Realizing the Promise of Telehealth for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Telehealth—the use of technology to provide and coordinate health care at a distance—has proven to be an effective tool in making specialized care more accessible for children with special health care needs (CSHCN), but in California providers and families are not using this service to its full potential. A new report explores the benefits of and barriers to using telehealth and provides recommendations to integrate telehealth into California’s health care delivery system for CSHCN. The report is coauthored by The Children’s Partnership, the UC Davis Children’s Hospital, and the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP), with support from the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

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