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1 10 Ways Healthcare Facilities are Using Video Conferencing

2 Agenda Introductions Uses of Telemedicine Funding Opportunities

3 Program Overview TANDBERG Grant Services Consultation, and application assistance Help determine your eligibility for specific programs In most cases, we sponsor up-front grant writing fees For additional information, visit

4 Video conferencing is solving 10 common pain points From improving patient care and providing needed training to reducing costs, healthcare IT managers report that video conferencing is addressing a host of educational, managerial, and patient challenges.

5 1 We have never changed the level of staffing on the floor even though we have increased the usage of and advanced the level of care in the ICU. Increase patient access to specialists and improve level of care Provide access to more trauma specialists Allow residents to remain in their home community for care Improve patient outcomes

6 1 Increase patient access to specialists and improve level of care 2 Improve delivery of treatment Create a central monitoring station in a remote location Monitor vitals and status of patients constantly from a control console We have never changed the level of staffing on the floor even though we have increased the usage of and advanced the level of care in the ICU.

7 1 Increase patient access to specialists and improve level of care 2 Improve delivery of treatment 3 Reduce the need to transfer patients and thus retain revenues Provide specialized ongoing care to patients Create more revenue opportunities Care for patients at your hospital There is no way we can afford the inefficiency of having managers travel three or four hours for a meeting.

8 1 Increase patient access to specialists and improve level of care 2 Improve delivery of treatment 3 Reduce the need to transfer patients and thus retain revenues 4 Recruit top doctors Demonstrate a state-of-the-art workplace Provide the technology physician now demand There is no way we can afford the inefficiency of having managers travel three or four hours for a meeting.

9 1 Increase patient access to specialists and improve level of care 2 Improve delivery of treatment 3 Reduce the need to transfer patients and thus retain revenues 4 Recruit top doctors 5 Achieve acquisitions strategies below budget Obtain new facilities without additional travel expenses As we move into high-definition video conferencing, clearer pictures and shorter time lags make it easier for doctors to support clinical diagnoses and consult with patients.

10 1 Increase patient access to specialists and improve level of care 2 Improve delivery of treatment 3 Reduce the need to transfer patients and thus retain revenues 4 Recruit top doctors 5 Achieve acquisitions strategies below budget 6 Recruit and train more nurses Address the nurse shortage Recruit nurses within their local communities As we move into high-definition video conferencing, clearer pictures and shorter time lags make it easier for doctors to support clinical diagnoses and consult with patients.

11 1 Increase patient access to specialists and improve level of care 2 Improve delivery of treatment 3 Reduce the need to transfer patients and thus retain revenues 4 Recruit top doctors 5 Achieve acquisitions strategies below budget 6 Recruit and train more nurses 7 Improve ongoing staff training Train large groups across multiple locations Present new information in a single session Reduce travel and increase patient care We ve been able to connect and see children in ERs where, unequivocally, a picture is worth a thousand words. We ve been able to consult at a distance and even offer a diagnosis in child abuse cases. We ve been called up in ERs, as well as ICUs.

12 1 Increase patient access to specialists and improve level of care 2 Improve delivery of treatment 3 Reduce the need to transfer patients and thus retain revenues 4 Recruit top doctors 5 Achieve acquisitions strategies below budget 6 Recruit and train more nurses 7 Improve ongoing staff training 8 Reduce meeting overload Allow employees to easily attend regularly scheduled management and staff meetings Improve meeting attendance while reducing travel costs We ve been able to connect and see children in ERs where, unequivocally, a picture is worth a thousand words. We ve been able to consult at a distance and even offer a diagnosis in child abuse cases. We ve been called up in ERs, as well as ICUs.

13 1 Increase patient access to specialists and improve level of care 2 Improve delivery of treatment 3 Reduce the need to transfer patients and thus retain revenues 4 Recruit top doctors 5 Achieve acquisitions strategies below budget 6 Recruit and train more nurses 7 Improve ongoing staff training 8 Reduce meeting overload 9 Satisfy C.M.E. requirements Eliminate travel demands and ease hectic schedules Keep physicians skills sharp and certifications up-to-date We ve been able to connect and see children in ERs where, unequivocally, a picture is worth a thousand words. We ve been able to consult at a distance and even offer a diagnosis in child abuse cases. We ve been called up in ERs, as well as ICUs.

14 1 Increase patient access to specialists and improve level of care 2 Improve delivery of treatment 3 Reduce the need to transfer patients and thus retain revenues 4 Recruit top doctors 5 Achieve acquisitions strategies below budget 6 Reduce unproductive travel time 7 Improve ongoing staff training 8 Reduce meeting overload 9 Satisfy C.M.E. requirements 10 Meet green initiatives Reduce travel and decrease your carbon footprint Meet environmental objectives We ve been able to connect and see children in ERs where, unequivocally, a picture is worth a thousand words. We ve been able to consult at a distance and even offer a diagnosis in child abuse cases. We ve been called up in ERs, as well as ICUs.

15 Increase patient access to specialists and improve level of care Improve delivery of treatment Reduce the need to transfer patients and thus retain revenues Recruit top doctors Achieve acquisitions strategies below budget Reduce unproductive travel time Improve ongoing staff training Reduce meeting overload Satisfy C.M.E. requirements We ve been able to connect and see children in ERs where, unequivocally, a picture is worth a thousand words. We ve been able to consult at a distance and even offer a diagnosis in child abuse cases. We ve been called up in ERs, as well as ICUs. 10 Meet green initiatives

16 Four Funding options RUS DL/T BTOP HRSA DOL Focus on the very rural and poor geographies Equipment Focus 3 year Grant Sustainable Adoption Focus on the underserved 20% match Dollars must be spent quickly Looking for LARGE Projects Less opportunity for equipment funding in this category Programmatic Focus Includes salaries, research and program development Focus on workforce development Involves continuum of education

17 Universal Service Discounting Program Telecommunications Services Eligible

18 What is RUS? RUS funds Telemedicine Projects and Continuing Education Projects largely for Equipment Applicants can choose from 100% grants, 100% loans, or 90% / 10% loan-grant combinations Website:

19 What Will RUS Fund? Acquiring eligible equipment - equipment primarily used for distance learning or telemedicine. Instructional programming, including programming that is already on the market. Technical assistance for the eligible equipment and training; up to 3 years maintenance

20 When? How Much? The application window will open in Q Grants The range of grant awards is $50,000 - $500,000. $25 million in funding is available. Loans There is a $10,000,000 ceiling There is usually a surplus of funds in this account.

21 Who is Eligible? Rural organizations who provide distance learning or telemedicine services Rurality requirements are strictly enforced. Focus on end users that are very isolated. For-profit entities are eligible and can be included. Urban sites can be part of an application, but, for a higher objective score, should be kept to Hub sites.

22 Characteristics of Good Applicants: Objective Scoring Rurality (45) How rural the area is in which a site is located NSLP (35) National School Lunch Program How Many kids qualify for free or reduced lunch Match (35) Cash or in-kind contributions to the program s cost total EZ/EC (15) Empowerment Zones/Enterprise Communities A special designation from the USDA regarding economic development plans

23 Broadband Billions B USDA RUS-DLTB NTIA (Dept of Commerce) BTOP

24 BTOP $3.75B (of the $4.7B) is allocated for competitive grants focused on community oriented networking needs, incl: Providing broadband in unserved areas Providing IMPROVED access to broadband in underserved areas Broadband access for high value targets (schools, libraries, community colleges, universities, healthcare providers and other community organizations) Improving access to and use of broadband service by public safety organizations

25 BTOP Focus is for Underserved

26 HRSA Funding Health Resources and Services Administration Dozens of possible programs Less emphasis on technology and equipment typically not more than 20% of a project s budget can be for equipment. More focus on programs and follow-up Network Planning Grant on the street now

27 Dept. of Labor Practical Example (Denver Co.Workforce Bd) Denver Co. CC Continuum of Education Denver Co. Hospital ideal Response (HC Content) iwill Digital Literacy (Adult Ed Content) Adult Ed (GED Completion) Denver Co Schools (High Schools) Univ. of Colorado (School of Nursing)

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