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

Updated in Sept. 2020 with CY2019 UDS Data

The below analysis is based on Uniform Data System (UDS) reported by health centers (both 330 funded and Look Alikes).  Performance on Clinical Quality Measures is derived from Tables 6B and 7 (with the exception of the prenatal measure, which is not included). Telehealth Use is from Question 2 of the UDS’s Other Data Elements form, which asks Did your organization use telehealth in order to provide remote clinical care services [in reference year]? Yes or No. 

Health centers that report using Telehealth, on average, report slightly higher performance on all clinical quality measures than those health centers that report that they do not use telehealth. 

Download the full  document at the bottom of the page for details about each measure.


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