Health Risk-Informed Telemedicine: A Model for Improving Health Equity for People with IDD
Equitable access to telemedicine and other healthcare services is a challenge for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) because most clinicians are not aware of the unique health risks that exist for this population. As a result, the health conditions most likely to result in morbidity and mortality are overlooked or misdiagnosed.
This presentation highlights an innovative model and public/private partnership between IntellectAbility, StationMD, and the Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities comprised of three key elements: online clinician education in IDD healthcare, the use of web-based health risk-informed data, and IDD competent telemedicine supports.
Strategies for preventing unnecessary emergency department visits, promoting identification and diagnosis of often-missed health conditions, and addressing health disparities for people with IDD will be explored.
– Craig Escudé, MD, FAAFP FAADM, President, IntellectAbility
– Kim Stock, RN, Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities, Director of Quality Enhancement
– Maulik M. Trivedi, MD, FACEP, StationMD, Chief Strategy Officer