Sharing Telehealth Innovations to Improve Treatment Access and Quality
Long before COVID-19 accelerated the adoption of telehealth practices throughout the health care system, members of the Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network (TTRN) were exploring ways to share their discoveries across sectors and across borders. From diagnostics to preventive care and treatment for a variety of conditions, telehealth technologies have the potential to help patients access the care they need from the comfort and familiarity of home. The technology itself requires innovation, but so does its adoption, including training and practice for clinicians.
TTRN connects U.S. and Danish researchers from multiple disciplines—medicine, engineering, nursing, organizational behavior, economics and political science—to exchange ideas and knowledge. An early joint research program on telehealth and cardiology focused on preventive care, treatment and rehabilitation of cardiac patients.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, TTRN members launched a webinar series to explore the rapid adoption of telehealth around the world and share best practices. A Ph.D. “summer school” in 2021 introduced research methods used in digital technologies to help spark interest in more research projects around the world.
In August 2022, TTRN and the International Society of Telemedicine & eHealth will convene an international conference in Copenhagen to share digital health lessons learned and explore implications for the future. Click here for the conference link!