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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Barriers to Successful Implementation of Telemedicine Interventions

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  • Reimbursement for supervision of telemedicine and disease management systems
  • Trained clinicians to manage the data and the disease
  • Mechanisms to consistently and reliably review patient data and alerts
  • Development of appropriate algorithms to respond to patient data in a manner that improves patient outcomes
  • Medical-legal liability for data collected
  • Professional licensure across state lines
  • Lack of evidence for types and frequency of patient data collected and impact
  • Clinicians' fear of being replaced by technology
  • Physician acceptance

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