Telemedicine and Pediatric Urgent Care: A Vision into the Future

Mordechai D. Raskas*, Kari Gali, Dana Aronson Schinasi, Shayan Vyas

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Telemedicine is a diverse, rapidly expanding, and evolving field of medicine. For pediatric urgent care centers and their patients, telemedicine can provide convenience, improve access to care, increase efficiency, and expand reach. Use cases of telemedicine in pediatric urgent care include kiosks, load balancing, “hub and spoke” and “satellite” models, direct-to-consumer offerings, subspecialty consultations, and mentorship. Quality, reimbursement, licensure, and various technical issues are some of the significant challenges to telemedicine. Government and non-profit organizations provide an array of online resources for those looking to develop or expand a telemedicine program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConsumer Informatics and Digital Health
Subtitle of host publicationSolutions for Health and Health Care
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages205-219
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783319969060
ISBN (Print)9783319969046
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Convenience
  • Cost
  • Direct-to-consumer
  • Emergency department
  • Pediatric
  • Quality
  • Telehealth
  • Telemedicine
  • Urgent care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Computer Science

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