Telehealth in pediatric emergency medicine

Dana A. Schinasi*, Shireen M. Atabaki, Mark D. Lo, James P. Marcin, Michelle Macy

*Corresponding author for this work

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Modern technologies and contemporary clinical practice have set the stage for the integration of telehealth into existing models of healthcare. These models of telehealth care offer novel opportunities for advancing pediatric emergency care. In this manuscript, we introduce applications of telehealth in pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) with the pediatric emergency department (ED) both as originating site and distant site. We present barriers to adoption, implementation, and sustaining PEM telehealth programs, as well as strategies to overcome those. We discuss cost and finances as well as policy considerations and implications. Lastly, we review strategies for evaluation to assess program impact and ensure sustainability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100953
JournalCurrent Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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