Implementation and evaluation of Stanford Health Care store-and-forward teledermatology consultation workflow built within an existing electronic health record system
Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, October 2018
Implementation and evaluation of Stanford Health Care store-and-forward teledermatology consultation workflow built within an existing electronic health record system To determine the benefits of integrating e-consult with an EHR, Stanford Medicine conducting a pilot study of a dermatology e-consult system called PhotoCareMD integrated with Epic. Over the course of the pilot, 36 PCPs from 8 clinics that submitted 215 e-consults that resulted in positive experiences for both patients (95% said the service saved them time) and providers (100% said they woudl recommend the system to colleagues). Conclusion: “An internal [store and forward] teledermatology workflow can be effectively implemented to increase access to and quality of dermatologic care.”
Can eConsults Save Medicaid?
NEJM Catalyst, August 2018
E-consult has transformed speciality referrals for San Leandro, CA-based Community Health Center Network’s (CHCN) Medicaid patient population. Since the initial pilot in 2015, e-consult has become an essential tool for CHCN providers that makes specialist referrals more accurate, reduces wait times for in-person specialist care and enables efficient patient documentation exchange with specialists. Conclusion: “[E-consults] can help save Medicaid from its complex referral challenge, and…could be an important piece of the puzzle for organizations seeking to repair their broken or fragmented referral processes and create a robust referral ecosystem.
Adoption and impact of an eConsult system in a fee-for-service setting
Healthcare, March 2017
A cohort study of a general surgery electronic consultation system: safety implications and impact on surgical yield
BMC Health Services Research, June 2017
Innovative Use of Electronic Consultations In Preoperative Anesthesiology Evaluation At VA Medical Centers in New England
Health Affairs, February 2018
A retrospective study on how primary care providers manage specialists’ recommendations after an e-consultation
SAFE Open Medicine, December 2016