Telemedicine White Papers
REACH Health’s series of educational telemedicine white papers offers in-depth examinations of relevant telemedicine-related topics, including best practices, purchasing decisions, implementation strategies and more. The whitepapers are based upon actual customer experiences and real-world results.
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Published February 20, 2017
This telemedicine white paper describes practical techniques for promoting telemedicine programs to partner hospitals, EMS, and the local community.
Published November 22, 2016
REACH Health has written this paper as the result of a four-month research project conducted with hospitals and healthcare systems using data from the REACH Health telemedicine platform to optimize the performance of their programs.
Published July 1, 2016
REACH Health has developed this Telestroke ROI Case Study to provide a fact-based and quantifiable framework for evaluating the ROI potential of a telestroke program. The case study is based on a telestroke program that continues to thrive and expand, both in terms of geography and services offered today.
Executive Guide to Selecting a Telemedicine Platform, Second Edition
Published March 1, 2016
Although the telemedicine objectives and requirements of each healthcare entity are often unique, the key components needed to deploy and sustain a successful telemedicine system are usually very similar. This white paper, revised to reflect the rapidly-evolving practice of telemedicine and supporting technology, examines the key considerations for evaluating telemedicine platforms. It focuses on aspects such as platform flexibility, integration and HIPAA compliance, and it includes sample questions for potential vendors.
Telestroke Tips: How to Reduce Time to Treatment
Published December 4, 2015
Medical professionals are quite familiar with the time-sensitivity of stroke and the need for streamlined, repeatable stroke evaluation and treatment protocols. The introduction and expansion of telestroke technology has created a need for adapting these protocols. This white paper examines telestroke-specific best practices for reducing time to treatment for tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) and endovascular therapy (EV). These strategies have been collected from multiple telestroke networks across the country.
Top Telestroke Myths
Published June 28, 2015
Telestroke is one of the most widely used telemedicine applications in terms of both facilities with active programs as well as service line maturity. Despite many successful examples to the contrary, persistent myths remain about telestroke. This white paper examines the most common myths related to telestroke, as encountered by a panel of tenured experts. The authors discuss the basis of each myth and why, in their experience, the reality in many cases is more nuanced.
Best Practices for Establishing a Telemedicine Network
Published Sept. 29, 2014
Telemedicine programs are widely appealing and rapidly gaining momentum, but establishing and maintaining a successful telemedicine network requires a thoughtful pursuit of strategy and ongoing execution. A successful telemedicine network requires skillful clinicians and administrators, supportive leaders and savvy technology personnel – all with a focus on common objectives and commitment to best practices. This telemedicine whitepaper examines these best practices in key areas such as program vision, assembling the right team, spoke engagement and more.
Using Telemedicine to Enhance Meaningful Use Qualification
Published Sept. 29, 2014
Meaningful Use is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Outlined in the Healthcare Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, a part of the ARRA, Meaningful Use is essentially an incentive program to promote the use of Electronic Health Records to improve quality, safety and efficiency in healthcare. While the regulations have thus far excluded telemedicine from direct consideration, providers are prudent to consider how different approaches to telemedicine can support Meaningful Use.