AIM-ET

​​NATIONAL COORDINATING CENTER for EPILEPSY
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​A​ccess Improvement and Management for Epilepsy with Telehealth (AIM-ET)

​Access Improvement and Management for Epilepsy with Telehealth (AIM-ET) is a quality improv​ement pilot project of the AAP Coordinating Center on Epilepsy.​​​​​​​
    Project Aims & Goals

    AIM: Improve access and clinical outcomes for children and youth with epilepsy.

    GOALS:

    • Partner pediatric neurologists with pediatric practices in underserved and rural areas

    • Train and coach providers in Quality Improvement (QI) as it applies to telehealth​​​​​​

    QI Process Goals

    • Achieve similar or better satisfaction scores as in-person pediatric epilepsy/seizure disorder visits.

    • Achieve similar or better provider satisfaction scores with telehealth visits for patients as in-person pediatric epilepsy/seizure disorder visits.

    • Achieve similar or better pediatric neurologist satisfaction scores with telehealth visits for patients as in-person pediatric epilepsy/seizure disorder visits.

    • Achieve reduction in family out of pocket costs (i.e. gas, lodging, tolls, parking, meals out, lost work time, child care costs) with telehealth visits for epilepsy/seizure disorder visits.

    • Achieve a 10% reduction in appointment scheduling wait times with telehealth for established patients with epilepsy/seizure disorders.

    • Achieve a 20% reduction in missed school hours for epilepsy patients using telehealth visits.

    • Achieve a 20 % reduction in missed work hours for parents of pediatric epilepsy/seizure patients using telehealth visits.

    • Achieve a 20 % reduction in transportation mileage of families of pediatric epilepsy/seizure patients using telehealth.​​

    Benefits of Participation

    Participation in this nationally recognized project provides many benefits to the involved teams:

    • Test strategies for improving epilepsy care via telehealth.

    • Work with colleagues from around the country in a quality improvement collaborative.

    • Learn from national experts and receive ongoing support for improvement.​

    Currently, there are 3 medical institutions and 1 public health department participating in the AIM-ET project:​

    • University of Alabama, Birmingham
      Rhonda Corvalan, MSN, RN
      Monisha Goyal, MD

       
    • Alabama Department of Public Health
      Jessica Hardy, MPH, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC
      Michael Smith, MSPH, Med

       
    • Stanford University
      Jim Bennett, MD
      Sara Liu, MD
      Kara DuBray, MD
      Dalia Pena Solorzano
      Courtney Wusthoff, MD, MS

       
    • University of Utah
      Cristina Trandafir, MD
      Carey Wilson, MD
      David Larsen, MD (practice located in Pocatello, ID)


The Coordinating Center is a cooperative agreement between the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to establish a multifaceted community-based system of care that ensures that Children and Youth with Epilepsy (CYE) have access to the medical, social, and other supports and services that they require to achieve optimal health outcomes and improved quality of life. This Web site is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
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