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VA Hospitals Use Telemedicine to Improve Antibiotic Stewardship

mHealth Intelligence, September 7, 2018

A telemedicine platform linking two small VA hospitals with infectious disease experts has helped staff at those hospitals improve their antibiotic stewardship.

The pilot program, detailed this month in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, is similar to the Project ECHO telehealth platform first developed at the University of New Mexico and now being used across the country. In this particular case, staff at two rural VA hospitals without infectious disease specialists learned how to improve antibiotic stewardship by meeting weekly with ID experts at larger health systems through a connected care platform.

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