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XIFIN ProNet TeleCAM has the power to improve the care of abused children and spread expertise across geographic areas.

Lori D. Frasier, MD
Chief of Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics, Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital

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Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital improves diagnostic quality through multi-disciplinary peer review with XIFIN ProNet.

Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital (PSHCH) was looking for a platform technology to provide multi-disciplinary team (MDT), peer review and training to clinics located throughout Pennsylvania. The solution needed to incorporate a clinical workflow for collecting patient information and linking the case information with related imaging studies in a HIPAA-controlled environment.

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With XIFIN ProNet (known as ProNet TeleCAM at Penn State Hershey) in place, the program has seen a 32% reduction in time to diagnosis, an improvement that can have a profound impact in some specialties where a child’s safety can be at risk with an incorrect diagnosis.

“XIFIN ProNet TeleCAM is the only HIPAA compliant web based tool that includes clinical workflow for child abuse cases,” explained Chief of Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics Lori D. Frasier MD, “ProNet TeleCAM has the power to improve the care of abused children and spread expertise across geographic areas. Children who suffer from child abuse should have access to same expertise in rural communities as in medical centers with specialists. ProNet TeleCAM closes the gap for rural communities. The Central Pennsylvania Telehealth Network is a huge step in the provisioning of care to a highly underserved population, bringing expertise to Pennsylvania’s rural communities.”

Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital has partnered with PinnacleHealth’s Children’s Resource center to secure funding for the next phase of this project. It has been funded by the Pennsylvania Endowment Act Grant funding awarded from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and delinquency. The Central Pennsylvania Telehealth Network was established to serve the children of Central Pennsylvania. This includes several counties serviced by the Children’s Resource Center and the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

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Client:
Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital
Description:
Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital (PSHCH) is the only Level I pediatric trauma center between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, andserves the most populous rural regions in the nation, with more than a million children in its referral area. PSHCH offers more than 20 specialty pediatric patient services and operates more than 30 outpatient clinic locations throughout Pennsylvania. The hospital ranks in the top 50 in eight of ten specialties in a U.S. News and World Report annual report, an unusual achievement among children’s hospitals because of its rural location.
Location:
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Website:
childrens.pennstatehealth.org
Organization Type:
Hospital
XIFIN Solution:
XIFIN ProNet