Nalin Payakachat, PhD

Deputy Director, Rural Telehealth Evaluation Center

Phone: 501.686.7701
Email: npayakachat@uams.edu

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham
Slot #522
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205


Current Projects - (4)

  • Association of Telehealth Technology and Financial Performance in Rural Hospitals
    American Hospital Association telehealth capability data will be merged with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services cost information and other databases to see if having telehealth technology is associated with improved hospital financial performance via increased revenue and profitability and access to healthcare services for rural residents.
    Research center: Rural Telehealth Evaluation Center
    Topics: Health services, Healthcare access, Healthcare financing, Hospitals and clinics, Rural statistics and demographics, Telehealth
  • Objective Program Examination and Gap Analysis of Telehealth Resource Centers
    This project will review an inventory of existing metrics used by the Telehealth Resource Centers to summarize technical assistance (TA) activities and identify opportunities for future program development in improving TA services for expanding telehealth in the nation.
    Research center: Rural Telehealth Evaluation Center
    Topics: Health information technology, Networking and collaboration, Telehealth
  • Summary of Telehealth Definitions: A Scoping Review
    Telehealth services are a vital alternative to delivering health care, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study provides a scope review of telehealth definitions, summarized from various sources and stakeholders.
    Research center: Rural Telehealth Evaluation Center
    Topics: Health information technology, Health services, Healthcare access, Legislation and regulation, Public health, Telehealth
  • Summative Examination of Licensure Portability Program
    Licensure portability has become increasingly important to expanding telehealth services for rural populations across state lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposed summative examination will provide comprehensive Licensure Portability Program review and identify future program improvements.
    Research center: Rural Telehealth Evaluation Center
    Topics: Allied health professionals, Health information technology, Health services, Healthcare access, Legislation and regulation, Networking and collaboration, Physician assistants, Physicians, Public health, Quality, Workforce