literacy, and overall digital literacy (Nelson & Staggers, 2018, p. 147). I think that the providers should be asking questions about the current technologies that the patient comes in contact with on a daily basis and then evaluate how well they are able to use those technologies. From their they can start to gain an understanding of where their
patient is at on the eHealth literacy scale and design teaching and education around that point. 7. The biggest issue at the moment is creating a technology that is secure enough to allow data to be transferred across different telehealth systems (Nelson & Staggers, 2018, p. 148). A system like uHealth is an expansion on this technology that helps individuals monitor their own health more independently, however, again a system like this would need to be secure and be able to transfer information across different databases in order to be implemented (Nelson & Staggers, 2018, p. 148). 8. Implementation of a telehealth program is a 3 phase process with the first being preimplementation, five steps in this phase include identifying remote physician specialists, meeting the standards and requirements for safe use of telemedicine, selecting appropriate telehealth equipment, identifying electrical and cable sources for power, and designating a telehealth exam room (Nelson & Staggers, 2018, p.141). 9. Key success factors for telehealth include high-level of organizational members, designated interdisciplinary teams, adequate facility network infrastructure, and training programs and education (Nelson & Staggers, 2018, p. 141). 10. Continuing to create safety initiatives and secure networks will be a driving factor for telehealth growth in the future. As well as, user friendliness and expanding on digital literacy for consumers. Education programs for both the provider and consumer will need to be put in place. Funding will also be a huge part of telehealth growth and with the
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