A National Web Conference on the Role of Telehealth to Increase Access to Care and Improve Healthcare Quality

Event Date
June 09, 2020 - 2:00pm–3:30pm EDT

Event Materials:

  • Presentation Slides (PDF, 6.6 MB). (Persons using assistive technology may not be able to fully access information in this presentation. For assistance, please contact Corey Mackison).
  • Q&A (PDF, 256 KB)


AHRQ hosted a web conference to discuss how telehealth can increase access to care and improve healthcare quality. Specifically, presenters discussed their work on the effectiveness of telepsychiatry, the impact of telemedicine on chronic disease management, and the facilitators and barriers to urban telemedicine adoption. Presenters also discussed how the evidence can be used routinely and during public health emergencies such as a pandemic.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this web conference, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the effectiveness of telepsychiatry.
  2. Evaluate the impact of telemedicine on the management of a chronic systemic disease.
  3. Identify facilitators and barriers to urban telemedicine adoption.


Glen Xiong

Glen Xiong, MD
Clinical Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Dept. of Neurology, Alzheimer’s Disease Center, University of California at Davis

Elizabeth Ferucci

Elizabeth D. Ferucci, MD, MPH
Clinical Rheumatologist and Researcher, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Kenneth McConnochie

Kenneth McConnochie, MD, MPH
Professor Emeritus, University of Rochester Medical Center New York at Buffalo


Derrick Wyatt

Commander Derrick L. Wyatt
USPHS Commissioned Corps, Division of Health IT Research Grants Manager, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement at AHRQ


Eligible providers were able to earn up to 1.5 CE/CME contact hours for participating in the live webinar. 

If you have any questions, please send an email to DigitalHealthcareResearch@ahrq.hhs.gov.