Proposal to Add Telehealth

    Explore the broad scope of IT uses for a health care provider to promote access to care, reduce costs, and improve outcomes of care. Develop a PowerPoint proposal to recommend the implementation of a telehealth program to improve the organizations outreach and add value to their services. Use the resources available in this course to help with strategic planning, budgeting, and systems implementation.

    Create a PowerPoint Presentation (810 slides), with speaker notes, in which you address the following:

    What is telehealth?
    Describe the various types and uses of telehealth.
    Select a type of telehealth outreach to recommend for development to your provider.
    How can your health care provider use a telehealth system? (Examples of uses include: reaching remote locationsrural, international consulting; reduce/prevent rehospitalizations by increasing the number of patient contacts and triaging patients; urgent care center visits; physician practices with virtual visits, etc.)

    Explain the benefits of the telehealth system that you select and the type of outreach it will offer, including the pros and cons.
    Develop a general budget (include three line items: system software cost, implementation cost, and training costs) for the system.
    How much will it cost to implement, train staff, and maintain the system? Justify your estimation.
    Develop a cost/benefit analysis.

    How can you justify spending on this telehealth system?
    How will telehealth save money, improve access, or improve quality for your health care provider and/or the patients who use it?

    Find another health care provider that has successfully implemented a telehealth system.
    What can you learn from their implementation or use that can help with implementing your system?
    Make a recommendation specific to your provider and provide an overview of the implementation plan/approach, based on your facility size, staff, services offered, and needs.

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