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.
- 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
Mixed clinical, health services researchers, team science researchers, patients, and patient advocates.
|October 30, 2020||COVID19 Pandemic: Natural Experiment in Rural Cancer Care Telehealth Capacity
|Dr. Anna Tosteson
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Dr. Kevin Curtis
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Connected Care and Center for Telehealth
|February 4, 2021||Post-Treatment Follow-up Care for Survivors of Lung and Colorectal Cancer through Telehealth Self-Management Skills Building
|Dr. Virginia Sun
City of Hope
|June 11, 2021||Enhancing Cancer Care of Rural Dwellers Through Telehealth and Engagement
|Dr. Debra Friedman
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
|October 12, 2021||Optimizing Telehealth Across the Cancer Care Continuum During the COVID 19 National Emergency
|Dr. Ana Maria Lopez
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson