Changes in Perception of Various Telehealth Topics Before and After a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Telehealth Research Dissemination Conference

Telemed J E Health. 2020 Jun;26(6):827-834. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2020.0040. Epub 2020 Mar 31.


Background:The Telehealth Dissemination Forum brought together a cross section of telehealth providers and constituents to review the latest telehealth research funded by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and to ascertain whether there were known gaps in the research.Methods:A pre- and postsurvey was conducted before and after the general overview of the market and research presentations. Using elements of human-centered design, participants were exposed to alternative problem solving and program design methods with the goal of translating the research into practice. Participants were stratified into four groups each with a moderator. Designers instructed the group throughout the design session.Results:A debrief was conducted at the end of the day to determine the value of the session as written evaluations were often not completed or less constructive. Postmeeting surveys were analyzed.Conclusions:We determined that the dissemination was effective; knowledge, attitudes, practices, and beliefs changed based on how this information was presented. The forum had an impact on participants as they left with design tools to assist with complex problem solving.

Keywords: attitudes; beliefs; implementation; knowledge; research; telehealth.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Patient Outcome Assessment
  • Perception
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Telemedicine*