1. Define one health problem in your community. 2. Describe the vulnerable population or population at-risk in relation to the identified health problem.
Use a credible
source e.g. County Health Rankings , a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
report for your county, etc., to identify one health problem in your community
that telehealth may help to improve. In your discussion, include the following:
1. Define one health problem in your community.
2. Describe the vulnerable population or population at-risk in relation to the
identified health problem.
3. Discuss how specific telehealth technology or technologies may be applicable to
improve the identified health problem, and integrate a Health and
4. Discuss at least one consideration for healthcareprofessionals (as related to your
A. APA 6th edition manual of style will be accepted for grading.
B. 200 words.
II. For our first case study, respond to only questions #2 and #3 on page 169 of Chapter
9, i.e. “Home Health and Related Community-Based Systems,” in the Nelson and
Staggers textbook (2nd edition). Integrate Health and Wellness (by incorporating patient
safety), Historical Studies (by incorporating the Affordable Care Act [ACA]), and Ethics
and Social Responsibility (by incorporating the American Medical Informatics
Association [AMIA] Code of Ethics) perspectives in your discussions.
1. Microsoft Word file, which should be 1 to 2 pages in length excluding the title
and reference pages, have double-spaced sentences, and a font size not exceeding
Health-related policy and laws continue to be created with respect to the expansion
of telehealth applications. An example of this is telepharmacy. For instance, in the State
of Indiana, House Bill 1540 (HB 1540) passed in 2017. It defined “patient care,” “remote
dispensing facilities,” and “telepharmacy” for purposes of the laws concerning remote
dispensing facilities. A remote dispensing facility was defined as a “facility or an
automated dispensing system where prescription drugs are prepared or
dispensed without the requirement of the use of an onsite pharmacist and where
pharmacist supervision may be provided remotely.”
To see what such a bill looks like, click on the Indiana General Assembly link below or
copy-paste its URL into a browser. https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2017/bills/house/1540 To
see how a bill like HB 1540 gets to be enacted, click on the Indiana Professional
Licensing Agency (IPLA) link below or copy-paste its URL into a
In what situations do you see telepharmacy being most applicable in? E.g. urban areas?
Rural areas? Etc. What clinical practice considerations should healthcare professionals
have when using telepharmacy? How will patients be affected? Reflect on the potential
connections between this activity and select learning objectives set for this module (see
Describe the clinical practice considerations for telehealth delivered care for
Identify historical milestones that led to the development of telehealth, with before
and after effects on the quality of care delivery, patient outcomes, and cost