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Auburn Univ Telehealth 2013 - Dr. Ric Hansen



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  • 1. Auburn University Richard A. Hansen, PhD Gilliland Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacy Care Systems Harrison School of Pharmacy
  • 2. Telehealth Projects/Focus/Vision • Projects – HIV Pharmacy Education – Ryan White Clinics – Diabetes Self Management Education – UMC FM • Focus – Infrastructure grant in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) • Vision – Opportunities to engage medication experts with existing infrastructure
  • 4. HIV Pharmacy Education Ryan White Clinics • Telemedicine grant from AIDS United – Medical AIDS Outreach of AL • Expand medical services to HIV-infected patients • Telemedicine helps to reach – Selma – Dothan • Follow-up grant from CDC to expand services – Clayton – Troy
  • 5. Clinical Pharmacy Services • Based in Montgomery, Alabama • Pharmacy consult referrals for: – HIV health education – HIV medication counseling – Medication adherence (general and pregnancy) – Drug therapy management • HIV care plus primary care uncontrolled conditions • Contact: Kelly Hester, PharmD –
  • 6. Diabetes Self-Management Education University Medical Center-Family Medicine • Family medicine residency-based clinic • Serve Tuscaloosa County and 7 surrounding counties in West Alabama – 6 of 7 counties among poorest in state – Diabetes rates 10.2% to 17.1% • Interdisciplinary team to provide education • Telemedicine advisory and planning group • Contact: Dana Carroll, PharmD, BCPS, CDE –
  • 7. Diabetes Self-Management Education University Medical Center-Family Medicine One-on- One DSME with PharmD Fall 2006 &/or designated Diabetes nurse educator -----Fall 2009 DSME group classes at UMC---Fall 2010 DSME group classes via telemedicine---Spring 2012
  • 8. Telemedicine sites Plans to add up to 7 additional sites in West Alabama. Sumter County Health Center Started Spring 2013 York University Medical Center Added midFall 2013 Tuscaloosa Family Medicine Center of Thomasville Pickens County Medical Center Added early Fall 2013
  • 9. FOCUS
  • 10. Telehealth and Treatment Decisions • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – R24 Infrastructure Grant (PCOR) – Comparative Effectiveness Research • Develop best practices for communicating comparative evidence for treatments • Dissemination and implementation network with emphasis in rural and low access areas
  • 11. VISION
  • 12. Auburn Opportunities… • Medication problems are significant cause of morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs • Pharmacy expertise footprint across Alabama • Medication consults generally low-tech – Existing video-conference infrastructure – Recently completed broadband grant • mHealth Lab in collaboration with engineering