Telehealth and Cancer Care Delivery Webinar Series

This series will highlight important topics related to transitioning from in-person health appointments to telehealth services as a way for multidisciplinary care teams to provide uninterrupted care to their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Health Resources Services Administration defines telehealth as the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health, and health administration. While team-based care using telehealth is appealing, it can be challenging to implement. This series will highlight some of what is known about telehealth in general and multidisciplinary telehealth services specifically. Implications for telehealth in care delivery across the cancer control continuum will be discussed and challenges and opportunities for value-based, patient-centered approaches will be highlighted.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify knowledge and principles of capacity building and sustaining telehealth.
  • Identify knowledge and principles that enable healthcare teams to work effectively using telehealth technology.
  • Identify the implications of the knowledge and principles for telehealth team-based care.
  • Understand the implications of the knowledge and principles for research on telehealth.

Barriers to Change:

  • The perception that office-based visits are necessary to provide excellent medical care
  • The perception that telehealth is not revenue generating
  • The perception that telehealth software platforms are not secure, exposing patients to privacy and security risks
  • The perception that patients will not value distant technology-based medical appointments

Target Audience:

Mixed clinical, health services researchers, team science researchers, patients, and patient advocates.


Date Title Speakers
October 30, 2020 COVID19 Pandemic: Natural Experiment in Rural Cancer Care Telehealth Capacity
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Dr. Anna TostesonExternal Web Site Policy
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Dr. Kevin CurtisExternal Web Site Policy
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Connected Care and Center for Telehealth
February 4, 2021 Self-Management to Optimize Survivorship Care and Outcomes in Lung and Colorectal Cancer
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Dr. Virginia SunExternal Web Site Policy
City of Hope
June 11, 2021 Enhancing Cancer Care of Rural Dwellers Through Telehealth and Engagement
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Dr. Debra FriedmanExternal Web Site Policy
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
October 12, 2021 Optimizing Telehealth Across the Cancer Care Continuum During the COVID 19 National Emergency
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Dr. Ana Maria LopezExternal Web Site Policy
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson
Last Updated: 15 Oct, 2020