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Telehealth : the influence of public policy on direct-to-consumer telehealth

Saunders, Angelica G., author.
Telehealth : the influence of public policy on direct-to-consumer telehealth / Angelica G. Saunders.
[New Albany, Indiana] : Indiana University Southeast ; Ann Arbor : ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 2017.
1 online resource (viii, 82 pages) Thesis M.A.I.S. Indiana University Southeast 2017
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Indiana University Southeast, degree granting institution.
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Influence of public policy on direct-to-consumer telehealth
"Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies, Indiana University Southeast." Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 57-02M(E). Advisor: Ranida B. Harris. Includes bibliographical references.
The healthcare industry in the United States is currently facing significant challenges in providing quality medical care at an affordable cost. Telehealth has the potential to address those challenges by increasing access to care, reducing healthcare costs, improving quality of care through patient-provider communication, and allowing for enhanced monitoring of chronic health conditions. While the Affordable Care Act of 2010 promotes the possibilities of telehealth, the enactment of telehealth reimbursement laws and provider licensure requirements occur at the state-level, providing no consistency in policies amongst states. This research seeks to understand the telehealth industry in the U.S. including current trends in implementation, acceptance, challenges, and opportunities. Understanding how healthcare regulations impact the implementation of telehealth technologies will allow policy changes to be made to improve the widespread implementation of telehealth in the U.S., specifically direct-to-consumer telehealth.
Subject headings
Medical telematics--United States. Telecommunication in medicine. Chronic diseases. Health services administration. Information technology.
Genre heading
Academic theses. Academic theses.
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Masters Abstracts International 57-02(E).
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