Environmental Scan for Developing Standards and Guidelines for Telehealth Accreditation.
R.W. Pong, T. Cradduck, J. Finley, P. Jennett, P. Brockway, J.C. Hogenbirk, L.J. Liboiron-Grenier*, M. Yeo, C. Szpilfogel, and K. Byrne*
As the use of telehealth is becoming more widespread, there is a growing interest in establishing standards for telehealth practice and to accredit telehealth facilities and services. The Canadian Society of Telehealth, Canadian Council of Health Service Accreditation, and other organizations are working together to develop a framework for telehealth accreditation. Prior to setting guidelines and standards for telehealth accreditation, it is necessary to document the current practice of telehealth in Canada. To this end, a consortium of research institutes comprising CRaNHR, Alberta Research Council, Health Telematics Unit (University of Calgary), and Dalhousie University have been commissioned to conduct an environmental scan on different aspects of telehealth practice. The roles of CRaNHR are to examine human resources and related issues in telehealth and to coordinate the research activities of the consortium.
(funded by the Richard Ivey Foundation)
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(Names in bold denote CRaNHR investigators and research staff. Names with an * denote former CRaNHR investigators and research staff.)