Access to Care
This project will determine the impact of using telemedicine to serve children with special healthcare needs living in rural and underserved communities.
This project will conduct a proof-of-concept and feasibility study of aphasia telerehabilitation for stroke patients with aphasia residing in rural North Carolina.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This project examined the role of health information technology on inpatient health care service demand.
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.