Pacific Medical Technology Symposium (1998)
Aug. 17, 1998 to Aug. 20, 1998
Jacquee Peebles , Peebles & Associates
The State of Hawaii has been promoting telehealth implementation by developing health policy, soliciting financial endowments, andfacilitating the development of a telecommunications infrastructure. Telemedicine or telehealth has been in existencefor 40 years, but has yet to make the transitionj?om a feasible tool to an integrated tool in health care delive y. In the emerging and fast changing health care environment, public and private sector organizations jind an increasing need to collaborate. Hawaii's Telehealth Planning Project used the multi-sectoral collaborative approach to address telehealth challenges. This paper traces the Project's community development, and identifies Hawaii's legal and regulatoy activities along with federal and international activities.
J. Peebles, "Hawaii's Telehealth Reimbursement Policy: Our Successful Collaborative Community Approach," Pacific Medical Technology Symposium(PACMEDTEK), Honolulu, Hawaii, 1998, pp. 192.