TeleHealth Pwr Pt

Denzann Ellis
Albert Wyatt
Alexander Ane
Michael Kanis
Jana Giordani
Ryan Tabb
Introduction to TeleHealth
 What is TeleHealth?
 What are the types of TeleHealth currently being
 Adaptation of TeleHealth…
By: Denzann Ellis
History of TeleHealth
 Developmental
 Telemedicine in the 1960’s
 NASA conducted first Telemedic experiment
 Reaching rural areas that lack healthcare facilities
 Desire for Device
 Paper records/Medical Charts
 E-Health – meeting patient needs more efficiently
 Quality care means that we are saving lives!
TeleHealth &
The Healthcare System
By: Albert Wyatt
TeleHealth Implementation
 Is there a need?
 Who will we serve?
 What services will we offer?
 Who will perform the services?
 What are the benefits?
Efficacy of TeleHealth
 Is there a benefit?
 In wound care, TeleHealth saved elderly patients $650 a
year in transportation alone
 Patients have similar outcome scenarios
 It allows for patients to have expert advice without
 Saves patients time
 Saves providers time
Current Applications
By: Alex Ane
Types of Applications
 Store & Forward
 Real-Time TeleHealth
 Remote Patient
Fields of Use
 Radiology
 Tele-surgery
 Remote Patient Monitoring
The Pros
The Cons
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
 A few benefits of TeleHealth
 Tracked down the E.coli outbreak
 Allows dentists to use various videoconferencing systems
Skype and digital video cameras
 Keeps consultations running smoothly with the help of an
attending nurse
 Long term care allows patients to stay home in their own comfort
• 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
shared network use poses problems in security and privacy
Rising Costs…
 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 healed
 This gives us a good idea at how much money and
time can be saved if TeleHeath were implemented on a
larger scale.
 The average cost of a TeleHealth consultation is $136.16
 This 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
 TeleHealth patients saved $110.12 or 44.7% over face to
face patients
Future Applications
Hi There.
I’m Dr. Bot How
can I help you
By: Ryan Tabb
Technological Development
(OuterSpace & Other Countries)
 Access to training and specialist surgeons for less
developed countries
 Possible to treat soldiers in the battlefield
 Surgical procedures in space
Other Uses…
 Keep track of your heart beat on your phone and
upload it to Facebook/Twitter
 If you drop dead, your friends and family will be
notified quickly
 Robots to serve as companions and provide services for
those who are unable to do so themselves

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