The basics: What is telehealth?
The range and use of telehealth services to remotely diagnose, manage, or treat disease have expanded over the past decades for a wide variety of populations. Telehealth includes the use of video conferencing software, telephone, patient portals, and mobile health applications to deliver healthcare. The terms telehealth, telemedicine, virtual care, digital health, and eHealth are used interchangeably.
The IHPI Telehealth Team
Chad Ellimoottil, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Medical School
Emma Steppe, M.P.H.
Sophia Ng, Ph.D.
Ziwei Zhu, M.S.
The Telehealth Research Network convenes telehealth researchers at U-M and promotes collaborations through research meetings and networking events.
If you are interested in joining our multi-institutional community of clinicians, scholars, healthcare administrators and policymakers who have an interest in telehealth research, please subscribe to the IHPI Telehealth Research Network listserv.
The Telehealth Research Incubator leverages collective resources and expertise from University of Michigan clinicians and scientists and IHPI staff to scale the efforts of telehealth researchers at U-M. The focus of many TRI projects is to rigorously evaluate federal/state telehealth policies and institutional programs on four specific outcomes: cost, quality, access, and patient experience.
While telehealth applications have been around for decades, advancements in technology are spurring a resurgence of interest in telehealth among patients, healthcare providers, policymakers and health system leaders.