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.
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.
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.
Telemedicine-Based Diabetes Management Program Focusing on Education and Eye Exams Improves Self-Management Capabilities and Outcomes For Low-Income Rural Patients
A diabetes disease management program provides remote education and eye screenings for low-income individuals in rural South Carolina, leading to increased eye examination rates, reduced blood glucose and cholesterol levels, improved self-management behaviors, and high levels of patient satisfaction.
At-Home, Internet-Enabled Therapy Sessions Enhance Access to Cognitive Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury Patients, Leading to High Levels of Patient and Therapist Satisfaction
Mayo Clinic therapists conduct remote cognitive rehabilitation sessions with acquired brain injury patients who remain in or near their homes, thus enhancing access to care for those who find it difficult to travel for face-to-face sessions.
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.
Rural Health IT Adoption Toolbox
This health information technology (IT) toolbox provides rural health providers with tools to improve the effectiveness of their institutions through the use of technology.