Examine the broad reach of telehealth as well as highlight significant areas of unrealized potential.



Tuesday, December 4, 2018
9:00 am 1:00 pm Eastern
National Press Club Washington, DC

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The December 2018 issue of Health Affairs is dedicated to Telehealth, a broad range of technologies used to connect clinicians to each other and to their patients. Distinguished authors examine the broad reach of telehealth and also highlight significant areas of unrealized potential.
Daren Anderson, Director, Weitzman Institute, Community Health Center, Inc., on "Reduced Cost Of Specialty Care Using Electronic Consultations For Medicaid Patients

Denise Anthony, Professor of Health Management and Policy and of Sociology, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, on "Who Isn’t Using Patient Portals And Why? Evidence And Implications From A National Sample Of U.S. Adults"

David Flannery, Director of Telegenetics, Genomic Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, on "Building A Regulatory And Payment Framework Flexible Enough To Withstand Technological Progress"

Carol Kane, Director, Division of Economic and Health Policy Research, American Medical Association, on "The Use Of Telemedicine By Physicians: Still The Exception Rather Than The Rule"

Dorota Kopycka-Kedzierawski, Associate Professor, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, Division of Community Dentistry and Oral Disease Prevention, University of Rochester, on "Advancement of Teledentistry at the University of Rochester’s Eastman Institute for Oral Health"

Mitchell Krebs, Director, Rural Healthcare Program, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

Ching-Ching Claire Lin, Health Economist, Office of Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation, Health Resources and Services Administration, "Telehealth in Health Centers: Key Adoption Factors, Barriers, and Opportunities"

Lory Maddox, Clinical Manager, Connect Care Pro, Intermountain Healthcare, on "The Effect Of A Newborn Telehealth Program On Transfers Avoided: A Multiple-Baseline Study"

Keisuke Nakagawa, Post-Doctoral Scholar, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis, on "Retail Outlets Using Telehealth Pose Significant Policy Questions for Health Care"

Jeongyoung Park, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and the Health Workforce Research Center, George Washington University, on "Are State Telehealth Policies Associated With The Use of Telehealth Services Among Underserved Populations?"

Renee Pekmezaris, Vice President, Community Health and Health Services Research, Northwell Health, on "Home Telemonitoring In Heart Failure: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis"

Marty Player, Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, on "Electronic Visits For Common Acute Conditions: Evaluation Of A Recently Established Program"

Kristin Ray, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, on "Quality of Care for Acute Respiratory Infections During Direct-To-Consumer Telemedicine Visits For Adults"

Dana Sax, Emergency Physician, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, on "Tele-Triage Outcomes For Patients With Chest Pain: Comparing Physicians And Registered Nurses"

Sachin Shah, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, on "Virtual Visits Partially Replaced In-person Visits In An ACO-based Medical Specialty Practice"

Erin Shigekawa, Consultant, JSI (John Snow, Inc.), University of California Berkeley on "The Current State Of Telehealth Evidence: A Rapid Review"

Lori Uscher-Pines, Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation, on "How is Telemedicine Being Used in Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorder Treatment?"

Jiani Yu, PhD Candidate, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota, on "Population-Level Estimates of Telemedicine Service Provision Using An All Payer Claims Database"

Donglan Zhang, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Georgia, on "Expansion of Telestroke Services Improves Quality of Care Provided In Super Rural Areas"

Health Affairs is grateful to Joseph Kvedar, Vice President for Connected Health at Partners HealthCare, for serving as theme adviser. We also appreciate The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust for its generous support of this issue and event.
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