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Care Software suite was deployed to the patient’s home and connected via a regional 4G telecom. At the Center for Telehealth, our active multidisciplinary team works together to provide individual disease management plans for patients who would not otherwise have access to this type of care without telehealth. Results: Study results of the first 100 patients enrolled in the Mississippi Diabetes Telehealth Network Project have shown a decrease in HbA1c of 1.7 %, 70 pounds weight loss, 9 cases of retinopathy and have saved patients nearly 10,000 miles in travel. The program is proving to reduce hospital admissions with zero hospitalizations among the active program participants. Conclusion: Success of the Diabetes Telehealth Network has lead UMMC to ramp up programs for patients across multiple disease states. It is estimated that the state will save approximately $125 million each year with the use of remote patient monitoring. Together with our partner Care Innovations, we are offering this service to patients in Mississippi as well as those outside of the state. Our program continues to focus on decreasing health disparities; managing chronic diseases; reducing emergency room visits, hospital admissions and readmissions; and improving health quality while reducing the overall cost of care. 11. Telemedicine to Provide Expedient and Optimal care for the Wound Ostomy Patient Mary Ellen Dziedzic, MSN, RN, CWOCN and Michael Cola, BSN, RN, CCRN Geisinger Health System Background: Geisinger Health System is an integrated organization recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative models. It serves over 2.6 million residents in 44 counties in Pennsylvania. Physician led, the Geisinger system is comprised of more than 20,800 employees, a 1,000-member multi-specialty group practice, seven hospital campuses, two research centers and a 448,000-member health plan (Geisinger Health System, 2016). The size of this system has fostered the use of telemedicine in various disciplines including critical care and psychiatry. The care of patients has been enhanced so that they receive optimal care from the best specialists who are part of Geisinger. In the past year, Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, PA, has grown tremendously and has experienced growing pains trying to keep up with expanding and a changing patient population. One service in need of support was that provided by the Wound Ostomy Nurse. Through re- search, it was noted that telemedicine can provide health care services across distances (Sperring, 2013). Methods: This was found to be one way to provide for wound assessment and the initiation of patient care protocols when the WOCN was not available or when there was a need to for a more experienced consultation. A multidisciplinary team was developed including performance improvement staff, project managers, CWOCNs and information system experts. Research was analyzed, products reviewed, and the process discussed. Results and conclusions: The goal of this program is for the WOCN to analyze a wound that is a concern, provide basic assessment and initiate patient care protocols. This has not been without hurdles including hesitance from the WOCNs themselves. The group has persevered and the project continues. The goal is to provide this service across the continuum. Reference: Sperring, B. (2013). Use of telehealth and photography for wound assessment in Western Australia. Wounds International; 4 (4); p 26-82. 12. Enterprise Telehealth Strategy: If You Build It, They Will Come Chris Gooditis1, William Jennings, MD2, Crystal Jenkins1, Amelia Bischoff2 1 Blue Cirrus Consulting and 2Palmetto Health Background: Establishing a corporate initiative focusing on the development, implementation and support of tele ‘•…±Ρ )Ν•ΙΩ₯•Μ…Ι½Ν́„‘•…±Ρ‘…Ι”½Ι…Ή₯ι…Ρ₯½Έ₯́ё”™½ΥΉ‘…Ρ₯½Έ½˜)ΝՍ•ΝΝ™Υ°•ΉΡ•ΙΑΙ₯Ν”Ρ•±•‘•…±Ρ ₯Ή₯Ρ₯…Ρ₯Ω•ΜΈ5½Ω₯ΉœΑ₯±½ΠΡ•±•‘•…±Ρ ΑΙ½©•Ρ́™Ι½΄Ν₯±½Μ₯ΉΡΌ…Έ₯ΉΡ•Ι…Ρ•½Ι…Ή₯ι…Ρ₯½Ή…°)Ν½±ΥΡ₯½Έ₯́½΅Α±•ΰΈ!½άΡ‘”Ρ•±•‘•…±Ρ ‰ΥΝ₯Ή•Ν́₯́±…ΥΉ‘•)…Έ‘…Ω”„±½Ήœ΅Ρ•Ι΄₯΅Α…Π½Έ‘½ά₯Ё₯́Α•Ι•₯Ω•°₯΅Α…Ρ₯Ήœ)Ρ‘”ΝΥΝΡ…₯Ή…‰₯±₯Ρ䁽˜Ρ‘”ΑΙ½Ι…΄ΈQΌ…‘₯•Ω”Ρ‘”ΑΙ½Ι…΄)½…°…Ή½‰©•Ρ₯Ω•Μ°A…±΅•ΡΡΌ!•…±Ρ ½Ή‘Սѕ…Έ½Ι…Ή₯ι…Ρ₯½Ή…°Ι•…‘₯Ή•Ν́…ΝΝ•ΝΝ΅•ΉΠ…Ή‘•Ω•±½Α•„ΝΥΝΡ…₯Ή…‰±”Ρ•±•‘•…±Ρ ‰ΥΝ₯Ή•Ν́Α±…Έ…ΉΝΡΙ…Ρ•δΡ‘…Ё₯́ΝΥΑΑ½ΙΡ•‰δ•α•ΥΡ₯Ω”±•…‘•ΙΝ‘₯ΐΈ)5•Ρ‘½‘Μ聁ɕ…‘₯Ή•Ν́…ΝΝ•ΝΝ΅•ΉΠέ…́½΅Α±•Ρ•ΡΌ₯‘•ΉΡ₯™δ)Ρ‘”‘•Ι•”ΡΌέ‘₯ A…±΅•ΡΡΌ!•…±Ρ έ…́ΑΙ•Α…Ι•…Ήέ₯±±₯ΉœΡΌΑ…ΙΡ₯₯Α…Ρ”…ΉΝՍ••₯ΈΡ‘”₯΅Α±•΅•ΉΡ…Ρ₯½Έ½˜„)ΝεΝΡ•΄΅έ₯‘”Ρ•±•‘•…±Ρ ΑΙ½Ι…΄ΈQ‘₯́݅́…‘₯•Ω•ΥΝ₯Ήœ)ΑΙ½Ω•Έ…ΝΝ•ΝΝ΅•ΉΠ΅•Ρ‘½‘½±½₯•Μ°Ι₯Ρ₯…°…ΝΝ•ΝΝ΅•ΉΠ™…Ρ½ΙΜ)…ΉΡΙ…ΉΝ±…Ρ₯ΉœΡ‘”™₯Ή‘₯ΉΜ₯ΉΡΌ„M]=P…Ή…±εΝ₯ΜΈQ‘”‰ΥΝ₯Ή•Ν́Α±…Έ…ΉΝΡΙ…Ρ•δέ•Ι”‘•Ω•±½Α•ΡΌΑΙ½Ω₯‘”Ρ‘”…‰₯±₯Ρδ)ΡΌΑΙ•‘₯Π…Ή΅•…ΝΥΙ”ΑΙ½Ι…΄ΝΥΝΡ…₯Ή…‰₯±₯Ρ䁅Ё…Έ•ΉΡ•ΙΑΙ₯Ν”±•Ω•°Έ ±Υ” ₯ΙΙΥΜ°₯ΈΑ…ΙΡΉ•ΙΝ‘₯ΐέ₯Ρ A…±΅•ΡΡΌ!•…±Ρ °)ΥΡ₯±₯镐„€ΔΐMΡ•ΐQ•±•‘•…±Ρ 5•Ρ‘½‘½±½δΡΌ‘•Ω•±½ΐΡ‘”)Α±…Έ…ΉΝΡΙ…Ρ•δΈ((ΜЁπA…”((