This report, published by the by the Good Governance Institute, provides recommendations for how telehealth should be implemented.
The report describes how telehealth provides the potential to help health services address the main focus of the new health reforms: the known expansion in care needs for the future.
It is a ‘White Paper’ in style, taking the reader through the challenges for all Western healthcare services and then explaining the role that telehealth will have in providing a realistic means of meeting
future care needs within a sustainable financial envelope; and how those implementing new services will need to think through the governance, quality and safety issues.
It includes a series of recommendations for those leading healthcare providers, those commissioning services and for policy makers to ensure that as telehealth rolls out across the country its potential to transform the care of patients is fully grasped.
The report is part of a growing series of reports developed by the Good Governance Institute that consider issues contributing to the better governance of healthcare organisations. It is accompanied by various GGI improvement tools, including two board assurance prompts that focus on long-term conditions and implementing telehealth services.