A Model Telehealth Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program
Amanda Parkes, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care; Associate Program Director, Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship
University of Wisconsin-Madison
In this telehealth consultative model—the first of its kind in the country—adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients aged 15-39 years at time of referral are offered a telehealth visit with a dedicated physician. This one-time telehealth clinic visit serves as an AYA-focused individualized needs assessment in which five key areas are addressed: psychosocial and supportive care, fertility, genetic predisposition, clinical trial consideration, and survivorship care. Multidisciplinary insight is then provided through an AYA interdisciplinary team meeting following the telehealth clinic visit. Learn how offering these services through telehealth consult decreased the resources needed to start the program (e.g., clinic space), expand the reach of the AYA program, and reduced barriers to access.