How will telehealth and the CTN help improve healthcare?

Communities could benefit by having increased access to clinical services including specialty medical care by clinicians at distant sites, emergency room and intensive care consultation, video-interpreter services, telepharmacy, in-home monitoring, disaster response and other innovative clinical services.

In addition, provider and patient education services as well as access to national healthcare registries and databases will be available.

These technology enabled services all contribute to improving access to patient services and clinical information, therfore improving access to care.