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National Survey Trends in Telehealth Use in 2021: Disparities in Utilization and Audio vs. Video Services

This report analyzes national trends in telehealth utilization and how use of video-enabled vs. audio-only telehealth services differ across patient populations. Read More

Behavioral health

Read studies and guides on the importance and effectiveness of telehealth in treating mental health and substance use disorders, including access and insurance coverage.

Emergency health

Review research on the expansion of emergency telehealth and the outcomes for patients living in rural areas or without access to in-person emergency care.

Health equity

Read studies on the logistics and success of bringing telehealth care to rural communities, urban centers, and underserved populations.

HIV/AIDS

Review the role of telehealth across the full spectrum of HIV/AIDS care, from prevention to testing to treatment.

Maternal health

Read studies on the many ways maternal telehealth can help pregnant and postpartum women and their babies get access to care and remote monitoring for hypertension, weight control, and lactation.

Medicare and Medicaid

Review studies about how telehealth impacts Medicare and Medicaid.

Remote patient monitoring

Review outcomes for using telehealth to monitor serious conditions, such as hypertension and post-operative wound care.

School-based health

Learn how telehealth in schools has served students and families by bridging the healthcare gap during COVID-19, managing chronic conditions, and eliminating barriers to health care access.

Telehealth experience

Review studies that examine how patients and health care providers interact with and respond to telehealth.

Workforce development

Read studies on the use of telehealth in growing access to health care education and career opportunities, especially in rural or underserved communities.

Behavioral health

Employing telehealth within HIV care: advantages, challenges, and recommendations

While the COVID-19 pandemic added new challenges within the medical field, it also presented new opportunities, such as catalyzing the implementation of telehealth within spaces that offer care for people living with HIV, substance use disorders, and various behavioral health problems.

Melissa Grove, L. Lauren Brown, Hannan K. Knudsen, Erika G. Martin, Bryan R. Garner

July 2021

Behavioral health HIV/AIDS


Telehealth for the Treatment of Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

This guide reviews the research on the effectiveness of using telehealth for serious mental illness and substance abuse disorders. It makes recommendations for practice and provides examples of how practitioners use these practices in their programs.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

June 2021

Behavioral health


Telehealth Use in a Rural State: A Mixed Methods Study Using Maine's All-Payer Claims Database  exit disclaimer icon 

The expansion of telehealth in Maine is partly driven by Medicare patients. This research suggests telehealth is improving access to behavioral health and speech-language pathology. Telehealth is limited, however, by access problems including provider shortages, lack of broadband, and other insurance coverage like Medicare and commercial policies.

Yvonne Jonk, Martha Williamson, Deborah Thayer, Jennifer MacKenzie, Catherine McGuire, Kimberley Fox, Andrew Coburn

October 2020

Behavioral health Health equity Medicare and Medicaid


Telebehavioral Health Use Among Rural Medicaid Beneficiaries: Relationships with Telehealth Policies  exit disclaimer icon 

This study examines Medicaid telehealth policies and telebehavioral health use among rural fee-for-service (FFS) patients. It finds that rural Medicaid FFS beneficiaries may have better access to telebehavioral health services when they give informed consent in a provider setting.

Jean Talbot, Yvonne Jonk, Amanda Burgess, Deborah Thayer, Erika Ziller, Nathan Paluso, Andrew Coburn

October 2020

Behavioral health Health equity Medicare and Medicaid Telehealth experience


Tele-Emergency Behavioral Health in Rural and Underserved Areas  exit disclaimer icon 

Severe shortages of behavioral health specialists in rural and underserved areas make placing patients in appropriate facilities difficult. This paper describes two different emergency departments in the Midwest using telemedicine to address behavioral health access and placement for patients in rural and underserved areas. Findings suggest that transfer to in-patient facilities was much higher in both models when using telemedicine.

Paula Weigel, Divya Bhagianadh, Kimberly Merchant, Amy Wittrock, Hicham Rahmouni, Amanda Bell, Stephanie Laws, Marcia Ward

November 2019

Behavioral health Emergency health


Development of a tailored, telehealth intervention to address chronic pain and heavy drinking among people with HIV infection: integrating perspectives of patients in HIV care

Chronic pain and heavy drinking commonly co-occur and can influence the course of HIV, but there have been no interventions designed to address both conditions among people living with HIV. This study aims to better understand pain symptoms, patterns of alcohol use, treatment experiences, and technology use in order to tailor a telehealth intervention that will address all these conditions.

Tibor P. Palfai, Jessica L. Taylor, Richard Saitz, Maya P. L. Kratzer, John D. Otis, Judith A. Bernstein

August 2019

Behavioral health HIV/AIDS


Telehealth and texting intervention to improve HIV care engagement, mental health and substance use outcomes in youth living with HIV: a pilot feasibility and acceptability study protocol

This study aims to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary clinical outcomes of a 12-session telehealth counseling series provided to young adults living with HIV that will include education, motivational enhancement and problem-solving around HIV care, mental health, substance use, and other challenges.

Angie R Wootton, Dominique A Legnitto, Valerie A Gruber, Carol Dawson-Rose, Torsten B Neilands, Mallory O Johnson, Parya Saberi

July 2019

Behavioral health HIV/AIDS


Cell Phone Counseling Improves Retention of Mothers With HIV Infection in Care and Infant HIV Testing in Kisumu, Kenya: A Randomized Controlled Study

This study shows the effectiveness of cell phone counseling to keep pregnant women with HIV in care in Kisumu, Kenya. Phone counseling helps reach and retain pregnant women with HIV infection and postpartum mothers in care. It also improved infant HIV testing and antenatal and postnatal care services.

Avina Sarna, Lopamudra Ray Saraswati, Jerry Okal, James Matheka, Danmark Owuor, Roopal J Singh, Nancy Reynolds, Sam Kalibala

June 2019

Behavioral health HIV/AIDS Maternal health


Feasibility and acceptability of an online positive affect intervention for those living with comorbid HIV depression

This article presents pilot data of using an online intervention to improve the outlook of people living with both HIV and depression. The intervention was rated well by patients and was shown to be both acceptable and feasible to use.

S. M. Bassett, M. Cohn, P. Cotten, I. Kwok, J. T. Moskowitz

March 2019

Behavioral health HIV/AIDS


A Mobile Application for Monitoring and Management of Depressed Mood in a Vulnerable Pregnant Population

This study tested whether a mood tracking and alert mobile application (MTA app) improved mental health care in high-risk pregnant mothers. The MTA app monitored activity, mood, and alerted providers to signs of worsening symptoms. Women who received a telephone call triggered by an MTA app alert were significantly more likely to receive a mental health specialist referral.

Liisa Hantsoo, Ph.D., Stephanie Criniti, M.S., Annum Khan, B.A., Marian Moseley, M.S.S., M.P.H., Naomi Kincler, M.P.H, Laura J. Faherty, M.D., M.P.H., C. Neill Epperson, M.D., Ian M. Bennett, M.D., Ph.D.

October 2017

Behavioral health Maternal health


Using Telehealth to Identify and Manage Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Conditions in Rural Areas

Access to behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment services is difficult in rural and other underserved areas due in part to the lack of specialty providers. Other challenges include primary care providers without experience in behavioral health treatment and individuals from smaller communities fearing stigma and lack of privacy. Telehealth can ease these challenges and support behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment through direct patient care, patient engagement, and provider education.

RTI International

September 2017

Behavioral health


The Empirical Evidence for Telemedicine Interventions in Mental Disorders

Telemedicine in behavioral health may improve access to services amidst the critical shortage of mental health professionals. This article reviews the research literature to assess how successful, feasible and cost-effective the use of telemedicine may be in the treatment of mental disorders.

Rashid L. Bashshur, Ph.D., Gary W. Shannon, Ph.D., Noura Bashshur, MHSA, Peter M. Yellowlees, MD

February 2016

Behavioral health


Emergency health

Medicare Beneficiaries’ Use of Telehealth in 2020: Trends by Beneficiary Characteristics and Location

This research report examines changes in Medicare fee-for-service Part B visits and the use of telehealth in 2020 during the COVID-19 public health emergency by beneficiary characteristics, provider specialty, and location.

Lok Wong Samson, Wafa Tarazi, Gina Turrini, Steven Sheingold

December 2021

Emergency health Medicare and Medicaid


Evaluation of an Intrahospital Telemedicine Program for Patients Admitted With COVID-19: Mixed Methods Study

In this study, virtual care was associated with reductions in personal protective equipment use, reductions in COVID-19 exposure risk, and patient and provider satisfaction.

Sean Legler, Matthew Diehl, Brian Hilliard, Andrew Olson, Rebecca Markowitz, Christopher Tignanelli, Genevieve B Melton, Alain Broccard, Jonathan Kirsch, Michael Usher

April 2021

Emergency health


HRSA's Evidence-Based Tele-Emergency Network Grant Program: Multi-site Prospective Cohort Analysis Across Six Rural Emergency Department Telemedicine Networks  exit disclaimer icon 

Six rural hospital systems received grants from HRSA to study how their emergency telehealth departments affect outcomes for patients. Telehealth was often the patient’s first point of contact and usually resulted in a transfer to a distant hospital or local inpatient facility. Findings suggest that emergency telehealth plays an important role in improving access for rural emergency patients.

Sarah Heppner, Nicholas Mohr, Knute Carter, Fred Ullrich, Kimberly Merchant, Marcia Ward

January 2021

Emergency health Health equity


Averted Transfers in Rural Emergency Departments Using Telemedicine: Rates and Costs Across Six TeleED Networks  exit disclaimer icon 

Using telemedicine in rural emergency departments saved an average of $2,673 per patient by avoiding transport costs. The majority of the cost savings went to public insurance.

Marcia Ward, Knute Carter, Fred Ullrich, Kimberly Merchant, Nabil Natafgi, Xi Zhu, Paula Weigel, Sarah Heppner, Nicholas Mohr

August 2020

Emergency health


Emergency Department Telemedicine Consults are Associated with Faster Time-to-ECG and Time-to-Fibrinolysis for Myocardial Infarction Patients  exit disclaimer icon 

Heart attack is a common and deadly event that requires treatment as soon as possible. Telemedicine can improve how quickly heart attacks are diagnosed and treated in rural hospitals.

Aspen Miller, Marcia Ward, Fred Ullrich, Kimberly Merchant, Morgan Swanson, Nicholas Mohr

February 2020

Emergency health Health equity


Provider-to-Provider Telemedicine Improves Adherence to Sepsis Bundle Care in Community Emergency Departments  exit disclaimer icon 

Sepsis occurs when an infection reaches the bloodstream and getting care quickly improves the chances of survival. In this study, telemedicine in the emergency department improved the rates of adhering to the sepsis treatment protocol. The timely replacement of fluids and the administration of antibiotics greatly improved sepsis care at rural community hospitals.

Nicholas Mohr, Kaylyn Campbell, Morgan Swanson, Fred Ullrich, Kimberly Merchant, Marcia Ward

January 2020

Emergency health Health equity


Emergency Department Telemedicine Consults Decrease Time to Interpret Computed Tomography of the Head in a Multi-Network Cohort  exit disclaimer icon 

A study of emergency telemedicine (tele-ED) for stroke care in four tele-ED networks. Tele-ED was associated with decreased time to diagnostic imaging interpretation and time to thrombolytic medication.

Morgan Swanson, Aspen Miller, Marcia Ward, Fred Ullrich, Kimberly Merchant, Nicholas Mohr

November 2019

Emergency health


Tele-Emergency Behavioral Health in Rural and Underserved Areas  exit disclaimer icon 

Severe shortages of behavioral health specialists in rural and underserved areas make placing patients in appropriate facilities difficult. This paper describes two different emergency departments in the Midwest using telemedicine to address behavioral health access and placement for patients in rural and underserved areas. Findings suggest that transfer to in-patient facilities was much higher in both models when using telemedicine.

Paula Weigel, Divya Bhagianadh, Kimberly Merchant, Amy Wittrock, Hicham Rahmouni, Amanda Bell, Stephanie Laws, Marcia Ward

November 2019

Behavioral health Emergency health


Pediatric tele-emergency care: A study of two delivery models  exit disclaimer icon 

The study evaluates two tele-emergency department programs for pediatric patients with different designs, one general and one specialized. The study shows design choices affect how programs are evaluated and highlights the challenge of creating standard metrics.

Paula A Weigel, Kimberly AS Merchant, Amy Wittrock, Jamie Kissee, Fred Ullrich, Amanda L Bell, James P Marcin, Marcia M Ward

April 2019

Emergency health


Implementation Strategies for Telestroke: A Qualitative Study of Telestroke Networks in North Carolina  exit disclaimer icon 

This study examines the adoption decision process and strategies employed during telestroke network development, implementation, and sustainability.

Christopher Shea, Kea Turner, Amir Alishahi Tabriz, Steve North

September 2018

Emergency health


Telestroke Adoption Among Community Hospitals in North Carolina: A Cross-Sectional Study  exit disclaimer icon 

Telestroke is the use of telemedicine in stroke care. This study identifies community and hospital characteristics associated with adoption of telestroke among acute care hospitals in North Carolina.

Christopher Shea, Amir Tabriz, Kea Turner, Steve North, Kristin Reiter

May 2018

Emergency health


Telemedicine Use Decreases Rural Emergency Department Length of Stay for Transferred North Dakota Trauma Patients  exit disclaimer icon 

Emergency department telemedicine consults for trauma patients were associated with faster hospital transfers and the increased use of radiography.

Nicholas M. Mohr, J. Priyanka Vakkalanka, Karisa K. Harland, Amanda Bell, Brian Skow, Dan M. Shane, Marcia M. Ward

July 2017

Emergency health Health equity


Health equity

Child Health, Vulnerability, and Complexity: Use of Telehealth to Enhance Care for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs

Telehealth has the potential to improve the quality of care, particularly deficiencies related to access and patient experience of care for children and youth with special health care needs and reduce disparities related to accessing in-person care.

Jeanne Van Cleave, Christopher Stille, David E Hall

March 2022

Health equity Remote patient monitoring


National Survey Trends in Telehealth Use in 2021: Disparities in Utilization and Audio vs. Video Services

This report analyzes national trends in telehealth utilization and how use of video-enabled vs. audio-only telehealth services differ across patient populations. The study finds notable disparities by race, ethnicity, income, age, and insurance status in access to video-enabled telehealth.

Madjid Karimi, Euny C. Lee, Sara J. Couture, Aldren Gonzales, Violanda Grigorescu, Scott R. Smith, Nancy De Lew, Benjamin D. Sommers

February 2022

Health equity Telehealth experience


Transitioning from Face to Face to the Digital Space: Best Practices and Lessons Learned Leveraging Technology to Conduct HIV-Focused Interventions

Although telehealth has been an important strategy to maintain research operations during the current pandemic, participants at increased risk of or living with HIV are often at higher risk of also experiencing poverty, housing instability, and other challenges that may present obstacles to successful remote delivery. Telemedicine procedures must address barriers to remote participation, such as health literacy and economic challenges.

Lynne B Klasko-Foster, Katie B Biello, William Lodge, Jennifer Olson, Matthew J Mimiaga

January 2022

Health equity HIV/AIDS


Bringing Iowa TelePrEP to Scale: A Qualitative Evaluation

Regional partnerships between public health organizations and telehealth programs have the potential to expand access to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in rural and small urban areas, but the best practices on how to successfully conduct these partnerships are unknown. Iowa TelePrEP is a regional public health‒partnered telehealth model created by the Iowa Department of Public Health and the University of Iowa to assess barriers and facilitators to statewide expansion and the lessons learned in the process. The facilitators of expansion included early public health partner engagement, model acceptability and inclusion of a navigator, and adaptability to local public health partner settings.

Emily E Chasco, Cody Shafer, Dena M B Dillon, Seth Owens, Michael E Ohl, Angela B Hoth

November 2021

Health equity HIV/AIDS


Georgia Leverages Telehealth to Expand HIV Care Management in Underserved Areas

In Georgia, HIV telehealth has been successful at bridging gaps in patient care and in training local providers to offer comprehensive HIV care. A total of 60 telemedicine solutions were deployed in Georgia to expand HIV care access in 12 Georgia health districts. Among Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients who had a telehealth visit, 99.4% were prescribed antiretroviral therapy and 91.4% were virally suppressed.

Suleima Salgado, Gregory Felzien, Jared Brumbeloe

November 2021

Health equity HIV/AIDS


HRSA's Evidence-Based Tele-Emergency Network Grant Program: Multi-site Prospective Cohort Analysis Across Six Rural Emergency Department Telemedicine Networks  exit disclaimer icon 

Six rural hospital systems received grants from HRSA to study how their emergency telehealth departments affect outcomes for patients. Telehealth was often the patient’s first point of contact and usually resulted in a transfer to a distant hospital or local inpatient facility. Findings suggest that emergency telehealth plays an important role in improving access for rural emergency patients.

Sarah Heppner, Nicholas Mohr, Knute Carter, Fred Ullrich, Kimberly Merchant, Marcia Ward

January 2021

Emergency health Health equity


Telehealth Use in a Rural State: A Mixed Methods Study Using Maine's All-Payer Claims Database  exit disclaimer icon 

The expansion of telehealth in Maine is partly driven by Medicare patients. This research suggests telehealth is improving access to behavioral health and speech-language pathology. Telehealth is limited, however, by access problems including provider shortages, lack of broadband, and other insurance coverage like Medicare and commercial policies.

Yvonne Jonk, Martha Williamson, Deborah Thayer, Jennifer MacKenzie, Catherine McGuire, Kimberley Fox, Andrew Coburn

October 2020

Behavioral health Health equity Medicare and Medicaid


Telebehavioral Health Use Among Rural Medicaid Beneficiaries: Relationships with Telehealth Policies  exit disclaimer icon 

This study examines Medicaid telehealth policies and telebehavioral health use among rural fee-for-service (FFS) patients. It finds that rural Medicaid FFS beneficiaries may have better access to telebehavioral health services when they give informed consent in a provider setting.

Jean Talbot, Yvonne Jonk, Amanda Burgess, Deborah Thayer, Erika Ziller, Nathan Paluso, Andrew Coburn

October 2020

Behavioral health Health equity Medicare and Medicaid Telehealth experience


Emergency Department Telemedicine Consults are Associated with Faster Time-to-ECG and Time-to-Fibrinolysis for Myocardial Infarction Patients  exit disclaimer icon 

Heart attack is a common and deadly event that requires treatment as soon as possible. Telemedicine can improve how quickly heart attacks are diagnosed and treated in rural hospitals.

Aspen Miller, Marcia Ward, Fred Ullrich, Kimberly Merchant, Morgan Swanson, Nicholas Mohr

February 2020

Emergency health Health equity


PrEPTECH: a telehealth-based initiation program for human immunodeficiency virus pre-exposure prophylaxis in young men of color who have sex with men. A pilot study of feasibility.

This pilot study uses a telehealth-based approach to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) initiation as a solution to barriers such as stigma, cost, adherence concerns, and medical distrust.

Oliver N. Refugio, Mabel M. Kimble, Cara L. Silva, James E. Lykens, Christian Bannister, Jeffrey D. Klausner

January 2020

Health equity HIV/AIDS


Provider-to-Provider Telemedicine Improves Adherence to Sepsis Bundle Care in Community Emergency Departments  exit disclaimer icon 

Sepsis occurs when an infection reaches the bloodstream and getting care quickly improves the chances of survival. In this study, telemedicine in the emergency department improved the rates of adhering to the sepsis treatment protocol. The timely replacement of fluids and the administration of antibiotics greatly improved sepsis care at rural community hospitals.

Nicholas Mohr, Kaylyn Campbell, Morgan Swanson, Fred Ullrich, Kimberly Merchant, Marcia Ward

January 2020

Emergency health Health equity


The Use of and Experiences With Telelactation Among Rural Breastfeeding Mothers: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial

Telelactation services connecting breastfeeding mothers to lactation consultants increase access to professional breastfeeding support in rural areas. This research shows both high demand for and positive experiences with these telehealth services in an underserved population.

Kandice Kapinos, Virginia Kotzias, Debra Bogen, Kristin Ray, Jill Demirci, Mary Ann Rigas, Lori Uscher-Pines

August 2019

Health equity Maternal health


Telemedicine Use Decreases Rural Emergency Department Length of Stay for Transferred North Dakota Trauma Patients  exit disclaimer icon 

Emergency department telemedicine consults for trauma patients were associated with faster hospital transfers and the increased use of radiography.

Nicholas M. Mohr, J. Priyanka Vakkalanka, Karisa K. Harland, Amanda Bell, Brian Skow, Dan M. Shane, Marcia M. Ward

July 2017

Emergency health Health equity


Urban Telemedicine Enables Equity in Access to Acute Illness Care  exit disclaimer icon 

The use of telemedicine increased inner-city children’s access to acute care in Rochester, NY, closing a socio-economic gap.

Sarah D. Ronis, Kenneth M. McConnochie, Hongyue Wang, Nancy E. Wood

February 2017

Health equity


HIV/AIDS

Telemedicine and visit completion among people with HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to pre-pandemic

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, telemedicine visit completion among people with HIV increased significantly, especially among populations with lower pre-pandemic engagement.

Walid G El-Nahal, Nicola M Shen, Jeanne C Keruly, Joyce L Jones, Anthony T Fojo, Bryan Lau, Yukari C Manabe, Richard D Moore, Kelly A Gebo, Catherine R Lesko, Geetanjali Chander

March 2022

HIV/AIDS


Telehealth Exercise Intervention in Older Adults With HIV: Protocol of a Multisite Randomized Trial

This study aims to successfully develop a synchronous telehealth exercise intervention program for people with HIV to improve cardiorespiratory fitness.

Krisann K. Oursler, Vincent C. Marconi, Brandon C. Briggs, John D. Sorkin, Alice S. Ryan

February 2022

HIV/AIDS


Evaluation of a telemedicine pilot program for the provision of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in the Southeastern United States

In this telePrEP feasibility study, adherence to PrEP remained high and most participants preferred telemedicine or a combination of telemedicine and in-person office visits to only in-person office visits. Without this program, many participants were unlikely to have received PrEP.

Marty S Player, Nicole A Cooper, Suzanne Perkins, Vanessa A Diaz

January 2022

HIV/AIDS Telehealth experience


Rapid Implementation of a Telemedicine Program in a Ryan White–Funded HIV Clinic During a Global Pandemic

With the introduction of telemedicine in an HIV clinic, the average monthly number of patient encounters increased, the mean no-show rate decreased, and viral suppression increased. Patient satisfaction also increased during this period.

Peter T Ender, Rebecca H Markson, Ambuj Suri, Katey Ruppert, Nichole Padron, Jill C Stoltzfus, Victoria Berges, Rajika Reed

January 2022

HIV/AIDS


Transitioning from Face to Face to the Digital Space: Best Practices and Lessons Learned Leveraging Technology to Conduct HIV-Focused Interventions

Although telehealth has been an important strategy to maintain research operations during the current pandemic, participants at increased risk of or living with HIV are often at higher risk of also experiencing poverty, housing instability, and other challenges that may present obstacles to successful remote delivery. Telemedicine procedures must address barriers to remote participation, such as health literacy and economic challenges.

Lynne B Klasko-Foster, Katie B Biello, William Lodge, Jennifer Olson, Matthew J Mimiaga

January 2022

Health equity HIV/AIDS


Experiences with Telemedicine for HIV Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed-Methods Study

People with HIV and clinical staff perceive telemedicine visits as useful, with benefits including the ability to engage and re-engage patients in care, perceived patient-centeredness and flexibility, the opportunity to engage family and multidisciplinary care team members, and the opportunity to enhance telemedicine use proficiency through practice and support.

Dini Harsono, Yanhong Deng, Sangyun Chung, Lydia A Barakat, Gerald Friedland, Jaimie P Meyer, Elizabeth Porter, Merceditas Villanueva, Michael S Wolf, Jessica E Yager, E Jennifer Edelman

January 2022

HIV/AIDS Telehealth experience


Telehealth for HIV Care Services in South Carolina: Utilization, Barriers, and Promotion Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Telehealth was used to provide a wide array of medical and supportive HIV services, including case management, support groups, housing, food, and transportation services. Staff education, cell phone distribution, client empowerment and technology use guidance, bureaucracy and process adjustments, and reimbursement changes are all strategies that could further facilitate telehealth use to deliver care and treatment to people with HIV.

Valerie Yelverton, Shan Qiao, Sharon Weissman, Bankole Olatosi, Xiaoming Li

December 2021

HIV/AIDS


Brief Report: Supporting Access to HIV Care for Children and Youth During the COVID-19 Pandemic With Telemedicine and Rideshare

Telemedicine has the potential to bridge pediatric health care gaps. Telemedicine combined with rideshare support ensured uninterrupted access to HIV care among pediatric and adolescent patients.

Wei Li A Koay, Supriya Prabhakar, Anne Neilan, Joanna Meyers, Nara Lee, Natella Rakhmanina

December 2021

HIV/AIDS


Bringing Iowa TelePrEP to Scale: A Qualitative Evaluation

Regional partnerships between public health organizations and telehealth programs have the potential to expand access to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in rural and small urban areas, but the best practices on how to successfully conduct these partnerships are unknown. Iowa TelePrEP is a regional public health‒partnered telehealth model created by the Iowa Department of Public Health and the University of Iowa to assess barriers and facilitators to statewide expansion and the lessons learned in the process. The facilitators of expansion included early public health partner engagement, model acceptability and inclusion of a navigator, and adaptability to local public health partner settings.

Emily E Chasco, Cody Shafer, Dena M B Dillon, Seth Owens, Michael E Ohl, Angela B Hoth

November 2021

Health equity HIV/AIDS


Georgia Leverages Telehealth to Expand HIV Care Management in Underserved Areas

In Georgia, HIV telehealth has been successful at bridging gaps in patient care and in training local providers to offer comprehensive HIV care. A total of 60 telemedicine solutions were deployed in Georgia to expand HIV care access in 12 Georgia health districts. Among Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients who had a telehealth visit, 99.4% were prescribed antiretroviral therapy and 91.4% were virally suppressed.

Suleima Salgado, Gregory Felzien, Jared Brumbeloe

November 2021

Health equity HIV/AIDS


Employing telehealth within HIV care: advantages, challenges, and recommendations

While the COVID-19 pandemic added new challenges within the medical field, it also presented new opportunities, such as catalyzing the implementation of telehealth within spaces that offer care for people living with HIV, substance use disorders, and various behavioral health problems.

Melissa Grove, L. Lauren Brown, Hannan K. Knudsen, Erika G. Martin, Bryan R. Garner

July 2021

Behavioral health HIV/AIDS


Transitioning to Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Patient Perspectives and Attendance at an HIV Clinic in San Francisco

With a transition to telehealth, nonattendance rates for HIV medical appointments decreased. People with HIV perceived telehealth as more convenient and safe than traditional visits.

Isabella C Auchus, Katrin Jaradeh, Alice Tang, Jackie Marzan, Bryn Boslett

July 2021

HIV/AIDS Telehealth experience


Telehealth for HIV Care Services in South Carolina: Utilization, Barriers, and Promotion Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This study examines telehealth utilization for HIV services in South Carolina, identifies barriers to telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency, and investigates strategies to facilitate remote HIV care delivery.

Valerie Yelverton, Shan Qiao, Sharon Weissman, Bankole Olatosi, Xiaoming Li

June 2021

HIV/AIDS


Comparative effects of telephone versus in-office behavioral counseling to improve HIV treatment outcomes among people living with HIV in a rural setting

People with HIV at risk for discontinuing HIV care and treatment failure living in rural areas expressed a preference for telephone-delivered behavioral counseling and those who received telephone counseling completed a greater number of sessions.

Seth C Kalichman, Harold Katner, Lisa A Eaton, Ellen Banas, Marnie Hill, Moira O Kalichman

April 2021

HIV/AIDS


Project Moxie: Results of a Feasibility Study of a Telehealth Intervention to Increase HIV Testing Among Binary and Nonbinary Transgender Youth

Because transgender youth have low rates of engagement in HIV prevention, Project Moxie tested the feasibility of an intervention that provides home-based HIV self-testing combined with video-chat counseling.

Rob Stephenson, Kieran Todd, Erin Kahle, Stephen Sullivan, Michael Miller-Perusse, Akshay Sharma, Keith Horvath

May 2020

HIV/AIDS Telehealth experience


PrEPTECH: a telehealth-based initiation program for human immunodeficiency virus pre-exposure prophylaxis in young men of color who have sex with men. A pilot study of feasibility.

This pilot study uses a telehealth-based approach to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) initiation as a solution to barriers such as stigma, cost, adherence concerns, and medical distrust.

Oliver N. Refugio, Mabel M. Kimble, Cara L. Silva, James E. Lykens, Christian Bannister, Jeffrey D. Klausner

January 2020

Health equity HIV/AIDS


Development of a tailored, telehealth intervention to address chronic pain and heavy drinking among people with HIV infection: integrating perspectives of patients in HIV care

Chronic pain and heavy drinking commonly co-occur and can influence the course of HIV, but there have been no interventions designed to address both conditions among people living with HIV. This study aims to better understand pain symptoms, patterns of alcohol use, treatment experiences, and technology use in order to tailor a telehealth intervention that will address all these conditions.

Tibor P. Palfai, Jessica L. Taylor, Richard Saitz, Maya P. L. Kratzer, John D. Otis, Judith A. Bernstein

August 2019

Behavioral health HIV/AIDS


Telehealth and texting intervention to improve HIV care engagement, mental health and substance use outcomes in youth living with HIV: a pilot feasibility and acceptability study protocol

This study aims to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary clinical outcomes of a 12-session telehealth counseling series provided to young adults living with HIV that will include education, motivational enhancement and problem-solving around HIV care, mental health, substance use, and other challenges.

Angie R Wootton, Dominique A Legnitto, Valerie A Gruber, Carol Dawson-Rose, Torsten B Neilands, Mallory O Johnson, Parya Saberi

July 2019

Behavioral health HIV/AIDS


Cell Phone Counseling Improves Retention of Mothers With HIV Infection in Care and Infant HIV Testing in Kisumu, Kenya: A Randomized Controlled Study

This study shows the effectiveness of cell phone counseling to keep pregnant women with HIV in care in Kisumu, Kenya. Phone counseling helps reach and retain pregnant women with HIV infection and postpartum mothers in care. It also improved infant HIV testing and antenatal and postnatal care services.

Avina Sarna, Lopamudra Ray Saraswati, Jerry Okal, James Matheka, Danmark Owuor, Roopal J Singh, Nancy Reynolds, Sam Kalibala

June 2019

Behavioral health HIV/AIDS Maternal health


Randomized Controlled Trial of a Mobile Health Intervention to Promote Retention and Adherence to Preexposure Prophylaxis Among Young People at Risk for Human Immunodeficiency Virus: The EPIC Study

Young people are the least likely to use protection against sexually transmitting HIV. An interactive text-messaging intervention significantly increased the odds of using protection among young individuals at risk for getting HIV.

Albert Y Liu, Eric Vittinghoff, Patricia von Felten, K Rivet Amico, Peter L Anderson, Richard Lester, Erin Andrew, Ixchell Estes, Pedro Serrano, Jennifer Brothers, Susan Buchbinder, Sybil Hosek, Jonathan D Fuchs

May 2019

HIV/AIDS


Text Messages Can Encourage Patients to Discuss and Receive HIV Testing in Primary Care

Regular HIV testing does not often happen in primary care visits. Doctors want patients to ask for the test, as opposed to suggesting it themselves. This study finds that using a patient-centered text message campaign may prompt patients to discuss HIV testing with their physicians, thereby increasing HIV testing.

Renata Wettermann, Haley Marek, Thomas P. Giordano, Monisha Arya

May 2019

HIV/AIDS


Feasibility and acceptability of an online positive affect intervention for those living with comorbid HIV depression

This article presents pilot data of using an online intervention to improve the outlook of people living with both HIV and depression. The intervention was rated well by patients and was shown to be both acceptable and feasible to use.

S. M. Bassett, M. Cohn, P. Cotten, I. Kwok, J. T. Moskowitz

March 2019

Behavioral health HIV/AIDS


Maternal health

Maternal Telehealth Access Project (MTAP) Report on Community Grant Program  exit disclaimer icon 

The Maternal Telehealth Access Project (MTAP) was launched to ensure that quality telehealth prenatal and postpartum services are accessible and available in underserved communities during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Increased access to perinatal services and support via telehealth, including clinical care, care coordination, support, and doulas/community health workers leads to improved clinical outcomes for moms and babies

Leslie deRosset, Sarah Verbiest, Dorothy Cilenti, Dawn Godbolt, Kelli Sheppard

November 2020

Maternal health


A telehealth lifestyle intervention to reduce excess gestational weight gain in pregnant women with overweight or obesity (GLOW): a randomised, parallel-group, controlled trial

Significant weight gain in pregnancy among overweight or obese women increases their already elevated risk of having gestational diabetes, a cesarean delivery, and post-partum weight retention. It also increases the chances of a larger infant and the child's risk of obesity. This research investigated whether a telehealth lifestyle intervention reduced excess weight gain in participants.

Assiamira Ferrara, Monique M Hedderson, Susan D Brown, Samantha F Ehrlich, Ai-Lin Tsai, Juanran Feng, Maren Galarce, Santica Marcovina, Patrick Catalano, Charles P Quesenberry

June 2020

Maternal health


Telehealth with remote blood pressure monitoring compared with standard care for postpartum hypertension

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) affect 10% of the pregnancies in the United States and are the most common reason for postpartum hospital readmissions. This study considers whether postpartum home telehealth with remote blood pressure monitoring could reduce the readmission rates during the first 6 weeks postpartum in women with HDP.

Kara Kjersten Hoppe, Nicole Thomas, Melissa Zernick, Julia B Zella, Thomas Havighurst, KyungMann Kim, Makeba Williams, Brenda Niu, Ali Lohr, Heather M Johnson

May 2020

Maternal health Remote patient monitoring


A Postpartum Remote Hypertension Monitoring Protocol Implemented at the Hospital Level

This study evaluated using remote blood pressure monitoring on postpartum women with hypertension when they leave the hospital. It found that remote monitoring of this type showed high patient compliance, retention, and satisfaction.

Alisse Hauspurg, Lara S Lemon, Beth A Quinn, Anna Binstock, Jacob Larkin, Richard H Beigi, Andrew R Watson, Hyagriv N Simhan

October 2019

Maternal health Remote patient monitoring


The Use of and Experiences With Telelactation Among Rural Breastfeeding Mothers: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial

Telelactation services connecting breastfeeding mothers to lactation consultants increase access to professional breastfeeding support in rural areas. This research shows both high demand for and positive experiences with these telehealth services in an underserved population.

Kandice Kapinos, Virginia Kotzias, Debra Bogen, Kristin Ray, Jill Demirci, Mary Ann Rigas, Lori Uscher-Pines

August 2019

Health equity Maternal health


Cell Phone Counseling Improves Retention of Mothers With HIV Infection in Care and Infant HIV Testing in Kisumu, Kenya: A Randomized Controlled Study

This study shows the effectiveness of cell phone counseling to keep pregnant women with HIV in care in Kisumu, Kenya. Phone counseling helps reach and retain pregnant women with HIV infection and postpartum mothers in care. It also improved infant HIV testing and antenatal and postnatal care services.

Avina Sarna, Lopamudra Ray Saraswati, Jerry Okal, James Matheka, Danmark Owuor, Roopal J Singh, Nancy Reynolds, Sam Kalibala

June 2019

Behavioral health HIV/AIDS Maternal health


A Mobile Application for Monitoring and Management of Depressed Mood in a Vulnerable Pregnant Population

This study tested whether a mood tracking and alert mobile application (MTA app) improved mental health care in high-risk pregnant mothers. The MTA app monitored activity, mood, and alerted providers to signs of worsening symptoms. Women who received a telephone call triggered by an MTA app alert were significantly more likely to receive a mental health specialist referral.

Liisa Hantsoo, Ph.D., Stephanie Criniti, M.S., Annum Khan, B.A., Marian Moseley, M.S.S., M.P.H., Naomi Kincler, M.P.H, Laura J. Faherty, M.D., M.P.H., C. Neill Epperson, M.D., Ian M. Bennett, M.D., Ph.D.

October 2017

Behavioral health Maternal health


Medicare and Medicaid

Medicare Beneficiaries’ Use of Telehealth in 2020: Trends by Beneficiary Characteristics and Location

This research report examines changes in Medicare fee-for-service Part B visits and the use of telehealth in 2020 during the COVID-19 public health emergency by beneficiary characteristics, provider specialty, and location.

Lok Wong Samson, Wafa Tarazi, Gina Turrini, Steven Sheingold

December 2021

Emergency health Medicare and Medicaid


Telehealth Use in a Rural State: A Mixed Methods Study Using Maine's All-Payer Claims Database  exit disclaimer icon 

The expansion of telehealth in Maine is partly driven by Medicare patients. This research suggests telehealth is improving access to behavioral health and speech-language pathology. Telehealth is limited, however, by access problems including provider shortages, lack of broadband, and other insurance coverage like Medicare and commercial policies.

Yvonne Jonk, Martha Williamson, Deborah Thayer, Jennifer MacKenzie, Catherine McGuire, Kimberley Fox, Andrew Coburn

October 2020

Behavioral health Health equity Medicare and Medicaid


Telebehavioral Health Use Among Rural Medicaid Beneficiaries: Relationships with Telehealth Policies  exit disclaimer icon 

This study examines Medicaid telehealth policies and telebehavioral health use among rural fee-for-service (FFS) patients. It finds that rural Medicaid FFS beneficiaries may have better access to telebehavioral health services when they give informed consent in a provider setting.

Jean Talbot, Yvonne Jonk, Amanda Burgess, Deborah Thayer, Erika Ziller, Nathan Paluso, Andrew Coburn

October 2020

Behavioral health Health equity Medicare and Medicaid Telehealth experience


Association of a School-Based, Asthma-Focused Telehealth Program With Emergency Department Visits Among Children Enrolled in South Carolina Medicaid

Telehealth programs with a focus on chronic pediatric diseases, such as asthma, may improve children’s health in rural and medically underserved communities. These kinds of programs are associated with a more than 20% overall reduction in emergency department visits.

John Bian, Kathryn K Cristaldi, Andrea P Summer, Zemin Su, Justin Marsden, Patrick D Mauldin, James T McElligott

November 2019

Medicare and Medicaid School-based health


Remote patient monitoring

Child Health, Vulnerability, and Complexity: Use of Telehealth to Enhance Care for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs

Telehealth has the potential to improve the quality of care, particularly deficiencies related to access and patient experience of care for children and youth with special health care needs and reduce disparities related to accessing in-person care.

Jeanne Van Cleave, Christopher Stille, David E Hall

March 2022

Health equity Remote patient monitoring


Group and individual telehealth for chronic musculoskeletal pain: A scoping review

Musculoskeletal (MSK) pain presents a global challenge. Individual and group pain management programs (PMPs) are recommended approaches for patients with chronic MSK disorders. With advances in remote healthcare capability, telehealth, and the recent COVID-19 public health emergency, the importance of telehealth PMPs has become even more evident.

L M Wallace, D Falla, A Rushton, N R Heneghan

October 2021

Remote patient monitoring


Telehealth with remote blood pressure monitoring compared with standard care for postpartum hypertension

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) affect 10% of the pregnancies in the United States and are the most common reason for postpartum hospital readmissions. This study considers whether postpartum home telehealth with remote blood pressure monitoring could reduce the readmission rates during the first 6 weeks postpartum in women with HDP.

Kara Kjersten Hoppe, Nicole Thomas, Melissa Zernick, Julia B Zella, Thomas Havighurst, KyungMann Kim, Makeba Williams, Brenda Niu, Ali Lohr, Heather M Johnson

May 2020

Maternal health Remote patient monitoring


A Postpartum Remote Hypertension Monitoring Protocol Implemented at the Hospital Level

This study evaluated using remote blood pressure monitoring on postpartum women with hypertension when they leave the hospital. It found that remote monitoring of this type showed high patient compliance, retention, and satisfaction.

Alisse Hauspurg, Lara S Lemon, Beth A Quinn, Anna Binstock, Jacob Larkin, Richard H Beigi, Andrew R Watson, Hyagriv N Simhan

October 2019

Maternal health Remote patient monitoring


Feasibility of an image-based mobile health protocol for postoperative wound monitoring

Patients and caregivers were willing and able to use a mobile program to monitor wounds after surgery. Early results showed health providers identified and managed wound complications.

Rebecca L Gunter, Sara Fernandes-Taylor, Shahrose Rahman, Lola Awoyinka, Kyla M Bennett, Sharon M Weber, Caprice C Greenberg, K Craig Kent

January 2018

Remote patient monitoring


School-based health

Implementation of Telehealth Services in Rural Schools: A Qualitative Assessment  exit disclaimer icon 

This study explores facilitators and barriers to the implementation of telehealth programs in rural schools and identifies strategies for successful implementation.

Kimberley Fox, Amanda Burgess, Martha Elbaum Williamson, John Massey, George Shaler, Karen Pearson, Jennifer Mackenzie, Kimberly Merchant, Xi Zhu, Marcia Ward

November 2021

School-based health


The Future of Telehealth in School-Based Health Centers: Lessons from COVID-19

A qualitative analysis of nationally-led "Listening and Learning" sessions by the School-Based Health Alliance revealed substantial innovation and expansion of telehealth services due to COVID-10. School-based health programs were shown to reduce barriers to health care access, protect the most vulnerable, and decrease the spread of disease. Telehealth implementations in schools may also help keep youth from emergency departments and provide needed mental health care.

Anna Goddard, Erin Sullivan, Paula Fields, Suzanne Mackey

January 2021

School-based health


Process of Identifying Measures and Data Elements for the HRSA School-Based Telehealth Network Grant Program  exit disclaimer icon 

An analysis of the School-Based Telehealth Network Grant Program’s initiatives to measure the effect that telehealth has on the quality of healthcare services offered in schools. The project also aimed to identify a common set of measures that could assess school-based telehealth services, utilization, processes, and outcomes.

Marcia Ward, Kimberley Fox, Kimberly Merchant, Amanda Burgess, Fred Ullrich, Karen Pearson, George Shaler, Christopher Shea, Steve North, Carlos Mena

June 2020

School-based health


Association of a School-Based, Asthma-Focused Telehealth Program With Emergency Department Visits Among Children Enrolled in South Carolina Medicaid

Telehealth programs with a focus on chronic pediatric diseases, such as asthma, may improve children’s health in rural and medically underserved communities. These kinds of programs are associated with a more than 20% overall reduction in emergency department visits.

John Bian, Kathryn K Cristaldi, Andrea P Summer, Zemin Su, Justin Marsden, Patrick D Mauldin, James T McElligott

November 2019

Medicare and Medicaid School-based health


The Use of Telehealth in School-Based Health Centers

School-based telehealth programs can expand health care access to rural and underserved youth by eliminating barriers to access, such as transportation. This article describes characteristics of School-Based Telehealth Centers using technology to add to the access of care beyond onsite providers for underserved communities.

Hayley Love, Ph.D., MSc, Nirmita Panchal, MPH, John Schlitt, MSW, Caroline Behr, BA, Samira Soleimanpour, Ph.D., MPH

October 2019

School-based health


Effect of the School-Based Telemedicine Enhanced Asthma Management (SB-TEAM) Program on Asthma Morbidity

School-based programs that incorporate telemedicine to link to primary care can improve outcomes for urban children with asthma. This randomized clinical trial included 400 children. It showed an increase in symptom-free days and fewer emergency department visits or hospitalizations for children using telehealth compared with usual care.

Jill S. Halterman, MD, MPH, Maria Fagnano, MPH, Reynaldo S. Tajon, BA, Paul Tremblay, RN, Hongyue Wang, Ph.D., Arlene Butz, ScD, RN, Tamara T. Perry, MD, Kenneth M. McConnochie, MD, MPH

March 2018

School-based health


Telehealth experience

National Survey Trends in Telehealth Use in 2021: Disparities in Utilization and Audio vs. Video Services

This report analyzes national trends in telehealth utilization and how use of video-enabled vs. audio-only telehealth services differ across patient populations. The study finds notable disparities by race, ethnicity, income, age, and insurance status in access to video-enabled telehealth.

Madjid Karimi, Euny C. Lee, Sara J. Couture, Aldren Gonzales, Violanda Grigorescu, Scott R. Smith, Nancy De Lew, Benjamin D. Sommers

February 2022

Health equity Telehealth experience


Evaluation of a telemedicine pilot program for the provision of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in the Southeastern United States

In this telePrEP feasibility study, adherence to PrEP remained high and most participants preferred telemedicine or a combination of telemedicine and in-person office visits to only in-person office visits. Without this program, many participants were unlikely to have received PrEP.

Marty S Player, Nicole A Cooper, Suzanne Perkins, Vanessa A Diaz

January 2022

HIV/AIDS Telehealth experience


Experiences with Telemedicine for HIV Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mixed-Methods Study

People with HIV and clinical staff perceive telemedicine visits as useful, with benefits including the ability to engage and re-engage patients in care, perceived patient-centeredness and flexibility, the opportunity to engage family and multidisciplinary care team members, and the opportunity to enhance telemedicine use proficiency through practice and support.

Dini Harsono, Yanhong Deng, Sangyun Chung, Lydia A Barakat, Gerald Friedland, Jaimie P Meyer, Elizabeth Porter, Merceditas Villanueva, Michael S Wolf, Jessica E Yager, E Jennifer Edelman

January 2022

HIV/AIDS Telehealth experience


Patient Experience with In-Person and Telehealth Visits Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic at a Large Integrated Health System in the United States

The positive experiences with telehealth reported in this study, especially video based telehealth, may be due to patient appreciation of efforts made to maintain access during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the focused nature of telehealth visits, and help by staff for navigation technical issues.

Ron D Hays, Samuel A Skootsky

January 2022

Telehealth experience


Transitioning to Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Patient Perspectives and Attendance at an HIV Clinic in San Francisco

With a transition to telehealth, nonattendance rates for HIV medical appointments decreased. People with HIV perceived telehealth as more convenient and safe than traditional visits.

Isabella C Auchus, Katrin Jaradeh, Alice Tang, Jackie Marzan, Bryn Boslett

July 2021

HIV/AIDS Telehealth experience


Keeping Pace With 21st Century Healthcare: A Framework for Telehealth Research, Practice, and Program Evaluation in Occupational Therapy

The use of telehealth in occupational therapy is steadily increasing, but there is little framework around the evaluation of these services. This study introduces the PACE Framework, which aims to support researchers and practitioners in systematically evaluating components of telehealth service delivery in occupational therapy through population and health outcomes, access for all clients, costs and cost-effectiveness, and the experiences of clients and occupational therapy practitioners.

Lauren M. Little, Kristen A. Pickett, Rachel Proffitt, Jana Cason

June 2021

Telehealth experience


Telebehavioral Health Use Among Rural Medicaid Beneficiaries: Relationships with Telehealth Policies  exit disclaimer icon 

This study examines Medicaid telehealth policies and telebehavioral health use among rural fee-for-service (FFS) patients. It finds that rural Medicaid FFS beneficiaries may have better access to telebehavioral health services when they give informed consent in a provider setting.

Jean Talbot, Yvonne Jonk, Amanda Burgess, Deborah Thayer, Erika Ziller, Nathan Paluso, Andrew Coburn

October 2020

Behavioral health Health equity Medicare and Medicaid Telehealth experience


Outcomes of a Rapid Adolescent Telehealth Scale-Up During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, health systems needed to quickly transition from in-person visits to telehealth. This study examines the unique challenges within adolescent medicine during this transition, such as patient confidentiality during digital communication and multidisciplinary care teams learning to use video formats.

Sarah M. Wood, Krishna White, Rebecka Peebles, Julia Pickel, Maryam Alausa, Jamie Mehringer, Nadia Dowshen

August 2020

Telehealth experience


Project Moxie: Results of a Feasibility Study of a Telehealth Intervention to Increase HIV Testing Among Binary and Nonbinary Transgender Youth

Because transgender youth have low rates of engagement in HIV prevention, Project Moxie tested the feasibility of an intervention that provides home-based HIV self-testing combined with video-chat counseling.

Rob Stephenson, Kieran Todd, Erin Kahle, Stephen Sullivan, Michael Miller-Perusse, Akshay Sharma, Keith Horvath

May 2020

HIV/AIDS Telehealth experience


Workforce development

Leveraging Digital Platforms to Scale Health Care Workforce Development: The Career 911 Massive Open Online Course

A massive open online course (MOOC) called Career 911 was created to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to explore health-related professions.

Melissa A Simon, Shaneah Taylor, Laura S Tom

September 2020

Workforce development


Telepsychiatric Consultation as a Training and Workforce Development Strategy for Rural Primary Care

There is a shortage of rural primary care personnel with expertise in team care for patients with common mental disorders. This research investigated the feasibility of regular systematic case reviews through telepsychiatric consultation, within collaborative care for depression, as a continuous training and workforce development strategy in rural clinics.

Morhaf Al Achkar, Ian M. Bennett, Lydia Chwastiak, Theresa Hoeft, Tre Normoyle, Melinda Vredevoogd, Davis G. Patterson

September 2020

Workforce development


The Technological Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Education and Health Care Delivery

This commentary discusses the abrupt technological changes in providing health care since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors note that some of these changes are positive and should be preserved or modified beyond the public health emergency. They argue clinicians must be objective in assessing and retaining those changes that clearly improve healthcare education and patient care moving forward.

Shalini Shah, Sudhir Diwan, Lynn Kohan, David Rosenblum, Christopher Gharibo, Amol Soin, Adrian Sulindro, Quinn Nguyen, David A Provenzano

August 2020

Workforce development


Last updated: May 4, 2022

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