Rutgers RWJ Medical School Telehealth Initiative

Rutgers University Foundation
Project Period: 
2018
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2019
Funding Amount:
$1,592,002
Program Area:
Professional Development
Geographic Area: 
Statewide

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) is a comprehensive medical school dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, research, health care delivery, and the promotion of community health. RWJMS encompasses 20 basic science and clinical departments, hosts several centers and institutes, and maintains educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels for more than 1,500 students on its campuses in New Brunswick and Piscataway. It also provides continuing education courses for healthcare professionals and community education programs.

This project supports the continued growth and future sustainability of the Endocrinology, Pediatric Behavioral Health, and Chronic Pain ECHO clinics of the New Jersey Project ECHO Academic Medical Hub. Project ECHO uses telecommunications technology and case-based learning to foster mentoring partnerships between specialists (the “hub”) and primary care providers (the “spokes”).

This project also supports the design and piloting of a new ECHO clinic focused on treatment and community interventions for families with infants born substance-exposed and is piloting the use of electronic asynchronous, non-face-to-face consultations between primary care clinicians and specialists using a secure platform-referred to as eConsults.

Learn more about Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

 

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