2022 PCORI Annual Meeting Breakout Session

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented expansion of the use and reach of telehealth modalities to maintain care delivery from a distance. It is now evident that telehealth has the potential to expand access to care and improve healthcare outcomes, particularly among underserved populations (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities, low income individuals, rural populations, individuals with disabilities), but questions remain about how best to integrate telehealth into clinical practice and whether telehealth could potentially exacerbate existing health disparities if not designed and implemented with a health equity lens.

During this session, presenters summarize findings from relevant telehealth PCORI-funded studies and research reviews and discuss the implications of these learnings as they relate to improving care based on results and informing the future directions for research gaps that remain in terms of equitable delivery of care utilizing telehealth modalities.


Jessica Ancker, PhD, MPH
Professor and Vice Chair for Education, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Jim Bailey, MD, MPH, FACP
Executive Director, Tennessee Population Health Consortium
Robert S. Pearce Endowed Professor and Chair in Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee

Amy Cantor, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology, Family Medicine, & OB/GYN
Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center, Oregon Health & Science University

Nathaniel DeNicola, MD, MSHP
Chair of Telehealth, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Ob/Gyn at Johns Hopkins Health System

Mei Kwong, JD
Executive Director
Center for Connected Health Policy

Kristin Rising, MD, MSHP
Founding Director, Jefferson Center for Connected Care
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College (Thomas Jefferson University)


<<< Return to 2022 PCORI Annual Meeting Keynotes, Plenaries, and Breakout Sessions


Location Type