Week3 ProjectYou have been asked to evaluate the implementation of a telemedicine program in your healthcare setting. Using the information from your resources in the syllabus this week, choose a healthcare setting and describe the telemedicine service/s you will develop?

How will it differ from treating patients face-to-face?
How effective can telemedicine be in the treatment of these patients? What are some of the benefits of this service to the organization and patient?
What are the financial circumstances surrounding this telemedicine service? Describe things like costs of equipment, people facilities etc.
How might this telemedicine service and others play a role in the provision of healthcare in the future?
Read the following articles, available from the South University online library:

Cannon, N. J., Jurski, K., & Ulferts, G. W. (2014). Telemedicine. American Journal of Health Sciences, 5(2), 95-102.

Telemedicine Service:
Healthcare setting: Rural Health Clinic

Telemedicine service to be developed:

Video consultations for patients with chronic conditions
Remote monitoring of patients’ vital signs
Secure messaging platform for patients to communicate with their healthcare providers
Difference from face-to-face treatment:

Reduced travel time and costs for patients
Reduced risk of infection transmission
Increased accessibility to healthcare services
Effectiveness of telemedicine:

Effective in managing chronic conditions
Improved patient satisfaction and outcomes
Reduced healthcare costs
Benefits to the organization and patient:

Improved access to care
Improved patient outcomes
Reduced healthcare costs
Financial circumstances:

Cost of telemedicine equipment (e.g. cameras, monitors, secure messaging platform)
Training costs for healthcare providers
Potential reimbursement from insurance companies
Role in the future of healthcare:

Increased access to care for rural and underserved populations
Improved patient outcomes
Reduced healthcare costs
Increased use of technology in healthcare delivery.