Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital improves diagnostic quality through multi-disciplinary peer review with VisualStrata.
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.
With VisualStrata (known as 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 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, “It 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. 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.