Reshaping Health Care Delivery for Adolescent Parents: Healthy Steps and Telemedicine

Eve-Lynn Nelson, Melissa Citarelli, David Cook, Pamela Shaw
2003 Telemedicine journal and e-health  
Healthy Steps over Telemedicine uses telemedicine technology to bring child development services to adolescent parents in an urban school district. Videoconferencing units link teen parents at a Kansas City high school to developmental specialists and physicians at the Kansas University Medical Center (KUMC). Program participants receive developmental services and valuable health care information without leaving the school. The Healthy Steps goals are to educate parents about health care issues
more » ... health care issues and to help them access medical care for their children and themselves. The telehealth goals are to implement the established Health Steps program effectively over the new medium. This article describes the process of delivering Healthy Steps services via telemedicine, specifically, selection and description of the site, selection of the technology, services provided, research evaluation, and lessons learned.
doi:10.1089/153056203772744725 pmid:14980097 fatcat:l4xpisqc2ranrmsial63zfdl7m