Studies & Surveys2022-11-16T18:45:44-04:00

Research Spotlight

Alliance Board Member Led Study

MedStar Health, Stanford Health Care, Intermountain Healthcare
This AHRQ-funded study analyzed more than four million primary care encounters from MedStar Health, Stanford Health Care, and Intermountain Healthcare through the end of 2021 and found little change in health care utilization as telehealth became widely accessed. Results indicate that telehealth availability does not result in additional primary care visits. In addition, telehealth serves as a substitute for certain in-person encounters.

Medicare Telehealth Analysis

Alliance for Connected Care
A 2019-2021 Medicare claims data analysis commissioned by Alliance for Connected Care and compiled by an independent researcher showed two major findings – first, that there is no evidence of telehealth adding to the total volume of Medicare services, and two, that there is no evidence that patients initiating care through telehealth had a higher need for follow-up visits than patients seeking in-person care – meaning that the care was equally effective.

Studies

Maternal Outreach Through Telehealth for Rural Sites: The MOTHeRS Project

North Carolina Medical Journal: Maternal Outreach Through Telehealth for Rural Sites: The MOTHeRS Project

The pandemic brought challenges to rural maternal health. The North Carolina Statewide Telepsychiatry Program (NC-STeP), a statewide telepsychiatry program, used telehealth and health technologies to bring multidisciplinary care to three community-based primary care obstetric clinics. The MOTHeRS (Maternal Outreach through Telehealth […]

Estimated Indirect Cost Savings of Using Telehealth Among Nonelderly Patients With Cancer

JAMA Network Open: Estimated Indirect Cost Savings of Using Telehealth Among Nonelderly Patients With Cancer

This economic evaluation of cost savings from completed telehealth visits in a single-institution National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center found that telehealth saves time, travel, and money for patients. The main outcome was estimated patient cost savings from telehealth, which […]

Telehealth Treatment of Behavior Problems in Young Children With Developmental Delay

JAMA Pediatrics: Telehealth Treatment of Behavior Problems in Young Children With Developmental Delay

In this study, young children with developmental delay (DD) saw improvements in behavior after receiving treatment through telehealth. In this randomized clinical trial, behaviors and caregiving stress between child and caregiver were analyzed at preintervention, midtreatment, postintervention, and during 6-month and 12-month follow-ups. […]

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Surveys

Telehealth Delivery of Behavioral Health Care in Medicaid: Findings from a Survey of State Medicaid Programs

Kaiser Family Foundation: Telehealth Delivery of Behavioral Health Care in Medicaid: Findings from a Survey of State Medicaid Programs

Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) surveyed state Medicaid officials about policies and trends related to telehealth delivery of behavioral health services. The survey found that states most commonly reported adding audio-only telehealth coverage of behavioral health services, […]

Bridging the Gap in Graduate Medical Education: A Longitudinal Analysis of Medical and Fellowship Director Experiences in Telehealth

Cureus: Bridging the Gap in Graduate Medical Education: A Longitudinal Analysis of Medical and Fellowship Director Experiences in Telehealth

This five-year longitudinal survey analysis found that the overall utilization of telehealth by graduate medical education (GME) programs has increased along with the continued need for training to prepare residents for current and future practice. Results show […]

Most Midterm Voters Support Free Telehealth Pre-Deductible

Inside Telehealth: Most Midterm Voters Support Free Telehealth Pre-Deductible (11/17) – The Alliance to Fight for Healthcare conducted an election night poll, which found that an overwhelming majority of midterm voters want telehealth services to be covered before individuals meet their deductibles. Of voters who supported Democrats in the midterm elections and were polled, 91 percent […]

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