Using Telehealth to Deliver Healthcare Directly to Consumers
Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), Virtual House Calls, Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)
Telehealth, also referred to as e-health or telemedicine, uses satellite networks, call centers, web portals, streaming media and other technologies to improve healthcare quality and access to healthcare while reducing costs. Telehealth services come in a variety of formats from virtual house calls to remote patient monitoring to electronic medical records.
Read the complete study of emerging uses of telehealth for delivering healthcare directly to consumers. Details from the experiences of other health insurers, health care providers, and technology vendors are shared. Although there has been growth in telehealth, lack of consumer awareness remains a significant obstacle to more widespread adoption. Click "Download Whitepaper" to request the URL to this resource.
EHR / EMR
- Presentation on Patient Safety: Achieving A New Standard for Care (Institute of Medicine Committee on Data Standards for Patient Safety November, 2003)
- The JCAHO Patient Safety Event - Taxonomy: A Standardized Terminology and Classification Schema for Near Misses and Adverse Events