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1. Visit the following web page – Share 3 topics you learned from the site – 1. Surescripts is a one stop shop to support providers and organizational to connect with other professionals, share and obtain information. 2. E-Prescribing has climbed 42% in the last three years. Now 52% of doctors in the United States are using this technology and the pen and pad prescription method is becoming old news. Doctors are able to electronically submit prescriptions to pharmacies, patients now can arrive at their pharmacy of choice and their medication is available, no more dropping off written scripts, great! 3. Message Stream provides health organizations to securely share patient information such as lab results, medications, and immunization records.
2. What is the difference between Telehealth and Telemedicine?
a. Telehealth- is the delivery of health –related services and information via telecommunications technologies.
b. Telemedicine – the use of telecommunication and information technologies in order to provide clinical health care at a distance.
3. List various types of Telemedicine and briefly explain 3 of them.
a. Telepharmacy- the reason why they come up with this program is because there was a shortage of pharmacists to review prescriptions. They are now sold with cameras so that the pharmacists can approve from any location.
b. Telepsychiatry – this type of telepsychiatry is equivalent to face-to-face psychiatry of most patients. You can get individual or group therapy, second opinions and medication reconciliation.
c. E-Mail Teleconsultation - this is the army form of teleconsultation service for any one of the military service for deployed military clinicians, this is a web e-mail communication this service is offered 24 hrs 7 days a week.
4. Identify and briefly explain 2 Telemedicine projects.
a. Informatics for Diabetes Education and…...

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