Telemedicine-Based Eye Examinations Enhance Access, Reduce Costs, and Increase Satisfaction for Low-Income and Minority Patients with Diabetes
A federally qualified health center serving primarily low-income, minority patients offers telemedicine-based retinal screening as part of a comprehensive annual visit for patients with diabetes, leading to enhanced access to screening, lower costs, and higher patient satisfaction.
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.
Free Eye Care for Low-Income, Uninsured Children Combined With Vision Education for School Staff Improves Eye Care Knowledge and Academic Performance
A community partnership provided free, comprehensive eye exams and glasses to low-income children and trained school nurses, teachers, and counselors to detect vision problems in students, leading to enhanced access to services and improved academic performance.
Reference-Pricing Policy for Hip/Knee Replacements Generates Significant Savings by Encouraging Enrollees To Choose High-Value Facilities
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System generated
significant cost savings by adopting reference pricing for hip and knee
replacement procedures, causing enrollees to migrate to high-value facilities and
encouraging high-price hospitals to lower their fees.
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.
Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Primary Care Algorithm E: Eye Care
This algorithm is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline, Management of Diabetes Mellitus, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (VA/DoD).
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.
Understanding Your Body
This Web site provides easy-to-understand explanations of body systems and disease conditions.
Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Guide for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dental Professionals
This guide reinforces consistent diabetes messages across the four disciplines—pharmacy, podiatry, optometry, and dentistry (PPOD)—and promotes a team approach to comprehensive diabetes care that encourages collaboration among all care providers.
Diabetes Can Harm Your Vision
This brochure gives people with diabetes information about the effects of that disease on vision and types of eye disease.