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HealthCast Season 1 Episode 15 22m listen

Overcoming Telehealth and Access Challenges for Cancer Care

Telemedicine and remote monitoring devices can offer cancer patients much needed support amid COVID-19.

Dr. Paul Jacobsen details how the National Cancer Institute is using evidence-based research around health care delivery services, such as symptom reporting and psychosocial care, to improve cancer health outcomes. He also discusses the main challenges and opportunities for telehealth during the coronavirus pandemic, including HIPAA and provider reimbursement policies, regional disparities in broadband internet access, and effectively utilizing remote patient monitoring devices.

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