Best Practices for Success

The availability of funding and equipment help make telehealth programs possible—but to succeed, a telehealth program must align with the goals and purpose of the organization that implements it. Your project should support the organization’s strategic initiatives, and the overall culture of your organization should encourage a successful implementation. You must have reasonable confidence your providers will use it, and that any external partners will be involved and committed.

You will need to carefully consider these and other best practices to determine whether you and your organization are ready to begin a telehealth program or project.. Telehealth has been identified as a viable component for many of the healthcare services now being considered at local, state and federal levels.   Once you are confident about your decisions and direction, you must also evaluate the way telehealth services are being used to meet needs and eliminate disparities.

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