Use of Telehealth Videoconferencing in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes in Oregon

Ines Guttmann-Bauman, Joannie Kono, Amber Laurie Lin, Katrina L. Ramsey, Bruce Boston

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Introduction: We reviewed the impact of telehealth videoconferencing clinics on outcomes of care in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes in rural Oregon. Methods: We performed a chart review as well as the review of patient satisfaction questionnaires from 27 patients seen in the first year of the program. Results: The number of yearly visits to diabetes clinic increased from average 1.5 to 2.7, which was statistically significant (p < 0.0001). Glycemic control remained stable, and there was no difference in the amount of emergency department visits or hospitalizations related to diabetes. Patients expressed high satisfaction with the service and majority considered it equal to in-person visits. Conclusion: We conclude that telehealth videoconferencing visits have the potential to improve care in pediatric diabetes patients, particularly the patients living in areas distant from subspecialty centers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-88
Number of pages3
JournalTelemedicine and e-Health
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Pediatrics
  • Telehealth
  • Type 1 diabetes

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  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Use of Telehealth Videoconferencing in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes in Oregon. / Guttmann-Bauman, Ines; Kono, Joannie; Lin, Amber Laurie; Ramsey, Katrina L.; Boston, Bruce.

In: Telemedicine and e-Health, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.01.2018, p. 86-88.

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Guttmann-Bauman, Ines ; Kono, Joannie ; Lin, Amber Laurie ; Ramsey, Katrina L. ; Boston, Bruce. / Use of Telehealth Videoconferencing in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes in Oregon. In: Telemedicine and e-Health. 2018 ; Vol. 24, No. 1. pp. 86-88.
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