PCORI Awards Feinstein Institute $1.35M to Study Telehealth Benefits

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has been awarded a $1.35 million grant by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to study the potential benefits of telehealth programs for patients with chronic diseases.

The research will center on the effectiveness of telehealth to manage the health of a population of elderly African-Americans who have experienced heart failure. The program will use remote monitoring to keep tabs on patients' vital signs and overall health.

"The only way to design technology solutions that work with older patients, especially those who may have traditionally experienced poor access to care, is to seek their input from the start. That is exactly what we propose to do with PCORI's support," said Renee Pekmezaris, PhD, the project's lead researcher, in the news release.

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