Read the case study titled “Implementing a Telemedicine Solution” (Case 7) on page 609 of your text, and then answer the following questions:
• What are the ways in which Grand’s early adoption of other health care information systems technologies might affect its adoption of telemedicine solutions?
• What do you see as the most likely barriers to the success of telemedicine in the areas of radiology, behavioral health, and intensive care? Which of these areas do you think would be the easiest to transition into telemedicine? Which would be the hardest? Why?
• If you were charged by Grand to bring telemedicine to the facility within eighteen months, what are the first steps you would take? Whom would you involve in the planning process? Defend your response.