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Telemedicine and Pediatric Urgent Care: A Vision into the Future

  • Mordechai D. RaskasEmail author
  • Kari Gali
  • Dana Aronson Schinasi
  • Shayan Vyas
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Abstract

Telemedicine is a diverse, rapidly expanding, and evolving field of medicine. For pediatric urgent care centers and their patients, telemedicine can provide convenience, improve access to care, increase efficiency, and expand reach. Use cases of telemedicine in pediatric urgent care include kiosks, load balancing, “hub and spoke” and “satellite” models, direct-to-consumer offerings, subspecialty consultations, and mentorship. Quality, reimbursement, licensure, and various technical issues are some of the significant challenges to telemedicine. Government and non-profit organizations provide an array of online resources for those looking to develop or expand a telemedicine program.

Keywords

Telemedicine Telehealth Direct-to-consumer Pediatric Urgent care Emergency department Convenience Cost Quality 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mordechai D. Raskas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kari Gali
    • 2
    • 3
  • Dana Aronson Schinasi
    • 4
  • Shayan Vyas
    • 5
  1. 1.Division of Telemedicine and Clinical InformaticsPM PediatricsGreenbeltUSA
  2. 2.Express Care Online, Distance Health Cleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  3. 3.Patient Safety Leadership ProgramUniversity of Illinois ChicagoChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Division of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Care ConnectAnn & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineEvanstonUSA
  5. 5.Critical Care MedicineNemours Children’s Hospital, University of Central Florida, College of MedicineOrlandoUSA

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