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TeleHealth Overview - Chapter Summary
If you're looking for a quick overview of telehealth, this chapter is for you. Take a look inside to explore the uses and challenges of telehealth services as well as how the federal government is involved with public health information. These lessons are available whenever you need them, and the chapter includes interactive self-assessment quizzes to reinforce your knowledge. If you need any extra help with the material, simply submit your questions to our instructors through the Dashboard. When you're finished working through the chapter you should be equipped to:
- Assess the uses of telehealth
- Describe the role of the federal government in public health information and health information exchanges
- Explain several challenges and issues in telehealth services
1. What is Telehealth? - Definition & Uses
Telehealth is the use of technology to broadly impact patient care, care delivery, and overall satisfaction. Check out this lesson to learn more about telehealth and how it is applied in healthcare today.
2. The Federal Government's Role in Public Health Information
Have you ever wondered where you can get accurate and readily-digestible information about your health, drug recalls, or the spread of the flu during winter? Well, many federal government agencies, such as the CDC, FDA and NIH, are responsible for this.
3. Government's Role in Health Information Exchanges
In this lesson, you'll see an overview of the government's role in health information exchange, the laws that protect information involved, as well as, the responsibilities of the regional information organizations.
4. Telehealth Services: Challenges & Issues
Telehealth services helps to support healthcare, but it has its challenges, including cost, varying regulations, over-promotion, adoption/competition, technology, lack of studies, and success. We'll go over all these in this lesson.
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Other chapters within the Health 309: Healthcare Informatics course
- Introduction to Health Care Informatics
- Using Data & Databases in Health Care Informatics
- Electronic Health Records & Evidence-Based Practices
- Best Practices in Information Technology
- Project Development
- Consumer Informatics
- Health Care Professionals & Technology Evaluation
- Trends in Health Care Informatics
- Required Assignments for Health 309