Proposal To Add Telehealth to the grand nursing and rehab center
What is Telehealth
Telehealth is defined as “the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support remote clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health, and health administration”.
Telehealth technology is evolving rapidly in the health care world and it will only increase with time.
Four Types of telehealh
There are many different types of telehealth technologies in the health care world but there are four main ones that are currently being used.
Live Video Conferencing
Asynchronous Video also known as Store and Forward
Remote Patient Monitoring
The telehealth outreach I would most recommend would be Live video conferencing.
Using live video conferencing would allow for the health care provider to reach those in rural or remote areas who have little to no health care provider options.
It could also be used for simple virtual visits such as follow-up appointments to go over test results or to see how a patient is responding to treatment they were prescribed in an office visit.
Pros of telehealth implementation
As with any technology whether it be for health care purposes or entertainment purposes there will always be benefits and pros and cons. We just hope that the good outweigh the not so good.
The pros of live video conferencing are : It allows health care providers to reach their patients in rural areas or who are not able to travel.
It’s affordable and health insurance covers it.
It can help to fill in the holes in specialist care by reducing or getting rid of the necessity for patients to travel a distance to get access to certified providers.
It also brings monetary benefits to the health care system.
Cons to telehealth implementation
The patients worry about their privacy.
Training is required to make sure all health care providers are up to date with the technological updates and how telehealth works.
Risk of reduced in person visits
Specialized equipment is needed.
COST OF TELEHEALTH IMPLEMENTATION
Start up cost:
Forms development- $600
Internal training- $2,000
Software application- $24,000
Total cost: $40,700
Doctor office visit
Telehealth visit cist
Upmc and telehealth
UPMC has been named one of the top 100 most wired advanced health care systems in the United States
They have partnered with different vendors to develop that benefit both the patients and the health care providers.
They have reduced patient travel costs.
They have given patients access to high quality healthcare virtually at their fingertips. They can receive health care from anywhere in the country.
Plan for implementing live video conference telehealth
Become educated on the latest telehealth research.
Talk with state and congressional representatives about implementing telehealth at the Grand Nursing and Rehab Center.
Don’t focus on how the cost of telehealth systems.
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