QbTest Telehealth for Rural Communites

Access to ADHD care for rural communities – always needed, now possible

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to bring uncertainty and challenges ahead, one thing is certain – telehealth is here to stay. A recent Executive Order has committed to improving access to telehealth for patients in rural areas – that’s around 57 million Americans [1].

This presents a unique opportunity for providers to expand their reach and offer quality ADHD care to more patients utilizing the objective data from our market leading tests. This allows you to collect objective data on patients’ core ADHD symptoms remotely to help make more informed decisions about diagnosis and improve conversation with patients and their families [2][3][4].

With QbTest Telehealth*, powered by QbCheck, you are able to generate e-vouchers so patients can perform tests securely outside the clinic setting.

Patients can redeem the voucher to perform the test in their own time (with the support of family members for younger patients) with easy-to-follow instructions.

QbTest Telehealth for Rural Communites

A recent US study showed that 95% of patients completed the test successfully at home [5]. Leading US clinics were able to serve their ADHD patients by utilizing QbCheck via telehealth during the Coronavirus lockdown as part of a feasibility initiative:

When the pandemic happened, I was really concerned that I wouldn’t be able to continue to see patients and not sure if my independent practice would survive. I have been assessing and managing ADHD patients for years now and was very uncertain as to what to do during the start of the shutdown.

I have been using QbTest Telehealth in a feasibility initiative as a way to provide new patient objective evaluations for children and adults, where I can conduct my interview and review my rating scales via video and have the objective data from the ADHD test with me when we talk about symptoms and their concerns. I have been able to see even more patients than before, have not had to take patients out of school or work for testing and continued to provide quality care.
April Green, APRN, FNP-BC | Focus of Tampa Bay

Deliver high quality ADHD care to all patients in clinic or via Telehealth

Telehealth is here to stay. Patients demand greater flexibility:

  • 11% of patients made use of telehealth in 2019
  • 46% of patients made use of telehealth by May 2020
  • 76% are likely to seek telehealth moving forward [6]

What are you waiting for? Learn how you provide better ADHD care via telehealth: 

* QbTest Telehealth comprises an objective test measuring the core symptoms of ADHD; inattention, impulsivity, and activity. With remote testing, you also get access to an online rating scale that is collated with the Test report. QbTest should always be used in conjunction with clinical interviews, and other clinically relevant information.

[1] The White House. (n.d.). Executive Order on Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access. [online] Available at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-improving-rural-health-telehealth-access/.

[2] Hollis C, Hall CL, Guo B, James M, Boadu J, Groom MJ, Brown N, Kaylor-Hughes C, Moldavsky M, Valentine AZ, Walker GM, Daley D, Sayal K, Morriss R; the AQUA Trial Group. The impact of a computerised test of attention and activity (QbTest) on diagnostic decision-making in children and young people with suspected attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: single-blind randomised controlled trial. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2018 Dec;59(12):1298-1308. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12921. Epub 2018 Apr 26. PMID: 29700813; PMCID: PMC6124643.

[3] Hall, C., Valentine, A., Walker, G., Ball, H., Cogger, H., Groom, M., & … Hollis, C. (2017). Study of user experience of an objective test (QbTest) to aid ADHD assessment and medication management: A multi- methods approach. BMC Psychiatry, 17(1), doi: 10.1186/ s12888-017-1222-5

[4] Vogt, C., & Shameli, A. (2011). Assessments for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: Use of objective measurements. Psychiatrist, 35(10), 380-383. doi: 10.1192/pb.bp.110.032144

[5]Ulberstad, F., Boström, H., Chavanon, M., Knollmann, M., Wiley, J., Christiansen, H. and Thorell, L.B. (2020b). Objective measurement of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms outside the clinic using the QbCheck: Reliability and validity. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 29(2).

[6] Bestsennyy, O., Gilbert, G., Harris, A. and Rost, J. (2020). Telehealth: A post-COVID-19 reality? | McKinsey. [online] www.mckinsey.com. Available at: https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/healthcare-systems-and-services/our-insights/telehealth-a-quarter-trillion-dollar-post-covid-19-reality#.