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NC Telecom Industry
Association
INFORMATION SERVICES
University Health Systems
• Andy Anderson: Administrator – IT
Operations, Information Services
• Kevi...
INFORMATION SERVICES
University Health Systems
• Pitt County Memorial Hospital
• Heritage Hospital
• Bertie Memorial Hospi...
INFORMATION SERVICES
System Hospitals
Affiliate Hospitals
Managed Hospitals
Northampton
Hertford
Gates
Pasquotank
Cam
den
...
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Telemedicine
• ECU’s Telemedicine Center
• Started in 1992 and supported by UHS
• Recognized as a lea...
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Telemedicine
What is Telemedicine?
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Telemedicine
• The practice of medicine when the doctor and
patient are widely separated using two-wa...
INFORMATION SERVICES
Telemedicine
• The application of telecommunications to the
care of individual patients – FDA
• The s...
INFORMATION SERVICES
Telemedicine
• ECU’s definition:
• Telemedicine has been traditionally defined as the
practice of med...
INFORMATION SERVICES
Telemedicine
What’s your definition of
Telemedicine?
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Telemedicine
• ECU’s Telemedicine Center most common
applications:
• Dermatology
• Cardiology (pediat...
INFORMATION SERVICES
Telemedicine
• Barriers to adoption:
• Ease of use
• Readily accessible
• Real-time access to all pat...
INFORMATION SERVICES
Telemedicine
• Tools of Telemedicine
• Picture Archiving and Communications System
(PACS) for Medical...
INFORMATION SERVICES
Telemedicine
• Tools of Telemedicine
• Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
INFORMATION SERVICES
Telemedicine
• Tools of Telemedicine
• Remote Health-Care Monitoring
INFORMATION SERVICES
Telemedicine
• Tools of Telemedicine
• Video Conferencing
INFORMATION SERVICES
Telemedicine
• Tools of Telemedicine
• Internet Resources
INFORMATION SERVICES
Telemedicine
• Tools of Telemedicine
• Health Pods
INFORMATION SERVICES
Telemedicine
• UHS Initiatives:
• Picture Archiving and Communications System
(PACS) for medical imag...
INFORMATION SERVICES
Telemedicine
• UHS Initiatives:
• Video Conferencing
• Find solutions that are easy to use
• Make the...
INFORMATION SERVICES
Telemedicine
• Thoughts for this group:
• Clinicians want to be able to access information
wherever t...
INFORMATION SERVICES
Telemedicine
Questions?
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  • Universal Health Systems Telecom Presentation

    1. 1. INFORMATION SERVICES NC Telecom Industry Association
    2. 2. INFORMATION SERVICES University Health Systems • Andy Anderson: Administrator – IT Operations, Information Services • Kevin Cheston: Manager - Networks, Information Services
    3. 3. INFORMATION SERVICES University Health Systems • Pitt County Memorial Hospital • Heritage Hospital • Bertie Memorial Hospital • Chowan Hospital • Roanoke-Chowan Hospital • Outer Banks Hospital • Duplin General (managed) • 15 practices and clinics • Viquest fitness and health
    4. 4. INFORMATION SERVICES System Hospitals Affiliate Hospitals Managed Hospitals Northampton Hertford Gates Pasquotank Cam den C urrituck Halifax Nash Bertie Edgecombe Wilson Pitt Martin Washington Tyrrell Dare Hyde Beaufort Wayne Lenoir Greene Craven Pamlico Jones Carteret Duplin Onslow Perquim ans Chowan Halifax Regional Onslow Memorial Carteret General Beaufort County Hospital Pungo District Duplin General Roanoke- Chowan Hospital Chowan Hospital Bertie Memorial Hospital The Outer Banks Hospital Heritage Hospital Pitt County Memorial Hospital Brody School of Medicine at ECU
    5. 5. INFORMATION SERVICES Telemedicine • ECU’s Telemedicine Center • Started in 1992 and supported by UHS • Recognized as a leader in Telemedicine • Located within Brody School of Medicine • Provides services to UHS facilities, Wilson School for the Deaf, Onslow Memorial, Goldsboro-Cherry Hospital, and others
    6. 6. INFORMATION SERVICES Telemedicine What is Telemedicine?
    7. 7. INFORMATION SERVICES Telemedicine • The practice of medicine when the doctor and patient are widely separated using two-way voice and visual communication (as by satellite, computer, or closed-circuit television) - Merriam-Webster
    8. 8. INFORMATION SERVICES Telemedicine • The application of telecommunications to the care of individual patients – FDA • The simplest definition of telemedicine is that it uses multimedia (voice, video and data) technology to deliver medical services – Yale Telemedicine Center
    9. 9. INFORMATION SERVICES Telemedicine • ECU’s definition: • Telemedicine has been traditionally defined as the practice of medicine at a distance using videoconferencing, computer, and communications technologies. • The terms, telehealth and e-health were later coined in an attempt to include allied health, distance education, and Internet applications. • Our definition of telemedicine incorporates telehealth and e-health concepts and includes any use of electronic means to extend health care services and health sciences education to points of need in a timely manner.
    10. 10. INFORMATION SERVICES Telemedicine What’s your definition of Telemedicine?
    11. 11. INFORMATION SERVICES Telemedicine • ECU’s Telemedicine Center most common applications: • Dermatology • Cardiology (pediatric and adult) • Pediatrics (general and neonatal) • Psychiatry (mostly pediatric, some adult) • Rehabilitation medicine • Radiology
    12. 12. INFORMATION SERVICES Telemedicine • Barriers to adoption: • Ease of use • Readily accessible • Real-time access to all patients data • Reimbursement for services • Availability and cost of broadband
    13. 13. INFORMATION SERVICES Telemedicine • Tools of Telemedicine • Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) for Medical Images
    14. 14. INFORMATION SERVICES Telemedicine • Tools of Telemedicine • Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
    15. 15. INFORMATION SERVICES Telemedicine • Tools of Telemedicine • Remote Health-Care Monitoring
    16. 16. INFORMATION SERVICES Telemedicine • Tools of Telemedicine • Video Conferencing
    17. 17. INFORMATION SERVICES Telemedicine • Tools of Telemedicine • Internet Resources
    18. 18. INFORMATION SERVICES Telemedicine • Tools of Telemedicine • Health Pods
    19. 19. INFORMATION SERVICES Telemedicine • UHS Initiatives: • Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) for medical images • Connect with partners • Leverage FCC Rural Pilot Program to fund broadband connections • Provide HealthSpan Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system • All UHS hospitals “live” • ECU’s Brody School of Medicine in 2009 • Other Clinics, Practices, and Hospitals to follow
    20. 20. INFORMATION SERVICES Telemedicine • UHS Initiatives: • Video Conferencing • Find solutions that are easy to use • Make the equipment accessible • Internet Resources • My Chart personal medical record • Quality results – help patients make good decisions • Pre and post procedure information • Health Pods • Monitor industry trends • Many medical devices aren’t ready for IP
    21. 21. INFORMATION SERVICES Telemedicine • Thoughts for this group: • Clinicians want to be able to access information wherever they go • Healthcare customers want higher service levels with their broadband products • Point-to-Point connections have been the norm, but may be less so in the future due to cost • As hospitals, clinics, and practices consolidate and partner, the need for connectivity between sites will increase
    22. 22. INFORMATION SERVICES Telemedicine Questions?

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