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Clinton Sees Role for Telehealth in Advancing Mental Health Agenda

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton rolled out her comprehensive plan for mental health on Wednesday, and telehealth plays an important role in it. Under the Clinton plan, telehealth would help achieve two policy goals: closing gaps in mental health care availability and improving care coordination. Clinton’s plan identifies the shortage of mental health providers as […]

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AHRQ Review of Telehealth Evidence Offers a Research Roadmap

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently published a comprehensive overview of the evidence on telehealth and patient outcomes. One key takeaway: Sufficient evidence exists to show the effectiveness of telehealth for several specific uses and types of patients, but not to judge the cost-effectiveness of telehealth more broadly. AHRQ, an agency within the […]

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HHS Delivers Report to Congress on E-Health and Telemedicine

In a new report to Congress, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) touts telehealth’s promise to increase access to quality care and improve outcomes and is cautiously optimistic about its ability to reduce costs. Congress requested the report from HHS in December 2015 as part of an appropriations bill. The request urged the […]

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