Technology Plan Paper
Sentara College of Health Sciences
Technology Plan Paper
As remote monitoring of patients gradually more becomes a vital part of our health care delivery system globally, and patients become more comfortable to its ease, hospitals, health systems, insurance providers, and clinicians will have to seek out new ways to use the fast developing technology in diverse and modern ways. While telemonitoring technology is gaining interest as a plan to improve the care of patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, heart failure; they frequently also raise their own different set of legal and compliance challenges, particularly in the area of privacy and security. This paper will …show more content…
Telemonitoring is beneficial to old patients, who have problems seeing a doctor a regular basis due to old age and transportation hassle, or those that have recently been hospitalized for acute heart failure. In addition to the above benefit, when performed effectively, it reduces hospitalization, thus reducing health care cost for patients. With telehealth, care can also be delivered at the most appropriate site or care, reducing reliance on emergency departments and inpatient facilities (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2015).
Legal and regulatory compliance As telehealth increasingly becomes an integral component of our health care delivery system, and patients and clinicians become more accustomed to its convenience, countless significant federal and state legal and regulatory issues will determine whether and how hospitals, health systems, and other providers can offer specific telehealth services. Legal and regulatory issues of which nurses and physicians should be aware affects Telehealth practice in the United States. Every state and cities have its own laws that control the practice of medicine. These laws require all nurses and physicians to obtain licenses to practice in the states that they provide telehealth services.
Legal issues, such as scope of practice, accountability for practice, and the potential for and definition of malpractice are still largely unresolved concerns