Telemedicine services in higher education: a review of college and university websites.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVES: To identify rates of telemedicine provision during the COVID-19 pandemic and predictive institutional factors among 4-year and graduate colleges and universities. PARTICIPANTS: The study (n = 364) included the websites (.edu) of accredited public nonprofit, private nonprofit, and private for-profit institutions of higher education in the United States that award bachelors, masters, or doctoral degrees. METHODS: Using digital content analysis, human coders analyzed institution websites for informational text indicating student telemedicine services. RESULTS: Findings indicate that a minority of 4-year and above institutions offer telemedicine access. Institution type, institution size, and the presence of campus student health services were predictive. Endowment size and Minority Serving Institution status were not predictive. CONCLUSION: This study illustrates the ongoing need for increased access to remote health services across higher education, especially among smaller private and public nonprofit colleges and universities and all private for-profit institutions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hollowell, A; Swartz, J; Myers, E; Erkanli, A; Hu, C; Shin, A; Bentley-Edwards, K

Published Date

  • March 17, 2022

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 6

PubMed ID

  • 35298352

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC9481978

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1940-3208

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/07448481.2022.2047703


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States