First, consider the financial issues and make a budget. The rules concerning reimbursement for telemedicine are changing rapidly and will vary depending on your circumstances. Second, do a needs assessment, in which you will select the right technology and decide who will manage and run the system. Third, decide about daily operational issues, and write […]
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Contact your hospital Audiovisual or Information Systems department to find out what kind of communications capability they have. Once you get the system up and running, put together a plan to implement it. Reference: Reid J: A Telemedicine Primer: Understanding the Issues. Billings, MT, Innovative Medical Communications, 1996.