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.
Videoconferencing Enhances Access to Psychiatric Care for Children and Adults With Mental Illness in Rural Settings
Psychiatric fellows and residents at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville provide care via videoconferencing to patients in rural parts of the state who otherwise would likely not have had access to such care.
Clinics and Hospitals Use Trained, Certified Community Members To Screen and Support Primary Care and Postdischarge Patients, Reducing Physician Visits and Costs
Specially trained and certified lay workers known as "Grand-Aides" use illness-specific protocols to ensure that patients receive appropriate treatment in primary care settings and to ease the transition from hospital to home after discharge. The primary care-based program has reduced unnecessary visits and demonstrated the potential to reduce costs. Early data from one hospital program show significant reductions in readmissions.
Remote Interpretation Delivered via Simple and Inexpensive Videoconferencing Technology Generates High Satisfaction Among Patients and Clinicians at Outpatient Clinic
An outpatient clinic pilot tested use of widely available, inexpensive, easily implemented consumer videoconferencing technology to provide Spanish-speaking patients with an offsite interpreter during appointments, generating high levels of satisfaction among both patients and clinicians.
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.
Telehealth Technology Assessment Center Toolkits
This collection of toolkits can help health care organizations become better informed consumers of telehealth technology.
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.