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Telemedicine: A race to catch up

Roman, Evan (2019) Telemedicine: A race to catch up. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Across the United States, health care organizations are in pursuit of achieving the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Triple Aim Initiative: reducing per capita expenditure, improving the health of populations, and increasing the quality of care provided. Unlike other industries, health care consumers are less informed about the services being provided. However, like other industries, convenience is a characteristic that all patients factor in when managing their care. One of the major goals of telemedicine is to enhance the delivery of health care to geographically disadvantaged and medically underserved populations, thereby providing an improved quality of care while decreasing costs. The purpose of this essay is to show the capabilities that telemedicine can provide, its public health importance, how it benefits both patients and providers, obstacles to overcome, and why it is not being used to its full potential today. Additionally, this essay will introduce University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and how UPMC’s Department of Medicine is addressing telemedicine with a look into one specific program – Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Roman, Evanevr21@pitt.eduevr21
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairBroom, KevinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberLyons, AnnmarieUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberDonahoe, MichaelUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 16 April 2019
Date Type: Submission
Number of Pages: 32
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MHA - Master of Health Administration
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2019 22:19
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2019 22:19
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/36210

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