Adapting Interdisciplinary Transitional Ambulatory Practice to Meet the Challenges of COVID-19

Caitlin Dowd-Green, Heather McLaughlin, Charlotte Seymour, Chrissy Diffenderffer, Amanda Bertram, Rosalyn W. Stewart

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COVID-19 restructured the health care delivery process, catapulting telemedicine to the mainstream. The Johns Hopkins After Care Clinic (JHACC) continued transprofessional health care delivery in the telemedicine space by shifting to remote, asynchronous collaboration and a triage system. In 1 month after starting telemedicine, the JHACC had 907 encounters for 376 unique patients. Most patients reported satisfaction with their visits. Telemedicine lengthened visit completion times. Providers encountered many failed call attempts and limited access to videoconferencing. Barriers to sustainable interprofessional telemedicine include poor social determinants of health, limited reimbursement for nonphysician health professionals, and increased clinical and administrative time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-84
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Ambulatory Care Management
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2021


  • COVID-19
  • telemedicine
  • transdisciplinary care
  • transitional care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy


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