To increase the use of the telemedicine system, Health Care Services should continue to move forward on its initiative to expand the use of telemedicine in Corrections' institutions.
Office of Telemedicine Services (OTS) has completed the "Phase II Expansion of Telemedicine Encounters" at five institutions. Informed by the "Six Institution Initiative" in Phase I, this Phase II Expansion facilitates telemedicine services at five institutions. Site visits and training by nurses have increased at institutions for telemedicine readiness. A plan to actively monitor institutions in a more structured way is adopted to provide avenues to resolve barriers more proactively. OTS has implemented the default of five specialties including: nephrology, cardiology, endocrinology, dermatology, and orthopedics. (See 2010-041, p. 100)
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