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Department of Medicine Elective Catalog Telehealth—Technology Transforming Healthcare Delivery Elective

Telehealth—Technology Transforming Healthcare Delivery Elective

Preceptor: Sarah W. MacArthur, MD
Contact: sarah.macarthur@nyulangone.org
Telephone: 917-518-9769

Prerequisites: This elective is available to all medical students who are Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) certified. 

For the period July 2017 through February 2018 please contact Dr. MacArthur to schedule the elective as a preceptorship.

FOR NYU MATRICULATED STUDENTS ONLY

Description

This elective is designed to introduce the learner to telehealth, one of the main drivers of healthcare delivery transformation in the digital age. This elective is comprised of three main components:

  1. seminars in conjunction with assigned learning materials
  2. an introduction to current institutional initiatives and projects at NYU Langone (eight and counting)
  3. a one-page telehealth project proposal written in the form of a letter of inquiry for a grant from NYU Langone’s Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science

Component 1—Sessions A and B: Telehealth Past and Present

Explore telehealth’s historical roots, key drivers of evolution, and current state.

Didactic Program

Two in-person 60-minute seminars with approximately 20 hours of preparatory activities and articles.

Goals and Objectives

These seminars and assigned readings will address key changes in policy, reimbursement models, and the rapid development and adoption of new technologies and their role in driving the evolution of telehealth.

Key Learner Responsibilities

  1. Understand the history, evolution, and current definitions of “telehealth” (e.g. teleconsults, video visits) and related terms.
  2. Consider core health policies and reimbursement models and how these have driven the development of the current telemedicine landscape.
  3. Understand current global, national, and institutional clinical applications of telehealth and the evidence base for its impact on the six domains of quality healthcare.

Component 1—Sessions C and D: New Technology and New Techniques Driving Telehealth’s Future

Didactic Program

Two in-person 60-minute seminars with approximately 20 hours of preparatory activities and articles.

Goals and Objectives

These seminars and assigned readings will expose the learners to underlying principles and new techniques in delivery system redesign.

Key Learner Responsibilities

1. Actively participate in seminar discussions of how new techniques such as user centric design and design thinking informs the creation of future solutions.

Component 2: Telehealth in Action at NYU Langone

Goals and Objectives

Attendance at enterprise meetings will provide the learner with exposure to the knowledge and skills necessary for the practical execution of projects. In situ simulation will provide hands on experience with current technologies.

Key Learner Responsibilities

  1. Develop hands-on practical skills with current telehealth solutions (e.g. Epic video visits and new devices/equipment that enable remote physical exam) via in situ simulation linked to existing NYU Langone telehealth initiatives.
  2. Understand pragmatic considerations (how to navigate vendor relationships, the need for key institutional partners) necessary to the successful execution of a project.

Component 3: What’s Next in Telehealth at NYU Langone?

Goals and Objectives

The learner will synthesize all previous learning via the creation of a one- to two-page telehealth project proposal.

Key Learner Responsibilities

  1. Envision and detail a roadmap for the execution of a future NYU Langone telehealth project. A successful pilot proposal demonstrates an understanding of elements including, but not limited to, reimbursement models, existing resources (both human and technological), and institutional alignment.

Method of Evaluation

This elective is pass/fail. Students will be evaluated based on their level of preparation for the seminars, their participation in both the live and asynchronous learning activities, and on their project proposal.

Scheduling Information

Months Offered: All months excluding August
Report To: Sarah MacArthur, MD
Students Per Period: 2
Duration: 2 weeks