Health Information Technology: Comprehensive Telehealth to Deliver Dietary Interventions to Patients with Chronic Diseases
Description of Resource:
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends comprehensive telehealth interventions to supplement the care of adults who have chronic diseases affected by diet, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This finding is based on evidence that shows interventions improve patients’ diets. Telehealth interventions allow health care providers and patients to communicate by phone, email, web-based programs, or other electronic or digital media. Health care providers and patients may also interact in person, though in comprehensive telehealth interventions most of their interactions are distance-based. Comprehensive telehealth interventions can be used to help adults who have chronic diseases that are affected by dietary behaviors. This review assessed interventions designed to improve 2 or more patient dietary behaviors (e.g., sodium, fat, or fruit/vegetable intake).