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The theme of the 2022 annual CHASM conference was “Telehealth and Remote Care in a Post-Pandemic World.” Telehealth utilization grew by 78 fold during the pandemic as the need for safe means to access and deliver healthcare was greater than ever. This rapid expansion of telehealth was enabled by regulatory changes, some temporary and some permanent, which expanded reimbursement for telehealth-delivered care. Given that patient and provider willingness to use telehealth and the skills to do so have increased, a roadmap is now needed for virtual care models that serve the goals of improving access to care, outcomes, and affordability.

This conference featured keynote speakers and panelists who are studying and innovating virtual care models in medicine, mental health, physical therapy, pediatrics, underserved populations, and beyond. Topics including health equity, asynchronous interventions and care, and telehealth and the patient experience were discussed and debated.

Todd Norwood, DPT, Omada Health
Kristin Ray, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Courtney Lyles, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Jared Skillings, PhD, ABPP, American Psychological Association

Keren Ladin, PhD, MSc, Tufts University
Jenny Lin, MD, MPH, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Rachel Talley, MD, University of Pennsylvania
Peter Yellowlees, MBBS, MD, University of California, Davis Health
Jingwen Zhang, PhD, University of California, Davis
Geoff Matous, Wellinks

The Conference also featured six oral paper presentations and 57 video posters. Attendees viewed the two-minute video posters in informal breakout discussions with the poster authors over Zoom. All abstract authors received an invitation to publish their abstract at no cost in a special issue of JMIR Iproceedings as well as a 20% discount on the publication fee for full manuscripts submitted to JMIR mHealth and uHealth resulting from an Iproceedings abstract. Four video poster authors and attendees were selected to receive awards; each recipient received a 20% discount on the publication fee for an additional paper submitted to any JMIR journal. For being the first to complete the UConnDigital Workout Bingo, an attendee received an Aria scale.

Best Paper

Christina McGinnis, BS, MBS, Weill Cornell Medicine, Can hybrid in-person and virtual care delivery models increase access to vulnerable populations in the post-COVID-19 era?

Best Student Video

Ashlie Delskey, Pari Patel, Wu, C., Cleffi, C., Amonkar, A., Bhat, A., Srinivasan, S., University of Connecticut, Is telehealth a feasible mode of intervention delivery to improve social communication skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Results from a pilot randomized controlled trial.
https://youtu.be/Ywsf_kdJ0Ak

Best Non-Student Video

Sun-Kyung Lee, PhD, Qiyue Cai, MA, Sydni Basha, BS, Aditi Gupta, MA, Abigail Gewirtz, PhD Arizona State University, A technology-based intervention to help healthcare provider parents manage stress during COVID-19: Findings from a pilot micro-randomized trial.
https://youtu.be/pz6gggiLn6w

Most Viewed Video

Diogo Nogueira-Leite, M.Sc. & Ricardo Cruz-Correia, PhD, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, Protocol for research project on physicians’ & individuals’ attitudes of digital mental health tools.
https://youtu.be/TzN1EjQTkgQ

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