Development and implementation of a national telehealth project for long-term care: A preliminary study

Min Huei Hsu, Tu Bin Chu, Ju Chuan Yen, Wen Ta Chiu, Geng Chang Yeh, Tzay Jinn Chen, Yen Jen Sung, Jack Hsiao, Yu Chuan (Jack) Li

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摘要

The aging population is a global phenomenon. The skyrocketing costs of healthcare and the shortage of healthcare providers will soon become a crucial issue all over the world. Taiwan's government executed the Taiwan's Telehealth Pilot Project (TTPP) from July 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008, using healthcare information technology to tackle these problems. The system has three different models, the home-care, the community-care, and the residential-care model to assist the elderly in the pursuit of better healthcare and improved quality of life. The results revealed both the home-care and community-care models facilitated timely medical responses if the enrolled patients had emergent conditions. In the home-care model, the hospital readmission rate was reduced from 8.19% to 3.17%, and the hospital visit rate was decreased from 2.95% to 2.90%. In community-care model, the medication nonadherence rate was reduced from 38.20% to 9.20%. In the residential-care model, reduced rates of readmission to the hospital, nosocomial infection and the adverse drug event were found. Telehealth enabled the aged with chronic illnesses to live independently and helped the institutionalized elderly get acute care more efficiently without increased manpower of healthcare organization.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)286-292
頁數7
期刊Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
97
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 三月 2010

指紋

Telemedicine
Long-Term Care
Home Care Services
Cross Infection
Delivery of Health Care
Taiwan
Patient Readmission
Medication Adherence
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Health Personnel
Health Care Costs
Chronic Disease
Quality of Life
Organizations
Technology
Population
Information technology
Aging of materials
Costs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Health Informatics

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Development and implementation of a national telehealth project for long-term care : A preliminary study. / Hsu, Min Huei; Chu, Tu Bin; Yen, Ju Chuan; Chiu, Wen Ta; Yeh, Geng Chang; Chen, Tzay Jinn; Sung, Yen Jen; Hsiao, Jack; Li, Yu Chuan (Jack).

於: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 卷 97, 編號 3, 03.2010, p. 286-292.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Hsu, Min Huei ; Chu, Tu Bin ; Yen, Ju Chuan ; Chiu, Wen Ta ; Yeh, Geng Chang ; Chen, Tzay Jinn ; Sung, Yen Jen ; Hsiao, Jack ; Li, Yu Chuan (Jack). / Development and implementation of a national telehealth project for long-term care : A preliminary study. 於: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. 2010 ; 卷 97, 編號 3. 頁 286-292.
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