Telemedicine for Parkinson's Disease: Limited Engagement between Local Clinicians and Remote Specialists

Molly J. Elson, E. Anna Stevenson, Blake A. Feldman, Jihoon Lim, Christopher A. Beck, Denise B. Beran, Peter N. Schmidt, Kevin M. Biglan, Richard Simone, Allison W. Willis, E. Ray Dorsey, Cynthia Boyd

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Introduction: The integration of remote specialists into local care teams has not been widely evaluated. Methods: Therefore, we surveyed clinicians whose patients with Parkinson's disease had participated in a national randomized controlled trial of video visits to determine (1) whether clinicians received recommendations from remote specialists; (2) whether those recommendations were implemented; (3) what barriers to specialty care local clinicians perceived; and (4) whether they would recommend video visits. Results: Of 183 clinicians surveyed, 89 (49%) responded. Less than half received the recommendations of remote specialists, but they implemented most of the recommendations they received and found them to be beneficial. Conclusion: The greatest perceived barrier among respondents was distance from patient to specialist, and 40% of local clinicians would recommend video visits. As telemedicine grows, improved communication between remote specialists and local clinicians is likely needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)722-724
Number of pages3
JournalTelemedicine and e-Health
Volume24
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018

Fingerprint

Telemedicine
Parkinson Disease
Randomized Controlled Trials
Communication

Keywords

  • Parkinson disease
  • telecommunications
  • telehealth
  • telemedicine
  • teleneurology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

Cite this

Telemedicine for Parkinson's Disease : Limited Engagement between Local Clinicians and Remote Specialists. / Elson, Molly J.; Stevenson, E. Anna; Feldman, Blake A.; Lim, Jihoon; Beck, Christopher A.; Beran, Denise B.; Schmidt, Peter N.; Biglan, Kevin M.; Simone, Richard; Willis, Allison W.; Dorsey, E. Ray; Boyd, Cynthia.

In: Telemedicine and e-Health, Vol. 24, No. 9, 01.09.2018, p. 722-724.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Elson, MJ, Stevenson, EA, Feldman, BA, Lim, J, Beck, CA, Beran, DB, Schmidt, PN, Biglan, KM, Simone, R, Willis, AW, Dorsey, ER & Boyd, C 2018, 'Telemedicine for Parkinson's Disease: Limited Engagement between Local Clinicians and Remote Specialists', Telemedicine and e-Health, vol. 24, no. 9, pp. 722-724. https://doi.org/10.1089/tmj.2017.0210
Elson, Molly J. ; Stevenson, E. Anna ; Feldman, Blake A. ; Lim, Jihoon ; Beck, Christopher A. ; Beran, Denise B. ; Schmidt, Peter N. ; Biglan, Kevin M. ; Simone, Richard ; Willis, Allison W. ; Dorsey, E. Ray ; Boyd, Cynthia. / Telemedicine for Parkinson's Disease : Limited Engagement between Local Clinicians and Remote Specialists. In: Telemedicine and e-Health. 2018 ; Vol. 24, No. 9. pp. 722-724.
@article{efeac033e9ce40df9751e7e158f1dd0d,
title = "Telemedicine for Parkinson's Disease: Limited Engagement between Local Clinicians and Remote Specialists",
abstract = "Introduction: The integration of remote specialists into local care teams has not been widely evaluated. Methods: Therefore, we surveyed clinicians whose patients with Parkinson's disease had participated in a national randomized controlled trial of video visits to determine (1) whether clinicians received recommendations from remote specialists; (2) whether those recommendations were implemented; (3) what barriers to specialty care local clinicians perceived; and (4) whether they would recommend video visits. Results: Of 183 clinicians surveyed, 89 (49{\%}) responded. Less than half received the recommendations of remote specialists, but they implemented most of the recommendations they received and found them to be beneficial. Conclusion: The greatest perceived barrier among respondents was distance from patient to specialist, and 40{\%} of local clinicians would recommend video visits. As telemedicine grows, improved communication between remote specialists and local clinicians is likely needed.",
keywords = "Parkinson disease, telecommunications, telehealth, telemedicine, teleneurology",
author = "Elson, {Molly J.} and Stevenson, {E. Anna} and Feldman, {Blake A.} and Jihoon Lim and Beck, {Christopher A.} and Beran, {Denise B.} and Schmidt, {Peter N.} and Biglan, {Kevin M.} and Richard Simone and Willis, {Allison W.} and Dorsey, {E. Ray} and Cynthia Boyd",
year = "2018",
month = "9",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1089/tmj.2017.0210",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "24",
pages = "722--724",
journal = "Telemedicine Journal and e-Health",
issn = "1530-5627",
publisher = "Mary Ann Liebert Inc.",
number = "9",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Telemedicine for Parkinson's Disease

T2 - Limited Engagement between Local Clinicians and Remote Specialists

AU - Elson, Molly J.

AU - Stevenson, E. Anna

AU - Feldman, Blake A.

AU - Lim, Jihoon

AU - Beck, Christopher A.

AU - Beran, Denise B.

AU - Schmidt, Peter N.

AU - Biglan, Kevin M.

AU - Simone, Richard

AU - Willis, Allison W.

AU - Dorsey, E. Ray

AU - Boyd, Cynthia

PY - 2018/9/1

Y1 - 2018/9/1

N2 - Introduction: The integration of remote specialists into local care teams has not been widely evaluated. Methods: Therefore, we surveyed clinicians whose patients with Parkinson's disease had participated in a national randomized controlled trial of video visits to determine (1) whether clinicians received recommendations from remote specialists; (2) whether those recommendations were implemented; (3) what barriers to specialty care local clinicians perceived; and (4) whether they would recommend video visits. Results: Of 183 clinicians surveyed, 89 (49%) responded. Less than half received the recommendations of remote specialists, but they implemented most of the recommendations they received and found them to be beneficial. Conclusion: The greatest perceived barrier among respondents was distance from patient to specialist, and 40% of local clinicians would recommend video visits. As telemedicine grows, improved communication between remote specialists and local clinicians is likely needed.

AB - Introduction: The integration of remote specialists into local care teams has not been widely evaluated. Methods: Therefore, we surveyed clinicians whose patients with Parkinson's disease had participated in a national randomized controlled trial of video visits to determine (1) whether clinicians received recommendations from remote specialists; (2) whether those recommendations were implemented; (3) what barriers to specialty care local clinicians perceived; and (4) whether they would recommend video visits. Results: Of 183 clinicians surveyed, 89 (49%) responded. Less than half received the recommendations of remote specialists, but they implemented most of the recommendations they received and found them to be beneficial. Conclusion: The greatest perceived barrier among respondents was distance from patient to specialist, and 40% of local clinicians would recommend video visits. As telemedicine grows, improved communication between remote specialists and local clinicians is likely needed.

KW - Parkinson disease

KW - telecommunications

KW - telehealth

KW - telemedicine

KW - teleneurology

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85053661978&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85053661978&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1089/tmj.2017.0210

DO - 10.1089/tmj.2017.0210

M3 - Article

C2 - 29297769

AN - SCOPUS:85053661978

VL - 24

SP - 722

EP - 724

JO - Telemedicine Journal and e-Health

JF - Telemedicine Journal and e-Health

SN - 1530-5627

IS - 9

ER -