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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112484/the-effect-of-telehealth-interventions-on-quality-of-life-of-cancer-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jamie L Larson, Adam B Rosen, Fernando A Wilson
INTRODUCTION: In 2016, ∼1.7 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed. Cancer patients can have physical, functional, and psychosocial issues when dealing with cancer treatment. Telehealth has been effectively introduced to help deliver treatment to patients suffering from chronic disease; however, there is little consensus on its effectiveness in administering sociobehavioral cancer treatments. Thus, this study determines the benefits of telehealth-based interventions providing emotional and symptom support in improving quality of life (QOL) among cancer patients...
November 7, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100941/impact-of-clinical-pharmacist-services-delivered-via-telemedicine-in-the-outpatient-or-ambulatory-care-setting-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Joshua D Niznik, Harvey He, Sandra L Kane-Gill
BACKGROUND: Utilization of telemedicine allows pharmacists to extend the reach of clinical interventions, connecting them with patients and providers, but the overall impact of these services is under-studied. OBJECTIVE: Identify the impact of clinical pharmacist telemedicine interventions on clinical outcomes, subsequently defined as clinical disease management, patient self-management, and adherence, in outpatient or ambulatory settings. METHODS: A literature search was conducted from database inception through May 2016 in Medline, SCOPUS, and EMBASE...
October 28, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081268/transitioning-from-a-single-site-pilot-project-to-a-state-wide-regional-telehealth-service-the-experience-from-the-victorian-stroke-telemedicine-programme
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Kathleen L Bagot, Dominique A Cadilhac, Joosup Kim, Michelle Vu, Mark Savage, Les Bolitho, Glenn Howlett, Justin Rabl, Helen M Dewey, Peter J Hand, Sonia Denisenko, Geoffrey A Donnan, Christopher F Bladin
Scaling of projects from inception to establishment within the healthcare system is rarely formally reported. The Victorian Stroke Telemedicine (VST) programme provided a very useful opportunity to describe how rural hospitals in Victoria were able to access a network of Melbourne-based neurologists via telemedicine. The VST programme was initially piloted at one site in 2010 and has gradually expanded as a state-wide regional service operating with 16 hospitals in 2017. The aim of this paper is to summarise the factors that facilitated the state-wide transition of the VST programme...
December 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070001/how-to-formulate-research-questions-and-design-studies-for-telehealth-assessment-and-evaluation
#4
Farhad Fatehi, Anthony C Smith, Anthony Maeder, Victoria Wade, Leonard C Gray
Planning a research strategy and formulating the right research questions at various stages of developing a telehealth intervention are essential for producing scientific evidence. The aim of research at each stage should correspond to the maturity of the intervention and will require a variety of study designs. Although there are several published evaluation frameworks for telemedicine or telehealth as a subset of broader eHealth domain, there is currently no simple model to guide research planning. In this paper we propose a five-stage model as a framework for planning a comprehensive telehealth research program for a new intervention or service system...
October 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976250/recommendations-from-the-first-national-academic-consortium-of-telehealth
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Judd E Hollander, Theresa M Davis, Charles Doarn, Jason C Goldwater, Stephen Klasko, Curtis Lowery, Dimitrios Papanagnou, Peter Rasmussen, Frank D Sites, Danica Stone, Brendan G Carr
In January 2015, the US Secretary of Health and Human Services announced targets for the transformation of Medicare reimbursement from a fee-for-service model to payments based on alternative payment models. People now use technology for virtually everything - from paying bills to purchasing almost anything; it is therefore natural to think that they will use technology to take ownership of their own health care. The remote provision of health care, where providers and patients are not in the same location, will allow patients to receive the right care, at the right time, at the right place, and in the manner they consider right for them...
October 4, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969485/early-clinical-experience-using-telemedicine-for-the-management-of-patients-with-varicose-vein-disease
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Yasaman Kavousi, Ziad Al-Adas, Janelle M Crutchfield, Efstathios Karamanos, Christine Swanson, Judith C Lin
Introduction The use of telemedicine services may be effective in the perioperative management of patients with varicose veins. Methods Over a seven-month period, patients with varicose veins were evaluated in the virtual clinic via two-way secure videoconferencing or the traditional clinic by the same physician provider. Data sources included institutional Vascular Quality Initiative registry and patient satisfaction surveys. Results Among a total of 121 patients with varicose veins who underwent endovenous catheter ablation of the saphenous vein, 20 patients (16...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945161/virtual-care-policy-recommendations-for-patient-centred-primary-care-findings-of-a-consensus-policy-dialogue-using-a-nominal-group-technique
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James Shaw, Trevor Jamieson, Payal Agarwal, Bailey Griffin, Ivy Wong, R Sacha Bhatia
Background The development of new virtual care technologies (including telehealth and telemedicine) is growing rapidly, leading to a number of challenges related to health policy and planning for health systems around the world. Methods We brought together a diverse group of health system stakeholders, including patient representatives, to engage in policy dialogue to set health system priorities for the application of virtual care in the primary care sector in the Province of Ontario, Canada. We applied a nominal group technique (NGT) process to determine key priorities, and synthesized these priorities with group discussion to develop recommendations for virtual care policy...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945160/effect-of-psychotherapy-for-depression-via-home-telehealth-on-glycemic-control-in-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-subgroup-analysis-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Leonard E Egede, Rebekah J Walker, Elizabeth H Payne, Rebecca G Knapp, Ronald Acierno, B Christopher Frueh
Objective We evaluated the impact of telemedicine-delivered behaviour activation treatment (BAT) on glycemic control in a subgroup of older adults with diabetes who participated in a randomized controlled trial for depression. Research design and methods We randomized older adults with major depression to same-room or telemedicine BAT. Each group received eight weekly sessions. For the subgroup analysis, we identified individuals with type 2 diabetes and obtained hemoglobin A1c at baseline and 12 months' follow-up...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875056/blogs-as-channels-for-disseminating-health-technology-innovations
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Ashish Joshi, Rinzin Wangmo, Chioma Amadi
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to describe the features of health informatics blogs on the Internet. METHODS: A search was conducted in August, 2016 using the search engine, Google, and key words: 'mobile health blog,' 'telehealth/telemedicine blog,' 'Electronic Health Record blog,' 'personalized health record blog,' 'population health decision support system blog,' and 'public/population health dashboard blog.' The first 24 blogs resulting from each key word search were recorded, generating 144 blogs...
July 2017: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872535/the-opportunity-awaits-to-lead-orthopaedic-telehealth-innovation-aoa-critical-issues
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Montri D Wongworawat, Gary Capistrant, John M Stephenson
Telehealth is a way to provide health-care services to a patient from a provider who is at another location. The most common methods include a live interactive visit with the patient, interpretation of imaging, and monitoring of patient progress. Principally, telehealth is a way of providing a service rather than a type of service. It is about patient care, not data care.Examples of orthopaedic applications include conducting patient examinations, interpreting imaging studies, and providing postoperative care...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870567/tele-neurology-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Fred S Sarfo, Sheila Adamu, Dominic Awuah, Bruce Ovbiagele
BACKGROUND: The rapid advancement in telecommunications on the African continent has opened up avenues for improving medical care to underserved populations. Although the greatest burden of neurological disorders is borne by Low-and-Middle Income Countries (LMICs) including sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), there is a profound paucity of neurologists to serve the population. Telemedicine presents a promising avenue for effective mobilization and utilization of the few neurologists in Africa. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the published literature on the use of telemedicine for improved care and outcomes for patients with neurological disorders in SSA...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829680/american-telemedicine-association-operating-procedures-for-pediatric-telehealth
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S David McSwain, Jordana Bernard, Bryan L Burke, Stacey L Cole, Madan Dharmar, Julie Hall-Barrow, Neil Herendeen, Pamela Herendeen, Elizabeth A Krupinski, Amanda Martin, Dan McCafferty, Deborah Ann Mulligan, Steve North, Jennifer Ruschman, Morgan Waller, Kathleen Webster, Sherrie Williams, Susan Yamamoto, Brooke Yeager
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829650/user-acceptance-factors-of-hospital-information-systems-and-related-technologies-systematic-review
#13
Putu Wuri Handayani, Achmad Nizar Hidayanto, Indra Budi
This study reviews the literature on the most important acceptance factors associated with Hospital Information Systems (HIS) and related technologies based on user groups' perspectives (medical staff, hospital management, administrative personnel, patient, medical student, and IT staff), which can assist researchers and hospital management to develop suitable acceptance models to improve the quality of HIS. We conducted searches in online databases with large repositories of academic studies, written in English and fully accessible by the authors...
August 22, 2017: Informatics for Health & Social Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813306/telehealth-and-ehealth-interventions-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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REVIEW
Leslie A Morland, Carolyn J Greene, Craig S Rosen, Eric Kuhn, Julia Hoffman, Denise M Sloan
This paper presents existing research describing how telehealth and eHealth technologies can be used to improve mental health services for trauma survivors, either by enhancing existing treatment approaches or as a stand-alone means of delivering trauma-relevant information and interventions. The potential ways in which telemedicine technologies aide in overcoming barriers to care is first addressed in terms of providing mental health treatment. We then outline how different telehealth and eHealth tools can be used for key therapeutic tasks, including the provision of self-guided interventions, remote delivery of psychotherapy, and augmentation of psychological treatments...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805545/rural-family-physicians-are-twice-as-likely-to-use-telehealth-as-urban-family-physicians
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Anuradha Jetty, Miranda A Moore, Megan Coffman, Stephen Petterson, Andrew Bazemore
BACKGROUND: Telehealth has the potential to reduce health inequities and improve health outcomes among rural populations through increased access to physicians, specialists, and reduced travel time for patients. INTRODUCTION: Although rural telehealth services have expanded in several specialized areas, little is known about the attitudes, beliefs, and uptake of telehealth use in rural American primary care. This study characterizes the differences between rural and urban family physicians (FPs), their perceptions of telehealth use, and barriers to further adoption...
August 14, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775188/telehealth-and-patient-satisfaction-a-systematic-review-and-narrative-analysis
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Clemens Scott Kruse, Nicole Krowski, Blanca Rodriguez, Lan Tran, Jackeline Vela, Matthew Brooks
BACKGROUND: The use of telehealth steadily increases as it has become a viable modality to patient care. Early adopters attempt to use telehealth to deliver high-quality care. Patient satisfaction is a key indicator of how well the telemedicine modality met patient expectations. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review and narrative analysis is to explore the association of telehealth and patient satisfaction in regards to effectiveness and efficiency...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767534/a-cost-comparison-for-telehealth-utilization-in-the-kidney-transplant-waitlist-evaluation-process
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Rachel C Forbes, Diane B Rybacki, Tommy B Johnson, Angela Hannah-Gillis, David Shaffer, Douglas A Hale
BACKGROUND: There have been limited publications on telehealth utilization in transplantation with no prior reports of telehealth-related costs for pretransplant evaluations. The aim of this study is to compare costs throughout the evaluation process for those patients assessed initially by telehealth to those seen in-person. METHODS: All patients approved for kidney transplant waitlist evaluation at our center from March 2013 thru May 2016 with decisions were included in this study...
August 1, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736733/a-model-for-mhealth-skills-training-for-clinicians-meeting-the-future-now
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Donna J Slovensky, Donna M Malvey, Alexis R Neigel
We describe the current state of mHealth skills acquisition, education, and training available to clinical professionals in educational programs. We discuss how telemedicine experienced exponential growth due in large part to the ubiquity of the mobile phone. An outcome of this unprecedented growth has been the emergence of the need for technology skills training programs for clinicians that address extant curricula gaps. We propose a model to guide the development of future training programs that incorporate effective training strategies across five domains: (I) digital communication skills; (II) technology literacy and usage skills; (III) deploying telehealth products and services; (VI) regulatory and compliance issues; and (V) telehealth business case...
2017: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682706/telehealth-support-of-managed-care-for-a-correctional-system-the-open-architecture-telehealth-model
#19
Ellen S Rappaport, H Neal Reynolds, Sharon Baucom, Thomas M Lehman
INTRODUCTION: The intent was to evaluate time to match initial investment of a new, statewide correctional system telehealth program based upon cumulative savings by avoidance of transportation and custody-related costs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The setting was a statewide correctional system where prisoners received medical care through enhanced telemedicine technology supported by newly recruited specialty providers delivered through an open architecture system...
July 6, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678066/hearing-health-access-in-developing-countries
#20
Michael S Harris, Edward E Dodson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The developing world carries a disproportionate burden of hearing loss. Individuals with hearing loss in austere settings worldwide are also potentially impacted by their impairment to a greater extent owing to underdeveloped or nonexistent hearing health infrastructure. The purpose of this review is to examine the state of the literature on hearing health access in developing countries and identify areas for improvement. RECENT FINDINGS: Over the last 10 years progress has been made in some areas, whereas other aspects of hearing health in developing countries have changed very little...
July 3, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
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