Telehealth provides the ability to improve quality of healthcare, enable qualified medical personnel to respond more quickly, and reduce per-capita medical cost in the U.S. and abroad. This subject will identify and analyze opportunities and barriers to telehealth from multiple perspectives: technical; business; medical, legal; public health; policy; and economic.
Based on the background and interest of the students who enroll for this subject, specific topics that are envisaged to be covered in this course include: (i) delineation of different niches of this evolving industry; (ii) evolution of telehealth concepts in the US and the impact of divergent and patchwork regulations in US states; (iii) strategies for surmounting the challenge of integrating and analyzing medical data from heterogeneous systems and formats; (iv) licensing and credentialing issues in the context of developing new approaches for nationwide telehealth data systems; (v) identifying technical solutions to current barriers in evolving telemedicine concepts; (vi) assessing telemedicine prototype systems that have been deployed in other parts of the world and the funding models used to sustain them.
- Date: April 10, 2018 - April 10, 2018
- Time: 330pm-5pm
- Address: Campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA