The Persistent Health Care Gap for Children Living in Poverty: Will the Health Technology Revolution Level the Playing Field?
Discusses the need for and challenges to expanding
healthcare technology for medically underserved children
living in poverty stricken areas and rural areas.
Highlights the potential to improve access to healthcare
and health outcomes through the use of electronic health
records (EHRs), telehealth, mobile medical clinics and
diagnostic tools, and mobile communication devices. Offers
recommendations for accelerating the use of technology in
rural and underserved areas.
Date: 04/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Children's Health Fund view details
Hospital Views of Factors Affecting Telemedicine Use
Discusses the observations of rural and urban hospital representatives, from both hub and spoke locations, regarding the obstacles and the driving forces in the development and expansion of telemedicine services.
Author(s): Kimberly A. S. Merchant, Marcia M. Ward, Keith J. Mueller, Date: 04/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details
Telehealth in Rural America
Discusses the use of telehealth in rural areas, related reimbursement challenges, and provides recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services for improving healthcare access and quality through the use of telehealth services.
Date: 03/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services view details
The Promise of Telehealth For Hospitals, Health Systems and Their Communities
Highlights how hospitals are using telehealth technologies.
Discusses benefits including virtual consultations with
distant specialists for people in rural areas, the ability
to perform high-tech monitoring without requiring patients
to leave their homes, and providing patients with less
expensive and more convenient care options. Features
several telehealth projects in rural communities.
Date: 01/2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association view details
Access to Behavioral Health Care for Geographically Remote Service Members and Dependents in the U.S.
Offers a geospatial analysis using TRICARE and other data
to determine access to and utilization of mental and
behavioral healthcare services for veterans who reside in
remote locations. Recommends two pathways for improving
access to care: telehealth service and collaborative care
between primary care and specialty behavioral care.
Author(s): Ryan Andrew Brown, Grant N. Marshall, Joshua Breslau, et al. Date: 2015 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation view details
Telehealth Start-Up and Resource Guide
Provides an overview and framework for implementing
telehealth in Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and other
healthcare organizations and systems in rural areas.
Includes resources about telehealth and an annotated list
of organizations that support telehealth activities.
Date: 10/2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center, Telligen Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center view details