Simulation of Telemedicine

Part 1: Simulation of Telemedicine

It may come  as no surprise that advances in technology have had a dramatic impact  on healthcare delivery. Advances in health information technology, such  as patient portals; electronic health records (EHRs) or electronic  medical records (EMRs); and real-time coordination of patient care,  etc., all have greatly contributed to enhancements in healthcare  delivery. However, they too presented several challenges to healthcare  administration leaders and clinical staff in how to best orient and  implement such technology to enhance healthcare delivery.

One such  advancement in healthcare technology concerns the use of telemedicine  to provide patient care and treatment. While delivery of patient care is  usually a direct transaction, interfacing with patients and physicians  virtually, or at a distance, could greatly enhance how healthcare  services are delivered for certain situations, such as disaster events  or in rural locales.

Review the resources. Reflect on the Torabi  et al. (2016) article in the resources for this week and consider the  distributions the authors selected for the given simulation.

Describe in 2 or 3 paragraphs  of the distributions selected by the authors in the Torabi et al.  (2016) article, and then explain whether the distributions selected are  appropriate for practice, and why. Explain what was done well in the  study, as well as areas of weakness for the considerations described by  the authors. Be specific and provide examples.

Part 2 Assignment: More Advanced Simulation in Health Care

Simulation  in health care often involves more than trivial skills. For example,  modeling all outpatient clinic operations in a facility would probably  involve the use of multiple probability distributions and many  calculations. Verifying and validating the simulation requires even more  technical prowess. Healthcare administration leaders and decision  makers must have the knowledge, skill, and abilities to build and  understand these simulations.

For this Assignment, review the  resources, and reflect on the advanced simulation techniques  highlighted. Consider how these advanced simulation techniques might  apply to specific simulation models in a health services organization,  and then complete the problems assigned for the Assignment.

The Assignment: (3–5 pages)

  • Complete Problem 45 (Prizdol prescription drug) on page 937 of your course text.

Note: You will be using Excel and @Risk for this Assignment.


Albright,  S. C., & Winston, W. L. (2015). Business analytics: Data analysis  and decision making (5th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.

  • Chapter 16, “Simulation Models” (pp. 880–943)

Torabi,  E., Froehle, C. M., Lindsell, C. J., Moomaw, C. J., Kanter, D.,  Kleindorfer, D., & Adeoye, O. (2016). Monte Carlo simulation  modeling of a regional stroke team’s use of telemedicine. Academic  Emergency Medicine, 23(1), 55–62.

Part 3: Discussion: Mini-Case on Earning Trust and Loyalty

How  might health care leaders establish trust and loyalty in their health  care organization? What strategies might health care leaders employ to  assert themselves as responsible for and capable of leading change  forward?

As a current or future health care executive, your  ability to articulate motivation, moving a path forward, and leading  change will be necessary to ensure the success of your health care  organization. A successful health care executive must be mindful of the  perceptions of his or her staff and how to best address trust and  loyalty when organizing new changes in health care delivery.

Review  the mini-case as presented in Chapter 5 of Dye & Garman (2015).  Reflect on the case and consider how you, as a current or future health  care executive might support or oppose strategic change.

Explain in 2 or 3 paragraphs  your position on whether you support or oppose strategic change based  on the mini-case and explain why. Be sure to justify your position with  support from the Learning Resources and outside research. Then, explain  how you might implement health care executive leadership strategies for  your health care organization or one with which you are familiar. Be  specific and provide examples.


Dye,  C. F., & Garman, A. N. (2015). Exceptional leadership: 16 critical  competencies for healthcare executives. (2nd ed.). Chicago, IL: Health  Administration Press.

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