Lead Investigators: Cari Bogulski, Ph.D. and George Pro, Ph.D.
Summary of Project: This project will assess telehealth utilization and spending at a national level through a health equity lens.
Lead Investigators: Corey Hayes, Ph.D., and Hari Eswaran, Ph.D.
Summary of Project: In this project, the utilization of Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) services will be assessed using a national sample of Medicare beneficiaries and their corresponding healthcare claims data from 2018-2020.
Lead Investigators: Saleema Karim, Ph.D., and Mick Tilford, Ph.D.
Summary of Project: This project will merge data on telehealth capabilities from the American Hospital Association Annual Survey with CMS cost information and other databases to test the hypothesis that having telehealth technology is associated with both improved hospital financial performance of urban and rural hospitals.
Lead Investigators: Lu Shi, Ph.D.
Summary of Project: This project will use a nationally representative survey sample collected in October 2020 by Clemson University, University of Nebraska Medical Center and National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, to examine the potential role of state-level telehealth policies in reducing urban-rural disparity in healthcare utilization during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lead Investigators: Hari Eswaran, Ph.D. and Mir Ali, Ph.D.
Summary of Project: The proposed study is two-fold. We will first conduct a landscape review to synthesize the overview of obstetrics telemedicine programs in the US including program characteristics and outcomes (e.g., clinical outcomes and economic outcomes). Secondly, we will access NHIS, IQVIA PharMetrics® Plus for Academics data, and Arkansas Medicaid (Angels) data to assess the prevalence and trends in telemedicine utilization among pregnant women covered by Medicaid, overall, and stratified by type of pregnancy (high-risk versus non-high risk) and by the maternal residential status (rural versus urban).
Lead Investigators: Hari Eswaran, Ph.D. and Katy Allison, Ph.D.
Summary of Project: The Rural Telehealth Evaluation Center (RTEC) will evaluate the newly funded TTELP program grantees over the course of the project funding. RTEC will work with TTELP grantees in the first year to develop metrics and measures for subsequent use in future funding years.