Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism collaborates with the Department of Telehealth to start innovative programs to manage diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism has teamed up with the Department of Telehealth and the Center for Diabetes Technology to start a new program “Innovate State and Local Public Health Strategies to Prevent and Manage Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke (InnoVAte)” to better prevent and manage chronic conditions that include diabetes, prediabetes and heart disease. This 5-year initiative is supported by a grant of >$750,000 from CDC and the Virginia Department of Health.
The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism is involved in the following aspects of the program:
• Pilot and test innovative telehealth technologies to improve screening, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring, referrals, and patient self-management
• Build capacity at UVA for Type II Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Technology Clinic
• Develop telehealth models of care for diabetes, diabetes prevention and cardiovascular risk reduction that are standards- and evidence-based for deployment by health systems across Virginia
• Expand delivery of telehealth and mobile health technology services to patients in hot-spot areas
• Provide training to health care providers across the Commonwealth in clinical topics, protocols, and use of telehealth technologies, including establishing ENDO ECHO
Though the program has just begun, it has already garnered a lot of media coverage! Please visit the included links to read more. Congratulations to Ms. Anne Wolf, Dr. Heather Ferris, Dr. Ananda Basu, Dr. Rita Basu, and Ms. Viola Holmes.