Telehealth as a Tool for Quality Improvement in the Care of Pediatric Patients in Community Emergency Departments

Rebecca Stephen*, Kenny Kronforst, Katie Bohling, George Verghese, Dana Aronson Schinasi

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Abstract

Nearly 90% of pediatric emergency care is provided in a general emergency department (ED) that serve both adults and children. Many children in the United States do not live near an ED with a high level of pediatric readiness and many children are transferred to dedicated pediatric centers. Telemedicine provides an opportunity to impact care delivery systems to allow for children to be treated closer to home while maintaining high quality care. In this article, we will explore opportunities to use telemedicine in the emergency department and discuss incorporating quality improvement methodology to increase utilization of telehealth services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100713
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Access to care
  • Pediatric emergency medicine
  • Telehealth
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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