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 practiced? 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 EMRs/PHRs/EHRs 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 waiting Saves patients time Saves providers time Current Applications Used… By: Alex Ane Types of Applications Store & Forward Real-Time TeleHealth Remote Patient Monitoring Fields of Use Radiology Tele-surgery Remote Patient Monitoring The Pros vs. 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 Benefits… 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 advancement 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. Savings… 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 provider 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 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 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 QUESTIONS?