Access to Care

School-Based Tele-Physiatry Assistance for Rehabilitative and Therapeutic Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs Living in Rural and Underserved Communities

Description: 

This project will determine the impact of using telemedicine to serve children with special healthcare needs living in rural and underserved communities.

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September 30, 2017 to July 31, 2022

Speech Telerehabilition After Stroke: Proof-of-Concept and Feasibility

Description: 

This project will conduct a proof-of-concept and feasibility study of aphasia telerehabilitation for stroke patients with aphasia residing in rural North Carolina.

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September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2019

Engaging Disadvantaged Patients in Sharing Patient-Generated Health Data and Patient-Reported Outcomes through Health Information Technology

Description: 

This study will test the hypothesis that low-income, disadvantaged patients can provide high-quality patient-generated health data and patient-reported outcomes through commercial technologies, and that these data can be used to improve healthcare quality and delivery.

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September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2019

Comparison of Asynchronous Telepsychiatry Alongside Synchronous Telepsychiatry in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Description: 

This project will evaluate the comparative effectiveness of asynchronous telepsychiatry versus synchronous telepsychiatry in a skilled nursing facility population using a 12-month randomized controlled trial.

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August 1, 2017 to May 31, 2022

A Clinical Trial to Validate an Automated Online Language Interpreting Tool With Hispanic Patients Who Have Limited English Proficiency

Description: 

This project aims to improve access to high quality mental health services for diverse populations by implementing asynchronous telepsychiatry consultations combined with automated online interpreting.

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September 30, 2016 to July 31, 2021

Payer Readiness for Technology Implementation (P-RTI) Tool Application and Assessment

Description: 

This project will test the Payer Readiness for Technology Implementation (P-RTI) assessment tool on the use of two patient-centered health technologies, telephonic and video counseling, for patients with substance use disorders.

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July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017

Treating Comorbid Depression During Care Transitions with Relational Agents

Description: 

This project developed a relational agent system--a human animation program that interacts with patients--to deliver depression treatment to patients with chronic illness and comorbid depression and found the system to be feasible and user-friendly.

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August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2017

Access to Pediatric Voice Therapy: A Telehealth Solution

Description: 

This project tested a pediatric voice therapy telehealth system and found that it was feasible to implement and well accepted by children and their families.

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September 30, 2012 to September 29, 2014

The Impact of Health Information Technology on Demand for Inpatient Services

Description: 

This project examined the role of health information technology on inpatient health care service demand.

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September 1, 2009 to April 30, 2011

Patient-Centered Medical Home Information Model

Description: 

Through the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Information Model project, Westat aims to develop a functional model to define the PCMH that would describe it in both narrative and technical terms through the interactions between and among PCMH stakeholders.

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August 2, 2010 to August 1, 2011