PCORI Supports ATA’s Telehealth Research Dissemination Forum

May 3, 2019
Project will survey ATA’s members to assess knowledge, attitudes, practices and current gaps in telehealth research

The American Telemedicine Association has received grant funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to support the ATA’s Telehealth Research Dissemination Forum.

The ATA received the $50,000 in funding through PCORI’s Eugene Washington Engagement Awards Program. It plans to use the funding to expand its applied approach to telehealth implementation.

Its project will focus on a field survey of the ATA’s members to assess the knowledge, attitudes, practices, and perception of the current gaps in telehealth research. In conjunction, the ATA will host an interactive Telehealth Research Dissemination Forum in partnership with IDEO, a provider of human-centered design. 

“The forum is designed to engage key stakeholders in conversations around the innovative and lasting solutions provided by telehealth that are transforming health and care through enhanced, efficient delivery,” said Ann Mond Johnson, CEO of the ATA, in a statement.

 Sabrina Smith, Dr.H.A., leads the engagement project at the ATA – together steering committee that includes Elizabeth Krupinski, Ph.D., Curtis Lowery, M.D., S. David McSwain, M.D., Alan Pitt, M.D., and Thomas Wilson, Ph.D. 

The Forum will be held in Washington, D.C., in late June. For more information, or to participate in the study, contact Sabrina Smith at [email protected].

The Telehealth Research Dissemination Forum is part of a portfolio of projects funded by PCORI that aim to develop a community of patients and other stakeholders equipped to participate as partners in comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) and disseminate PCORI-funded study results. Through the Engagement Award Program, PCORI is creating an expansive network of individuals, communities, and organizations interested in and able to participate in, share, and use patient-centered CER.