The Evidence Base: Clinical and Operational Benefits of Telebehavioral Health Services

Session Description: This presentation will examine the research base for telebehavioral health services, placing them within the context of the broader telebehavioral health research base, and showing the progression of telebehavioral health service development through the pandemic/PHE years. The presentation will then focus on some of the barriers that remain to using telebehavioral health services to their full potential.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe three benefits of telehealth with strong research support.
  • List three operational barriers to telehealth service provision.

Jonathan Neufeld, PhD
Director, Great Plains Telehealth Resource & Assistance Center

Jonathan Neufeld, PhD, is Program Director of the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center (gpTRAC), a federally funded technical assistance program housed at the University of Minnesota Institute for Health Informatics. The Center provides telehealth training and consultation to interested healthcare providers across the Great Plains region. Dr. Neufeld has contributed to and consulted on projects related to rural health and telehealth for over 15 years. He has presented at national conferences and published peer-reviewed articles in the fields of telemedicine, clinical decision support tools, mental health services evaluation, and clinical outcomes.