Remote Retinal Screening Facilitates Diagnosis and Treatment of Retinopathy for Poor and/or Uninsured Patients With Diabetes in Rural California
Remote diabetic retinopathy screening using the Eye Picture Archive Communication System digital ocular imaging software facilitated prompt retinopathy diagnosis in California's Central Valley, an area where many residents are poor and uninsured and diabetes is a major health concern.
Community-Based Health Coaches and Care Coordinators Reduce Readmissions Using Information Technology To Identify and Support At-Risk Medicare Patients After Discharge
Supported by mobile technology, trained health coaches and nurse care coordinators use home visits and telephone-based monitoring to identify and address declines in health status in recently discharged Medicare patients, leading to a significant reduction in readmissions and associated cost savings.
14-Hospital Telepharmacy Program Reduces Order Processing Time, Frees Up Pharmacists for Quality-Enhancing Initiatives, and Saves Money
A telepharmacy program enables offsite pharmacists to review and approve medication orders in 14 hospitals, leading to expanded hours of service, reduced order processing times, enhanced pharmacy services, higher nurse satisfaction, freed up pharmacist time, and more than $1 million in annual cost savings.
Specialists Train and Support Rural and Prison-Based Primary Care Clinicians, Enhancing Access to Hepatitis C Care
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.
Enhanced Home Health Program Provides Remote Monitoring and Services, Leading to Fewer Hospitalizations and Increased Nurse Productivity
A home health program enhances services to congestive heart failure and other chronically ill patients by supplementing at-home visits with ongoing remote monitoring and services.
Mobile Health Roadmap
The Mobile Health Roadmap provides guidance to professionals, organizations, corporations, and health systems on the adoption of mobile and mHealth (mobile health) devices.
The OpenNotes Toolkit provides step-by-step strategies to help health care providers implement open notes in their health systems and offers tips for both patients and clinicians on maximizing the benefits of open notes.
Telemedicine Standards & Guidelines
In an effort to help advance science and assure the uniform quality of services to patients, the American Telemedicine Association has developed several practice guidelines and technical standards for the field of telemedicine and telehealth.
Using Telehealth to Improve Quality and Safety: Findings From the AHRQ Health Information Technology Portfolio
This report provides an overview of technical and organizational findings from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality health information technology grantees when developing, implementing, or evaluating telehealth interventions.
Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Practice Guide
This guide presents the practical aspects of developing a remote diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) program along with general guidelines and recommendations for performing DRS based on experiences in community clinics in California.