Three articles in the February issue of Health Affairs examine the benefits and challenges presented by telehealth and how to prepare for Medicaid expansion.
The success of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will depend on embracing technology that allows providers to reach more patients, treat them effectively and efficiently, and track their progress over time. With partial sponsorship from the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF), the February 2014 issue of the journal Health Affairs explores the early evidence and future promise of connected health, which includes telemedicine, telehealth, and mobile health.
The issue includes three articles that result from CHCF-supported work. The first two investigate the benefits and challenges of telehealth services, which promise to play an increasingly important role in health care delivery, and the third examines how the Oregon Medicaid program addressed the needs of newly insured patients.
More detail on each article, with a toll-free link to access the full text, is below.
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