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Prioritizing clinical services for telehealth: the development of a model
Paula Young (author)Deborah Poff (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia (Degree granting institution)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Number of pages in document: 77
An increase in the demand for telehealth services has caused an issue in the availability of sufficient resources to meet all the desired service implementations. This is causing the belief that it has become necessary to prioritize the selection of new telehealth services. It is anticipated that it is feasible to develop a model that would facilitate an accurate assessment of program opportunities. The model would assist in the selection of the most appropriate projects based on evidence. There is much literature on evidence-based decision-making in healthcare. There is however limited literature with respect to the utilization of these methodologies to prioritize the telehealth industry. This project assesses the need of doing so and the feasibility of developing a model to facilitate this need. It also takes a preliminary assessment of the necessary criteria and format required to best meet the immediate needs within the Northern Health Authority.
Medical telematics -- British Columbia, Northern.Telecommunication in medicine -- British Columbia, Northern.Medical care -- Needs assessment -- British Columbia, Northern.Northern Health (B.C.) -- Administration.