Video vital for telehealth visits
Jul. 28, 2022—Vanderbilt study of 18,130 telehealth visits at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic defines risk factors associated with telehealth access and suggests how health systems can improve access.
Program lets patients receive medical treatment at home
Jun. 1, 2022—by Matt Batcheldor When Denis Brock needed to be hospitalized for an infection last fall, she was treated in an unlikely place: her home. Brock was one of the first patients to participate in Vanderbilt’s Hospital at Home program, which allows patients to remain in the comfort of their own home while receiving treatment for...
Horst named medical director for telehealth at VUMC
Mar. 30, 2022—Sara Horst, MD, MPH, has been named the new medical director for Telehealth Ambulatory Services for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Children’s Hospital adds online scheduling option
Jul. 22, 2021—Self-checkout and online ordering have become ways for consumers to gain both control and convenience in today’s marketplace. And health care is no exception.
Neurology survey reveals high satisfaction for telehealth
Jan. 14, 2021—A post-visit outpatient survey from VUMC’s Department of Neurology, conducted under an ongoing departmental quality improvement initiative, has turned up additional evidence of high satisfaction with telehealth among both patients and clinicians.
Clinical trial to test HIV drugs to treat COVID-19
Oct. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in collaboration with the University of Colorado and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, is leading one of the first “telemedicine” clinical trials to test a potential treatment for COVID-19.
Use of VUMC’s patient portal is surging
Jun. 24, 2020—Enrollment in the Vanderbilt Health patient portal, My Health at Vanderbilt (MHAV), has surged in recent months.
Employees working from home bring value, safety to VUMC
Jun. 4, 2020—As of early May, an average of 8,000 VUMC employees were working remotely each day, equaling more than 25% of VUMC’s total workforce.
Telehealth transforms VUMC patient-provider connections during pandemic
May. 14, 2020—At the time Tennessee’s first case of COVID-19 was reported on March 5, direct-to-patient telehealth visits averaged just 10 a day at all of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s outpatient clinics; less than a month later, outpatient telehealth appointments had skyrocketed to more than 2,000 per day.
Process eases telehealth enrollment for children
Apr. 23, 2020—While a secure online process allows adults to enroll in My Health at Vanderbilt remotely, due to various regulatory protections, children and adolescents have been required to enroll in person.
VUSM students help patients, clinicians with telehealth
Apr. 23, 2020—When in-person visits to Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Clinic needed to be quickly converted to telehealth appointments in response to COVID-19, a novel solution was hatched to bring both clinicians and patients up to speed on videoconferencing.
Telehealth grant boosts diabetes prevention efforts
Dec. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) has demonstrated its effectiveness at helping employees lose weight as a means of preventing Type 2 diabetes and has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand the program using telehealth.