The Pediatric Telemedicine Program has been actively conducting research on the use of telemedicine for more than 15 years. The clinical and research teams evaluate the impact of telemedicine on quality of care, health outcomes, child development, cost effectiveness, as well as parent, patient and family satisfaction. Our research team is considered an international leader in pediatric telemedicine research.

Research Spotlight

Conducting a telephysiatry appointment at a school. (c) UC Davis Regents. All rights reserved.

School-Based Tele-Physiatry Assistance for Rehabilitative and Therapeutic Services (STARS) Study

A research team led by James Marcin, professor for the department of pediatrics, director of the UC Davis Center for Health and Technology and principal grant investigator, is studying whether providing critical physiatry care via telehealth at school-based sites improves quality of care, increases patient-centeredness and reduces costs for children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. See the news release »

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Improving Family-Centered Pediatric Trauma Care: The Standard of Care versus the Virtual Pediatric Trauma Center

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) awarded UC Davis Health a $4.1 million grant to compare the current standard of pediatric trauma care with the virtual pediatric trauma center model, which utilizes telehealth and videoconferencing technology. The project evaluates the patient and family experience, measures stress, examines access to health care services and weighs out-of-pocket costs. See the news release »