Event Title

Telemedicine's Role in the Changing Healthcare Market: The Next Generation Patient Centered Medical Home

Location

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

Start Date

19-4-2016 3:30 PM

Description

Traditional lines of healthcare delivery are blurring, and opportunities to transcend these lines and reach the patient at home are almost limitless. With the introduction of new technologies such as telemedicine and mHealth this vision is closer than ever, but we must recognize that these new technologies are only tools. In order for these tools to be effective, we must determine a sustainable infrastructure to support these programs. This project investigated the organizational infrastructure (strategy, human resource management and workflows) of robust telemedicine programs in the U.S. Many programs still focus on offering specialty care services to rural populations or to assist with healthcare delivery in the inpatient setting. As the focus of healthcare moves toward prevention and away from inpatient care, telemedicine programs can be used as the impetus to shift models toward solutions that are sustainable in the new era of healthcare. One possible solution is anchoring telemedicine programs to the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and creating regional telemedicine delivery centers. Through this type of infrastructure we can improve care coordination across the continuum, promote patient engagement, and enhance communication among providers and care teams.

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Apr 19th, 3:30 PM

Telemedicine's Role in the Changing Healthcare Market: The Next Generation Patient Centered Medical Home

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

Traditional lines of healthcare delivery are blurring, and opportunities to transcend these lines and reach the patient at home are almost limitless. With the introduction of new technologies such as telemedicine and mHealth this vision is closer than ever, but we must recognize that these new technologies are only tools. In order for these tools to be effective, we must determine a sustainable infrastructure to support these programs. This project investigated the organizational infrastructure (strategy, human resource management and workflows) of robust telemedicine programs in the U.S. Many programs still focus on offering specialty care services to rural populations or to assist with healthcare delivery in the inpatient setting. As the focus of healthcare moves toward prevention and away from inpatient care, telemedicine programs can be used as the impetus to shift models toward solutions that are sustainable in the new era of healthcare. One possible solution is anchoring telemedicine programs to the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and creating regional telemedicine delivery centers. Through this type of infrastructure we can improve care coordination across the continuum, promote patient engagement, and enhance communication among providers and care teams.