Telehealth

Please Use Telehealth for the Topic! Develop a 5–7-page implementation plan addressing the various factors critical to the successful deployment of the new or upgraded telehealth technology that was the focus of the previous two assessments.  Please Use Telehealth for the Topic!  Technology continues to move at an accelerated pace, and the delivery of health care is shifting from office-based environments to the home. For this reason, health care organizations must be at technology’s cutting edge in order to remain competitive in today’s environment. Integrating the daily activities of patients into the health care continuum will improve the quality of care that is provided and enable more holistic care.  SHOW LESS  This assessment provides an opportunity for you to develop an implementation plan that addresses the various factors critical to the successful deployment of the new or upgraded telehealth technology that was the focus of your previous assessments.  By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:  Competency 2: Develop a collaborative technology integration strategy. Assess the adequacy of existing telehealth technology infrastructure in an organization or practice setting. Assign tasks and responsibilities for deploying a new or upgraded telehealth technology. Develop an implementation schedule. Develop a post-deployment telehealth technology evaluation and maintenance strategy. Competency 3: Develop a strategy for managing technology use that enhances patient care and organizational effectiveness. Determine staff training requirements and strategies. Develop a strategy for collaborating with patients and other health care providers. Competency 5: Communicate effectively with diverse audiences, in an appropriate form and style, consistent with applicable organizational, professional, and scholarly standards. Support assertions, arguments, propositions, and conclusions with relevant and credible evidence. Write clearly and concisely in a logically coherent and appropriate form and style. Preparation  Based on the positive reactions and feedback from stakeholders with regard to the proposed telehealth technology, executive leaders have decided to move forward with the implementation of this telehealth solution and have asked you to develop the implementation plan.  To prepare for the assessment, you are encouraged to reflect on the factors critical to the successful deployment of the new or upgraded telehealth technology and on how such technology would be implemented in your organization or practice setting. In addition, you are encouraged to become familiar with the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process for successfully implementing information systems or a change model for technology use that you think best supports your technology implementation ideas. Refer to the suggested readings, supplemented, as desired, by your own research. You may also wish to:  Review the assessment instructions and scoring guide to ensure that you understand the work you will be asked to complete. Review the Guiding Questions: Implementation Plan document, which includes questions to consider and additional guidance on how to successfully complete the assessment.  Note: Remember that you can submit all or a portion of your draft needs assessment summary to Smarthinking Tutoring for feedback before you submit the final version for this assessment. If you plan on using this free service, be mindful of the turnaround time of 24–48 hours for receiving feedback.  Requirements  Develop a technology implementation plan that supports the vision for safe, high-quality health care in your organization or practice setting.  Complete the Vila Health: Preparing to Develop an Implementation Plan simulation, linked in the required resources.  The implementation plan requirements, outlined below, correspond to the grading criteria in the Implementation Plan Scoring Guide, so be sure to address each point. Read the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed. The Guiding Questions: Implementation Plan document, linked in the resources, provides additional considerations that may be helpful in completing your assessment. In addition, be sure to note the requirements below for document format and length and for citing supporting evidence.  Assess the adequacy of existing telehealth technology infrastructure in your organization or practice setting. Assign tasks and responsibilities for deploying the new or upgraded telehealth technology. Develop an implementation schedule. Determine staff training requirements and strategies. Develop a strategy for collaborating with patients and other health care providers. Develop a post-deployment telehealth technology evaluation and maintenance strategy. Support assertions, arguments, propositions, and conclusions with relevant and credible evidence. Write clearly and concisely in a logically coherent and appropriate form and style. Document Format and Length  Format your implementation plan using APA style.  Use the APA Style Paper Template, linked in the resources. An APA Style Paper Tutorial is also provided to help you in writing and formatting your implementation plan. Be sure to include: A title page and references page. An abstract is not required. A running head on all pages. Appropriate level 1 section headings. Your implementation plan should be 5–7 pages in length, not including the title page and references page. Supporting Evidence  Cite at least five credible sources from peer-reviewed journals or professional industry publications to support your implementation plan.