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  1. 1. Telehealth in Minnesota: At a Crossroads
  2. 2. Telehealth in Minnesota: At a Crossroads <ul><li>CURRENT APPLICATIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Specialty consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Direct patient care </li></ul><ul><li>Training and education </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings </li></ul>
  3. 3. Telehealth in Minnesota: At a Crossroads Examples of Current Applications <ul><li>Mental health </li></ul><ul><li>Home telehealth </li></ul><ul><li>Teledermatology </li></ul><ul><li>Teleradiology </li></ul><ul><li>Telepharmacy </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency consults </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiology </li></ul><ul><li>e-ICU care </li></ul><ul><li>Long term care </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why it’s so important for rural <ul><li>Long distances </li></ul><ul><li>Health workforce challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Practitioner support </li></ul><ul><li>Cost savings </li></ul><ul><li>Patients and families can stay in the community or home </li></ul>
  5. 5. Some past challenges <ul><li>Equipment and user costs </li></ul><ul><li>Broadband network availability or conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>Reimbursements </li></ul><ul><li>Quality and clinical compromises </li></ul><ul><li>Technical support </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Drivers <ul><li>Broadband infrastructure expansion </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic medical records expansion </li></ul><ul><li>Reimbursements improving: payers see the savings </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Service Fund assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Government and foundation funding </li></ul>
  7. 7. Today’s Panelists <ul><li>Stuart Speedie: University of Minnesota Medical School </li></ul><ul><li>Sandra Schmunk – VA Medical Center </li></ul><ul><li>John Scanlan, MD. – Blue Cross Blue Shield </li></ul><ul><li>Denise Kolb – MN Dept of Human Services </li></ul><ul><li>Maureen Ideker – Tri-County Hospital, Wadena </li></ul>

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