COVID-19 has transformed health and behavioral health care delivery through telehealth, but does everyone have access?

May 8, 2020 | CHRT News, Webinar

Webinar graphicsIn this 25-minute webinar by Karin Teske, a senior analyst for research and evaluation at the Center for Health and Research Transformation (CHRT), viewers will learn about the rapid advance of telehealth in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three experts will join this webinar to discuss their perspectives on how the pandemic has changed the way healthcare is provided through telemedicine and the difficulties in ensuring that everyone has access to these services.

Teske shares telehealth use and uptake data from before the COVID-19 pandemic and offers a glimpse of what’s changed since March 2020. She reviews new policies governing the provision of telehealth for national Medicaid clients and Michigan Medicare and commercial plan clients. She also describes who has been left out of the telemedicine transformation, and what we can do to address that.

The experts also note that there are still problems with telehealth access, notably for elders, people living in rural areas, low-income people, and people without a strong background in technology or health literacy.

Listen to COVID-19 transforms healthcare delivery via telehealth, but does everyone have access?, one in a series of COVID-19 webinars organized by the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Note: The telemedicine landscape has been rapidly evolving. For updates, please reach out to her.