Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth utilization has increased and evolved.
To better understand the provider and patient experience, the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund and REACH Healthcare Foundation commissioned research on telehealth use in Kansas. The study included a statewide survey of providers, a statewide voter poll, provider interviews, and consumer focus groups. Research partners included the University of Kansas School of Medicine and GS Strategy Group.
The research shows both providers and patients expect telehealth use to continue, and both groups would welcome more standardization, certainty in public policy, expansion of broadband internet, flexibility in choosing telehealth or in-person services, and respect for clinical judgment.
Join us on Wednesday, September 28 at noon as we present the cross-study results during the Telehealth in Kansas: Provider and Patient Experience During COVID-19 live webinar.
All telehealth materials can be found on our Kansas Telehealth page.
- Consumer focus group report and research brief.
- Provider interview full report and research brief
- Statewide voter poll report and by the numbers
- Fall 2020 provider survey report and policy brief
- Kansas Hospital Association podcast episode: Telehealth’s Current and Future Role in Patient Care
- Forward Focus podcast episode: What we advocate for: Telehealth and digital equity