What Do Patients Want from Telehealth?
As the U.S. population grows and ages, innovative solutions to meeting the growing demands on the primary care workforce and infrastructure are needed. Telehealth– caring for patients remotely– has become a key strategy to increasing access to specialty care in many rural communities. Its penetration into primary care has been slower than in many specialty settings, and little is known about patient perceptions and attitudes towards telehealth. In this forum, an expert panel offers their insights into how telehealth can be deployed and funded to meet the needs of patients.
Tammy Toscos, MS, PhD – School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University; Research Scientist, Informatics, Parkview Research Center
Wally Adamson, MD – Staff Vice President, LiveHealth Online
Michael Rodriguez, MD, FAAFP – Family Physician, Broadlands Family Practice
Regina Holliday – Patient Rights Activist, The Walking Gallery
Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH – Director, Robert Graham Center