Research Article  |   February 2015
Telehealth and Occupational Therapy: Integral to the Triple Aim of Health Care Reform
Author Affiliations
  • Jana Cason, DHS, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Associate Professor, Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy, Spalding University, Louisville, KY; Chair, Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group, American Telemedicine Association, Washington, DC; and Chair, Technology Special Interest Section, American Occupational Therapy Association, Bethesda, MD; jcason@spalding.edu
Article Information
Advocacy / Health and Wellness / Professional Issues / Health Policy Perspectives
Research Article   |   February 2015
Telehealth and Occupational Therapy: Integral to the Triple Aim of Health Care Reform
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, February 2015, Vol. 69, 6902090010p1-6902090010p8. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.692003
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, February 2015, Vol. 69, 6902090010p1-6902090010p8. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.692003
Abstract

Programs and concepts included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 are expected to transform health care in the United States from a volume-based health system to a value-based health system with increased emphasis on prevention and health promotion. The Triple Aim, a framework set forth by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, focuses on improving the health care experience, the health of populations, and the affordability of care. This article describes telehealth as an integral component in achieving the Triple Aim of health care and discusses implications for occupational therapy practitioners.