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EHC Issues Call for Scientific Input on Two Telehealth Topics

The Effective Health Care (EHC) Program has issued a call for scientific information on two telehealth topics.  You can read the EHC notice seeking scientific input below.

Opportunity to Submit Scientific Information

The Effective Health Care (EHC) Program is interested in receiving supplemental evidence and data (SEADs) for systematic reviews that are relevant to the questions in our evidence reports.  To ensure that it has full access to relevant research, whether or not it is published, the EHC Program is interested in receiving SEADs containing detailed study-specific information.  Opportunities to submit scientific information are available for:

Telehealth During COVID-19
(Available for submission until October 21, 2021)

This review focuses on how to provide telehealth services rather than whether to provide telehealth services.  To do this the review will identify which telehealth intervention works for which patient population in which setting and through which implementation strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Telehealth for Women
(Available for submission until October 18, 2021)

This systematic review will identify and synthesize current research on the use of telehealth for a subset of services and conditions included in Women’s Preventive Services Initiative guidelines, specifically women’s reproductive health (including family planning, contraception, and sexually transmitted infections counseling), and interpersonal violence (including intimate partner violence and domestic violence).

Section 944(c) of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 299c(3)(c)] requires that information collected for research conducted or supported by EHC that identifies individuals or establishments be used only for the purpose for which it was supplied unless they consent to the use of the information for another purpose.

About us: The Effective Health Care Program is committed to providing the best available evidence on the outcomes, benefits and harms, and appropriateness of drugs, devices, and health care services and by helping health care professionals, patients, policymakers, and health care systems make informed health care decisions.  The program partners with research centers, academic institutions, health professional societies, consumer organizations, and other stakeholders to conduct research, evidence synthesis, evidence translation, dissemination, and implementation of research findings.

To learn more: https://effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/.  Contact EHC at epc@ahrq.hhs.gov.