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  • 1. Resources for Telehealth Program Development
    presented by:
    Christine Martin, MT, MBA, PMP
    Executive Director
    California Telemedicine & eHealth Center
    March 18, 2011
  • 2. Futurist View of Mobile Phone
    1903?
    1924?
    1930?
  • 3. … That Future Is Now!
    Telemedicine will fundamentally change the way we provide and receive health care
  • 4. The Need for Telehealth Services
    Clinician shortages
    Distribution of providers
    Rural/Urban underserved
    Aging population
    Travel time, cost & hardship
    Language barriers
    Clinical education
    Disaster response
  • 5. Telehealth Is Important In Rural Healthcare
    97% of Land Mass Is Rural
    21% of Population Is Rural
  • 6. Federal Vision for Telehealth
    No matter who you are
    or
    where you are
    you can get
    the health care you need
    when you need it
  • 7. And That Means….
    The right care
    at the right time
    in the right location
    by the right provider
  • 8. Telehealth Supports Healthcare Goals
    Increase access and availability
    Assist with professional shortage
    Cost effective
    Improve efficiency
    Enhance quality of patient care
    Support local facilities and communities
    Improve outcomes
  • 9. Telemedicine?
    Telehealth?
    What’s the Difference?
    mHealth?
    eHealth?
  • 10. What Is Telemedicine?
    • Clinical care provided from a distance
    • 11. The use of electronic communication and
    information technologies to provide or support
    clinical care. Some examples include:
    • Primary Care
    • 12. Medical Specialties
    • 13. Intensive Care Services
    • 14. Emergency Departments
    Telemedicine
  • 15. What Is Telehealth?
    Telehealth
    Health
    Professions
    Education
    Regional
    Health Information
    Sharing
    Telemedicine
    Consumer
    Education
    Evaluation
    Research
    Public
    Health
    Administration
    Homeland
    Security
  • 16. Uses for Telehealth
    Clinical
    Educational
    Administrative
  • 17. Telehealth Applications
    Intensive Care Units
    Inpatient Care
    Emergency Departments
    Emergency Vehicles
    Skilled Nursing Services
    Outpatient Services
    Screening Services
    Disease Monitoring
    Clinical Education
    Across Levels & Types of Service
    Patient Education
  • 18. Common Applications
    Medical Specialty Services
    Many others
  • 30. Other Applications
    Telepharmacy
    Dental
    Wound Care
    Home monitoring
    Remote ICU Monitoring
    Family Connections
    Case Management
    School Care
    Education
    staff, provider, family, community
  • 31. Other Applications
    Dialysis
    Support groups
    Speech therapy
    Pre-commitment assessments
    Interpreter services
    Dietary counseling
    Supervision
    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • 32. Telehealth Services
    Can be applied in many situations and locations
    • Outpatient Clinics
    • 33. Mental Health Centers
    • 34. Intensive Care Units
    • 35. Correctional Facilities
    • 36. Emergency Departments
    • 37. Emergency Transport Units
    • 38. Surgery Suites
    • 39. Schools
    • 40. Skilled Nursing Facilities
    • 41. Assisted Living & Senior Centers
  • Technology Is Advancing Rapidly
  • 42. New Applications Exploding
    Mobile phone applications
    Text based education for pregnant women
    Motivational messaging for diabetic patients
    Sensors that monitor vital signs
    Home monitoring
  • 43. How Will You Get There?
  • 44. All We Have To Do Is Change
  • 45. …. You Go First!
  • 46. Change
    Graphic from jiscinfonet
  • 47. Development Can Be Challenging
    Reimbursement / payment strategies
    Organizational strategic integration
    Program development
    Funding for development
    Operational models
    Sustainable business models
    Program costs
    Credentialing, privileging & accreditation
  • 48. Critical Need forCurrent, Objective, Accurate Information
  • 49. Assistance Is Available!
    HRSA Designated
    Telehealth Resource Centers!
  • 50. The TRCs
  • 51. What are the TRCs?
    Network of expertise and experience
    HRSA Office of Rural Health Policy
    Extensive telehealth program implementation experience
    Program established in 2006
    Eight regional centers around the nation & one national for Legal and Regulatory Center
  • 52. Telehealth Resource Centers
  • 53. Some TRC Services
    On-line resources and information
    Training
    Webinars and workshops
    Presentations
    Staff training
    Peer to peer connections
    Consultation services
    Videos
    Research
  • 54. Guidance, Expertise & Support
    Strategic planning
    Current advancements & trends
    Program development
    Policy development
    Operations
    Evaluation
    Legal and regulatory
    Equipment selection
    Provider development
    Best Practices
    Sustainability & business models
    Telehealth Resource Centers
  • 55. Questions
    Discussion
    Please feel free to contact me:
    Christine Martin
    Executive Director
    California Telemedicine & eHealth Center
    cmartin@calhealth.org
    916.552.7679