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Telemedicine Specialty Support Promotes Hepatitis C Treatment by Primary Care Providers in the Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest US provider of hepatitis C treatment. Although antiviral regimens are becoming simpler, hepatitis C antivirals are not typically prescribed by primary care providers. The Veterans Affairs Extension for Community Health Outcomes (VA-ECHO) program was launched to promote primary care–based hepatitis C treatment using videoconferencing-based specialist support. We […]

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Lessons Learned from Mississippi’s Telehealth Approach to Health Disparities

Many people see telemedicine as a solution to the nation’s health disparities and in Mississippi as a solution to our last place in health. More than 13 years ago, the University of Mississippi Medical Center developed a successful TelEmergency program that saved rural Critical Access Hospitals and now provides telehealth services throughout the state. This […]

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The Effect of a Hypertension Self-Management Intervention on Diabetes and Cholesterol Control

Although most chronic disease self-management programs target specific disease outcomes, they may have unintended but beneficial effects on other comorbid chronic conditions. Abstract Background Most patient chronic disease self-management interventions target single-disease outcomes. We evaluated the effect of a tailored hypertension self-management intervention on the unintended targets of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol […]

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