The new guidebook offers a path to help you navigate the complexities of the field of telehealth

The Foundation for Research Development at the Medical University of South Carolina has joined forces with The Stationery Office, a British publishing company, in order to develop a new guidebook titled TSIM – The Telehealth Framework. This guidebook will help you navigate the many issues associated with the process of establishing, maintaining and improving your telehealth program. MUSC is accredited by the federal government as a National Telehealth Center of Excellence. TSIM was developed from its own experiences in the establishment of an extensive telehealth system. MUSC provides more than 80 telehealth services in more than 300 clinical locations across South Carolina.

TSO is the official publisher of U.K. government publications. It publishes best practices in a variety of areas, including U.K. legislation and pharmaceutical compliance. The TSO’s expertise in the production of technical content made them a perfect partner for MUSC in the development of the guidebook.

“This guidebook is intended to be a reference manual for people who are looking to start either an telehealth program or improve an existing one,” said Shawn Valenta Vice President of Healthcare Cloud – Clinical Services at Wellpath and former administrator of the Center for Telehealth at MUSC. “Ultimately the goal is at providing a standard for what a telehealth service should look like.”

MUSC and other organizations that have embraced TSIM recognize the advantages of sustainable delivery, scalable service, effective management and constant improvement. TSIM: The Telehealth Framework offers a step-by-step approach by using an imaginary case study to bring to life the challenges associated with telehealth implementation to show how TSIM can overcome them.

This guidebook’s potential to create a community where individuals and institutions can share their experiences in improving the patient experience is what excites me. This guidebook is a resource for this community.

Dee Ford, M.D. division director for Pulmonary and Critical Care Allergy and sleep Medicine at MUSC

As the TSIM guidebook makes information accessible to more organizations, and its use becomes more widespread it is hoped that case studies will emerge which will enhance the TSIM framework and spark discussion.

Troy J. Huth (associate director, MUSC Foundation For Research Development) stated that TSO and MUSC are eager to collaborate with the wider community to find out how they have utilized the TSIM system to solve telehealth issues in their own settings.

TSO, MUSC and the MUSC Foundation for Research Development are collaborating on new initiatives to improve the TSIM framework as relevant and as accessible as is possible across different settings. These projects aim to improve both organizational and personal performance in the field of telehealth.

Overall, the impact of TSIM may best be summarized by Charles R. Doarn, director of the Telemedicine and e-Health Program at the University of Cincinnati.

“This unique publication blends information and advice to equip readers with information that can immediately be used,” said Doarn. “The TSIM model provides an excellent resource for all involved in the development and deployment of the telemedicine and telehealth models.”

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