© University of Minnesota, August 2005
Fairview – University of
Minnesota Telemedicine
Network
Stuart M. Speedie, PhD
Proj...
© University of Minnesota, August 2005
The Basics of Telehealth
Telecommunications
Link
Geographic
Distance
© University of Minnesota, August 2005
Telemedicine:
Live health care provider - patient interactions
where medical care i...
© University of Minnesota, August 2005
Littlefork Medical
Center, Littlefork
FAIRVIEW-UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TELEMEDICINE...
© University of Minnesota, August 2005
Videoconference Equipment
© University of Minnesota, August 2005
Digital Stethoscope
© University of Minnesota, August 2005
Electronic Medical Records
© University of Minnesota, August 2005
The Specialties We Provide
 Dermatology
 Orthopedics
 Wound Care
 Gastroenterol...
© University of Minnesota, August 2005
Service Growth
0
200
400
600
800
1000
1200
1400
Project Years
AnnualConsults
© University of Minnesota, August 2005
Reimbursement Coverage
 Same as face-to-face
 Medicare, Medicaid and almost all p...
© University of Minnesota, August 2005
Store & Forward Teledermatology
Secure
Server
Dermatologist
Consult
Report
Consult
...
© University of Minnesota, August 2005
Home Telehealth
© University of Minnesota, August 2005
Patient Outcomes:
Transfers to a higher level of care
42%
17%
Control
TeleHomeCare
© University of Minnesota, August 2005
Benefits
 High patient satisfaction
 Patients remain in the community
 Employers...
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  1. 1. © University of Minnesota, August 2005 Fairview – University of Minnesota Telemedicine Network Stuart M. Speedie, PhD Project Director University of Minnesota
  2. 2. © University of Minnesota, August 2005 The Basics of Telehealth Telecommunications Link Geographic Distance
  3. 3. © University of Minnesota, August 2005 Telemedicine: Live health care provider - patient interactions where medical care is delivered.
  4. 4. © University of Minnesota, August 2005 Littlefork Medical Center, Littlefork FAIRVIEW-UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TELEMEDICINE NETWORK Range Regional Health Care Ctr, Hibbing Tri-County Hospital, Wadena Riverwood HealthCare Center, Aitkin Fairview-University Medical Center, Minneapolis Ne-Ia-Shing Clinic, Onamia Fairview Medical Center, Red Wing Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby Cook Community Hospital, Cook Mercy Hospital and Health Care Ctr, Moose Lake Mille Lacs Health System, Onamia Kanabec County Mora Bigfork Community Hospital, Bigfork Cass Lake Wheaton Inter. Falls
  5. 5. © University of Minnesota, August 2005 Videoconference Equipment
  6. 6. © University of Minnesota, August 2005 Digital Stethoscope
  7. 7. © University of Minnesota, August 2005 Electronic Medical Records
  8. 8. © University of Minnesota, August 2005 The Specialties We Provide  Dermatology  Orthopedics  Wound Care  Gastroenterology  Neurology  Clinical Psychology  Asthma/Allergy  Pulmonology  Child Psychiatry  Adult Psychiatry  Ad Hoc consults
  9. 9. © University of Minnesota, August 2005 Service Growth 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 Project Years AnnualConsults
  10. 10. © University of Minnesota, August 2005 Reimbursement Coverage  Same as face-to-face  Medicare, Medicaid and almost all private insurance companies provide coverage.
  11. 11. © University of Minnesota, August 2005 Store & Forward Teledermatology Secure Server Dermatologist Consult Report Consult Report
  12. 12. © University of Minnesota, August 2005 Home Telehealth
  13. 13. © University of Minnesota, August 2005 Patient Outcomes: Transfers to a higher level of care 42% 17% Control TeleHomeCare
  14. 14. © University of Minnesota, August 2005 Benefits  High patient satisfaction  Patients remain in the community  Employers see fewer lost work hours  Patients have better access to specialty care  Patients have better medical outcomes

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