Project improves rural physician access to subspecialty expertise

The hub-and-spoke model that transformed aviation is being applied to the continuing education of primary care physicians with the aim of enabling access to hard-to-find specialty care in remote areas. In this case, the “hub” is the team of academic subspecialty experts who make themselves available to primary care physicians—the “spokes”—through Web-enabled videoconferencing sessions. They cover dozens of conditions such as chronic pain, HIV, hepatitis C, endocrinology, dementia, autism, addiction and diabetes.

The lede to my first published piece in AMA Wire. Read the whole shebang.