Children and adolescents have unique health care needs and also present specific challenges and opportunities for incorporating telehealth into clinical practice. In this presentation, Dr. Ray will review trends in use of telemedicine for children before and during the COVID-19 pandemic across primary and subspecialty care. Focusing on outpatient pediatric care, we will discuss what is known and what remains to be understood about the potential impact of telehealth on access, quality, outcomes and equity in pediatric care. Recognizing that this field continues to evolve, we will also discuss current guidelines and emerging evidence to inform high-quality telehealth use for children.
Monday, September 27, 1–2 p.m. ET via NIH Videocast.
Kristin Ray, M.D., M.S.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Kristin Ray is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is a general pediatrician, clinical informatician, and health services researcher who studies pediatric health system access, outcomes, and equity, with a focus on the use and impact of telehealth in pediatric care.