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Telehealth in Michigan: A Status Report. Sally Davis. Imagine a world where anyone can get health care when they need it. Defining the field. Telehealth Events Connections Telemedicine Clinical consults Patient encounters Store and forward Telehome Care Informatics.

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Telehealth in Michigan: A Status Report

Sally Davis


Imagine a world where anyone can get health care when they need it.


Defining the field

  • Telehealth

    • Events

    • Connections

  • Telemedicine

    • Clinical consults

    • Patient encounters

    • Store and forward

  • Telehome Care

  • Informatics


Finding reality in definitions

  • NICU infant to mother

  • Neonatologist to pediatric surgeon

  • Pediatric echo transmission

  • Pediatric surgery follow-up

  • Dietician to parent


Technology in a nutshell

  • Equipment

    • Room systems, set tops, clinical, desk tops, home health, home monitoring

  • Transmission

    • ISDN

    • T-1

    • Internet Protocol

  • Bandwidth

    • POTS

    • 128kbps and beyond


Status of Telehealth in Michigan

  • Established Networks

    • UPTN, REMEC, DOC, VA

    • Applications

    • Why these network?

      • Rural

      • Funding

    • Activity level

  • Others: UMHS, Hospice of Michigan, Lifeways Mental Health


Why it makes sense for us..

  • Weather

  • Isolation

  • Sparse population

  • Travel time, risks and distance

  • Quaternary health care 18+ hour drive


Success Measures

  • Steady growth and expansion

  • Continuation post initiation

  • Integration into system

  • Multiple uses

  • Evidence of acceptance

  • Administrative support

  • Value to the organization

  • Continuous objective evaluation


Developing Networks

  • Northeast, HNHS, Alpena, Southwest

  • Michigan RHI funding

  • Applications

  • Challenges in developing

    • Practitioner buy in

    • Start up funding

    • Process

    • Practicality

    • Sustainability post grant funding


Michigan Challenges

  • Licensure, credentials

  • Payment, reimbursement

  • Safety, Liability

  • Infrastructure

  • Privacy, Security


UPTN Web Site

www.mgh.org/telehealth/index.html


Michigan Telehealth Policy Group Web Site

http://www.msu.edu/~pwhitten/policy/


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