Feb 12 2022
The Future is Telehealth (But Let's Make Sure it's Accessible)
Take the show survey!In spring of 2020, telehealth exploded in the U.S. when health professionals needed to socially distance from their patients in order to deliver care without spreading Covid-19. How did they adapt? What advantages did they realize and what barriers did they overcome? Amanda and Rachel interviewed Amy Lamont, current occupational therapist and MGH IHP alum, about her qualitative study exploring the experience of OTs using telepractice to work with low vision clients. They also discuss the Advanced Doctoral Experience of the IHP's entry level OTD program, participant recruitment during a pandemic, accessibility, and the joys of writing and submitting an IRB application. The episode opens with important announcements!Read Amy's paper (written with Kasey Brown and Kim Schoessow) Experiences of occupational therapists using telehealth to continue to treat patients with low vision during the COVID-19 pandemic in World Federation of Occupational Therapists Bulletin.Learn more aboutThe MGH IHP Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy program Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI)Massachusetts Commission for the BlindListen to the show playlist on Spotify or YouTube.Evidence-Based IHP is brought to you by the Janis P. Bellack Library at MGH Institute of Health Professions. Ask us questions, send us your feedback on the show or pitch us a story at email@example.com. Follow the Janis P. Bellack Library on Twitter and/or Instagram. Follow MGH Institute of Health Professions on Twitter and/or Instagram. Credits Co-Hosts: Amanda Tarbet & Rachel Norton Executive Producer: Selena Craig Creator: Amanda Tarbet Special thanks to Jorge Sanchez de Lozada and MGH IHP's Office of Information Technology for their technical help and financial support of this project. The songs featured in our podcast are Neighbors by Normcore and The Valley by Jahzzar.