Telehealth in the Practice of Occupational Therapy

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Question Description

This assignment requires that you use the PMI e-brary to find information from the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) on Telehealth. For this assignment, which requires that you used information from Chapter 15 Creating a Presentation, create a power point presentation, abbreviated PPT that has the following features:

1. Your topic is Telehealth in the Practice of Occupational Therapy

2. Include a cover slide, a slide that introduces the topic

3. Include an additional 15 slides

4. Incorporate photos and other graphics in our PPT

5. Include an end of presentation slide.

6. Include an APA formated Reference slide which cited your sources.

7. You should have at least 2 AJOT articles cited. 2 articles minimum

5 EC points will be awarded for each additional and properly cited AJOT article cited on the Reference slide

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Briannadr
School: Carnegie Mellon University

Hey kindly see the attached. Let me know if there are any revision needed. Please note that most of it is not actually plagiarism, the vocabulary for this paper is quite limiting

Telehealth in the
Practice of
Occupational
Therapy

Introduction
 Use

of technologies
 Habilitation services
 Rehabilitation services
 Transformation of health care system
by ACA, 2010

Prevention and wellness
The use of service delivery models like telehealth
and tele rehabilitation
 Through the Health Promotion, National
Prevention and Public Health Council
 Improve the quality of health for families and
communities
 For prevention, chronic care management,
treatment of mental health disorders, substance
abuse, rehabilitation.


Occupational Therapy and
Coordinated Care


Patient centered care, chronic disease management
and health promotion will considerably be enhanced
through this



They have the ability to critically analyze predictors such
as performance skills, patterns the client factors, the
environment and the activity quotients of the effect of
health and need for resolute management



The practitioners ought to be aware of the best possible
ways to promote occupational therapy while giving
care, which must include telehealth

Telehealth? Telemedicine? What’s
the difference?


Telehealth and telemedicine are used
interchangeably to define delivery of clinical
services



Telemedicine is the delivery of health care by a
care giver or physician to a patient with the use
of interactive video technology especially when
there is a separation of the doctor and patient
by distance.



Telemedicine is therefore part of telehealth

Telehealth


Telehealth can best be described as a health
care delivery model for providing health-related
services at a distance using technology



It includes the “application of evaluation,
preventative, diagnostic, and therapeutic
services via two-way or multipoint interactive
telecommunication technology”

Telehealth and the Affordable
Care Act
Threefold Aim
1.

To improve the individual ultimate
experience of care

2.

To improve the health of a population

3.

To reduce the costs of care per individual
in overall populations

1.To improve the care experience


Advances the access to care and specialists



Prevents delays in care caused by personnel
shortages, travel



Facilitates care coordination and
communication



Decreases hospital admissions and readmissions



Promotes care in the community

2. Population Health
 Progressive

screenings and assessments,
early intervention, rehabilitation…
 Physiological factors such as blood
pressure, cholesterol
 Behavioral factors like personal health
practices, tobacco and alcohol use,
physical activity, socioeconomic and
physical environments,

3. Affordability of Care
 Access

to care in a hospital as a long term
care can reduce health care risks

 Research

validates telehealth’s ability to
increase quality of care, patient safety
and care management.

Telemedicine
 Defined

as the use of medical information
from one site to another via
telecommunications to improve patients’
health care

 Uses

technology to promote health

 Vast

exchange of information

Tele rehabilitation


Defined as the application of evaluation,
preventative, diagnostic, and therapeutic
services via two-way or multi-point interactive
telecommunication technology



Tele rehabilitation was recognized as a viable
service delivery model for the delivery of
therapeutic services, including occupational
therapy

Important Telehealth Policy
Considerations
 Uphold

the welfare of consumers
 Unpredictability of technological
evolution
 A variation of client circumstances
 Expert clinical reasoning

Applications of Telehealth in
Occupational Therapy
 Developing

 Creating

skills

health-sponsoring routines

 Integrating

assistive technology and
adoptive procedures

 Transforming

environment

 Increased

home, work or school

accessibility

AOTA and Telehealth


AOTA is helping members access resources for
the ethical practice of telehealth in
occupational therapy



AOTA is credited to being active in ...

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