Telehealth & Health Information Technology
The use of telehealth has increased at a record pace since early 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our researchers examine the population-level impact of telehealth on healthcare access, costs, quality and patient experience, and consider how those findings can inform evolving telehealth payment policy and regulations. Our experts are also immersed in studying the ways that health information technology, electronic medical records, and digital and mobile health applications impact patient health.
IHPI Briefs: Leading voices on telehealth and health IT policy issues
As telehealth use surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding its use for outpatient evaluation and the extent it continues to serve as a substitute for in-person care are important analyses. This brief examines national Medicare claims data to better understand whether the use of telehealth led to an increase in the overall volume of outpatient evaluation and management services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries.
U-M researchers analyze the relationship between virtual care adoption among primary care practices and emergency department visits or hospitalizations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic prompted state and federal policy changes that enabled behavioral health providers to rapidly shift from in-person to telehealth visits to continue treating clients. This IHPI brief examines Michigan providers’ experiences with virtual care and outlines policy considerations.
A Closer Look: Telehealth Research and Innovation
Research in telehealth at IHPI uses novel approaches to improve healthcare access, enhance the patient experience, and reduce costs. Learn how IHPI researchers are rigorously evaluating telehealth policies and telehealth programs to determine population-level impact on healthcare costs, quality, access and patient experience.
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