Assessing the Feasibility of Developing an Inpatient Telehealth Referral System for Veterans with Poorly Controlled Diabetes
February 19, 2017 — 08:00AM EST - 04:30PM EST
There is some evidence to suggest that diabetes telehealth programs have shown success in lowering HbA1c values in engaged Veterans with poorly controlled diabetes. We utilized CPRS data at the Phoenix VA Healthcare System, to examine if the current telehealth diabetes program showed promise for scaling up, for an inpatient diabetes telehealth referral system to improve outcomes. The study entailed an in-depth examination of utilization patterns of the current diabetic telehealth services.
Apply decision support tools to inpatient services
Enhance diabetes telehealth services for veterans
Engange inpatient coordinators and care teams to improve diabetes outcomes