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  • 1. Presented by Group 5 members: Sandy Etienne Jaya Dubay – Ramrattan Sadna Samaroo Kelly-Ann CornibertAre you a prospective Telehealthcare client?
  • 2.  Definition of Telehealth The telehealth process and procedure Suitability and safety as telehealth client Technology involved (to be used) Their ICT requirements including approx cost Ethical and legal considerations Security and privacy considerations
  • 3.  Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long- distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. Sewell & Thede(2011).
  • 4. The Telehealth process includes: A telehealth consultation which is created to be as close to an actual visit as possible Workstations of telehealth provider is normally within the vicinity of the practitioners own office This saves time for the provider’s schedule and enhances the abilities of the patients to see the doctor conveniently located to them without having to commute very far.
  • 5.  At the patient site, the patient’s clinical information and vitals signs are assessed and collected by the telehealth nurse clinician and fax to the doctor alerting him / her of the patients information and state of readiness to be seen.
  • 6.  The interview is then conducted by the use of videoconferencing so the patient and doctor can see each other. Telehealth are subjected to same HIPAA policies and procedures. ( Armstrong and freush 2013)
  • 7.  Improved access to medical consultation and specialists.  Quicker and more accurate diagnosis and treatment which leads to improved patient outcomes.  Reduced travel, accommodation, and meal expenses, as location is convenient. Decreased stress
  • 8. Hardware, software and peripheral devices are used to perform telehealth activities. Different technologies used for telehealth including: Telephones videophones personal computers (PCs) videoconferencing systems store and forward systems (S&F) Specialized Workstations.
  • 9.  Access Effectiveness Efficiency Safety Knowledge generating Economic impact Integration
  • 10.  Safety and security is protected by the Health Insurance policy and Accountability Act HIPAA. It establishes national standards for identity for e-health, health plans and employees. HIPAA secures and protects privacy of health data. Legal and administrative security measures are put in place to protect patient information
  • 11. Telehealth allows delivery of health relatedservices and information viatelecommunication technologies. Telehealthoffers secure, individualized, private medicalsessions with specialized physicians, whichwill improve patient outcome.
  • 12. How Telehealth works – please view video via hyperlink below.
  • 13.  Armstrong,L.M., and Freush , S.(2013). Telecommunications for nurses: Providing Successful Distance education and telehealth . 2nd edition. Springer publishing Sewell, J., Thede, L.,(2013); Informatics and nursing; Opportunities and Challenges (4th ed.). PA., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins How Telehealth work image retrieved on 17/3/2013 from