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Sullivan County Public Health Services Telehealth Program. Interventions to Reduce Re-Hospitalizations. SC PHS Telehealth Program. Telehealth is designed to use technology to provide adjunctive education to patients and their family about their disease entity.

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Sullivan county public health services telehealth program

Sullivan County Public Health Services Telehealth Program

Interventions to Reduce Re-Hospitalizations


Sc phs telehealth program
SC PHS Telehealth Program

  • Telehealth is designed to use technology to provide adjunctive education to patients and their family about their disease entity.

  • Provides additional objective data which the healthcare provider can use to adjust medications, and monitor the patient’s progress.


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SC PHS Telehealth Program

  • Nationwide, the use of telehealth technology is widely available.

  • The VA instituted telehealth regionally in 2003 and nationally in 2007. Currently, the VA program has 50,000 patients enrolled in their Telehealth Programs.


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SC PHS Telehealth Program

  • For CHHA patients, the

    targeted diagnoses are: coronary artery disease, hypertension, congestive heart disease, post coronary bypass graft (CABG)and diabetes.


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SC PHS Telehealth Program

  • Our goal is the reduction of Emergency Room utilization and/or unnecessary

    re-hospitalizations,

  • For SCPHS this will translate to increased continuity of care of the patient.


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SC PHS Telehealth Program

  • In the future we hope to obtain a grant to offer telehealth monitoring to antepartum women with gestational diabetes and/or pregnancy induced hypertension.

  • For this demographic we will use cell phones to transmit the TH information.


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SC PHS Telehealth Program

  • Currently, the TH program is in the education/marketing stage.

  • Full implementation of our program is scheduled for mid-July 2012.


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SC PHS Telehealth Program

  • SPHNs can help ensure the success of the TH program by:

  • Remind field RNs to identify appropriate potential TH patients.

  • Reminding field RNs to hand in the Telehealth Risk Assessment tool at SOC.


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