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Whose Shoulders Now? James McElligott, MD MSCR Medical Director, Telehealth
Look How Tall We Are • Connectivity • USAC (PSPN) • Endpoints • Codecs, software, browsers oh my • Encounter Management • Not just for stroke anymore • Network Management • Coordination means serving the presenting site • Grass roots organization • Partnerships, alliances, networks and more
Not Your Momma’s Telehealth • Two essential themes • Telehealth must add efficiency to the care system. The value of a successful program will be enhanced communication and coordination. • Everyone must win. All stakeholders must benefit, including the patient, referring providers and consulting providers
Service • The Smart Grid • Triaging the patient to the right place at the right time • Obstetrics (e.g. UAMS Angels) • Neonatology (e.g. UAMS TOUCH) • Stroke • Mental health
Service • Accessing Care Along the Health Continuum • Mobile health rapid access • School clinics • Long term care • Home monitoring for high risk patients
Service • Establish the Captain of the Ship • Co-management between the medical home the specialist • The rapid triage visit for the well majority • Teach the teacher for the complex minority (e.g. Project Echo)