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Telehealth Research & Outcomes

The mission of the Research and Outcomes arm of the Center for Telehealth is to improve the quality and quantity of telehealth and remote patient monitoring research in South Carolina by supporting efforts in research and innovation, and facilitating the collection and dissemination of outcome data, information, and knowledge.

Our goals:

  • Raise awareness of resources available for telehealth and remote patient monitoring.
  • Support telehealth and remote patient monitoring research and implementation efforts.
  • Support evidence-based approaches to telehealth and remote patient monitoring program development, research, and quality improvement.

Seminar Series & Journal Club

We sponsor monthly research seminars and journal clubs on the third Thursday of each month. Announcements about upcoming seminars are sent out through our email list. If you are interested in being a presenter for the seminar series or leading a journal club, please email Dr. Suparna Qanungo or Dr. Tatiana Davidson.

Schedule of Presentations 
(Tegrity lectures require Net ID and password to access)

DateSpeakerTitle
1/18/18Kathryn Van Ravenstein, Ph.D., FNP-BCUsing Telehealth to Encourage Physical Activity in Low-Income Older Adults Aging in Place
11/16/17Brian E. Bunnell, Ph.D .Development and Design of an mHealth Resource to Improve Behavioral PRACTICE During Child Mental Health Treatment
10/19/17Ronald Teufel, M.D.Smartphone Asthma Monitoring System (SAMS): Telehealth Visits and Inhaler Technique Video
9/21/17David McSwain, M.D."Clinical outcomes after telemedicine intensive care unit implementation" and "Economic Evaluation of Pediatric Telemedicine Consultations to Rural Emergency Departments"
5/18/17Michael J. Lyons, M.D.Overview of the Greenwood Genetic Center Telehealth Initiative
4/20/17Regan Stewart, Ph.D.Utilizing Technology to Address the Mental Health Needs of Underserved Youth
3/16/17Martha Krauss, MSN, CNM, IBCLCA Pilot Study of Home-Based Videoconferencing for Breastfeeding Support
2/16/17Kenneth J. Ruggiero, Ph.D.Telehealth Resilience and Recovery Program: A Stepped Care Service to Promote Emotional Recovery After Traumatic Injury
1/19/17David S. McSwain, M.D.Pediatric Telehealth Guidelines and Research: Current and Future Directions
10/20/16Robert J. Adams, M.D.Telemedicine 3.0: Mobile, Wearable, Sensor Capable, Analytics Driven – Total Situational Awareness
9/22/16Kathryn King Cristaldi, M.D., MHSJournal Club: Telehealth in the School Setting, An Integrative Review
8/18/16Brooke Yeager, MSc, RRT
& Kevin Keith Wiley, MPH
Telehealth: A Policy Primer on State and Federal Legislation and How it Affects Your Practice
5/19/16Anil Parwani, M.D., Ph.D., MBA
(Invited speaker; Ohio State University)
The Top Five Reasons to Implement a Digital Pathology System
4/21/16Ellen Debenham, RN, CCRCImproving Door to Needle Time in a Statewide Telestroke Program
3/17/16Ken Ruggiero, Ph.D.Tablet-Facilitated Treatment to Improve Quality of Care in Child mental Health Service Settings
2/18/16Julie Kanter, M.D.Telemedicine in sickle cell disease: experience and future directions
11/19/15Bryan W. Heckman, Ph.D.mHealth Innovations for Smoking Cessation and Relapse Prevention
10/22/15Samir M. Fakhry, M.D.Virtual Tele Consultation: "Variation on a Theme" or "A Brave New World"?
9/17/15Ron Acierno, Ph.D.Evidence based Psychotherapy for PTSD delivered via HOME based Telemedicine vs. In Person: RCT results     

Telehealth & Remote Patient Monitoring Publications

The research and outcomes committee makes every effort to keep track of and display publications relating to telehealth and remote patient monitoring. We would be thrilled to list your publication. Please email any publications, new or old, to Dr. Jillian Harvey.

Recent Publications:

Egede, L.E., Gebregziabher, M., Walker, R.J., Payne, E.H., Acierno, R. & Frueh, B.C. (2017). Trajectory of costs overtime after psychotherapy for depression in older Veterans via telemedcine. J Affect Disord. 1(207): 157-162.

Agnisarman, S.O., Chaliil Madathil, K., Smith, K., Ashok, A., Welch, B., & McElligott, J.T. (2017). Lessons learned from the usability assessment of home-based telemedicine systemes. Appl Ergon, 58: 424-434.

Ruggiero, K.J., Davidson, T.M., Bunnell, B.E., Maples-Keller, J.L., Fakhry S. Trauma resilience and recovery program: A stepped care model to facilitate recovery after traumatic injury. J Emerg Ment Health. 2016 September; 18(2):25.

Acierno, R., Knapp, R., Tuerk, P., Gilmore, A.K., Lejuez, C., Ruggiero, K., Muzzy, W., Egede, L., Hernandez-Tejada, M.A., & Foa, E.B. (2016). A non-inferiority trial of prolonged exposure for posttraumatic stress disorder: In person versus home-based telehealth. Behav Res Ther. 90: 57-65.

Al Kasab, S. (2016). MUSC TeleStroke: A telemedicine facilitated network for stroke treatment in South Carolina. Telemedicine and e-Health, In Press

See All Publications

Other Requests for Outcomes

Has your telehealth program achieved its intended goals?

The Center for Telehealth's Research and Outcomes team can assist in developing telehealth outcomes and program evaluation plans. Measurement of telehealth outcomes is a systematic way to assess the impact of your telehealth work. Common domains for telehealth outcomes include: Access to Care, Financial Impact, Patient and Provider Experience, Quality, and Effectiveness. Submit a request for an outcomes consulation. Please contact Dr. Jillian Harvey if you have any outcomes questions.

Free Consultation Request

Need help with your telehealth- or remote patient monitoring-related research?

Whether you need assistance with study design and conceptualization, qualitative or quantitative measurement, or data analysis the Center for Telehealth Research and Outcomes Committee is here to help! We are also happy to assist with presentation, manuscript, and grant proposal development. Submit a request for a free consultation. Please contact Dr. Suparna Qanungo if you have any questions about the form.

Previous External Collaborators

Zachary Adams, PhD
Initial User-Centered Design of an Adaptive Mobile Telehealth System to Promote Effective Disease Self-Management: A Mixed-Method Key Informant Study

Kapil Madathil, PhD
Human Factors Considerations in the Design of Home-Based Video Telemedicine Systems

Melissa Camp, MA, LPC
Reducing the Impact of Behavioral health Crises: Innovative EMS-Mental Health Center Telehealth Model

Michael Lyons, MD & Charles Schwartz, PhD
Greenwood Genetic Center Telehealth Initiative

Jonathan Markowitz, MD & Ransome Eke, MD, PhD
Feasibility of Eosinophilic Esophagitis follow-up care through telemedicine: A pilot study on patient's perspective