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Telehealth Services
Telemedicine and Telehealth are terms that are often used interchangeably. Telemedicine generally refers to remote clinical services, whereas telehealth can refer to remote non-clinical services, such as provider training, in addition to clinical services, and is consequently used as an overarching term. Telehealth programs provide Health Centers with an opportunity to provide extended services and access to specialization to their clients that might not otherwise be available in their immediate community.   

Telehealth programs developed within Health Centers will vary significantly in their objectives, size, and complexity. Organizations will differ in the way they make decisions and the workflow changes required to put them into action. The resources provided in this section seek to help Health Centers to better adopt and manage their Telehealth/Telemedicine programs.

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Telehealth & Telemedicine Resources

Analysis of UDS Clinical Quality Measure Performance by Health Center Telehealth Use

Updated in Sept. 2020 with CY2019 UDS Data

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A brief study of average clicinal quality rates among health centers who report using telehealth compared to those who do not, using data reported on CY2019 UDS. This analysis suggests that the average performance on each clinical quality measure is higher among those health centers who report using telehealth than those who do not use telehealth. 

Telehealth Considerations and Strategies for Special and Vulnerable Populations

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This webinar focuses on strategies to reach and serve special and vulnerable populations using telehealth. Special and vulnerable populations include Migratory, Seasonal, and Agricultural Workers (MSAW), Older Adults, people experiencing homelessness, people with limited english proficiency, and rural communities with limited access to broadband. We discuss building the awareness, knowledge, and ability of both patients and health center staff to successfully use telehealth to meet the needs of these important groups. Wealso share how telehealth promotes health equity and increases overall access to quality healthcare for special and vulnerable populations.

Telehealth Strategies and Resources for Serving Patients with Limited English Proficiency

Published June 2020

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For many, telehealth has removed barriers and ensured that people receive care when and where it is most convenient. However, while telehealth can remove obstacles, if not used deliberately and thoughtfully, it can exacerbate many inequalities that exist in the United States. One factor that is essential to account for is language accessibility, which, if not provided, limits the number of patients who are able to utilize telehealth services. 

TelePrEP for Health Centers

Telehealth Resources and Innovations for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), June 2020

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This brief presents an overview of how health centers can utilize telehealth for PrEP access, or TelePrEP, for comprehensive care, and includes innovations and resources that health centers can utilize to extend these services to their patient populations.

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Acknowledgements

This resource collection was cultivated and developed by the HITEQ team with valuable suggestions and contributions from HITEQ Project collaborators.

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