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Although technologies have been used for telehealth for nearly half a century, adoption has been slow. Now new technologies for telehealth and mHealth are rapidly being developed and are likely to increase capacity and lower costs. However, they require cybersecurity protections and changes in care delivery. Patients, healthcare providers, and policymakers are searching for information that can help inform decisions about which technologies to adopt, how to pay for the use of these technologies and how to assure they add value. 

During the ISPOR 22nd Annual International Meetings, experts from ECRI Institute, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Clinical Research, CADTH, and the Pacific Northwest Evidence-Based Practice Center, OHSU will be leading a session entitled "Can Research and Evaluation Move the Needle on Telehealth and mHealth? Designing, Conduction, and Disseminating Studies that Increase Understanding of Benefits and Incentives."

In this session, the speakers will discuss how outcomes research has been used to address the information needs in telehealth and mHealth, the key policy and practice questions that need to be answered to promote the appropriate, efficient use of technology in healthcare, and strengths and weaknesses of the various approaches used in the past.

Visit the ECRI Institute booth​ for information on how our experts can assist you with your health technologies needs. 

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​Vivian H. Coates, MBACoates_Vivian.jpg

Vice President, Information Services and Health Technology Assessment

Vivian H. Coates developed and leads ECRI Institute’s evidence-based medicine and health technology assessment program and works to enhance the program’s contribution to the healthcare community. 

Coates is project director for ECRI Institute’s contract with the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to develop, implement, and maintain the National Guideline Clearinghouse™, an Internet-accessible database of summaries of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related documents, and also the National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™, a database of evidence-based healthcare quality measures and supporting documentation.

Other topics Coates speaks on include:

  • genetic testing
  • health technology assessment
  • personalized medicine


Elise Berliner, PhD

Director, Technology Assessment, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Julie Polisena, PhD

Manager, Clinical Research, CADTH


Annette M. Totten, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pacific Northwest Evidence-Based Practice Center, OHSU

The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 22nd Annual International Meeting offers attendees the opportunity to discuss the latest innovative research methods, learn from experts about clinical, economic, and patient-reported outcomes, and network with others in the health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) field.

​Sheraton Boston
39 Walton Street
Boston, MA 02199

Visit the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research website for more information and to register for the ISPOR 22nd Annual International Meeting.