Rural Telehealth Research Center

Current Projects

  • EB THNP/SAT TNGP, SB TNGP, and EB TNGP Measure and Data Activities
    The project will collect ongoing data from Evidence Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program and Substance Abuse Treatment Telehealth Network Grant Program participants; analyze School Based Telehealth Network Grant Program data for publications; and identify candidate data elements for a new Evidence Based Telehealth Network Grant Program.
    Topics: Children and adolescents, Chronic diseases and conditions, Healthcare access, Mental and behavioral health, Substance use and treatment, Telehealth
  • Evaluating the Role of Tele-Emergency Care in Healthcare Costs and Long-Term Outcomes for Rural Medicare Beneficiaries with Sepsis
    Sepsis is a life-threatening emergency for which provider-to-provider telemedicine has been used to improve quality of care. The objective of this study is to measure the impact of rural tele-emergency consultation on long-term healthcare costs and outcomes, specifically through decreasing organ failure, hospital length-of-stay, and readmissions.
    Topics: Emergency medical services and trauma, Medicare, Telehealth
  • Opportunities for Increasing Access to Maternal Telehealth Services
    Rural residents face barriers to healthcare access that contribute to higher maternal morbidity and infant mortality than in urban areas. This project will use nationally representative data to identify opportunities for increasing access to maternal health services via telehealth and implementation barriers to sustaining telehealth services.
    Topics: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Health services, Healthcare access, Hospitals and clinics, Maternal health, Telehealth
  • Telehealth for Chronic Disease Management in the Veterans Health Administration
    This project will capitalize on the aggressive adoption of telehealth within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The overall purpose of this jointly funded collaborative project is to better understand key factors impacting how VHA chronic disease management telehealth has reduced healthcare utilization outcomes and cost.
    Topics: Chronic diseases and conditions, Post-acute care, Telehealth, Veterans
  • Telehealth for Heart Attack and Stroke in Rural Hospitals
    The primary purpose of this project is to examine telehealth for heart attack and stroke in national samples of hospitals by reviewing trends and factors in adoption of these telehealth services and implementation strategies across levels of rurality.
    Topics: Emergency medical services and trauma, Telehealth
  • Telehealth Use Among Children in Medicaid Managed Care and Fee-for-Service Programs
    This project will assess differences in the use of telehealth services among rural and urban children by enrollment in state Medicaid managed care organizations and fee-for-service programs using national administrative claims datasets.
    Topics: Children and adolescents, Health services, Medicaid and CHIP, Mental and behavioral health, Telehealth