helen Parsons, Nathan Bean, Ira Moscovice Date: 10/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team view details
Implementation of an Intensive Telehealth Intervention for Rural Patients with Clinic-Refractory Diabetes
Analyzes the implementation of Advanced Comprehensive Diabetes Care (ACDC) to address type 2 diabetes (T2D) in rural patients. Examines 230 patients receiving ACDC through Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Home Telehealth (HT) infrastructure. Discusses the potential of telehealth to deliver specialty care to hard-to-reach populations.
Author(s): Elizabeth A. Kobe, Allison A. Lewinski, Amy S. Jeffreys, et al. Citation: Journal of General Internal Medicine, 37(12), 3080-3088 Date: 09/2022 Type: Document view details
Improving Rural Maternal Health Care through Network Models: Summary of the RMOMS Program 2021 Cohort
Describes the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies (RMOMS) program supporting increased access to maternal healthcare in rural communities and improvement in maternal and neonatal outcomes. Summarizes three RMOMS programs from the 2021 Cohort - Families First: Rural Maternity Health Collaborative (Minnesota), RMOM-Southeast Missouri Partnership, and West Virginia RMOMS Collaborative. Identifies their maternal health service area, network partners, and goals and strategies for improving healthcare access and outcomes.
Date: 09/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration view details
Arizona Health Workforce Profile: Physician Specialty
Examines the physician workforce in Arizona, with data on specialty, those who completed their undergraduate medical education (UME) in Arizona, and the distribution of specialties across Arizona, further broken down by rural versus urban.
Date: 09/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health view details
Audiology, Medicine, and Pharmacy Interprofessional Preliminary Interviews and Discussions: Improving Hearing Health Care in Rural Alabama
Results of a study to determine the feasibility of interprofessional collaboration among physicians and audiologists and pharmacists and audiologists, to improve access and affordability of hearing health care in rural communities. Based on information from online surveys and virtual discussion groups with 16 family physicians and medicine residents at the University of Alabama and 15 pharmacists who worked in independently owned community pharmacies in Alabama.
Author(s): Emma B. Brothers, Marcia J. Hay-McCutcheon, Peter J. Hughes, M. Louanne Friend Citation: American Journal of Audiology, 31(3), 656-668 Date: 09/2022 Type: Document view details
Perceived Benefits of Geriatric Specialty Telemedicine among Rural Patients and Caregivers
Explores the perceived benefits of a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) geriatric specialty telemedicine service (GRECC Connect), which connects geriatric interdisciplinary teams in urban areas with older veterans in rural areas through videoconferencing platforms. Summarizes results of interviews 30 rural older adults enrolled in the VHA and their caregivers about the content and quality of their GRECC Connect visits.
Author(s): Eileen M. Dryden, Meaghan A. Kennedy, Jennifer Conti, et al. Citation: Health Services Research, 2022 Date: 08/2022 Type: Document view details
Adoption of Telemedicine in a Rural US Cancer Center Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Qualitative Study
Describes the implementation of telemedicine in outpatient oncology clinics affiliated with the Dartmouth Cancer Center that serve rural patients. Discusses findings from interviews with staff, specialty providers, and practice managers, noting challenges to implementation, the need for guidance, and concerns about communication quality.
Author(s): Matthew Mackwood, Rebecca Butcher, Danielle Vaclavik, et al. Citation: JMIR Cancer, 8(3), e33768 Date: 08/2022 Type: Document view details