HIMSS17 TOOK PLACE IN ORLANDO, FL

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
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Session ID: 
PSP3

Description

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.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Apply decision support tools to inpatient services
  • Enhance diabetes telehealth services for veterans
  • Engange inpatient coordinators and care teams to improve diabetes outcomes

Audience: 

Physician, CMO, CMIO

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