Telehealth – which is the use of information and communication technology to provide clinical services to patients remotely – provides an opportunity to extend safe abortion services to women. A recent review article on telehealth for abortion service delivery found it to be acceptable, feasible and safe when compared to in-person service delivery. Despite the promising findings, the evidence base can and should be strengthened to optimize the impact of such services for women. Areas for improvement include evaluating the efficacy and effectiveness of telehealth implementations in more remote settings and with women across variable levels of technoliteracy, conducting cost-effectiveness analyses and articulating how data privacy and security are protected. Additionally, there is an opportunity to use the Principles for Digital Development as a guide to integrate and share best practices to enhance the impact of telehealth for abortion service delivery.
"Strengthening the Evidence Base for Telehealth for Abortion Service Delivery,"
Journal of Maine Medical Center: Vol. 2
, Article 16.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.46804/2641-2225.1061
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