Presentation on theme: "1 Telehealth 101: The Fundamentals. 2 …. clinical care was available anytime and anywhere …. clinicians could obtain consultations with medical centers."— Presentation transcript:
3 No matter who you are or where you are you can get the health care you need when you need it Telehealth: The Vision for America
4 Telemedicine Telehealth What’s the Difference?
5 Clinical care provided from a distance The use of electronic communication and information technologies to provide or support clinical care Primary Care Medical Specialties Intensive Care Services Emergency Departments What Is Telemedicine?
6 Telemedicine Telehealth Health Professions Education Administration Evaluation Research Homeland Security Public Health Consumer Education Regional Health Information Sharing Telehealth vs. Telemedicine
27 Medicare Medicaid Private Payors Blue Cross / Blue Shield State Initiatives Reimbursement
28 Intellectual Property Rights Risk Management Credentialing and Privileging Interstate Licensure Telecommunications Law Privacy Fraud and Abuse Legal Aspects
29 Some success factors Champion Coordinator Education and training Engagement of primary care providers Availability of services Technical and program support Stable technology Funding & reimbursement mechanisms Technology Alone Does Not Produce Success
34 National Telehealth Resource Center www.telehealthlawcenter.org California Telemedicine & eHealth Center www.cteconline.org Great Plains Telehealth Resource & Assistance Center www.gptrac.org Midwest Alliance for Telehealth and Technology Resources www.midwesttrc.org Northeast Telehealth Resource Center www.northeasttrc.org Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center www.nrtrc.org Telehealth Resource Centers Web Sites
Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Georgia Partnership for Telehealth University of Hawai’i University of Kansas Medical Center California Telemedicine & eHealth Center 200735
36 Coming soon: OAT Portal Current OAT Website www.hrsa.gov/telehealth American Telemedicine Association www.atmeda.org/ Telemedicine Information Exchange www.tie.telemed.org/default.asp Other Resources