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  • Health information to include present and past medical history is given. Current and past treatment regimes are also discussed.
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    • 1. What Patient and Their Families Should KnowAbout TelehealthFrancillia Lubrin Beverly Henry
    • 2. TelehealthTelehealth is the use of telecommunication andinformation technologies to support long distancehealth care. It includes the following:Medical intervention/ConsultationsCare ManagementIllness preventionHealth education
    • 3. Processes and ProceduresTelehealth Visit is scheduledInformed Consent is gained from clientA question and answer session will be held with clientAll pertinent patient information is gathered
    • 4. Process and ProceduresExaminations are doneInformation gained during visit is stored as part of health recordAny queries arising from consultation are discussedSchedule follow up visit as necessary
    • 5. Process and ProceduresContinuesThe nurse or assistant will ensure that all equipment are functional and the communication lines are prepared and openedPrivacy and confidentiality will be maintained at alltimesAn introductions will be done between all presentInitial information is given and discussed
    • 6. Suitability and SafetyTelehealth covers a variety of health care areas. Theseincludes cardiology, mental health, oncology, paediatrics,diet and nutrition ,psychiatry and chronic diseases toname a few.Telehealth has the following benefits and are thereforesuitable for these reasons:Brings care to there to patient lives, which is costeffective and less time consuming
    • 7. Suitability of TelehealthcontinuesIt makes it possible to assess the patient in their natural environmentAllows for fewer hospitalisation visitsAllows patient more input and control in health care managementAllows for better monitoring of diseased conditionEmpowers the patient towards health care goals
    • 8. Safety of TelehealthThe telehealth industry is regulated to ensure the safety and security of its consumers.Government instituted policies and protocols example Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)Wi-Fi protection servicesPatient identification protocolsData control and trackingTechnical support and maintenance of equipment
    • 9. Technologies InvolvedLive video conferences: enables patient, doctors and specialist to consult in real timeStore and Forward Systems: Data such as x rays, ultra sounds and other clinical information are collected and later spent to specialist or consultant.
    • 10. Technologies Involved continuesRemote patient monitoring: Home based monitoring devices are used to monitor and transmit medical data.E Visits/ Consults: Is the use of Emails and phone based consultations using secured Web links. An E visit can also be a virtual house call where video conferencing and store and forward systems are used .
    • 11. Technologies InvolvedContinueThese processes are facilitated usingSpecialised work stationsVideos equipmentsTelephones (landlines ) and accessoriesSmart PhonesElectronic blood pressure monitors, blood glucose monitors, cardiac monitors and stethoscopes
    • 12. Reduced CostTransportation – No need to travel far.Hospital – fewer and shorter stay at hospital.Better management of the disease.Telephone – By using the telephone in your consultation, you will avoid unnecessary medical cost
    • 13. Security and PrivacyYour doctor knows that your personal information is important to you.Your doctor can only share your information with persons involved in your care.Doctor uses your information, when he refers you to specialist for telehealth advice.
    • 14. Security and Privacy cont’dYou will be alone most of the time in a room, without persons moving in and out.The healthcare provider must be aware of who is in attendance.Your personal information is any information that can identify you.
    • 15. Ethical and Legal considerationThe health provider needs to obtain permission from you, before treating you.You have the right too see your information, and ask the doctor to make correction, if information is incorrect or incomplete.The doctor is held accountable for your information.
    • 16. Ethical and Legal Consideration Cont’dAll your information will be private and confidential.You have the right to be part of the decision making concerning your care.You are the one to give permission to the doctor, to share your information with another person who is not involve in your care.
    • 17. SummaryTelehealth encompasses a broader definition of remote healthcare that goes beyond the clinical encounter to connect the entire network of care in supporting the overall wellness of the patient. Not only utilizing videoconferencing, transmission of still images, and remote monitoring of vital signs, but specialist referral consultation, preventative care, continuing physician and nursing medical education via distance learning, and integrated administrative services (e.g. EMR). (Doctors Telehealth Network, 2006).
    • 18. ReferencesRetrieved March 19, from nformation.phpAnthem Blue Cross, Conducting a Live Video consultation. Retrieved March 20 from Fairchild, S. L., Elfrink,V., & Deickman, A. Patient safety, telenursing, and telehealth. (ch. 48) Retrieved March 19, fromDoctors Health Network, (2oo6). Retrieved March 25, fromDoly,C.A.,(Nov 2008). Delivering Care Anytime, Anywhere:Telehealth Altering the Medical Ecosystem.Retieved March 21, from{4D3EA675-F49B- 4883-B5CA-0520DED53A52}
    • 19. References continuesFairchild, S. L., Elfrink,V., & Deickman, A. Patient safety, telenursing, and telehealth. (ch. 48) Retrieved March 19, fromHealth resource and Services administration Rural health.Telehealth. Retrieved March 20 fromRetrieved March 20, from q=pictures+of+telehealth&id=29F6EFD961ED660DA403 967F8CB144B7428733F4&FORM=IQFRBA#x0y21321