Heart Failure Disease Management Improves Outcomes and Reduces Costs
Essentia Health Heart and Vascular Center created a heart failure program combining chronic care and disease management principles to improve outcomes and reduce costs associated with heart failure care.
Medical Home for Patients With Disabilities and Chronic Conditions Improves Access and Self-Management Skills, Leading to More Healthy Days, Fewer Hospitalizations
A primary care medical home for patients
with disabilities and complex, chronic medical conditions emphasizes patient engagement and care coordination among medical specialties and social
service providers, leading to enhanced access to care, better self-management skills, more days of good health, fewer hospitalizations, and lower costs.
Remote Assessment and Treatment via Telemedicine Combined With Onsite Case Management Enhance Access to Mental Health Services for Low-Income and Minority Students
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.
Statewide Partnership Provides Mental Health Assessments via Telemedicine to Patients in Rural Emergency Departments, Reducing Wait Times, Hospitalizations, and Costs
Through a statewide telemedicine program, psychiatrists evaluate patients with mental health issues who present at rural hospital emergency departments, leading to reductions in wait times, inpatient admissions, and costs; increased attendance at followup visits; and high levels of patient and clinician satisfaction.
Child Abuse Experts Provide Videoconference-Enabled Consultations to Providers in Remote Emergency Departments and Clinics, Leading to More Accurate Diagnosis
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.
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.
Telemental Health Guide
The Telemental Health Guide provides essential information for developing, implementing, and sustaining a telemental health program to improve access to mental health services.
Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center Toolkit
This toolkit is for organizations starting or expanding a telehealth program at their facility.