Neurology eConsults at Penn State Health: What, Why, and How?

Authors

  • Aiesha Ahmed Department of Neurology, Penn State Health, Hershey, PA, USA
  • William Jens Department of Neurology, Penn State Health, Hershey, PA, USA
  • Anne Haulman Department of Neurology, Penn State Health, Hershey, PA, USA
  • K. Sathian Department of Neurology, Penn State Health, Hershey, PA, USA
  • Stephen Ross Department of Neurology, Penn State Health, Hershey, PA, USA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.30953/tmt.v5.158

Abstract

eConsults provide a mechanism for specialists to provide guidance to their colleagues to allow them to manage patients in primary care settings. The patient receives access to specialist expertise, avoids the long wait time and high costs associated with an office visit, and maintains relationship continuity with the primary care physician (PCP). The PCP has dynamic access to specialist expertise and an opportunity for attainting a higher comfort level with chronic neurological care comanagement. Patient referrals for specialty care are high, while there has been projected shortage in nonprimary care specialties. The increasing prevalence of neurologic diseases associated with an aging population will likely continue to increase the demand for neurologists.

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Published

2020-01-09

How to Cite

Ahmed, A., Jens, W., Haulman, A., Sathian, K., & Ross, S. (2020). Neurology eConsults at Penn State Health: What, Why, and How?. Telehealth and Medicine Today, 5. https://doi.org/10.30953/tmt.v5.158

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Perspective, Opinion, and Commentary on a Current Issue Impacting the Sector