Pamela S Whitten

Summary

Affiliation: Michigan State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Private payer reimbursement for telemedicine services in the United States
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunication, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824 1212, USA
    Telemed J E Health 13:15-23. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint School-based telemedicine: using technology to bring health care to inner-city children
    P S Whitten
    Telecommunication Department, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824 1212, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 5:S23-5. 1999
  3. ncbi request reprint Will we see data repositories for telehealth activity in the near future?
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1212, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 12:S65-71. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Evolution of telemedicine from an applied communication perspective in the United States
    Pamela Whitten
    College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48864 1212, USA
    Telemed J E Health 12:590-600. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Home telecare for COPD/CHF patients: outcomes and perceptions
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1212, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 13:69-73. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of research methodology in telemedicine studies
    Pamela Whitten
    College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 13:230-5. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Factors impacting providers' perceptions regarding a midwestern university-based EMR
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1212, USA
    Telemed J E Health 13:391-7. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Use of telemedicine for haemodialysis: perceptions of patients and health-care providers, and clinical effects
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1212, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 14:75-8. 2008
  9. doi request reprint A series of papers for those yearning to propel telehealth to new heights
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunications, Information Studies, and Media, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1212, USA
    Telemed J E Health 14:952-6. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Provider utilization of telemedicine: the elephant in the room
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunications, Information Studies, and Media, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1212, USA
    Telemed J E Health 14:995-7. 2008

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Private payer reimbursement for telemedicine services in the United States
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunication, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824 1212, USA
    Telemed J E Health 13:15-23. 2007
    ..While this investigation does suggest that we are making small improvements in private payer reimbursement, the change appears to lag behind a pace needed to optimize telemedicine deployment...
  2. ncbi request reprint School-based telemedicine: using technology to bring health care to inner-city children
    P S Whitten
    Telecommunication Department, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824 1212, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 5:S23-5. 1999
    ..Eighteen per cent of children required referrals for specialist care. The pilot service successfully enabled medically disadvantaged children to receive health care and prompted four additional schools to join the project...
  3. ncbi request reprint Will we see data repositories for telehealth activity in the near future?
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1212, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 12:S65-71. 2006
    ..However, the diffusion of EMRs at the local level is in its infancy. As a result, it is unlikely that we will see a comprehensive telehealth data repository within the next decade...
  4. ncbi request reprint Evolution of telemedicine from an applied communication perspective in the United States
    Pamela Whitten
    College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48864 1212, USA
    Telemed J E Health 12:590-600. 2006
    ..Finally, we conclude with a discussion of the barriers for telemedicine and a call for engineers to join with social scientists and medical professionals to set an agenda for future telemedicine development...
  5. ncbi request reprint Home telecare for COPD/CHF patients: outcomes and perceptions
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1212, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 13:69-73. 2007
    ..In regard to patient perceptions of home telecare, patients were satisfied with the technology and the way that care was delivered via this modality...
  6. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of research methodology in telemedicine studies
    Pamela Whitten
    College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 13:230-5. 2007
    ..Only 26% of the studies reported a time frame. Until the telemedicine field adheres to agreed standards of reporting methodological details it will be difficult to draw firm conclusions from review studies...
  7. ncbi request reprint Factors impacting providers' perceptions regarding a midwestern university-based EMR
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1212, USA
    Telemed J E Health 13:391-7. 2007
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Use of telemedicine for haemodialysis: perceptions of patients and health-care providers, and clinical effects
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1212, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 14:75-8. 2008
    ..Despite the success of dialysis telemedicine, the Marquette General Health System discontinued its use in 2007 when the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services re-affirmed that dialysis centres were not approved sites for telemedicine...
  9. doi request reprint A series of papers for those yearning to propel telehealth to new heights
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunications, Information Studies, and Media, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1212, USA
    Telemed J E Health 14:952-6. 2008
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Provider utilization of telemedicine: the elephant in the room
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunications, Information Studies, and Media, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1212, USA
    Telemed J E Health 14:995-7. 2008
    ..In addition, this essay offers a list of ideas to serve as a starting point from which to address this key issue...
  11. doi request reprint St. Vincent's Home telehealth for congestive heart failure patients
    Pamela Whitten
    College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    Telemed J E Health 15:148-53. 2009
    ..Additionally, patients found the service easy to use and perceived the care they received via telehealth to be as good as regular in-person care...
  12. doi request reprint Telehospice: reasons for slow adoption in home hospice care
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 15:187-90. 2009
    ..It is important to note that videophone technology is not meant to replace face-to-face visits, but to supplement them and to provide an additional tool for the nurses...
  13. doi request reprint Keys to a successful and sustainable telemedicine program
    Pamela Whitten
    College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1818, USA
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 26:211-6. 2010
    ..The study proposed four research questions to identify the key organizational characteristics for successful telemedicine programs...
  14. doi request reprint Challenges of the rural healthcare pilot program broadband initiative
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunications, Information Studies, and Media, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1212, USA
    Telemed J E Health 16:370-2. 2010
    ..The ultimate goal of this research project is to improve awareness of the challenges that telemedicine grantees often face when they receive funds from external agencies and also to use this information to facilitate this process...
  15. doi request reprint An evaluation of telehealth websites for design, literacy, information and content
    Pamela Whitten
    College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1212, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 17:31-5. 2011
    ..Although much of this represents simple common sense in website design, our evaluation demonstrates that there is still much room for improvement...
  16. ncbi request reprint Results of a meta-analysis of cost-benefit research: is this a question worth asking?
    P Whitten
    Michigan State University, Department of Telecommunication, East Lansing 48824 1212, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 6:S4-6. 2000
    ..We conclude that it is premature for any statements to be made, either positive or negative, regarding the cost-effectiveness of telemedicine in general...
  17. ncbi request reprint School-based telemedicine: teachers', nurses' and administrators' perceptions
    P Whitten
    Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824 1212, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 6:S129-32. 2000
    ..However, the data also revealed that these can be overcome. Once they had experienced it at first hand, almost all concerned began to see telemedicine as an effective and important asset to the delivery of health-care...
  18. ncbi request reprint Telemedicine and patient satisfaction: current status and future directions
    P S Whitten
    Department of Telecommunication, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824 1212, USA
    Telemed J E Health 6:417-23. 2000
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Telemedicine in the Michigan Upper Peninsula region: an evaluation of the first five years
    P Whitten
    Department of Telecommunication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1212, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 7:288-99. 2001
    ..Respondents were quick to compliment the staff whenever possible. New telemedicine staff have been employed, which will allow responsibilities to be reassigned in such a way as to create a more efficient system...
  20. pmc Systematic review of cost effectiveness studies of telemedicine interventions
    Pamela S Whitten
    Department of Telecommunications, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 1212, USA
    BMJ 324:1434-7. 2002
    ..To systematically review cost benefit studies of telemedicine...
  21. ncbi request reprint Teledermatology delivery modalities: real time versus store and forward
    Pamela S Whitten
    Department of Telecommunication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich, USA
    Curr Probl Dermatol 32:24-31. 2003
  22. ncbi request reprint Success and failure in a Michigan telepsychiatry programme
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunication, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824 1212, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 8:S3:75-7. 2002
    ..Issues that affected success or failure included human resource conflicts, organizational structure, inter-organizational relationships and allocated resources...
  23. ncbi request reprint A success model: Marquette General Health System
    P Whitten
    Department of Communications, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1212, USA
    Telemed J E Health 9:41-8. 2003
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Success and failure: a case study of two rural telemedicine projects
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1212, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 9:125-9. 2003
    ..Each organization operates within a larger environment, which is often constrained by fiscal, geographical and personnel factors. All these will affect the introduction of telemedicine...
  25. ncbi request reprint A multi-phase telepsychiatry programme in Michigan: organizational factors affecting utilization and user perceptions
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunications, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1212, USA
    J Telemed Telecare 10:254-61. 2004
    ..There is tremendous potential for telepsychiatry and the ways in which organizational variables can be managed to influence the success of telepsychiatry programmes deserve further study...
  26. ncbi request reprint Telehospice carries end-of-life care over the lines
    Pamela Whitten
    Telecommunications Department, Michigan State University, USA
    Nurs Manage 34:36-9. 2003
    ..Outline the positive and negative predictors of telehospice use, namely its impact on organizational and management issues...
  27. ncbi request reprint Telehospice in Michigan: use and patient acceptance
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunications, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 21:191-5. 2004
    ..However, patients were extremely satisfied with telehospice and often expressed frustration that nurses did not use the telehospice equipment more frequently...
  28. ncbi request reprint Providers' acceptance of telehospice
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Communications, Purdue University, Beering Hall Rm 2114, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2098, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:730-5. 2005
    ..This research was conducted as part of a telehospice study conducted by researchers at Michigan State University, in a partnership with Hospice of Michigan. The study took place from March 2000 through December 2002...
  29. doi request reprint Managing asthma with mobile phones: a feasibility study
    Bree Holtz
    Communication Arts and Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 1212, USA
    Telemed J E Health 15:907-9. 2009
    ..Future research could further demonstrate that mobile phones are a new and effective method for providing healthcare...
  30. doi request reprint An independent investigation into the deployment of the federal communications commissions' rural health care pilot program
    Pamela Whitten
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA
    Telemed J E Health 16:1005-11. 2010
    ..the goal of this study was to provide an independent and objective evaluation of the implementation of the Federal Communications Commission's Rural Health Care Pilot Program...
  31. ncbi request reprint Telesurgery versus telemedicine in surgery--an overview
    Pamela Whitten
    Department of Telecommunications, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
    Surg Technol Int 12:68-72. 2004
    ..Although telesurgery garners the most attention, the paper concludes with the argument that the actual mainstay for telesurgery is the telemedicine components offered in the continuum of surgical services...
  32. ncbi request reprint A scientific approach to the assessment of telemedicine acceptance
    Pamela S Whitten
    J Telemed Telecare 8:246-8. 2002
  33. ncbi request reprint Addressing telehealth's foremost barrier: provider as initial gatekeeper
    Pamela S Whitten
    Center for Healthcare Engineering, Purdue University, 100 N University Street, Beering Hall Rm 214, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2098, USA
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 21:517-21. 2005
    ..However, two separate studies carried out in Michigan that controlled for these barriers point out a more significant initial gatekeeper to the deployment of telehealth, namely providers...

Research Grants1

  1. Interdisciplinary Understanding of Online Services
    Pamela Whitten; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The two-day conference will be held during the last week of January 2004 in Tampa, Florida. ..