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Health Information Technology ReeKa Copeland Walden University
Telemedicine: Recommendation for the Acquisition and Support of a Health Information System
Canon Hospital Canon Hospital is a 189-bed hospital in rural Texas. With two major medical centers 100 and 150 miles away, Canon is currently transferring over half of the ICU patients and virtually all patients presenting with stroke symptoms. As the CIO of Canon Hospital, I have been tasked to consider the possibility of establishing a telemedicine program here. With implementation of a telemedicine program, I must also consider the following phases: acquisition, implementation, and support of the telemedicine system.
Problems Implementing Telemedicine at Canon Hospital can address: Patient and family dissatisfaction Providing care for patients presenting with stroke symptoms Loss of revenue Access Availability Quality
Opportunities Implementing a telemedicine program at Canon Hospital can address: Improving patient and family satisfaction Improving patient health Improving service offerings/access to care Improving health of the surrounding population
Legal Concerns Although telehealth is expanding patient access and improving patient satisfaction and outcomes, there are legal and regulatory challenges facing this emerging component of healthcare delivery: 1. Privacy, Security and Confidentiality 2. Health Professional Licensure 3. Coverage and Reimbursements 4. Fraud and Abuse 5. Online Prescribing
SWOT Summary Strengths Increased access to care Increased patient satisfaction Increased population health Weakness Technological implementation Limited diagnostic ability Breakdown of patient/provider relationship Breakdown of health provider relationship Quality of health information Opportunities Increase patient load Increase revenue opportunities Expanded use of HIT Threats HIPPA violations Licensures Reimbursements Fraud and abuse Security breaches
Vendor Partner Recommendatio ns CortiCare Health Navigator GlobalMed
Evaluating Vendors Integrating telehealth into the healthcare delivery model requires an investment in the right telehealth technology enhancements. Determining the right vendor should be based on the following: 1.

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