Telehealth

Current Projects

  • Continuing Data Collection on a Common Set of Measures for the SB TNGP Grantees
    The primary purpose of this project is to continue data collection from School-Based Telehealth Network Grant Program (SB TNGP) grantees to evaluate school-based telehealth using a common set of measures that will help build the evidence base and inform future policy changes and sustainability efforts.
    Research center: Rural Telehealth Research Center
    Topics: Healthcare access, Telehealth
  • Investigating Differences in School-Based Telehealth Implementation and Services in the SB TNGP Grantees
    The principal goal of this project is to gather contextual information from School-Based Telehealth Network Grant Program (SB TNGP) grantees regarding project design and implementation, and the practicalities of delivering telehealth services in school settings that will help explain the heterogeneity found in the data across the grantees.
    Research center: Rural Telehealth Research Center
    Topics: Healthcare access, Telehealth
  • Launching Data Collection on a Common Set of Measures for the EB THNP and SAT TNGP Grantees
    The primary purpose of this project is to launch data collection among Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program (EB THNP) and Substance Abuse Treatment Telehealth Network Grant Program (SAT TNGP) grantees on a common set of measures.
    Research center: Rural Telehealth Research Center
    Topics: Mental and behavioral health, Telehealth
  • Malpractice Claims Among Rural and Urban Providers: Do State Telehealth Laws Make a Difference?
    This project examines trends in state telehealth laws and whether they have affected the rural and urban malpractice environments differentially. Data from the National Practitioner Data Bank are used to determine whether changes in telehealth laws are associated with increased malpractice claims and other adverse actions against providers.
    Research center: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Allied health professionals, Legislation and regulation, Nurses and nurse practitioners, Telehealth, Workforce
  • Rates of Telemental Health Use Among Rural Medicaid Enrollees: Associations with Telehealth Policy and Mental Health Access
    This study will examine telemental health use among rural and urban Medicaid beneficiaries with mental illness. The goals are to: 1) compare rates and patterns of telemental health; 2) assess how use rates are associated with state-level Medicaid telehealth policies; and 3) determine the extent to which telemental health provides access to care.
    Research center: Rural Telehealth Research Center
    Topics: Medicaid and CHIP, Mental and behavioral health, Telehealth
  • 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.
    Research center: Rural Telehealth Research Center
    Topics: Emergency medical services and trauma, Telehealth
  • Understanding Trends in Telehealth Use: An All-Payer Analysis in Maine
    This project's primary purpose is to use Maine's All-Payer Claims Database and key informant interviews to develop a descriptive overview of telehealth use in Maine, examining how telehealth use has changed over time (2008-2017) among rural and urban patients and providers.
    Research center: Rural Telehealth Research Center
    Topics: Medicare, Private health insurance, Telehealth