A collaborative telemedicine program between a hospital and 10 nursing homes in rural communities prevents unnecessary transports of residents to the emergency department.
Contra Costa Health Services provides video and telephonic interpretation services to diverse patient populations at its clinics and regional hospital through participation in a shared network of trained interpreters, leading to improved access to interpretation services for patients with limited English proficiency.
University-based specialists provide initial training and host weekly, case-based consultations with primary care clinicians, enhancing access to hepatitis C care for prisoners and rural patients throughout New Mexico.
On-call, pediatric intensive care unit attending physicians consult with onsite clinicians and patient/family members from their homes via audiovisual technology that allows real-time communication, leading to improved quality and timeliness of care and high levels of patient/family satisfaction.
Clinicians in a tertiary hospital continuously monitor and intervene as necessary with critical care patients in rural facilities via telemedicine, leading to reductions in mortality, length of stay, number of patient transfers, and costs.
A pathologist and radiologists jointly review diagnostic test findings and develop care plans, leading to improved care of patients being screened for breast cancer.
The Video Medical Interpreting program uses a videoconferencing system to allow offsite interpreters to provide in-depth, culturally sensitive medical interpretation services to Spanish-speaking patients with limited English proficiency in rural locations.
Using interactive videoconferencing, the University of California at Davis provides 24-hour child abuse evaluation and consultation services to underserved rural areas and also provides monthly child abuse training to health care providers in these areas.
An academic medical center provides 24-hour evaluation and consultation services via interactive videoconferencing to emergency departments serving rural and underserved areas, leading to improvements in diagnosis, treatment, and patient satisfaction.
In collaboration with several community partners, the University of Texas Medical Branch provides remote mental health assessment and treatment services via videoconferencing technology and onsite case management to low-income, minority, and other students and parents in seven school-based primary care clinics in the Galveston Independent School District.