Preliminary pilot programs underway at a number of pediatric hospitals - contact us to learn more

Supporting Evidence

Increasing inpatient physical therapy and early mobilization can decrease length of hospital stay in pediatric patients.

Fletcher ND, Andras LM, Lazarus DE, Owen RJ, Geddes BJ, Cao J, Skaggs DL, Oswald TS,Bruce RW Jr. Use of a Novel Pathway for Early Discharge Was Associated With a 48% Shorter Length of Stay After Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Mar;37(2):92-97. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000601. PMID: 26214327.

Walker TC, Kudchadkar SR. Early mobilization in the pediatric intensive care unit. TranslPediatr. 2018 Oct;7(4):308-313. doi: 10.21037/tp.2018.09.02. PMID: 30460183; PMCID: PMC6212381.

Wieczorek B, Burke C, Al-Harbi A, Kudchadkar SR. Early mobilization in the pediatric intensive care unit: a systematic review. J Pediatr Intensive Care. 2015;2015(4):129-170. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1563386. Epub 2015 Sep 3. PMID: 26380147; PMCID: PMC4568750.

Herbsman JM, D’Agati M, Klein D, O’Donnell S, Corcoran JR, Folks TD, Al-Qaqaa YM. Early Mobilization in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Initiative. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2020 Jan 31;5(1):e256. doi: 10.1097/pq9.0000000000000256. PMID: 32190800; PMCID: PMC7056284.

Wells SJ, Austin M, Gottumukkala V, Kruse B, Mayon L, Kapoor R, Lewis V, Kelly D, Penny A, Braveman B, Shkedy E, Crowder R, Moody K, Swartz MC. Development of an Enhanced Recovery Program in Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Surgical Oncology Patients. Children (Basel). 2021 Dec 8;8(12):1154. doi: 10.3390/children8121154. PMID: 34943351; PMCID: PMC8700533.


Zhao A, Butala N, Luc CM, Feinn R, Murray TS. Telehealth Reduces Missed Appointments in Pediatric Patients with Tuberculosis Infection. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2022 Feb 14;7(2):26. doi: 10.3390/tropicalmed7020026. PMID: 35202221; PMCID: PMC8877294.

Adepoju OE, Chae M, Liaw W, Angelocci T, Millard P, Matuk-Villazon O. Transition to telemedicine and its impact on missed appointments in community-based clinics. Ann Med. 2022 Dec;54(1):98-107. doi: 10.1080/07853890.2021.2019826. PMID: 34969330; PMCID: PMC8725902.

Drerup B, Espenschied J, Wiedemer J, Hamilton L. Reduced No-Show Rates and Sustained Patient Satisfaction of Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Telemed J E Health. 2021 Dec;27(12):1409-1415. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2021.0002. Epub 2021 Mar 4. PMID: 33661708.

Finkelstein JB, Cahill D, Young K, Humphrey K, Campbell J, Schumann C, Nelson CP, Gupta A, Estrada CR Jr. Telemedicine for Pediatric Urological Postoperative Care is Safe, Convenient and Economical. J Urol. 2020 Jul;204(1):144-148. doi: 10.1097/JU.0000000000000750. Epub 2020 Jan 17. PMID: 31951495.

Promoting patient engagement with telehealth applications can improve patient retention overall.

Reid MW, Krishnan S, Berget C, Cain C, Thomas JF, Klingensmith GJ, Raymond JK. CoYoT1 Clinic: Home Telemedicine Increases Young Adult Engagement in Diabetes Care. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2018 May;20(5):370-379. doi: 10.1089/dia.2017.0450. Epub 2018 Apr 19. PMID: 29672162.

Lee K, Kwon H, Lee B, Lee G, Lee JH, Park YR, Shin SY. Effect of self-monitoring on long-term patient engagement with mobile health applications. PLoS One. 2018 Jul 26;13(7):e0201166. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201166. PMID: 30048546; PMCID: PMC6062090.