The Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the Children’s Hospital Colorado tapped Vidyo to work together for youths suffering from Type 1 Diabetes.
The clinical program, using video conferencing technology from Vidyo, will provide youngsters real time, face-to-face access to their physicians and group interaction with other young adults living with T1D.
The new program, named “Colorado Young Adults with Type 1” or CoYoT1, will enable patients to have a quick access to their doctors at BDC.
“Before the program, a visit with my doctor took four or five hours out of my day and my mom’s day, so for me this program is all about convenience,” said Eric Thompson, a student at University of Colorado at Boulder participating in the study.
“I was concerned I would lose the personal connection with my doctor by meeting on Vidyo instead of in-person, but the only thing that was sacrificed was the driving and waiting time, and now I feel more independent and able to manage my diabetes without being as reliant on help from my parents.”
In a report, the diabetic center said more patients are now using Vidyo-enabled appointment system and the number of visits has increased compared to previous situation.
Last year, Vidyo offered its services to Mercy, the sixth largest Catholic health system in the U.S., by enabling specialists at Mercy SafeWatch, the largest single-hub TeleICU in the country, to monitor patient data across 15 hospitals and interact via video communication with on-site medical teams and patients.