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Successful implementation of a telemedicine-based counseling program for high-risk patients with breast cancer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23274020     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An interactive audio and video telemedicine feasibility program was established to provide counseling on breast cancer risk-reducing strategies for underserved, high-risk Alaskan native women through a collaboration among the Alaska Native Medical Center, the Mayo Clinic Breast Clinic, Mayo's Center for Innovation, and the Alaska Federal Health Care Access Network. The telemedicine model included a navigator to facilitate patient encounters (referrals, electronic records, and scheduling) and a subscription billing contract. Between January 1 and December 31, 2011, 60 consultations were provided to the Alaska Native Medical Center. A survey of a sample of 15 women demonstrated overall patient satisfaction of 98% pertaining to the experience, technology, and medical consultation. The referring physician satisfaction, from 11 visit surveys and 8 referring physicians, revealed 99% satisfaction with the service. In this telemedicine pilot study, we demonstrated the feasibility of a telemedicine program to provide integrated specialty care that resulted in a positive effect on patient satisfaction. This program has a sustainable business model, thus creating a new modality for health care delivery.
Authors:
Sandhya Pruthi; Kevin J Stange; Gerald D Malagrino; Kashmira S Chawla; Nicholas F LaRusso; Judith S Kaur
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mayo Clinic proceedings     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1942-5546     ISO Abbreviation:  Mayo Clin. Proc.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-31     Completed Date:  2013-03-12     Revised Date:  2013-12-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405543     Medline TA:  Mayo Clin Proc     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-73     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2013 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Alaska
Breast Neoplasms / prevention & control*,  psychology*
Counseling*
Female
Humans
Patient Satisfaction
Pilot Projects
Program Development
Program Evaluation
Rural Population
Telemedicine*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
U01 CA114609/CA/NCI NIH HHS

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