In 2021 the AAP fielded a call for promising practices to help identify practical, replicable strategies that pediatric clinicians can quickly implement to appropriately deliver telehealth care. The AAP was specifically looking for strategies that can enhance access to pediatric care via telehealth during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The criteria for a promising practice were grounded in the SPROUT Telehealth Evaluation Measurement (STEM) Framework and focused on feasibility, impact, equity, and sustainability. This call for promising practices was conducted as part of the “Supporting Providers and Families to Access Telehealth and Distant Care Services” project, with support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration
This web page highlights some of the key implementation strategies, quick tips, and lessons learned through the collection of promising practices. Pediatric clinicians may use this compilation of promising practices to help support their own telehealth implementation, measurement, and sustainability efforts. For more information about how telehealth can increase access to care within the medical home, view the policy statement: Telehealth: Improving Access to and Quality of Pediatric Health Care.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,000,000 with no percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the US Government.
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