The use of telehealth (clinical care provided at a distance) has grown exponentially and has been greatly accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and public health emergency. With more widespread use, many questions remain about its regulation, reimbursement, potential to narrow or widen access to care and health disparities, and optimal clinical implementation in diverse settings. The continued growth in the use of wearable devices and remote monitoring technologies is an additional area of interest with policy and clinical implications.
Working Group Goal:
The primary goal of the Telehealth Working Group is to bring people together to address questions relating to regulation, reimbursement, access, quality, and optimal implementation of telehealth and to disseminate policy recommendations and research related to this area. Telehealth encompasses synchronous and asynchronous modalities and remote patient monitoring.
The Working Group aims to:
- Grow the external profile of Penn as a home of expertise on issues related to telehealth and digital health
- Advance opportunities and resources for cross-disciplinary collaboration among LDI Fellows and the University of Pennsylvania Health System
- Provide timely and unbiased information to inform policy, financing, regulations, and optimized clinical use of telehealth
- Collaborate on cutting-edge research evaluating and optimizing telehealth use for diverse populations
Working group membership is open to all members of the Penn and CHOP communities, and others by permission. Sign up here.