Tag Archive for ‘telemedicine’
HIGHLIGHTS Discusses logistics for implementing telemedicine for pre- and postoperative patient visits Describes institutional and user-related factors that may impede telemedicine adoption Summarizes opportunities for innovation in patient care, communication, and education Outlines reimbursement and regulatory considerations for expanded use of telehealth Telemedicine is a rapidly accelerating new avenue for delivering health care services. Although […]
Identifies the benefits of virtual patient care and outlines strategies that support digital inclusivity in telehealth.
Editor’s note: The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Board of Governors (B/G) conducts an annual survey of its domestic and international members. The purpose of the survey is to provide a means of communicating the concerns of the Governors to the College leadership. The 2020 ACS Governors Survey, conducted in June and July 2020 by […]
Describes the benefits of telemedicine including minimizing patient, provider, and community exposure to COVID-19 and outlines strategies for expanding telehealth in the future.
This article describes the health care issues that affected the people of Kurdistan after decades of Iraqi dictatorship and the role ACS Fellows played in developing a sustainable health care system in this region.
On-site preoperative evaluation of global surgery patients is a complex, time-consuming, and often chaotic process, however, telemedicine may expedite the delivery of lifesaving care. This article describes how the authors reviewed patient information and radiologic studies using store-and-forward telemedicine (SAFT) before embarking on a surgical mission in the Philippines.
Access to timely, affordable, and quality surgical care is an ongoing challenge for Canadians, particularly those individuals living in rural communities. This column highlights several factors that affect the provision of rural surgical services in Canada, including training, certification and licensing issues, and challenges related to recruitment and retention.
The future of surgical education will involve innovations in telemedicine and immersive instruction, increased emphasis on simulation, and lifelong learning opportunities that are customized to the individual surgeon’s training and knowledge gaps. The learning needs of surgeons can vary greatly, but through state-of-the-art educational programming and training, the ultimate goals of lifelong learning—patient safety and quality of care—are obtainable.
An international telemedicine program developed by health care professionals at the University of Arizona, Tucson, uses a comprehensive, four-phase strategy—Initiate-Build-Operate-Transfer (IBOT)—to establish telemedicine and e-health educational services in developing countries. This strategy could be used as a model for a new sustainable form of surgical volunteerism or for high-tech volunteerism efforts.