A Practical Guide to Emergency Telehealth is the most thorough, up-to-date, and practical guidebook available for the design and implementation of a wide variety of acute and episodic distance-based clinical services. Historically it has been evident that Emergency Medicine stands to benefit from improvements in telecommunication technologies. This book helps readers understand how emergency telehealth can be used to improve care within and outside the ED, discover telehealth opportunities, identify solutions for health care disparities, guide them through to implementation, and support them to long-term success. Chapters feature case examples, checklists, and lessons learned from professionals who have been at the forefront of the telehealth industry. The content is designed for individuals and institutions at all levels of telehealth experience. It is fitting and essential for hospital administrators, information technology staff, emergency medicine clinicians, nurses, and other key stakeholders involved in the delivery of urgent and emergent medical care.
"This excellent text will serve the practitioners with a ready reference as telehealth continues to grow in importance and utility in the aftermath of a global pandemic."
-- Charles R. Doarn, MBA, FATA, FAsMA, Research Professor, Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences, MPH Program Director, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati
"While telehealth as a method of providing care is not new, pre-COVID growth accelerated by the response to COVID-19 has been remarkable. Dr. Sikka and his colleagues have provided us with the most comprehensive body of work to date on this important subject."
-- B. Tilman Jolly, MD, FACEP, Chief Medical Officer, Aveshka, Inc., Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, The George Washington University
"This book provides an excellent summary of the contemporary issues in emergency telehealth, and is a must read for clinicians interested in this topic."
-- Jesse Pines, MD, National Director of Clinical Innovation, US Acute Care Solutions