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TeleHealth Presented by:
Denzann EllisAlbert Wyatt
Alexander AneMichael KanisJana Giordani
Introduction to TeleHealth
What is TeleHealth?
What are the types of TeleHealth currently being practiced?
Adaptation of TeleHealth…
By: Denzann Ellis
History of TeleHealthDevelopmental
Telemedicine in the 1960’sNASA conducted first Telemedic experimentReaching rural areas that lack healthcare
Desire for DevicePaper records/Medical Charts
EMRs/PHRs/EHRsE-Health – meeting patient needs more efficientlyQuality care means that we are saving lives!
TeleHealth &The Healthcare System
By: Albert Wyatt
Is there a need?Who will we serve?What services will we offer?Who will perform the services?What are the benefits?
Efficacy of TeleHealthIs there a benefit?
In wound care, TeleHealth saved elderly patients $650 a year in transportation alone
Patients have similar outcome scenariosIt allows for patients to have expert advice
without waitingSaves patients timeSaves providers time
By: Alex Ane
Types of ApplicationsStore & ForwardReal-Time
Fields of UseRadiologyTele-surgeryRemote Patient
By: Michael Kanis
Pros (Economic) + Time saved by everybody + Store-and-Forward cheap and easy to access at an average cost of $0.016 per transaction
+ Face-to-Face consultation costs very little compared to an actual visit to the doctor, often only requiring internet access and a webcam ($50 + monthly fees)
+ Demand for hospital space will decline, driving down prices
+ 74% cost reduction in 2001 case study
Cons (Economic) - Time wasted acquiring out-of-state license
- Medicare restrictions - Time and Money spent on education ($50 per textbook, $1,000+ to hire a consultant, $100+ for tutorials and unrealistic initiative required of elders to learn about computers)
- Establishing protocol requires lobbying and compromises from vendors, Reducing incentive
Benefits & Costs
By: Jana Giordani
Benefits…A few benefits of TeleHealth
Tracked down the E.coli outbreakAllows dentists to use various videoconferencing systems
Skype and digital video camerasKeeps consultations running smoothly with the help of an
attending nurse Long term care allows patients to stay home in their own
• Disadvantages With TeleHealth being relatively new to the medical field:
teleheath has not progressed to the point where practitioners can be certain technological failure will not occur during a consultation
legal issues have yet to be resolved by legislature which presents road blocks in advancement
shared network use poses problems in security and privacy
The wound care facility purchased $5000 in videoconferencing equipment
This allowed for remote consultations between the patient, an onsite geriatric nurse practitioner and a wound care nurse practitioner
After one year, the facility found that they had saved a total $13,650 in transportation costs alone
The wounds of all patients involved in the study healedThis gives us a good idea at how much money and
time can be saved if TeleHeath were implemented on a larger scale.
Savings…The average cost of a TeleHealth consultation
is $136.16This is in contrast with a cost of $246.28 and
an average patient time cost of 8.5 hours for a face to face visit
Yet, the patient spends roughly 20 minutes with the provider
TeleHealth patients saved $110.12 or 44.7% over face to face patients
Future ApplicationsHi There.
I’m Dr. Bot How can I help you today?
By: Ryan Tabb
Technological Development(OuterSpace & Other Countries)
Access to training and specialist surgeons for less developed countries
Possible to treat soldiers in the battlefieldSurgical procedures in space
Other Uses…Keep track of your heart beat on your phone
and upload it to Facebook/TwitterIf you drop dead, your friends and family will
be notified quicklyRobots to serve as companions and provide
services for those who are unable to do so themselves