RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — The COVID-19 pandemic has made it so the use and accessibility of telehealth and telemedicine services will need to be adopted and increased nationwide. Policymakers have already pushed forward efforts to reduce barriers to telehealth and private payers are now encouraging patients to visit providers using technology, rather than face-face visits, to help combat COVID-19.
Saira Haque, PhD, a senior health informaticist and the director of telehealth research at RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, is available for interviews regarding telehealth and related technology. She recently wrote two blogs for the peer reviewed journal Medical Care on using telehealth to combat COVID-19.
Highlights of Dr. Haque’s work include:
- She oversees RTI’s telehealth work and her background includes consulting and research for provider organizations and health plans on telehealth.
- She has led projects involving telehealth tool development and evaluations.
- Her interest areas also include technology to address substance use, health information exchange and health-technology solutions for organizations.
- She was inducted into the inaugural class of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) fellows in 2018.
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