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Better Health Outcomes Through Telemedicine

Better Health Outcomes Through Telemedicine

One of the challenges of being a health care blogger is taking the language of grant proposals and peer reviewed journal articles and translating it into something that the average person can understand.  A recent meeting I attended illustrates this fairly well. Last week, I attended the “eConsults Study Core Team Kick-Off Meeting” where we discussed a new study, “An Evaluation of an Electronic Consultation (‘eConsult’) Platform to Increase Specialist Access for Patients in Underserved Populations: Impact on Wait Times,…

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Project Echo, Google+, Patient Education, and a Patient Centered Medical Home.

Project Echo, Google+, Patient Education, and a Patient Centered Medical Home.

What happens when you ask a social media manager for a Patient Centered Medical Home to write about Project Echo®?  You just might get a strange collection of thoughts drawn into a single blog post.  Ready? Last month, I sat in on a Project Echo videoconference where experts in Hepatitis C spoke with medical providers around the country about challenging cases.  See the Project ECHO Blog post for details.  Yesterday, the Discovery Channel filmed parts of the videoconference and I…

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Project ECHO

Project ECHO

It was like a cross between House and a video version of Car Talk for doctors with patients infected with Hepatitis C.  Instead of breaking into people’s apartments to find some hidden environmental  cause of a difficult to diagnose illness, a panel of experts at the University of New Mexico responded to questions from medical providers around the country, many in rural areas where it is hard to access doctors with Hepatitis C expertise. I connected our video conferencing system…

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Viewing CHC Through the Lens of a Diabetic Retinopathy Camera

Viewing CHC Through the Lens of a Diabetic Retinopathy Camera

There is an old saying that if you’ve seen one community health center, you’ve seen one community health center.  It reflects the great diversity of health centers across the country, but perhaps does not do justice to our sites.  One the one hand, we work very hard to take what works best at one site and replicate it to all our sites.  On the other hand, there is so much more to Community Health Center, Inc. than you will see…

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