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 Telehealth Research Snapshots report provides policymakers, journalists, healthcare administrators, and others with research insights on the population-level impact of telehealth on healthcare access, costs, quality, and experience. This databook contains published and unpublished research conducted by members of the Institute. The July 2021 edition represents the debut of the Telehealth Research Incubator. For questions, email Emma Steppe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 (TRI) 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.
U-M researchers have been rigorously evaluating telehealth policies and telehealth programs to determine population-level impact on healthcare costs, quality, access and patient experience. Learn why sustainable telehealth programs have become increasingly important for effective healthcare delivery.
The IHPI Telehealth Team
Emma Steppe, M.P.H.
Ziwei Zhu, M.S.