The Mobile Health Roadmap provides guidance to professionals, organizations, corporations, and health systems on the adoption of mobile and mHealth (mobile health) devices. Mobile devices are becoming increasingly present in the health community for providers and patients alike. The roadmap gives background information on each topic, followed by the current state of adoption and possible future improvements.
This roadmap has the following sections:
- New care models ...
The OpenNotes Toolkit provides step-by-step strategies to help health care providers implement open notes in their health systems. The toolkit also offers tips for both patients and clinicians on maximizing the benefits of open notes.
The toolkit is divided into the following sections:
- Why implement open notes at your institution?
- How will open notes work for your institution?
- What do open notes look like at other sites?
- Tools for...
The Telemental Health Guide provides essential information for developing, implementing, and sustaining a telemental health program to improve access to mental health services. It was designed for use by clinicians, administrators, consumers, policymakers, and community members.
The guide provides the following information:
- An overview of telemental health
- How telemental health improves access to mental health services
- The steps to develop a...
This toolkit is for organizations starting or expanding a telehealth program at their facility. The toolkit provides information, tools, guidelines, templates, forms, and other resources for developing telehealth activities. These materials offer examples and illustrations of what others have done and what the experts recommend for an organization’s stage in development.
The toolkit covers the following topic areas:
This collection of toolkits can help health care organizations become better informed consumers of telehealth technology. The interactive toolkits allow users to learn the fundamentals of how various technologies work, as well as how to assess them for use in telehealth programs.
The toolkits include:
- Digital cameras
- Desktop video applications
- Electronic stethoscopes
- Patient examination cameras
- Technology assessment 101
This guide presents the practical aspects of developing a remote diabetic retinopathy screening (DRS) program along with general guidelines and recommendations for performing DRS based on experiences in community clinics in California.
It is organized into the following sections:
- The need for diabetic retinopathy screening programs
- Guidelines for referring patients
- Program validation—defining program goals and performance
This toolkit for physician offices helps these health care organizations assess their readiness, plan, select, implement, make effective use of, and exchange important information about the clients they serve. The toolkit contains resources and tools for telehealth, health information exchange, and personal health records.
The toolkit supplies a variety of tools for use at different points in health information technology adoption. It consists of seven stages categorized into...
The purpose of the How-To Guide for Telepharmacy is to provide valuable information and guidelines for pharmacists, rural communities, and others on how to successfully implement a telepharmacy program. These programs are designed to restore and retain retail and hospital pharmacy services in communities that are located in remote, medically underserved areas.
This guide is organized into the following sections:
The Health Information Technology (HIT) Toolkit for Critical Access and Small Hospitals helps these health care organizations assess their readiness and plan, select, implement, make effective use of, and exchange important information about the clients they serve. The toolkit contains numerous resources, including tools for telehealth, health information exchange, and personal health records.
The toolkit supplies a variety of tools for use at different points in HIT adoption. It...
In an effort to help advance science and assure the uniform quality of services to patients, the American Telemedicine Association has developed several practice guidelines and technical standards for the field of telemedicine and telehealth. They include core standards that address a wide target group within the health care sector as they apply to individual practitioners, group practices, health care systems, and other providers of health-related services for the purposes of health care...