Low-Overhead Medical Home Leverages Information Technology to Attract Both Providers and Patients in Underserved Rural Areas
A low-overhead medical home leverages information technology to produce a financially viable, high-quality primary care experience that proves to be attractive to both physicians and patients in an underserved rural area.
Patients With Crohn’s Disease Report Symptoms and Behaviors Through Computer Applications, Leading to Better Self-Management and Provider–Patient Communication
Patients with Crohn’s disease reported information on nine observations of daily living (cues about health experienced in everyday living) using applications on a tablet computer, leading to more tracking of symptoms and health-related behaviors, better patient self-management and patient-provider communication, and high levels of patient satisfaction.
Pediatric Critical Care Physicians Provide Remote Consultations to Emergency Departments in Underserved Rural Areas, Leading to Better Diagnosis and Treatment
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.
Practice-Based Teams of Clinicians and Development Experts Enhance Access to Care and Improve Parenting Skills and Knowledge Among Children and Their Families
Healthy Steps for Young Children (Healthy Steps) is a national initiative that encourages use of clinician-childhood development expert teams in physician offices to promote the use of timely preventive care; parent education and support; and other interventions to address the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of children from birth to age 3.
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.
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Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide
This guide provides information about Web sites that sell medications, offers tips when purchasing medications online, and offers suggestions for consumers looking for a safe Web site.
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.
DiabetesIQ is a mobile application for patients and nonpatients to learn about diabetes and ways to manage it.
Implementing High Quality Telephone Care in Pediatric Practice
This presentation provides pediatricians and their staff with information about the use of telephone care in pediatric practice, citing examples for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma.
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.