Currently we are using Cisco/Tandberg products here at Children’s to connect with presenting sites around the state. The presenting sites must have a cart with peripherals in order to present patients to us.
Dr. Daniel Torrez, pediatric pulmonologist, is able to see the inside of a child’s ear much better than he can see in person.
First tele-fetal echo, pictured is Dr. Cyrus Samai and Dr. Nanci Stauffer, pediatric cardiologists.
Our impact to our community and to the healthcare economy is quite moving…Miles…Cost…Hours…School days and work days misses…Overall costImpact on workforce and Atlanta’s traffic ( clean air) Miles calculated from presenting site to site where the physician was located ( SR, EG, Marcus or Center for Safe and Healthy Children) doubled, there and backHours saved; calculated the same as aboveSchool days or work days missed: assume that most people work and come to the TM visit with at least one adult
The small team that has accomplished so much over the past 2 years is…Just as with any other practice this team partners with other departments to run the practices and to meet the operational needs.
Transcript of "TelemedicineWorking Together for Better Care"
2012 Telemedicine Working Together for Better Care July 14, 2011 …To transform pediatrichealthcare for Georgia’s children.
Current Technology Children’s Specialist Presenting Site Telemedicine: Working Together for Better Care 2
Egleston-Subspecialist Office Telemedicine: Working Together for Better Care 3
Fetal ECHO via TeleMedicine Telemedicine: Working Together for Better Care 4
Benefits for the PhysiciansTravel time and safety Telemedicine: Working Together for Better Care 5
Benefits for the PhysiciansAccess to patientsfrom remote areas Telemedicine: Working Together for Better Care 6
Benefits for the PhysiciansAbility toschedule severalpatients closelytogether Telemedicine: Working Together for Better Care 7
Benefits for the PhysiciansBuilds strongerrelationships withcommunityphysicians Telemedicine: Working Together for Better Care 8
Benefits for the PhysiciansAbility to be “two placesat the same time” Einstein was right, you can be in two places at once Telemedicine: Working Together for Better Care 9
Benefits for the PhysiciansImproves outcomes Telemedicine: Working Together for Better Care 10
ConvenienceYear to Date…Per visit: Mean Median RangeMiles Saved 310 344 72-524Cost of miles saved $170 $189 $40-$288Hours Saved Traveling 5.6 6.0 2-9School days 86% of our patients would have missed school*Children greater than 5 y/o to travel to AtlantaWork Days Missed >80% of our parents would have missed a full*One adult present day of work to travel to AtlantaOverall cost of miles saved: $118,134 (0.55/mile)476 less days of work missed - Impact on Workforce476 less cars in Atlanta - Clean Air Telemedicine: Working Together for Better Care 11
Appendix A: Meet the Team Core Team Mike McConnell, MD- Medical Director Cyndie Roberson, Director D.D. Fritch-Levens, Project Manager Mary Joyce Bacon, Program Manager Vincent Minor, Business Operations Coordinator Telemedicine: Working Together for Better Care 12
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