Research and Development

Telehealth Research

Collectively, more than 125 articles, abstracts, book chapters and reports have been submitted by faculty exploring various aspects of telemedicine and telehealth services since 1997. We frequently receive requests from other UC Davis departments and outside organizations to collaborate on telehealth research and publications.

Yang NH, Dharmar M, Yoo BK, Leigh JP, Kuppermann N, Romano PS, Nesbitt TS, Marcin JP. Economic Evaluation of Pediatric Telemedicine Consultations to Rural Emergency Departments. Med Decis Making May 7, 2015 0272989X15584916

Hilty DM, Yellowlees PM. Collaborative Mental Health Services Using Multiple Technologies: The New Way to Practice and a New Standard of Practice?  J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2015 Apr;54(4):245-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2015.01.017.

Wolfgang Vorraber; Siegfried Voessner; Gerhard Stark; Dietmar Neubacher; Steven DeMello; Aaron Bair. Medical applications of near-eye display devices: An exploratory study. International Journal of Surgery. 2014;12(12):1266-1272.

Yellowlees PM, Campbell MD, Rose JS, Burke Parish M, Ferrer D, Scher LM, Skipper GE, DuPont RL. Psychiatrists with substance use disorders: positive treatment outcomes from physician health programs. Psychiatr Serv. 2014 Dec 1;65(12):1492-5. doi: 10.1176/ Epub 2014 Oct 31.

Miyamoto S, Dharmar M, Boyle C, Yang NH, MacLeod K, Rogers K, Nesbitt T, Marcin JP: Impact of telemedicine on the quality of forensic sexual abuse examinations in rural communities. Child Abuse Negl. 2014 May 16.

Steven Richard Chan, John Torous, Ladson Hinton and Peter Yellowlees. Mobile Tele-Mental Health: Increasing Applications and a Move to Hybrid Models of Care. Healthcare 2014, 2, 220-233; doi:10.3390/healthcare2020220

Ulfat Shaikh, MD, MPH, MS, Jasmine Nettiksimmons, PhD, Jill G. Joseph, MD, PhD, Daniel Tancredi, PhD, and Patrick S. Romano, MD, MPH. Collaborative Practice Improvement for Childhood Obesity in Rural Clinics: The Healthy Eating Active Living Telehealth Community of Practice (HEALTH COP). American Journal of Medical Quality published online 29 October 2013 DOI: 10.1177/1062860613506252

Rossaro L, Torruellas C, Dhaliwal S, Botros J, Clark G, Li CS, Minoletti MM. Clinical Outcomes of Hepatitis C Treated with Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin via Telemedicine Consultation in Northern California. Dig Dis Sci. 2013 Oct 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Jaclin M. LaBarbera, Miles S. Ellenby, Paul Bouressa, Jill Burrell, Heidi R. Flori, and James P. Marcin. The Impact of Telemedicine Intensivist Support and a Pediatric Hospitalist Program on a Community Hospital. Telemedicine and e-Health. October 2013, 19(10): 760-766. doi:10.1089/tmj.2012.0303.

Labarbera JM, Ellenby MS, Bouressa P, Burrell J, Flori HR, Marcin JP. The Impact of Telemedicine Intensivist Support and a Pediatric Hospitalist Program on a Community Hospital. Telemed J E Health. 2013 Aug 12. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23937510 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Dharmar M, Romano PS, Kuppermann N, Nesbitt TS, Cole SL, Andrada ER, Vance C, Harvey DJ, Marcin JP. Impact of Critical Care Telemedicine Consultations on Children in Rural Emergency Departments Crit Care Med. 2013 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23921273 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Nesbitt TS, Dharmar M, Katz-Bell J, Hartvigsen G, Marcin JP. Telehealth at UC Davis--a 20-year experience. Telemed J E Health. 2013 May;19(5):357-62. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2012.0284. Epub 2013 Jan 23. PubMed PMID: 23343257.

Peter M. Yellowlees; Alberto Odor; Ana-Maria Iosif; Michelle Burke Parish; Najia Nafiz; Kesha Patrice; Glen Xiong; Robert McCaron; Richard Sanchez; Enrique Ochoa; Hilty D. Transcultural psychiatry made simple - Asynchronous telepsychiatry as an approach to providing culturally relevant care. Telemed J E Health. 2013 Apr;19(4):259-64. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2012.0077. Epub 2013 Mar 1.

Armstrong AW, Kwong MW, Chase EP, Ledo L, Nesbitt TS, Shewry SL. Teledermatology operational considerations, challenges, and benefits: the referring providers' perspective.Telemed J E Health. 2012 Oct;18(8):580-4. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2011.0241. Epub 2012 Aug 10.PMID:22881579[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Cole SL, Grubbs JH, Din C, Nesbitt TS. Rural inpatient telepharmacy consultation demonstration for after-hours medication review.Telemed J E Health. 2012 Sep;18(7):530-7. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2011.0222. Epub 2012 Jul 23.PMID:22822940[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Wei Xiong; Aaron Bair; Christian Sandrock; Sophia Wang; Javeed Siddiqui; Nathaniel Hupert Implementing telemedicine in medical emergency response: Concept of operation for a regional telemedicine hub. Journal of Medical Systems. 2012;36(3):1651-1660.

Armstrong AW, Kwong MW, Ledo L, Nesbitt TS, Shewry SL. Practice models and challenges in teledermatology: a study of collective experiences from teledermatologists. PLoS One. 2011;6(12):e28687. Epub 2011 Dec 14.  PMID:22194887

Kvedar JC, Nesbitt T, Kvedar JG, Darkins A. E-patient connectivity and the near term future. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Nov;26 Suppl 2:636-8. PMID:21989615

Parsapour K, Kon AA, Dharmar M, McCarthy AK, Yang HH, Smith AC, Carpenter J, Sadorra CK, Farbstein AD, Hojman NM, Wold GL, Marcin JP. Connecting hospitalized patients with their families: case series and commentary. Int J Telemed Appl. 2011;2011:804254. Epub 2011 Oct 23. PMID:22121359

Everett W, Kvedar JC, Nesbitt TS.  Telemonitoring in patients with heart failure. N Engl J Med. 2011 Mar 17;364(11):1079; author reply 1079-80. No abstract available. PMID:21410376

Cara Torruellas, Colette C. Rossaro, Chin-Shang Li and Lorenzo Rossaro (2011). The Use of Telemedicine for the Management of Hepatitis C & the California Telehealth Network, Advances in Telemedicine: Applications in Various Medical Disciplines and Geographical Regions, Prof. Georgi Graschew (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-161-9, InTech, DOI: 10.5772/14451.

Armstrong AW, Kim RH, Idriss N, Larsson L, Lio Peter. Online Video Improves Clinical Outcomes in Adults with Atopic Dermatitis:A randomized controlled trial Original Research Article Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Volume 64, Issue 3, March 2011, Pages 502-507.

Armstrong AW, Idriss NZ, Kim RH. Effects of Video-based, Online Education on Behavioral and Knowledge Outcomes in Sunscreen Use: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 May;83(2):273-7. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2010.04.033. Epub 2010 Jun 1. PMID:20570081[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE].

Armstrong AW, Alikhan A, Cheng LS, Schupp C, Kurlinkus C, Eisen DB. Portable video media for presenting informed consent and wound care instructions for skin biopsies: a randomized controlled trial. Br J Dermatol. 2010 Nov;163(5):1014-9.

Armstrong AW, Sanders C, Farbstein AD, Wu GZ, Lin SW, Lui FT, Nesbitt TS. Evaluation and comparison of store-and-forward teledermatology applications. Telemed  J E Health. 2010 May;16 (4): 424-38.

Yellowlees P, Shore J, Roberts L; American Telemedicine Association. Practice guidelines for videoconferencing-based telemental health - October 2009. Telemed J E Health. 2010 Dec;16(10):1074-89. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2010.0148. PubMed PMID: 21186991.

Marks S, Shaikh U, Hilty DM, Cole S. Weight status of children and adolescents in a telepsychiatry clinic. Telemed J E Health. 2009 Dec;15(10):970-4. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2008.0150. PubMed PMID: 20028189; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2993056.

Idriss NZ, Alikhan MA, Baba K, Armstrong AW. Online, video-based patient education improves melanoma awareness: a randomized controlled trial. Telemed J E Health. 2009 Dec; 15 (10): 992-7.

Armstrong AW, Watson AJ, Kazanis M, Frangos JE, Kimball AB, Kvedar JC. Text-Message Reminders Improve Sunscreen Use: A Randomized, Controlled Trial Using Electronic Monitoring. Arch Derm, Arch Dermatol. 2009 Nov;145 (11): 1230-6.

Dharmar M, Marcin JP. A picture is worth a thousand words: critical care consultations to emergency departments using telemedicine. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2009 Sep; 10(5):606-7.

Kon AA, Rich B, Sadorra C, Marcin JP: Complex bioethics consultation in rural hospitals: using telemedicine to bring academic bioethicists into outlying communities. J Telemed Telecare 2009;15(5):264-7.

Siddiqui J, Phillips AL, Freedland ES, Sklar AR, Darkow T, Harley CR. Prevalence and cost of HIV-associated weight loss in a managed care population. Curr Med Res Opin. 2009 May;25(5):1307-17. PMID: 19364303

Marcin JP, Trujano J, Sadorra C, Dharmar M. Telemedicine in rural pediatric care: the fundamentals. Pediatr Ann. 2009 Apr; 38(4): 224-6.

MacLeod KJ, Marcin JP, Boyle C, Miyamoto S, Dimand RJ, Rogers KK. Using telemedicine to improve the care delivered to sexually abused children in rural, underserved hospitals. Pediatrics. 2009 Jan;123(1):223-8. PMID: 19117886.

Dharmar M, Marcin JP, Romano PS, Andrada ER, Overly F, Valente JH, Harvey DJ, Cole SL, Kuppermann N. Quality of care of children in the emergency department: association with hospital setting and physician training. J Pediatr. 2008 Dec;153(6):783-9. Epub 2008 Jul 10. PMID: 18617191.

Hilty DM, Cobb HC, Neufeld JD, Bourgeois JA, Yellowlees PM. Telepsychiatry reduces geographic physician disparity in rural settings, but is it financially feasible because of reimbursement? Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2008 Mar;31(1):85-94. doi: 10.1016/j.psc.2007.11.010. PMID:18295040[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Shaikh U, Cole SL, Marcin JP, Nesbitt TS. Clinical management and patient outcomes among children and adolescents receiving telemedicine consultations for obesity. Telemed J E Health. 2008 Jun;14(5):434-40. PMID: 18578677.

Gregory CJ, Nasrollahzadeh F, Dharmar M, Parsapour K, Marcin JP. Comparison of critically ill and injured children transferred from referring hospitals versus in-house admissions. Pediatrics. 2008 Apr;121(4):e906-11. PMID: 18381519.

Hilty DM, Cobb HC, Neufeld JD, Bourgeois JA, Yellowlees PM. Telepsychiatry reduces geographic physician disparity in rural settings, but is it financially feasible because of reimbursement? Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2008 Mar;31(1):85-94. doi: 10.1016/j.psc.2007.11.010. PMID:18295040[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Huang T, Moon-Grady AJ, Traugott C, Marcin J. The availability of telecardiology consultations and transfer patterns from a remote neonatal intensive care unit. J Telemed Telecare. 2008;14(5):244-8. PMID: 18632999.

Marcin JP, Dharmar M, Cho M, Seifert LL, Cook JL, Cole SL, Nasrollahzadeh F, Romano PS. Medication errors among acutely ill and injured children treated in rural emergency departments. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Oct;50(4):361-7, 367.e1-2. Epub Apr 11. PMID: 17433496.

Dharmar M, Marcin JP, Kuppermann N, Andrada ER, Cole S, Harvey DJ, Romano PS. A new implicit review instrument for measuring quality of care delivered to pediatric patients in the emergency department. BMC Emerg Med. 2007 Aug 23;7:13. PubMed PMID: 17714593; PMCID: PMC2000874.

Armstrong AW, Dorer D, Lugn N, Kvedar JC. Economic evaluation of interactive teledermatology compared with conventional care. Telemedicine and e-Health, 2007;13(2): 91-9.

Hilty DM, Yellowlees PM, Cobb HC, Neufeld JD, Bourgeois JA. Use of secure e-mail and telephone: psychiatric consultations to accelerate rural health service delivery. Telemed J E Health. 2006 Aug;12(4):490-5.

Nesbitt TS, Cole SL, Pellegrino L, Keast K. Rural Outreach in Home Telehealth: Assessing Challenges and Reviewing Successes.Telemed J E Health. 2006 Apr;12(2):107-13. PMID:16620164[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Hilty DM, Yellowlees PM, Cobb HC, Bourgeois JA, Neufeld JD, Nesbitt TS. Models of telepsychiatric consultation--liaison service to rural primary care. Psychosomatics. 2006 Mar-Apr;47(2):152-7

Hilty DM, Hales DJ, Briscoe G, Benjamin S, Boland RJ, Luo JS, Chan CH, Kennedy RS, Karlinsky H, Gordon DB, Yager J, Yellowlees PM; APA Summit on Medical Student Education Task Force on Informatics and Technology: Learning About Computers and Applying Computer Technology to Education and Practice. Acad Psychiatry. 2006 Jan-Feb;30(1):29-35.

Griffiths L, Blignault I, Yellowlees P. Telemedicine as a means of delivering cognitive-behavioural therapy to rural and remote mental health clients. J Telemed Telecare. 2006;12(3):136-40.

Nesbitt TS, Marcin JP, Daschbach MM, Cole SL. Perceptions of Local Health Care Quality in 7 Rural Communities with Telemedicine. J Rural Health. 2005 Winter;21(1):79-85. PMID:15667014[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Marcin JP, Nesbitt TS, Cole SL, Knuttel RM, Hilty DM, Prescott PT, Daschbach MM. Changes in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Clinical Improvement among Patients Receiving Telemedicine Consultations. Telemed J E Health. 2005 Apr;11(2):151-6. Review. PMID:15857256[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE.

Jerant AF, Nesbitt TS. Heart Failure Disease Management Incorporating Telemedicine: A Critical Review. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management 2005 Apr;12(4):207-217.

Pellegrino L, Kobb R. Skill Sets for the Home Telehealth Practitioner: A Recipe for Success. Pellegrino L, Kobb R. Telemed J E Health. 2005 Apr;11(2):151-6. Review. PMID:15857256[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kon AA, Marcin JP: Using telemedicine to improve communication during paediatric resuscitations. J Telemed Telecare. 2005;11(5):261-4. No abstract available. PMID:16035970[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Yellowlees P. Successfully developing a telemedicine system. J Telemed Telecare. 2005;11(7):331-5.

Hilty DM, Marks SL, Urness D, Yellowlees PM, Nesbitt TS. Clinical and Educational telepsychiatry applications: a review. Can J Psychiatry, 49(1): 12-23.

Hilty DM, Ingraham RL, Yang SP, Anders TF. Multispecialty telephone and e-mail consultation for patients with developmental disabilities in rural California. Telemed J E Health. 10(4):413-21.

Hilty DM, Bourgeois JA, Nesbitt TS, Hales RE. Cost Issues with Telepsychiatry in the United States. International Psychiatry: Bulletin of the Board of International Affairs of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 3(Jan): 6-8.

Marcin JP, Ellis J, Mawis R, Nagrampa E, Nesbitt TS, Dimand RJ. Using telemedicine to provide pediatric subspecialty care to children with special health care needs in an underserved rural community. Pediatrics. 2004 Jan;113(1 Pt 1):1-6. PMID:14702439[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Marcin JP, Schepps DE, Page KA, Struve SN, Nagrampa E, Dimand RJ. The use of telemedicine to provide pediatric critical care consultations to pediatric trauma patients admitted to a remote trauma intensive care unit: a preliminary report. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2004 May;5(3):251-6.

Marcin JP, Nesbitt TS, Kallas HJ, Struve SN, Traugott CA, Dimand RJ. Use of telemedicine to provide pediatric critical care inpatient consultations to underserved rural Northern California. J Pediatr, Mar 2004;144(3): 375-80.

Marcin JP, Nesbitt TS, Struve S, Traugott C, Dimand RJ. Financial Benefits of a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit-based Telemedicine Program to a Rural Adult Intensive Care Unit: Impact of Keeping Acutely Ill and Injured Children in Their Local Community. Telemed J E Health. 2004;10 Suppl 2:S-1-5. PMID:23570207[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]