A Practical Guide to Emergency Telehealth

ISBN : 9780190066475

Neal Sikka
312 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Dec 2021
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A Practical Guide on Emergency Telehealth is the most thorough, up to date, and practical guidebook available for the design and implementation of a wide variety of acute and episodic distance-based clinical services. Historically it has been evident that Emergency Medicine stands to benefit from improvements in telecommunication technologies. This book helps readers understand how emergency telehealth can be used to improve care within and outside the ED, discover telehealth opportunities, identify solutions for health care disparities, guide them through to implementation, and support them to long-term success. Chapters feature case examples, checklists, and lessons learned from professionals who have been at the forefront of the telehealth industry. The content is designed for individuals and institutions at all levels of telehealth experience. It is fitting and essential for hospital administrators, information technology staff, emergency medicine clinicians, nurses, and other key stakeholders involved in the delivery of urgent and emergent medical care. Advance Praise for A Practical Guide on Emergency Telehealth "This excellent text will serve the practitioners with a ready reference as telehealth continues to grow in importance and utility in the aftermath of a global pandemic." - Charles R. Doarn, MBA, FATA, FAsMA, Research Professor, Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences, MPH Program Director, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati "While telehealth as a method of providing care is not new, pre-COVID growth accelerated by the response to COVID-19 has been remarkable. Dr. Sikka and his colleagues have provided us with the most comprehensive body of work to date on this important subject." - B. Tilman Jolly, MD, FACEP, Chief Medical Officer, Aveshka, Inc., Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, The George Washington University "This book provides an excellent summary of the contemporary issues in emergency telehealth, and is a must read for clinicians interested in this topic." - Jesse Pines, MD, National Director of Clinical Innovation, US Acute Care Solutions


Chapter 1 Telemedicine Basics
Guenevere Burke, MD, MBA, Jared Lucas, MD
Chapter 2 Telemedicine Technologies
Dean L. Smith, MD, MBI
Chapter 3 Telehealth Training and Education
Aditi U. Joshi MD, MSc, FACEP, Neal Sikka, MD, FACEP
Chapter 4 Telehealth Adoption and Patient Engagement
Ahmad A. Aalam MBBS, Kareem A. Osman BS, Aaron Martin
Chapter 5 Quality Assessment in Emergency Telehealth
Jason C. Goldwater, MA, MPA, Judd E. Hollander, MD
Chapter 6 Legal, Regulatory and Reimbursement Considerations
Alexis S. Gilroy, JD, Kimberly L. Rockwell, MD, JD, Adam Rutenberg, DO, MBA, Claire Marblestone, Kyle Y. Faget, Esq.
Chapter 7 Telehealth Cybersecurity
Colton D. Hood, MD MBI
Chapter 8 Telestroke and Teleneurology
Hartmut Gross, MD, FACEP, Jeffrey A Switzer, DO, MCTS, FAHA, FAAN
Chapter 9 Emergency Telepsychiatry
Ewald Horwath, MD, MS, LFAPA, Thomas E. Dell, Zeina Saliba, MD
Chapter 10 Role of Telemedicine for Guiding Rural Emergent Neurosurgical Care
Muhammad O. Chohan MD, M. Omar Chohan, MD, FAANS, Associate Professor, Martina Stippler MD, FACS, FAANS, Susy Salvo Wendt, Howard Yonas MD
Chapter 11 Emergency Ocular Telehealth Services
Anika Goodwin, MD, FACS, Chloe T. L. Khoo, MD
Chapter 12 Medical Subspecialty Telehealth Consults
Susie Q. Lew, MD, Shailendra Sharma, MD, Marc O. Siegel, MD, Hana Akselrod, MD, MPH, Simranjit Kaur, MBBS, Anita Kumar, MD, Marie L. Borum, MD, EdD, MPH, MACP, FACG, AGAF
Chapter 13 Telemedicine in the Surgical Disciplines
Ariel Santos, MD, MPH, FRSCS, FACS, FCCM, Davin T. Combs, BS, Yasser Ajabnoor, MBBS, Cameron Onks, JD
Chapter 14 Pediatric Emergency Telehealth
Kylie Taylor MSN, CPNP, Ameer Mody MD, MPH, FAAP
Chapter 15 Tele-Triage
Matthew Laghezza, MS, MBA, PA-C, Peter Greenwald, MD, MS, Ethan Booker, MD, David Mishkin, MD, FACEP, Rahul Sharma, MD, MBA
Chapter 16 Telehealth for Medication for Addiction Treatment
Bill Wayne Chan, Javad John Fatollahi, MD, Natalie Lynn Kirilichin, MD, MPH, FACEP, Zeina Saliba, MD
Chapter 17 Supporting Advance Practice Providers in the ED using Telehealth
L. Kendall McKenzie, MD, Tearsanee Carlisle, DNP, FNP-BC, Lisa Haynie, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, Jason McKay, MPA, NRP, FP-C, Greg Hall, Robert Galli, MD
Chapter 18 Emergency Telehealth Services in the Correctional Setting
Newton E. Kendig, MD, David G. Ellis, MD, Renoj Varughese, MD, Obinna M. Ome Irondi
Chapter 19 Extending Care Team Access to Out of Hospital Settings via Telehealth
Denise Wassenaar, RN, MS, NHA, Paul Knight, OT, MBA, Mark A. Hanson, PhD, Jeffrey D. Wessler, MD, MPhil, FACC
Chapter 20 Remote Physiologic Monitoring
Ksenya K Badashova, MD, Tenagne Haile-Mariam, MD, Robert Jarrin, JD
Chapter 21 Direct to Consumer or On-Demand Telehealth
Aditi U. Joshi MD, MSc, FACEP, Sylvan Waller, MD
Chapter 22 Telehealth Facilitates Value Based Care in ED Settings
Deborah Ann Mulligan, MD FAAP FACEP, Krista Drobac, Robert Shesser MD MPH
Chapter 23 Tele-ultrasound
Elizabeth Dearing, MD, Keith Boniface, MD
Chapter 24 Emerging and Innovative Technologies
Ahmad A. Aalam MBBS, Andrew Meltzer MD, MS, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Sam P. Tarassoli BSc (Hons) MSc MB BChir, Damien J. Drury LLB (Hons) MB BChir (Hons), Elias G. Carayannis MBA, PhD

About the author: 

Dr. Neal Sikka is a professor and practicing emergency physician at George Washington University in Washington DC. He has years of experience providing and developing telehealth services, beginning with work in the remote and austere environment such as the maritime industry and more recently in regional telehealth service supporting his large multispecialty medical practice. Dr. Sikka is the creator and fellowship director for GW Telehealth and Digital Health Fellowship program and founding chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians Telehealth Section. He has lead a number of projects related to technology enabled care funded through foundations, the National Science Foundation, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

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