Telehealth broadly refers to the use of technology by a provider to deliver healthcare to a patient remotely. This can involve multiple modalities, such as live video (2-way), store-and-forward, remote patient monitoring, and email/telephone.
This report investigates systems-level factors and service delivery following COVID-19-related state and federal regulatory changes and their impact on behavioral health workforce capacity. Results of this study can inform future behavioral health workforce planning efforts, specifically around identifying and removing barriers to maximizing workforce capacity.
This research brief summarizes findings on how states prepared for and responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Themes include regulatory flexibility, surge capacity for acute care services, and impacts on both ambulatory care services and the health professions educational pipeline.