Dare to Advance Telehealth

Marcia Ward


Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy
Director, Center for Health Policy and Research
Director, Rural Telehealth Research Center

College(s): Public Health

Marcia Ward has devoted her career to health services research, especially rural healthcare delivery and health outcomes.  She directs a national research center charged with advancing evidence that can inform policy and actions related to rural telehealth and its outcomes.  Telehealth is an exciting mode of healthcare delivery that allows healthcare providers to diagnose, treat, and educate via live video-conferencing and other electronic technologies, increasing access to health care and enhancing the quality of care in remote, rural, and medically underserved areas.  She was also recently selected to co-chair the National Quality Forum’s Telehealth Measures Framework Committee.

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