6. Telehealth and acute care

  1. Jesse M. Pines MD, MBA, MSCE3,
  2. Jameel Abualenain MD, MPH4,
  3. James Scott MD5 and
  4. Robert Shesser MD, MPH6
  1. Sara Paradise1,
  2. Michael Kee-Ming Shu1 and
  3. Neal Sikka2

Published Online: 30 MAY 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9781118779750.ch6

Emergency Care and the Public's Health

Emergency Care and the Public's Health

How to Cite

Paradise, S., Kee-Ming Shu, M. and Sikka, N. (2014) Telehealth and acute care, in Emergency Care and the Public's Health (eds J. M. Pines, J. Abualenain, J. Scott and R. Shesser), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118779750.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Director, Office for Clinical Practice Innovation, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, The GeorgeWashington University, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 4

    Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, The GeorgeWashington University, Washington, DC, USA; King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

  3. 5

    Professor of Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, The GeorgeWashington University School of Medicine and Health Science, Washington, DC, USA

  4. 6

    Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, The GeorgeWashington University, Washington, DC, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, The George Washington University, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Emergency Medicine, The George Washington University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2014
  2. Published Print: 13 MAY 2014

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118779804

Online ISBN: 9781118779750

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Keywords:

  • acute care;
  • mobile health;
  • remote patient monitoring;
  • telehealth;
  • teleradiology;
  • telestroke;
  • teletrauma;
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC)

Summary

This chapter provides an overview of the application of telemedicine as it is used in acute care settings, providing explanation and real-life examples of use. It examines the role of telemedicine in the management of acute stroke, rapid interpretation of radiologic images, and management of traumatic injury. Topics covered in the chapter are nurse advice lines, online medical consultations, patient centered triage tools, remote patient monitoring, mobile health, medical apps, and integration with quality drivers. A consolidated and standard practice for nurse advice lines could revolutionize healthcare and bring telemedicine to the forefront of primary care in the future.