Telehealth practice recommendations for diabetic retinopathy

Jonathan D. Linkous, Richard Bakalar, Adam Darkins, Ronald K. Poropatich, Jerry Cavallerano, Mary G. Lawrence, Helen K. Li, Matthew Tennant, Sven Bursell, Mark Horton, Ingrid Zimmer-Galler, Wendall Bauman, W. Kelly Gardner, Lloyd Hildebrand, Jay Federman, Lisa Carnahan, Peter Kuzmak, John M. Peters, Jehanara Ahmed, Lloyd M. AielloLloyd P. Aiello, Gary Buck, Ying Ling Chen, Denise Cunningham, Eric Goodall, Ned Hope, Eugene Huang, Larry Hubbard, Mark Janczewski, J. W.L. Lewis, Hiro Matsuzaki, Francis L. McVeigh, Jordana Motzno, Diane Parker-Taillon, Robert Read, Peter Soliz, Bernard Szirth, Robert A. Vigersky, Thomas Ward, Catherine Diver

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Abstract

Telehealth holds the promise of increased adherence to evidenced-based medicine and improved consistency of care. Goals for an ocular telehealth program include preserving vision, reducing vision loss, and providing better access to medicine. Establishing recommendations for an ocular telehealth program may improve clinical outcomes and promote informed and reasonable patient expectations. This document addresses current diabetic retinopathy telehealth clinical and administrative issues and provides recommendations for designing and implementing a diabetic retinopathy ocular telehealth care program. The recommendations also form the basis for evaluating diabetic retinopathy telehealth techniques and technologies. Recommendations in this document are based on careful reviews of current evidence, medical literature and clinical practice. They do not, however, replace sound medical judgment or traditional clinical decision-making. "Telehealth Practice Recommendations for Diabetic Retinopathy" will be annually reviewed and updated to reflect evolving technologies and clinical guidelines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-482
Number of pages14
JournalTelemedicine Journal and e-Health
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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