Telehealth was first seen in 1955 at the Nebraska Psychiatric Institute. This clinic used closed circuit TV to monitor patients remotely with a hospital 100 miles away. From then, telehealth has evolved where videoconferencing between medical facilities was fairly common in rural areas (U.S. Department of Human & Health Services, 2015). The Telehealth Promotion Act of 2012 declared that services provided via telecommunications systems under Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP, as well as under federal employees health, dental, and vision benefit programs, TRICARE, and the program of health care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs sh...
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...vital sign monitors. By 2007, the program had enrolled 30,000 patients and achieved a 19% reduction in hospital visits, in addition to other cost savings. The VHA 's success suggests that telehealth technology indeed has a place in primary care. By integrating health care into daily life, instead of limiting contact with the medical system to a few office visits, the dynamic of treatment changes to emphasize self-management. Given the success of home care in the VHA system, it is likely that home care will be a focus of telehealth technology in the future. Other telehealth programs have demonstrated a beneficial outcome resulting from regular phone contact with a nurse in managing chronic conditions such as diabetes, depression, and hypertension.
One proposed solution is to allow telehealth in all states. This will work because of money. I would need the government.
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