Telemedicine and integrated multidisciplinary care for pediatric ibd patients: A review

Lauren M. Potthoff*

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Abstract

The global COVID-19 pandemic brought with it an unprecedented, widespread implementation of telemedicine services, requiring pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) providers to shift in-person clinic visits to a virtual platform. With the passing of the one-year anniversary of the global pandemic, telemedicine continues to be offered and utilized. Although it remains unclear as to the extent to which telemedicine services will be used in the future, it is critical to understand how integrated multidisciplinary treatment—the standard of care in pediatric IBD—is delivered through a virtual platform. This paper provides an overview of the existing literature examining integrated multidisciplinary care for pediatric IBD provided via telemedicine. The author also presents one integrated multidisciplinary IBD program’s response to the global pandemic and subsequent transition to telemedicine. Challenges around implementation and directions for future research in this area are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number347
JournalChildren
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2021

Keywords

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Pediatric
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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