Heat mapping telehealth

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Project Overview

Showing geographic representations of telehealth utilization (“heat maps”) alongside population and social determinants of health mapping can help inform telehealth programs and payment policy. The methods developed and validated for SC used to assess geographic and population variations in access to telehealth will be applied to national data sets. This will enable us to identify variations, describe the cost of care, budget impact to payers, and variations in out-of-pocket costs to patients. It is important to begin to document these variations to help ensure that policy development for telehealth is informed by comprehensive national data.


  • Medical University of South Carolina


  • Kit N. Simpson, DrPH
  • Mary J. Dooley, PhD
  • Jada Johnson, MS
  • Daniel Brinton, PhD
  • Core Team - MUSC


  • Active