- e-health, health care delivery, insurance, poverty, social determinants of health, underserved & vulnerable, urban health
Through the Division of Rheumatology, Dr. Zickuhr is partnering with Care STL to develop a tele-rheumatology clinic to provide supportive and consultative services to the patients in the CareSTL network. The purpose is to improve access to rheumatology care for those patients who have difficulties being served because of
transportation, socioeconomic, and insurance coverage barriers. Dr. Zickuhr hopes to improve access to care for this patient population, but also, assessing the tele-rheumatology can achieve disease outcomes similar to those seen in general rheumatology clinics in a cost-and time-effective manner.