Case Study: University of Virginia Cancer Center

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UVACC-Story

Objectives:

  • Enhance the University of Virginia Cancer Center’s community outreach efforts to underserved regions throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Facilitate access, communication, diagnosis and care for women with a high risk of cervical cancer to reach doctors, nurses and researchers throughout the state

Solution:

Customize the vConsult app for remote cervical cancer screenings leveraging University of Virginia Cancer Center’s existing telemedicine video and tele-colposcopy capabilities.


Results:

  • Provides enhanced support of screening and diagnostic services to local clinicians evaluating women with abnormal Pap tests
  • Provides access to specialist evaluation for patients living in medically underserved Appalachian communities
  • Greatly reduces time to specialty services for women with suspected cervical pre-cancers
  • Facilitates continuing specialty education and quality control of local care through secure record sharing.
  • Improves productivity of UVA Cancer Center specialist

“CMTC’s vConsult is used for communication between practitioners for provision of TeleColposcopy Services. vConsult provides a cloud-based system for sharing patient information as well as connecting clinicians in rural regions to specialists at the University of Virginia Cancer Center. Ultimately, telemedicine not only saves patients and their families and specialist physicians many hours of travel time and expense, it also provides a platform for continuing caregiver education.”

Peyton Taylor, Jr., MD

Medical Director, TeleColposcopy Program

“The vConsult system is the foundation for our efficient and accurate communication between practitioners for provision of TeleColposcopy services. These services support patients and care providers in a rural Appalachian service region. vConsult provides a secure concise cloud-based system for focused medical information, Pap and laboratory reports and digital images from colposcopic examinations, information exchange between providers and case conferences. In addition, it has been customized to support clinical research as part of our service mission.”

Peyton Taylor, Jr., MD

Medical Director, TeleColposcopy Program, University of Virginia Cancer Center

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