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

El Dorado County Safety Net Technology Project

Description: 

This project developed a comprehensive plan for health IT implementation and integration by assessing specific clinical and organizational needs, feasibility of health IT implementation, defining project parameters, developing the implementation plan, and specifying procedures for ongoing evaluation and feedback.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2005

Value of Imaging-Related Information Technology

Description: 

Assessed the impact of Medical Imaging Informatics on health care costs and quality and developed a business case related to the acquisition and implementation of automated radiology systems; developed a financial model to demonstrate the impact of these systems on provider systems and health care quality.

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September 7, 2004 to August 31, 2008