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telemedicine, telehealth

Aditi Gupta, Jerry Cavallerano, Jennifer K Sun, Paolo S Silva
According to current projections, the number of Americans with diabetes mellitus will increase from 27.8 million in 2007 to 60.7 million in 2030. With the increasing gap between demand for eye care and supply of ophthalmologists and optometrists, and the non-uniform distribution of eye care providers in US counties, barriers to eye examinations will likely increase. Telemedicine assessment of diabetic retinal disease through remote retinal imaging and diagnosis has the potential to meet these growing demands...
October 17, 2016: Seminars in Ophthalmology
Sarah E Velasquez, Enrique Chaves-Carballo, Eve-Lynn Nelson
BACKGROUND: Approximately 2.7 million individuals in the United States are affected by epilepsy. It is the fourth most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds. In many rural states, the few pediatric neurologists commonly practice in the metropolitan areas. The inadequate resources present challenges for families residing in rural areas or with limited transportation resources. One remedy for this situation is to deliver pediatric neurology services to rural areas through videoconferencing...
August 10, 2016: Pediatric Neurology
Leonard E Egede, Mulugeta Gebregziabher, Rebekah J Walker, Elizabeth H Payne, Ron Acierno, B Christopher Frueh
BACKGROUND: Little evidence exists regarding the costs of telemedicine, especially considering changes over time. This analysis aimed to analyze trajectory of healthcare cost before, during, and after a behavioral activation intervention delivered via telepsychology and same-room delivery to elderly Veterans with depression. METHODS: 241 participants were randomly assigned into one of two study groups: behavioral activation for depression via telemedicine or via same-room treatment...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
Melissa R Mazan, Gigi Kay, Mohammed Larbi Souhail, Kirstin Bubeck, Thomas Jenei, Jay Merriam
There is an increasing need to produce veterinarians with knowledge and critical thinking skills that will allow them to participate in veterinary global health equity delivery, particularly in the developing world, where many people remain dependent on animal-based agriculture for a living. This need for veterinarians trained in global health is reflected by the demand among students for greater exposure and education. At the same time, many students are held back from on-site training in global health due to constraints of cost, time, or family obligations...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
Hector E James
OBJECTIVE The author describes the creation, structuring, and development of a pediatric neurosurgery telemedicine clinic (TMC) to provide telehealth across geographical, time, social, and cultural barriers. METHODS In July 2009 the University of Florida (UF) Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery received a request from the Southeast Georgia Health District (Area 9-2) to provide a TMC to meet regional needs. The Children's Medical Services (CMS) of the State of Georgia installed telemedicine equipment and site-to-site connectivity...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Edie Brous
When engaging in telemedicine, it is important for a nurse to understand legal and regulatory requirements.
September 2016: American Journal of Nursing
Dimiter V Dimitrov
OBJECTIVES: A number of technologies can reduce overall costs for the prevention or management of chronic illnesses. These include devices that constantly monitor health indicators, devices that auto-administer therapies, or devices that track real-time health data when a patient self-administers a therapy. Because they have increased access to high-speed Internet and smartphones, many patients have started to use mobile applications (apps) to manage various health needs. These devices and mobile apps are now increasingly used and integrated with telemedicine and telehealth via the medical Internet of Things (mIoT)...
July 2016: Healthcare Informatics Research
Sarah M Wilson, Lauren P Hair, Jeffrey S Hertzberg, Angela C Kirby, Maren K Olsen, Jennifer H Lindquist, Matthew L Maciejewski, Jean C Beckham, Patrick S Calhoun
INTRODUCTION: Smoking is the most preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in U.S. veterans. Rural veterans in particular have elevated risk for smoking and smoking-related illness. However, these veterans underutilize smoking cessation treatment, which suggests that interventions for rural veterans should optimize efficacy and reach. OBJECTIVE: The primary goal of the current study is to evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention that combines evidenced based treatment for smoking cessation with smart-phone based, portable contingency management on smoking rates compared to a contact control intervention in a randomized controlled trial among rural Veteran smokers...
September 2016: Contemporary Clinical Trials
Wen-Wen Li, Wei-Shu Lai
BACKGROUND: Racial ethnic minorities are one of the fastest growing populations in Taiwan. In recent years, there has been an increase in literature addressing the efficacy of home blood-pressure (BP) management that uses telemedicine interventions in general healthcare and community settings. However, no study or systematic literature review has yet assessed the effectiveness of using telemedicine HTN interventions in Taiwan's indigenous, new-immigrant, and other minority populations...
August 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
Lars Botin, Christian Nøhr
Tele-technology in the health care system is prognosed to be able to produce better health, better care at lower cost (Triple aim). This paper will discuss the validity of this prognosis, which in many ways is considered as some sort of diagnosis of the conditions concerning triple aim in relation to Tele-technology. Tele-technology in the health care system covers three different types of technological settings: telecare, telehealth and telemedicine. This paper will disclose the different meanings of telecare, telehealth and telemedicine and discusses how nursing informatics can accomplish and gain from this disclosure...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Irene Tagliente, Terje Solvoll, Leopoldo Trieste, Carlo N De Cecco, Fabrizio Murgia, Sergio Bella
BACKGROUND: Obesity is one of the biggest drivers of preventable chronic diseases and healthcare costs in Worldwide. Different prevention activities are suggested. By monitoring daily energy expenditure (EE) could be possible make personalized diets and programming physical activity. In this, physical inactivity is one of the most important public health problems. Some studies refer the effort of the international community in promoting physical activities. Physical activity can be promoted only by increasing citizens' empowerment on taking care of their health, and it passes from the improving of individual information...
September 14, 2016: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
Ather Akhlaq, Brian McKinstry, Khalid Bin Muhammad, Aziz Sheikh
The exchange and use of health information can help healthcare professionals and policymakers make informed decisions on ways of improving patient and population health. Many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have however failed to embrace the approaches and technologies to facilitate health information exchange (HIE). We sought to understand the barriers and facilitators to the implementation and adoption of HIE in LMICs. Two reviewers independently searched 11 academic databases for published and on-going qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method studies and searched for unpublished work through the Google search engine...
November 2016: Health Policy and Planning
Krishnan Ganapathy, Vineet Chawdhry, Satgunam Premanand, Arunabh Sarma, Jothivaithilingam Chandralekha, Kotte Yogesh Kumar, Saroj Kumar, Rajesh Guleri
INTRODUCTION: Nonavailability of quality healthcare in mountainous, isolated, inaccessible sparsely populated regions is a universal problem. In this project, remote virtual healthcare was provided at Keylong and Kaza in Himachal Pradesh (HP) in North India. This innovative public-private partnership (PPP) provides 24/7 affordable healthcare to an alpine community where people commute 20-50 km for primary and 250 km for secondary healthcare services. Following a need assessment study, an MoU was signed by Apollo Hospitals in January 2015 with the National Health Mission...
May 2, 2016: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Michael Levy
Today's medical practice staff communicates remotely with patients, pharmacies, and other medical providers in new ways that go far beyond telephone calls. Patient care and communication are now being provided via telecommunications technologies, including chat/IM, screen, Skype, and other video applications. This new paradigm in patient care, known as "telehealth" or "telemedicine," could put medical practices at risk for noncompliance with strict HIPAA and other regulations. Interaction recording encompasses these new means of communication and can help medical practice staff achieve compliance and reduce financial and liability risks while improving operations and patient care...
January 2016: Journal of Medical Practice Management: MPM
Esther V Hobson, Wendy O Baird, Cindy L Cooper, Sue Mawson, Pamela J Shaw, Christopher J Mcdermott
Our objective was to review the evidence for using technology to improve access to specialist care for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and their carers. Medline, Google Scholar and the Cochrane library were searched for articles describing technology that enabled clinical care of patients with ALS or their carers where the patient/carer and clinician were not in the same location. Two applications were identified: telemedicine to facilitate video conferencing as an alternative to outpatient consultations and telehealth monitoring for patients with respiratory failure...
July 2016: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
Levon Utidjian, Erika Abramson
This article examines the current role of telehealth as a tool in the delivery of pediatric health care. It defines telemedicine and telehealth and provides an overview of different types of telehealth services. The article then explores the potential of telehealth to improve pediatric health care quality and safety through increased access to care, enhanced communication, expanded educational opportunities, and better resource utilization. It also discusses current challenges to the implementation of telehealth, including technological, financial, and licensing barriers, as well as provider, patient, and legal concerns...
April 2016: Pediatric Clinics of North America
S Edirippulige, N R Armfield
INTRODUCTION: Despite a growing literature base, substantial investment, and policy changes within governments, the integration of telehealth into routine clinical care has been limited. The availability of appropriate systematic education and training for practitioners has been highlighted as necessary for strong adoption. However, the availability and nature of telehealth-related education and training for practitioners is not understood. By reviewing the literature, we aimed to describe the delivery of education and training in telehealth, with particular focus on content, modes of delivery, types of institutions, and target clinician groups...
February 17, 2016: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Lauralee G Maxwell, Michael Shawn McFarland, Jennifer Waymier Baker, Regina F Cassidy
OBJECTIVES: Telemedicine has been offered as a way to ensure that all patients, including those who live in rural areas, have access to the same health care. This study was performed to evaluate the benefit of a real-time, clinic-based video telehealth (Clinical Video Telehealth [CVT]) program and the impact of a pharmacist-led CVT clinic for chronic disease state management. The primary objective was to evaluate changes from baseline values, in veterans referred by primary care providers to this clinic...
March 2016: Pharmacotherapy
Hsiu-Hsin Tsai, Yun-Fang Tsai, Hsiu-Li Huang
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the experiences of nursing home nurses when they transfer residents from nursing homes to the emergency department in Taiwan. BACKGROUND: The transfer of residents between nursing homes and emergency departments challenges continuity of care. Understanding nursing home nurses' experiences during these transfers may help to improve residents' continuity of care. However, few empirical data are available on these nurses' transfer experiences worldwide, and none could be found in Asian countries...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Beth Kutscher
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December 7, 2015: Modern Healthcare
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