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Sarah Rhoads Awarded Supplemental Funding for COVID-19 Related Study


Congratulations to Professor Sarah Rhoads, PhD, DNP, WHNP-BC, RNC-OB, FAANon the funding of a supplemental proposal titled “COVID-19 Related Enhancement Funding – Comparing Quality of Telemedicine & Standard Provider Visits with Healthcare Utilization Metrics of Older Patients with Heart Failure During Covid-19 Pandemic.” The $162,409 award provides one year of additional funding on Dr. Rhoads’ subaward with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) for the PCORI award iCOACH INNOVATIVE CARE MODEL FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH CHRONIC HEART FAILURE. Dr. Rhoads is named as Co-Investigator and site Principal Investigator on the supplemental award. The purpose of the study is to evaluate telehealth implementation during the COVID-19 pandemic with an emphasis on quality, satisfaction, and usability. Dr. Rhoads will help recruit telehealth patients and providers from two health systems – UAMS and West Tennessee Healthcare for a survey and qualitative interviews.