Weitzman Institute and Sacred Heart University Institute for Public Policy Release First Statewide Poll Examining Connecticut Views on Telehealth

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Telehealth – the ability of patients to connect with their health care providers via video and phone – has taken off during the COVID-19 pandemic. Community Health Center, Inc. and its research arm, the Weitzman Institute, commissioned Sacred Heart University’s Institute for Public Policy to survey 1,000 Connecticut residents on their views about this emerging, and now essential, technology.

Among the questions we asked were:

  • Is telehealth here to stay?
  • What do people like and dislike about it?
  • Is the opportunity to access telehealth equitable across our state?
  • Is there support for reimbursing telehealth visits similar to in-person?

We invite you to review the survey findings here:
2020 Telehealth Research Study

CHC, Weitzman and the Sacred Heart Poll conducted a roundtable discussion of the poll results, with panelists including CT General Assembly Insurance and Real Estate Committee Chairs Sen. Matt Lesser and Rep. Sean Scanlon and Dan Haar, Associate Editor, Hearst CT Media.

Click on the image below to watch the roundtable:

The Connecticut Post reported on the launch of the poll.

Read the article here:
‘This is an evolution’: Study shows rapid rise of telemedicine during COVID

For more information, please contact Leslie Gianelli at [email protected].