Ward discusses NQF quality measurement framework plan for telehealth

Published on September 7, 2017

Marcia Ward

A recent National Quality Forum (NQF) report aims to set a national framework for measuring and supporting success in telehealth and telemedicine.

“Telehealth is a vital resource, especially for people in rural areas seeking help from specialists, such as mental health providers,” says Marcia Ward, director of the UI Rural Telehealth Research Center and co-chair of NQF’s Telehealth Committee. “Telehealth is health care. It is critically important that we measure the quality of telehealth and identify areas for improvement just as we do for in-person care.”
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