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Join Us for the E-Consult Workgroup September Webinar: Provider Learning

The E-Consult Workgroup, with operational funding from the California Health Care Foundation, meets on a monthly basis to present published research, policy and reimbursement advancements from across the country. This month’s webinar will feature Stanley Frencher, MD, and Desiree Sanchez of UCLA School of Medicine presenting on E-Consult, A Novel Opportunity to Assess Hematuria Referrals for Medicaid Patients in the “Real World”. 

E-Consult Workgroup

Thursday September 30, 12-1 PT

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Register Today for the November 3 E-Consult Workgroup Annual Meeting Bridge to A Stronger Health System

Please join us for the 7th annual free, virtual meeting of the E-Consult Workgroup taking place on November 3, 9-2 PT. We are pleased to feature keynote speaker, Laura Miller, MD, CMO, Community Health Center Network. A detailed agenda will be released in the coming weeks.

We thank Anthem Blue Cross, AristaMD, ConferMED, IEHP, RubiconMD, Safety Net Connect and WISE Healthcare for sponsoring the event. Bridge to A Stronger Health System will take place in conjunction with the November 2 California Telehealth Policy Coalition Annual Meeting. 

The E-Consult Workgroup is made possible through operational support from the California Health Care Foundation.


Free CME Opportunity for Providers:
Effective E-Consults for Behavioral and Mental Health 

One benefit of e-consult is the educational value primary care providers find in participating. A goal of the CVEC is to offer continuing medical education (CME) in e-consult to support providers. We are offering a session on November 9, E-Consult for Behavioral and Mental Health, presented by faculty Petra Steinbuchel, MD, and Michelle Riederer, MD, UCSF. This session will present case examples of effective e-consult communications in response to patients’ behavioral and mental health needs. Register here for this free event.


AristaMD Virtual Telehealth Conference: eConsults: Transform PCP Quality & Care

Join AristaMD and a group of industry experts on October 28th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CT) for a virtual telehealth conference: eConsults: Transform PCP Quality & Care 

Register now to learn how to leverage eConsults to advance healthcare quality, maximize the benefits for patients and improve your practice performance.


Study Finds Effective Intervention to Improve E-Consult Specialist Performance

A new study published in the Journal of General Medicine examines effective interventions for improving performance of specialists that conduct e-consults. The cluster randomized controlled trial which was conducted out of Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, provided feedback to consulting physicians comparing them to top performing peers using co-specialists' ratings. The researchers found that such interventions resulted in significant improvements on 3 of the 5 consultation performance dimensions. 


Pediatric Dermatology E-Consults Found to be Effective and Well-Received

A recently published paper in the Journal of Pediatric Dermatology assessed electronic health records of pediatric patients referred through e-Consults at the Massachusetts General Hospital from 1/13/2020 to 7/17/2020 and reviewed confidential surveys taken by pediatricians and parents to assess receptiveness. The results of the study support the use of e-consult for pediatric dermatology and indicate that e-Consult is well received by pediatricians and parents. The authors also suggest that dermatologists should work with referring providers to improve the quality of submitted photographs and patient history. 


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