Making the Case for Telehealth
Analyze the use of Telehealth
Analyze the role of the Internet in health care informatics
Explain how the security of patient information can be enhanced
Determine the relationship between informatics and patient outcomes
For this project milestone, create a slide presentation addressing the use and benefits of telehealth, its role in communication, how telehealth can be used to enhance the care of selected patient populations, and the technology and staff support needed when implementing new telehealth solutions.
A 16 to-20 slide presentation (no longer than 20 slides)
Step 1: Review the following scenario:
In this assignment you will focus on telehealth. You are the nurse manager for the stroke unit at Gladwin Community Hospital. Your hospital has recently become Joint Commission certified for stroke care and is in full compliance with the Get with The Guidelines for stroke care (https://www.heart.org/en/professional/quality-improvement/get-with-the-guidelines/get-with-the-guidelines-stroke (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)). As a result of your excellent work in this area and the need for more advanced stroke care to the community, you have been given the task of setting up a telehealth program for stroke care.
This program will provide support and follow-up care for stroke patients who are not able to travel to the stroke clinic. The program will also provide nursing assistance to local emergency rooms for triage purposes. Additionally, emergency physicians will be able to consult with neurologists and transmit CT scans and video of neurologic examinations.
In order to receive funding for the program, it is beneficial for those in the top level leadership to endorse the project. As the nurse manager, you will prepare and present informational materials to those in leadership positions at Gladwin Community Hospital. You will explain the importance of telehealth and the benefits it will provide for the patients.
Step 2: Create a 16 to- 20 slide presentation.
Prepare a slide presentation to share with leadership to get their initial support. This should cover the following elements:
The impact of health care informatics on patient outcomes
The role of the Internet in health care informatics
An overview of telehealth
Benefits of telehealth
How telehealth can be used for stroke patients
How the security of patient information can be enhanced
Potential technology needs and the staff training and support that will be needed.
Make sure that you properly cite any resources used and include a reference slide. (not included in the 20).
Step 3: Add presenter’s notes.
Include talking points and details in the notes area for each slide. These notes should document what you would say to an audience about each slide as if you were to present in-person.
As you prepare your presentation, you should follow these guidelines:
Use clear, concise, and complete sentences.
Use relevant examples to help explain concepts.
Use language intended for a listener as opposed to a reader.