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Innovation Exchange

We invite you to join us in creating a collaborative environment for the health care community and health services researchers to share and discover how telehealth technologies are being used in practice settings.

The vision for the Innovation Exchange is to create a space where providers can find technology-enabled models of care that they can trust.
We are excited to engage with you and to hear about your innovative approaches to preventing, diagnosing and managing a variety of health conditions.
We are currently seeking telehealth-enabled models of care for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and related conditions.

If you have a program model to share, please complete this questionnaire
Once the submission is reviewed, our Innovation Exchange team will be in touch with you!
Thank you for participating and growing this community and contributing to our collective impact!

What is IE?

The purpose of the Innovation Exchange (IE) section of the Telehealth Village (THV) is to invite participants to join in creating a collaborative environment for the health care community and health services researchers and share and/or discover how telehealth technologies are being used in practice settings. The vision for the Innovation Exchange is to create a space where providers can find technology-enabled models of care that they can trust.

How can someone submit a program model for consideration on IE?
  1. In order to submit a program model, the clinical champion (CC) will need to create an account on THV / IE page.
  2. Once an account is created, the CC will hit the “Registration Form” button
  3. The CC will complete the online questionnaire for approval by IE team members.
  4. Once approved, or if any questions arise, the CC will be contact by a member of the IE team to answer any questions about the first questionnaire, and complete either 1) a video interview or 2) an additional questionnaire.
  5. Once all CC program model information is collected, there will be one more review process by the IE team. Upon final approval, the program model will be uploaded for public viewing.
What do I do if I have a question about IE?

If you have questions related to a program model, please use the discussion forum associated with that program model, located at the bottom of this page. If you have questions regarding Innovation Exchange, please click the “Contact Us” tab located in the toolbar at the top of the page.

Anything Else?

We’re always on the lookout for other program models! Please share this site with anyone you know using telehealth or mHealth within their community.

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FatSecret and FatSecret Professional Anne Wolf, MS, RD NutritionFirst, Charlottesville VA

Program description: A free food and activity tracking system that allows providers to directly see and evaluate their patient/participant/client’s food and activity records by linking the patient’s FatSecret tracking account to the provider’s FatSecret Professional account.

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Lose It and Ascend for Lose It Anne Wolf, MS, RD NutritionFirst, Charlottesville VA

Program description: A free food and activity tracking system that allows providers to directly see and evaluate their patient/participant/client’s food and activity records by linking the patient’s Lose It tracking account to the provider’s Lose It Ascend account.

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Smart Technologies for the Assessment of Retinopathy (STAR) Arjun Dirghangi, MD University of Virginia Department of Ophthalmology Charlottesville, VA

Program description: The Smart Technologies for the Assessment of Retinopathy (STAR) Program is a partnership between UVA Telehealth and UVA Ophthalmology, and aims to expand patient access to ophthalmic care, increase screening compliance, and save patients with diabetes from preventable blindness through the early detection and treatment of diabetic retinopathy. We place retinal cameras in clinics around Virginia and educate staff to screen patients for diabetic retinopathy. UVA ophthalmologists interpret images and send results back to sites using cloud technology.

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ASCVD Plus Heather Ferris, MD, PhD Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Virginia

Program description: This is a cardiovascular risk calculator. It will calculate your patient's 10 year risk for heart disease based on age, sex, race, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and smoking status, and use of hypertension medications, statin and aspirin. In addition to calculating the risk, the app provides suggestions for blood pressure, lipid and aspirin therapy. In general I use this to show patients who are reluctant to start recommended therapy what their current risk is and how treatment can lower their risk.

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BEATDiabetes Nelly Maybee, MD Augusta Health

Program description: A text-based messaging program for people with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes that evaluates patient’s general status and provides relevant texts that support self-management of their condition.

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems Shirley Fleishman, RN, CDE UVa Diabetes Education and Management Program – Division of Endocrinology

Program description: I am raising awareness of sensor use, to replace finger stick blood sugar monitoring, both for the ease of use by my patients, and the greater quantity/quality of data that my patients and I receive. This can in turn be data that is cloud based and secure, and therefore requires little effort on part of the patients, with no downloading/internet required on their part. Data can be entered into EMR to be shared by all caregivers. Some sensors may integrate with insulin pumps, providing a “closed loop system” for insulin delivery based on incoming and predictive sensor data.

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Intensive Diabetes Self Management in Rural Areas using Telehealth & Technology Richard Santen, MD Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Virginia

Program description: The program consists of an intense technology-driven diabetes self-management program designed for rural areas with poor internet connection and lack of access to an endocrinologist. Retired endocrinologists are recruited to see patients with diabetes mellitus as a means of reducing the work-force gap of practicing endocrinologists.

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Gentle Exercise for HF Patients Jill Howie Esquivel, PhD, FNP University of Virginia

Program description: We provide a physical activity program that is accessed via iPad for patients with cardiac conditions. Participants experience live physical activity classes that focus on strength and balance and heart health.

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