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Publications and Scholarly Presentations by KUCTT

The KU Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth is an academic center and conducts research on telemedicine and telehealth technologies, distance learning, mobile health care, and other related topics. The purpose of this research is to advance the telemedicine and telehealth fields by disseminating research findings and sharing lessons learned so that others may initiate or expand their programs. Since the center's inception in 1991, KUCTT faculty and partners have completed numerous studies and pilot projects, and published or presented hundreds of times at local and regional meetings.

A short bibliography is provided below to provide an idea of the topics and approaches used in KUCTT scholarly activities.

Dr. Shawna Wright and Carla Deckert at MetaECHO

Spaulding, R. (2020). Telehealth Before and After COVID: Planning for the New Normal. Invited virtual national webinar for the BRI Network, June 11, 2020.

Spaulding R, Henley W, Wright S, Parker P (2020) Project ECHO, Communities of Practice, and a Successful Opioid Reduction Outcome. Arch Community Med Public Health 6(1): 074-076. DOI:

Bonar JRM, Wright S, Yadrich DM, Werkowitch M, Ridder L, Spaulding R, Smith CE. Maintaining Intervention Fidelity When Using Technology Delivery Across Studies. Comput Inform Nurs. 2020 Aug;38(8):393-401. doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000625. PMID: 32427610; PMCID: PMC7415554.

Spaulding, R. (2019). The Use of Telehealth for Surgical Follow-ups/Pre-Op Procedures. Invited panel presentation at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2019 annual meeting. October 28, 2019, San Francisco, CA.

Wright, S. (August 2019). Enhancing Care through Mobile Devices and Healthcare Apps. Presented at the American Psychological Association 2019 Convention, Chicago, IL.

Moon, D., Akin, B., Johnson-Montoya, M.A., Nelson., E.L., & Wright, S. (2019, September). Rural Primary Care Organizational Change Toward Trauma-Informed Integrated Primary Care through Community Partnerships. Poster session at the 5th Biennial Society for Implementation Research Collaboration Conference, Seattle, WA.

Kaftarian, E.L., Caudill, R.L., Kim, T., Lingam, H., Antoniotti, N., Rabinowitz, T., Myers, K., Yellowlees, P.M, Nelson, E.L., Cain, S., Wright, S., & Hilty, D.M., (2019). Online Prescribing of Controlled Substances for Mental Health Issues: a View of the Current Landscape. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science,

Spaulding, R. School-based telehealth: An overview and integrating it with your organizational strategy. Invited presentation at the 3rd Annual National Telehealth Summit, June 21, 2019, Miami, FL.

Wright, S. (May 2019). Project ECHO: Opioid Use Disorder. Presented at TexLa's Telehealth at the Crossroads Conference, Austin, TX.

Gracy, J. Teledentistry Basics. Presentation at the HRSA Project Officer Training via Televideo, May 2019, Washington, D.C.

Spaulding, R. Reimbursement and Kansas Telemedicine Law. Presentation at the Kansas Telehealth Summit, April 16, 2019. Wichita, KS.

Wright, S. (April 2019). Telebehavioral Health: Rural Implications and Applications. Presented at the Kansas Telehealth Summit, Wichita, KS.

Moon, D., Ellerbeck, K., Bellinger, S., Gordon, C., Kelly, K., Coleman, S., Wright, S., Deckert, C., Nelson, E.L. (2019, March). Help! It might be Autism: The ECHO Project Evaluation. MetaECHO 2019 Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Peltzer, J., Thompson, N., Wagner, M., Nelson, E.L., Wright, S., Moqbel, M., Wick, J., & Hinthorn, D (2019, March). iCOPE: An iPad Intervention for Psychological Distress among HIV-Infected African American Women. Poster presented at Midwest Nursing Research Society 43rd Annual Research Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Jan Lyon at MetaECHOSpaulding, R., Henley, W., Lyon, J., Lopez, M., Wright, S., Deckert, C. Project ECHO in Kansas: Qualitative assessment of participants' perceptions of self-efficacy, knowledge translation and rural/urban comparisons. Presentation at the 2019 MetaECHO Infinite Possibilities Annual Meeting, March 2019, Albuquerque, NM.

Gracy, J. Telehealth Technology Expert Panel. Presentation at the Telehealth Technology Summit, December 2018, New Orleans, LA.

Spaulding, R. Why Project ECHO Works - 360 Degree Perspective. Presentation at the 2018 Kansas Opioid Conference, November 2018, Topeka, KS.

Gracy, J. IT Site Preparation for Telehealth. Presentation at the Nebraska Telehealth Summit, August 2018, York NE.

Wright, S., (August 2018). Telepsychology Best Practices With Diverse Populations- Women, College Students, and Medical Patients. Presented at the American Psychological Association 2018 Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Maheu, M. M., Drude, K. P., & Wright, S. D. (Eds.). (2017). Career Paths in Telemental Health. Springer International Publishing.

Smith, C., Piamjariyakul, U., Werkowitch, M., Yadrich, D., Thompson, N, & Nelson, E. (2017). Identification of Depressive Symptoms Including Observations During iPad Based Audio-Visual Sessions. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 35(7):352-357.

Nelson, E. L., Yadrich, D. M., Thompson, N., Wright, S., Stone, K., Adams, N., ... & Smith, C. E. (2017). Telemedicine support groups for home parenteral nutrition users. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 32(6), 789-798.

Wright, S. (2017). New Adventures in Independent Practice: Leveraging Technology to Treat Underserved, Rural Populations in Skilled Nursing Facilities. In Career Paths in Telemental Health. Springer International Publishing.

Cain, S. E., Sharp, S., Nelson, E. L., Wright, S., & Laverack, J. (2017, October). A Pediatric Psychopharmacology Feasibility Trial of the National Project Echo Approach in Rural Primary Care. Poster presented at The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry's 64th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Doolittle, G., Nelson, E., Spaulding, A., & Kuhlman, S. TeleHospice: Implementation Lessons from Rural Hospice Care with Mobile Tablets. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Conference, Chicago, June 2017.

Wambach, K., Davis, A., & Nelson, E. The momHealth Feasibility Study. Midwest Nursing Research Society, Minneapolis, MN, April 2017.

Doolittle, G., Kuhlman, S., Nelson, E., Spaulding, A., Krebill, H., & Barnes, J. Enhancing Hospice Care in Kansas with Mobile Tablet Technology. Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) Conference, Orlando, November 2016.

Smith, C., Piamjariyakul, U., Werkowitch, M., Yadrich, D., Thompson, N., Hooper, D., & Nelson, EL. (2016). Clinical Trial of Translation of Evidence-Based Interventions to Mobile Tablets and Illness Specific Internet Sites. International Journal of Sensor Networks and Data Communications. 5(1). pii: 138.

Velasquez SE, Chaves-Carballo E, Nelson E-L. (2016). Pediatric Teleneurology: A Model of Epilepsy Care for Rural Populations, Pediatric Neurology, 64, 32-37.

Zaudke, J., Shrader, S., Warren, MB, Grayson, J., & Nelson, E. Making Interprofessional Practice Real: Developing Student Experiences in Rural Settings. National AHEC Organization Conference, Washington, DC, June 2016.

Nelson, E., Myers, K., Hilty, D., & Rabinowitz, T. A child and adolescent telemental health clinical guideline. American Telemedicine Association, Minneapolis, May 2016.

Spaulding, R., & Hall, R.W., Enhancing Research via Telemedicine and Communications. Presentation at the National IdeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence, June 24-26, 2016, Washington, D.C.

Spaulding, R., Nunn, T., Jacobsen, J. Care Delivery Using Telehealth and Mobile Health. Presentation at the HIMSS Clinical Informatics Institute Regional Meeting, March 6, 2015. Wichita, Kansas.

Spaulding R, Smith CE, Piamjariyakul U, Fitzgerald S, Yadrich D & Prinyarux C. Configuring mHealth Devices for Secure Patient Home Care and Research. Presentation at the 4th Annual mHealth Summit, December 8-11, 2013. Washington, DC.

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