Published on December 8, 2009
Telecommunicationsin Health Care : Telecommunicationsin Health Care Carol Scott HCS482 Health Care Technology, 2009 : Health Care Technology, 2009 INTRODUCTION : INTRODUCTION What is Telecommunication? Examples in the Healthcare Setting Advantages Disadvantages Why is Telecommunications Important? The future of Telecommunications in Healthcare. What is Telecommunication? : What is Telecommunication? Telecommunication is the “exchange of information over significant distances by electronic means”. Examples of Telecommunication in Healthcare : Examples of Telecommunication in Healthcare Electronic Medical Records (EMR) PYXIS VisualMED Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) Telephonic Paging System Cardiac Monitor Halters ADVANTAGES : ADVANTAGES e-Health - e-Patient -Telehealth. Enhanced ability to share information widely and update content as it changes. Promote healthy behaviors and self care Patient Safety Slide 7: CHALLENGES BIG investment Access to inaccurate information HIPAA violations Disparities Staff education Importance of Telecommunication in healthcare : Importance of Telecommunication in healthcare Supports and Improves Inpatient flow -bed management -bed type -availability -allocation Patient Safety - Drug administration - Allergies - Monitors Access to information - Professional -> Professional - Professional -> Patient - Educational Media ->Patient Where will be in 5 years? : Where will be in 5 years? e-Health Tele-Health Telemedicine Electronic Medical Records PYXIS Here’s an IDEA??? CONCLUSIONS : CONCLUSIONS Estimated that 70 million access the internet for health related reasons. Opportunity to reach patients. Health professionals need to meet the challenge. REFERENCES : REFERENCES Healthy People 2010. Retrieved online 4 December, 2009. Available at http://www.healthypeople.gov/document/HTML/Volume1/11HealthCom.htm Boden, R., Proudlove, N. Journal of Helath Organization and Management. Bradford: 2005. Vol. 19, Iss. 6; pg. 466, 12 pgs. Retrieved online 4 December, 2009 at http://proquest.umi.com/pqdlink?sid=16&vinst=PROD&fmt=4&startpa...ype+PQD&rqt=309&TS=1260156742&clientld=2606&cc=1&TS=1260156742 US Department of Health and Human Services-Health Resources and Services Administration. Retrieved online 4 December, 2009. Available at http://www.hrsa.gov/telehealth/ Versweyvel, L (2002). Retrieved online 4 December, 2009 at http://www.hoise.com/vmw/02/articles/vmw/LV-VM-11-02-29.html http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/7264590/description.html Retrieved online, 4 December, 2009. http://searchtelecom.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid103_gci1262258, 00.html. Retrieved online, 4 December, 2009.