The April E-Consult Workgroup Webinar featured Joseph Simonetti, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Clinical Investigator, Colorado School of Public Health presenting the recent publication, Cost Savings Associated with Electronic Specialty Consultations, based on a study of the Veterans Health Administration e-consult program. In addition, Scott Brunner, MD, Monarch Healthcare, shared examples of e-consult cost effectiveness. You can view…

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The E-Consult Workgroup is a gathering of provider organizations, payers, and patient advocate organizations from across the country who share program successes, best practices and published research supporting the expansion and sustainability of e-consult. This month’s Roundtable featured a presentation by Dr. Karen Rubin, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and Endocrinologist, speaking…

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The E-Consult Workgroup is a gathering of provider organizations, payers, and patient advocate organizations from across the country who share program successes, best practices and published research supporting the expansion and sustainability of e-consult. This month’s workgroup featured Joseph Simonetti, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Clinical Investigator, Colorado School of Public Health presenting the recent publication, Cost…

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The Central Valley E-Consult Coalition holds monthly coalition roundtables to share program announcements and allow participants to share updates on eConsult implementation efforts. This month’s Roundtable featured program snapshots by Clinica Sierra Vista, and United Health Centers.

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March’s E-Consult Workgroup kicked off with an introduction by Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of the John A. Hartford Foundation presenting on her recent Health Affairs article. Michael Kurliand, MS, BSN, RN-BC, Director of Telehealth and Process Improvement, West Health, presented on the use of e-consult to serve PACE program members. In addition, Valerie Dixon, Chief Compliance…

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The Central Valley Health Network’s February 2021 meeting featured a presentation on the Central Valley e-Consult Coalition work to support clinics and health systems in the region by providing no-cost access to electronic consult (e-consult) in order to improve Medi-Cal patient access to specialty care and enhance care coordination between primary providers and specialists. View…

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The Central Valley E-Consult Coalition holds monthly coalition roundtables to share program announcements and allow participants to share updates on eConsult implementation efforts. February’s Agenda Included: E-Consult Rollout Updates Updates on the CVeC Dashboard  A short discussion about E-Consult Use at Camarena Health  A presentation regarding how to effectively ask questions and provide responses with…

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The February 2021 e-Consult Workgroup meeting hosted guest speaker, California State Senator Caballero. Senator Caballero spoke and answered questions about SB 365, an e-Consult bill she is sponsoring. Later on in the meeting, featured speakers Michelle Lee and Vinod Nambudiri, MD of Partners Healthcare, MA, presented their recently published article, Electronic Consultations for Safe and Equitable…

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The Central Valley E-Consult Coalition holds coalition roundtables each month. The December roundtable featured updates from our coalition participants on eConsult implementation, a discussion of goals for provider engagement and a presentation from eConsult Workgroup Clinical Advisor Delphine Tuot focused on provider engagement and workflow process improvement. View our December roundtable meeting summary.

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The Central Valley E-Consult Coalition holds monthly coalition roundtables to share program announcements and allow participants to share updates on eConsult implementation efforts. The January roundtable also featured a presentation on “E-Consult, Equity, and Patient Engagement” from Denise D. Payán, PhD, MPP, Community Health & Innovative Policy Lab, UC Merced. View a recording of this…

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The January 2021 E-Consult Workgroup webinar featured a presentation from the Ontario (Ottawa) eConsult Program, led by Clare Liddy, MD and two members of her research team, Alexander Hajjir and Claire Sethuram. The presentation focused on findings from their recent publications: Primary Care Providers’ Perspectives on the Ontario eConsult Program Researchers analyzed a 2019 provider…

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Our December webinar featured Amber Larson, MHA and James (Jesse) Wheeler, DO, presenting their NEJM publication, E-Consult Innovation: A Middle-Ground Model To Enhance Adoption and Improve Care. Our featured speakers’ case study tested the efficacy of alternative operational and financial models for e-Consult. HealthPartners designed a vertically integrated system that engaged third-party payers and implemented an in-house method to…

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The September E-Consult Workgroup webinar featured Dr. Shalina Nair and Candy Magaña of the Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center who discussed the OSU’s Clinical Transformation in Technology Framework to quickly expand telehealth in response to the COVID-10 pandemic. In addition, Dr. Alpesh Amin, Chair, Department of Medicine, UC Irvine School of Medicine presented on…

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This month’s webinar started with an insightful presentation by Danielle Oryn, MD, CEO of Redwood Community Health Coalition(RCHC) about an e-consult pilot initiated in April 2020 to address the lack of specialist care access providers were experiencing during the pandemic. Then Stanley Dea, MD of LA County Department of Health Services presented a review of…

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