Use of Telehealth at NHSC Grantee Sites

Authors: Patricia Pittman, PhD | Clese Erikson, MPA | Xiaoli Wu, MS | Emily Bass, BA

Topics: Telehealth

Research Center: GW Health Workforce Research Center

August 26, 2016

Telehealth has long been viewed as an important pathway for increasing access to care for underserved populations, while providing high quality care at low cost. The spread of telehealth in the United States, however, has been hampered by a range of reimbursement, equipment costs, and licensure barriers. ​

This report examines the extent to which telehealth is being used in settings that are among the locations most in need: the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) approved grantee sites.

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