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Behavioral health

Read studies and guides on the importance and effectiveness of telehealth in treating mental health and substance use disorders, including access and insurance coverage.

Health equity

Read studies on the logistics and success of bringing telehealth care to rural communities, urban centers, and underserved populations.

Emergency health

Review research on the expansion of emergency telehealth and the outcomes for patients living in rural areas or without access to in-person emergency care.

School-based health

Learn how telehealth in schools has served students and families by bridging the healthcare gap during COVID-19, managing chronic conditions, and eliminating barriers to health care access.

Maternal health

Read studies on the many ways maternal telehealth can help pregnant and postpartum women and their babies get access to care and remote monitoring for hypertension, weight control, and lactation.

Remote patient monitoring

Review outcomes for using telehealth to monitor serious conditions, such as hypertension and post-operative wound care.

HIV/AIDS

Review the role of telehealth across the full spectrum of HIV/AIDS care, from prevention to testing to treatment.

Workforce development

Read studies on the use of telehealth in growing access to health care education and career opportunities, especially in rural or underserved communities.

Behavioral health

Telehealth for the Treatment of Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

This guide reviews the research on the effectiveness of using telehealth for serious mental illness and substance abuse disorders. It makes recommendations for practice and provides examples of how practitioners use these practices in their programs.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

June 2021

Behavioral health


Telehealth Use in a Rural State: A Mixed Methods Study Using Maine's All-Payer Claims Database  exit disclaimer icon 

The expansion of telehealth in Maine is partly driven by Medicare patients. This research suggests telehealth is improving access to behavioral health and speech-language pathology. Telehealth is limited, however, by access problems including provider shortages, lack of broadband, and other insurance coverage like Medicare and commercial policies.

Yvonne Jonk, Martha Williamson, Deborah Thayer, Jennifer MacKenzie, Catherine McGuire, Kimberley Fox, Andrew Coburn

October 2020

Health equity Behavioral health


Telebehavioral Health Use Among Rural Medicaid Beneficiaries: Relationships with Telehealth Policies  exit disclaimer icon 

This study examines Medicaid telehealth policies and telebehavioral health use among rural fee-for-service (FFS) patients. It finds that rural Medicaid FFS beneficiaries may have better access to telebehavioral health services when they give informed consent in a provider setting.

Jean Talbot, Yvonne Jonk, Amanda Burgess, Deborah Thayer, Erika Ziller, Nathan Paluso, Andrew Coburn

October 2020

Behavioral health Health equity


Tele-Emergency Behavioral Health in Rural and Underserved Areas  exit disclaimer icon 

Severe shortages of behavioral health specialists in rural and underserved areas make placing patients in appropriate facilities difficult. This paper describes two different emergency departments in the Midwest using telemedicine to address behavioral health access and placement for patients in rural and underserved areas. Findings suggest that transfer to in-patient facilities was much higher in both models when using telemedicine.

Paula Weigel, Divya Bhagianadh, Kimberly Merchant, Amy Wittrock, Hicham Rahmouni, Amanda Bell, Stephanie Laws, Marcia Ward

November 2019

Behavioral health Emergency health


Cell Phone Counseling Improves Retention of Mothers With HIV Infection in Care and Infant HIV Testing in Kisumu, Kenya: A Randomized Controlled Study

This study shows the effectiveness of cell phone counseling to keep pregnant women with HIV in care in Kisumu, Kenya. Phone counseling helps reach and retain pregnant women with HIV infection and postpartum mothers in care. It also improved infant HIV testing and antenatal and postnatal care services.

Avina Sarna, Lopamudra Ray Saraswati, Jerry Okal, James Matheka, Danmark Owuor, Roopal J Singh, Nancy Reynolds, Sam Kalibala

June 2019

Maternal health HIV/AIDS Behavioral health


Feasibility and acceptability of an online positive affect intervention for those living with comorbid HIV depression

This article presents pilot data of using an online intervention to improve the outlook of people living with both HIV and depression. The intervention was rated well by patients and was shown to be both acceptable and feasible to use.

S. M. Bassett, M. Cohn, P. Cotten, I. Kwok & J. T. Moskowitz

March 2019

HIV/AIDS Behavioral health


A Mobile Application for Monitoring and Management of Depressed Mood in a Vulnerable Pregnant Population

This study tested whether a mood tracking and alert mobile application (MTA app) improved mental health care in high-risk pregnant mothers. The MTA app monitored activity, mood, and alerted providers to signs of worsening symptoms. Women who received a telephone call triggered by an MTA app alert were significantly more likely to receive a mental health specialist referral.

Liisa Hantsoo, Ph.D., Stephanie Criniti, M.S., Annum Khan, B.A., Marian Moseley, M.S.S., M.P.H., Naomi Kincler, M.P.H, Laura J. Faherty, M.D., M.P.H., C. Neill Epperson, M.D., Ian M. Bennett, M.D., Ph.D.

October 2017

Maternal health Behavioral health


Using Telehealth to Identify and Manage Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Conditions in Rural Areas

Access to behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment services is difficult in rural and other underserved areas due in part to the lack of specialty providers. Other challenges include primary care providers without experience in behavioral health treatment and individuals from smaller communities fearing stigma and lack of privacy. Telehealth can ease these challenges and support behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment through direct patient care, patient engagement, and provider education.

RTI International

September 2017

Behavioral health


The Empirical Evidence for Telemedicine Interventions in Mental Disorders

Telemedicine in behavioral health may improve access to services amidst the critical shortage of mental health professionals. This article reviews the research literature to assess how successful, feasible and cost-effective the use of telemedicine may be in the treatment of mental disorders.

Rashid L. Bashshur, Ph.D., Gary W. Shannon, Ph.D., Noura Bashshur, MHSA, and Peter M. Yellowlees, MD

February 2016

Behavioral health


Health equity

HRSA's Evidence-Based Tele-Emergency Network Grant Program: Multi-site Prospective Cohort Analysis Across Six Rural Emergency Department Telemedicine Networks  exit disclaimer icon 

Six rural hospital systems received grants from HRSA to study how their emergency telehealth departments affect outcomes for patients. Telehealth was often the patient’s first point of contact and usually resulted in a transfer to a distant hospital or local inpatient facility. Findings suggest that emergency telehealth plays an important role in improving access for rural emergency patients.

Sarah Heppner, Nicholas Mohr, Knute Carter, Fred Ullrich, Kimberly Merchant, Marcia Ward

January 2021

Emergency health Health equity


Telehealth Use in a Rural State: A Mixed Methods Study Using Maine's All-Payer Claims Database  exit disclaimer icon 

The expansion of telehealth in Maine is partly driven by Medicare patients. This research suggests telehealth is improving access to behavioral health and speech-language pathology. Telehealth is limited, however, by access problems including provider shortages, lack of broadband, and other insurance coverage like Medicare and commercial policies.

Yvonne Jonk, Martha Williamson, Deborah Thayer, Jennifer MacKenzie, Catherine McGuire, Kimberley Fox, Andrew Coburn

October 2020

Health equity Behavioral health


Telebehavioral Health Use Among Rural Medicaid Beneficiaries: Relationships with Telehealth Policies  exit disclaimer icon 

This study examines Medicaid telehealth policies and telebehavioral health use among rural fee-for-service (FFS) patients. It finds that rural Medicaid FFS beneficiaries may have better access to telebehavioral health services when they give informed consent in a provider setting.

Jean Talbot, Yvonne Jonk, Amanda Burgess, Deborah Thayer, Erika Ziller, Nathan Paluso, Andrew Coburn

October 2020

Behavioral health Health equity


Emergency Department Telemedicine Consults are Associated with Faster Time-to-ECG and Time-to-Fibrinolysis for Myocardial Infarction Patients  exit disclaimer icon 

Heart attack is a common and deadly event that requires treatment as soon as possible. Telemedicine can improve how quickly heart attacks are diagnosed and treated in rural hospitals.

Aspen Miller, Marcia Ward, Fred Ullrich, Kimberly Merchant, Morgan Swanson, Nicholas Mohr

February 2020

Emergency health Health equity


Provider-to-Provider Telemedicine Improves Adherence to Sepsis Bundle Care in Community Emergency Departments  exit disclaimer icon 

Sepsis occurs when an infection reaches the bloodstream and getting care quickly improves the chances of survival. In this study, telemedicine in the emergency department improved the rates of adhering to the sepsis treatment protocol. The timely replacement of fluids and the administration of antibiotics greatly improved sepsis care at rural community hospitals.

Nicholas Mohr, Kaylyn Campbell, Morgan Swanson, Fred Ullrich, Kimberly Merchant, Marcia Ward

January 2020

Health equity Emergency health


The Use of and Experiences With Telelactation Among Rural Breastfeeding Mothers: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial

Telelactation services connecting breastfeeding mothers to lactation consultants increase access to professional breastfeeding support in rural areas. This research shows both high demand for and positive experiences with these telehealth services in an underserved population.

Kandice Kapinos, Virginia Kotzias, Debra Bogen, Kristin Ray, Jill Demirci, Mary Ann Rigas, Lori Uscher-Pines

August 2019

Maternal health Health equity


Telemedicine Use Decreases Rural Emergency Department Length of Stay for Transferred North Dakota Trauma Patients  exit disclaimer icon 

Emergency department telemedicine consults for trauma patients were associated with faster hospital transfers and the increased use of radiography.

Nicholas M. Mohr, J. Priyanka Vakkalanka, Karisa K. Harland, Amanda Bell, Brian Skow, Dan M. Shane, and Marcia M. Ward

July 2017

Emergency health Health equity


Urban Telemedicine Enables Equity in Access to Acute Illness Care  exit disclaimer icon 

The use of telemedicine increased inner-city children’s access to acute care in Rochester, NY, closing a socio-economic gap.

Sarah D. Ronis, Kenneth M. McConnochie, Hongyue Wang, and Nancy E. Wood

February 2017

Health equity


Emergency health

HRSA's Evidence-Based Tele-Emergency Network Grant Program: Multi-site Prospective Cohort Analysis Across Six Rural Emergency Department Telemedicine Networks  exit disclaimer icon 

Six rural hospital systems received grants from HRSA to study how their emergency telehealth departments affect outcomes for patients. Telehealth was often the patient’s first point of contact and usually resulted in a transfer to a distant hospital or local inpatient facility. Findings suggest that emergency telehealth plays an important role in improving access for rural emergency patients.

Sarah Heppner, Nicholas Mohr, Knute Carter, Fred Ullrich, Kimberly Merchant, Marcia Ward

January 2021

Emergency health Health equity


Averted Transfers in Rural Emergency Departments Using Telemedicine: Rates and Costs Across Six TeleED Networks  exit disclaimer icon 

Using telemedicine in rural emergency departments saved an average of $2,673 per patient by avoiding transport costs. The majority of the cost savings went to public insurance.

Marcia Ward, Knute Carter, Fred Ullrich, Kimberly Merchant, Nabil Natafgi, Xi Zhu, Paula Weigel, Sarah Heppner, Nicholas Mohr

August 2020

Emergency health


Emergency Department Telemedicine Consults are Associated with Faster Time-to-ECG and Time-to-Fibrinolysis for Myocardial Infarction Patients  exit disclaimer icon 

Heart attack is a common and deadly event that requires treatment as soon as possible. Telemedicine can improve how quickly heart attacks are diagnosed and treated in rural hospitals.

Aspen Miller, Marcia Ward, Fred Ullrich, Kimberly Merchant, Morgan Swanson, Nicholas Mohr

February 2020

Emergency health Health equity


Provider-to-Provider Telemedicine Improves Adherence to Sepsis Bundle Care in Community Emergency Departments  exit disclaimer icon 

Sepsis occurs when an infection reaches the bloodstream and getting care quickly improves the chances of survival. In this study, telemedicine in the emergency department improved the rates of adhering to the sepsis treatment protocol. The timely replacement of fluids and the administration of antibiotics greatly improved sepsis care at rural community hospitals.

Nicholas Mohr, Kaylyn Campbell, Morgan Swanson, Fred Ullrich, Kimberly Merchant, Marcia Ward

January 2020

Health equity Emergency health


Tele-Emergency Behavioral Health in Rural and Underserved Areas  exit disclaimer icon 

Severe shortages of behavioral health specialists in rural and underserved areas make placing patients in appropriate facilities difficult. This paper describes two different emergency departments in the Midwest using telemedicine to address behavioral health access and placement for patients in rural and underserved areas. Findings suggest that transfer to in-patient facilities was much higher in both models when using telemedicine.

Paula Weigel, Divya Bhagianadh, Kimberly Merchant, Amy Wittrock, Hicham Rahmouni, Amanda Bell, Stephanie Laws, Marcia Ward

November 2019

Behavioral health Emergency health


Pediatric tele-emergency care: A study of two delivery models  exit disclaimer icon 

The study evaluates two tele-emergency department programs for pediatric patients with different designs, one general and one specialized. The study shows design choices affect how programs are evaluated and highlights the challenge of creating standard metrics.

Paula A Weigel, Kimberly AS Merchant, Amy Wittrock, Jamie Kissee, Fred Ullrich, Amanda L Bell, James P Marcin, Marcia M Ward

April 2019

Emergency health


Telemedicine Use Decreases Rural Emergency Department Length of Stay for Transferred North Dakota Trauma Patients  exit disclaimer icon 

Emergency department telemedicine consults for trauma patients were associated with faster hospital transfers and the increased use of radiography.

Nicholas M. Mohr, J. Priyanka Vakkalanka, Karisa K. Harland, Amanda Bell, Brian Skow, Dan M. Shane, and Marcia M. Ward

July 2017

Emergency health Health equity


School-based health

The Future of Telehealth in School-Based Health Centers: Lessons from COVID-19

A qualitative analysis of nationally-led "Listening and Learning" sessions by the School-Based Health Alliance revealed substantial innovation and expansion of telehealth services due to COVID-10. School-based health programs were shown to reduce barriers to health care access, protect the most vulnerable, and decrease the spread of disease. Telehealth implementations in schools may also help keep youth from emergency departments and provide needed mental health care.

Anna Goddard, Erin Sullivan, Paula Fields, Suzanne Mackey

January 2021

School-based health


Telehealth in school-based practice: Perceived viability to bridge global OT practitioner shortages prior to COVID-19 global health emergency  exit disclaimer icon 

Telehealth delivery of Occupational Therapy has the potential to offset a global shortage of practitioners. The study shows that school-based health adoption may be a positive trend as long as both Occupational Therapist Practitioners and school administrators receive comprehensive, ongoing training.

Cynthia Abbott-Gaffney, Karen Jacobs

October 2020

School-based health


Association of a School-Based, Asthma-Focused Telehealth Program With Emergency Department Visits Among Children Enrolled in South Carolina Medicaid

Telehealth programs with a focus on chronic pediatric diseases, such as asthma, may improve children’s health in rural and medically underserved communities. These kinds of programs are associated with a more than 20% overall reduction in emergency department visits.

John Bian, Kathryn K Cristaldi, Andrea P Summer, Zemin Su, Justin Marsden, Patrick D Mauldin, James T McElligott

November 2019

School-based health


The Use of Telehealth in School-Based Health Centers

School-based telehealth programs can expand health care access to rural and underserved youth by eliminating barriers to access, such as transportation. This article describes characteristics of School-Based Telehealth Centers using technology to add to the access of care beyond onsite providers for underserved communities.

Hayley Love, Ph.D., MSc, Nirmita Panchal, MPH, John Schlitt, MSW, Caroline Behr, BA, and Samira Soleimanpour, Ph.D., MPH

October 2019

School-based health


Effect of the School-Based Telemedicine Enhanced Asthma Management (SB-TEAM) Program on Asthma Morbidity

School-based programs that incorporate telemedicine to link to primary care can improve outcomes for urban children with asthma. This randomized clinical trial included 400 children. It showed an increase in symptom-free days and fewer emergency department visits or hospitalizations for children using telehealth compared with usual care.

Jill S. Halterman, MD, MPH, Maria Fagnano, MPH, Reynaldo S. Tajon, BA, Paul Tremblay, RN, Hongyue Wang, Ph.D., Arlene Butz, ScD, RN, Tamara T. Perry, MD, and Kenneth M. McConnochie, MD, MPH

March 2018

School-based health


Maternal health

Maternal Telehealth Access Project (MTAP) Report on Community Grant Program  exit disclaimer icon 

The Maternal Telehealth Access Project (MTAP) was launched to ensure that quality telehealth prenatal and postpartum services are accessible and available in underserved communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Increased access to perinatal services and support via telehealth, including clinical care, care coordination, support, and doulas/community health workers leads to improved clinical outcomes for moms and babies

Leslie deRosset, Sarah Verbiest, Dorothy Cilenti, Dawn Godbolt, & Kelli Sheppard

November 2020

Maternal health


A telehealth lifestyle intervention to reduce excess gestational weight gain in pregnant women with overweight or obesity (GLOW): a randomised, parallel-group, controlled trial

Significant weight gain in pregnancy among overweight or obese women increases their already elevated risk of having gestational diabetes, a cesarean delivery, and post-partum weight retention. It also increases the chances of a larger infant and the child's risk of obesity. This research investigated whether a telehealth lifestyle intervention reduced excess weight gain in participants.

Assiamira Ferrara, Monique M Hedderson, Susan D Brown, Samantha F Ehrlich, Ai-Lin Tsai, Juanran Feng, Maren Galarce, Santica Marcovina, Patrick Catalano, Charles P Quesenberry

June 2020

Maternal health


Telehealth with remote blood pressure monitoring compared with standard care for postpartum hypertension

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) affect 10% of the pregnancies in the United States and are the most common reason for postpartum hospital readmissions. This study considers whether postpartum home telehealth with remote blood pressure monitoring could reduce the readmission rates during the first 6 weeks postpartum in women with HDP.

Kara Kjersten Hoppe, Nicole Thomas, Melissa Zernick, Julia B Zella, Thomas Havighurst, KyungMann Kim, Makeba Williams, Brenda Niu, Ali Lohr, Heather M Johnson

May 2020

Maternal health Remote patient monitoring


A Postpartum Remote Hypertension Monitoring Protocol Implemented at the Hospital Level

This study evaluated using remote blood pressure monitoring on postpartum women with hypertension when they leave the hospital. It found that remote monitoring of this type showed high patient compliance, retention, and satisfaction.

Alisse Hauspurg, Lara S Lemon, Beth A Quinn, Anna Binstock, Jacob Larkin, Richard H Beigi, Andrew R Watson, Hyagriv N Simhan

October 2019

Remote patient monitoring Maternal health


The Use of and Experiences With Telelactation Among Rural Breastfeeding Mothers: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial

Telelactation services connecting breastfeeding mothers to lactation consultants increase access to professional breastfeeding support in rural areas. This research shows both high demand for and positive experiences with these telehealth services in an underserved population.

Kandice Kapinos, Virginia Kotzias, Debra Bogen, Kristin Ray, Jill Demirci, Mary Ann Rigas, Lori Uscher-Pines

August 2019

Maternal health Health equity


Cell Phone Counseling Improves Retention of Mothers With HIV Infection in Care and Infant HIV Testing in Kisumu, Kenya: A Randomized Controlled Study

This study shows the effectiveness of cell phone counseling to keep pregnant women with HIV in care in Kisumu, Kenya. Phone counseling helps reach and retain pregnant women with HIV infection and postpartum mothers in care. It also improved infant HIV testing and antenatal and postnatal care services.

Avina Sarna, Lopamudra Ray Saraswati, Jerry Okal, James Matheka, Danmark Owuor, Roopal J Singh, Nancy Reynolds, Sam Kalibala

June 2019

Maternal health HIV/AIDS Behavioral health


A Mobile Application for Monitoring and Management of Depressed Mood in a Vulnerable Pregnant Population

This study tested whether a mood tracking and alert mobile application (MTA app) improved mental health care in high-risk pregnant mothers. The MTA app monitored activity, mood, and alerted providers to signs of worsening symptoms. Women who received a telephone call triggered by an MTA app alert were significantly more likely to receive a mental health specialist referral.

Liisa Hantsoo, Ph.D., Stephanie Criniti, M.S., Annum Khan, B.A., Marian Moseley, M.S.S., M.P.H., Naomi Kincler, M.P.H, Laura J. Faherty, M.D., M.P.H., C. Neill Epperson, M.D., Ian M. Bennett, M.D., Ph.D.

October 2017

Maternal health Behavioral health


Remote patient monitoring

Telehealth with remote blood pressure monitoring compared with standard care for postpartum hypertension

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) affect 10% of the pregnancies in the United States and are the most common reason for postpartum hospital readmissions. This study considers whether postpartum home telehealth with remote blood pressure monitoring could reduce the readmission rates during the first 6 weeks postpartum in women with HDP.

Kara Kjersten Hoppe, Nicole Thomas, Melissa Zernick, Julia B Zella, Thomas Havighurst, KyungMann Kim, Makeba Williams, Brenda Niu, Ali Lohr, Heather M Johnson

May 2020

Maternal health Remote patient monitoring


A Postpartum Remote Hypertension Monitoring Protocol Implemented at the Hospital Level

This study evaluated using remote blood pressure monitoring on postpartum women with hypertension when they leave the hospital. It found that remote monitoring of this type showed high patient compliance, retention, and satisfaction.

Alisse Hauspurg, Lara S Lemon, Beth A Quinn, Anna Binstock, Jacob Larkin, Richard H Beigi, Andrew R Watson, Hyagriv N Simhan

October 2019

Remote patient monitoring Maternal health


Feasibility of an image-based mobile health protocol for postoperative wound monitoring

Patients and caregivers were willing and able to use a mobile program to monitor wounds after surgery. Early results showed health providers identified and managed wound complications.

Rebecca L Gunter, Sara Fernandes-Taylor, Shahrose Rahman, Lola Awoyinka, Kyla M Bennett, Sharon M Weber, Caprice C Greenberg, K Craig Kent

January 2018

Remote patient monitoring


HIV/AIDS

Cell Phone Counseling Improves Retention of Mothers With HIV Infection in Care and Infant HIV Testing in Kisumu, Kenya: A Randomized Controlled Study

This study shows the effectiveness of cell phone counseling to keep pregnant women with HIV in care in Kisumu, Kenya. Phone counseling helps reach and retain pregnant women with HIV infection and postpartum mothers in care. It also improved infant HIV testing and antenatal and postnatal care services.

Avina Sarna, Lopamudra Ray Saraswati, Jerry Okal, James Matheka, Danmark Owuor, Roopal J Singh, Nancy Reynolds, Sam Kalibala

June 2019

Maternal health HIV/AIDS Behavioral health


Randomized Controlled Trial of a Mobile Health Intervention to Promote Retention and Adherence to Preexposure Prophylaxis Among Young People at Risk for Human Immunodeficiency Virus: The EPIC Study

Young people are the least likely to use protection against sexually transmitting the HIV virus. An interactive text-messaging intervention significantly increased the odds of using protection among young individuals at risk for getting HIV.

Albert Y Liu, Eric Vittinghoff, Patricia von Felten, K Rivet Amico, Peter L Anderson, Richard Lester, Erin Andrew, Ixchell Estes, Pedro Serrano, Jennifer Brothers, Susan Buchbinder, Sybil Hosek, Jonathan D Fuchs

May 2019

HIV/AIDS


Text Messages Can Encourage Patients to Discuss and Receive HIV Testing in Primary Care

Regular HIV testing does not often happen in primary care visits. Doctors want patients to ask for the test, as opposed to suggesting it themselves. This study finds that using a patient-centered text message campaign may prompt patients to discuss HIV testing with their physicians, thereby increasing HIV testing.

Renata Wettermann, Haley Marek, Thomas P. Giordano and Monisha Arya

May 2019

HIV/AIDS


Feasibility and acceptability of an online positive affect intervention for those living with comorbid HIV depression

This article presents pilot data of using an online intervention to improve the outlook of people living with both HIV and depression. The intervention was rated well by patients and was shown to be both acceptable and feasible to use.

S. M. Bassett, M. Cohn, P. Cotten, I. Kwok & J. T. Moskowitz

March 2019

HIV/AIDS Behavioral health


Workforce development

Leveraging Digital Platforms to Scale Health Care Workforce Development: The Career 911 Massive Open Online Course

A massive open online course (MOOC) called Career 911 was created to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to explore health-related professions.

Melissa A Simon, Shaneah Taylor, Laura S Tom

September 2020

Workforce development


Telepsychiatric Consultation as a Training and Workforce Development Strategy for Rural Primary Care

There is a shortage of rural primary care personnel with expertise in team care for patients with common mental disorders. This research investigated the feasibility of regular systematic case reviews through telepsychiatric consultation, within collaborative care for depression, as a continuous training and workforce development strategy in rural clinics.

Morhaf Al Achkar, Ian M. Bennett, Lydia Chwastiak, Theresa Hoeft, Tre Normoyle, Melinda Vredevoogd and Davis G. Patterson

September 2020

Workforce development


The Technological Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Education and Health Care Delivery

This commentary discusses the abrupt technological changes in providing health care since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors note that some of these changes are positive and should be preserved or modified beyond the public health emergency. They argue clinicians must be objective in assessing and retaining those changes that clearly improve healthcare education and patient care moving forward.

Shalini Shah, Sudhir Diwan, Lynn Kohan, David Rosenblum, Christopher Gharibo, Amol Soin, Adrian Sulindro, Quinn Nguyen, David A Provenzano

August 2020

Workforce development


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