Rural Telehealth Research Center

The Rural Telehealth Research Center is charged with advancing publicly available, high quality, impartial, clinically informed and policy-relevant telehealth research.

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About the Research Center

The Rural Telehealth Research Center (RTRC) is focused on building the evidence base for telehealth, especially in rural settings. More specifically, RTRC is charged with advancing publicly available, high quality, impartial, clinically informed, and policy-relevant research. Rigorous research is needed to identify telehealth models that are affordable and sustainable, enhance rural access, and maintain and improve quality. The goal of RTRC is to conduct and disseminate research on rural telehealth that contributes to building a high-performance system in rural America. RTRC is a collaboration of the University of Iowa, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and the University of Southern Maine.

Research History

The Rural Health Research Centers are funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP). Currently, Centers are funded through a four-year cooperative agreement. This research Center has produced research products funded by FORHP during the following years.

  • 2016 - current