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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759287/comprehensive-preoperative-assessment-and-global-optimization
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REVIEW
Neil N Shah, Thomas R Vetter
To successfully deliver greater perioperative value-based care and to effectively contribute to sustained and meaningful perioperative population health management, the scope of existing preoperative management and its associated services and care provider skills must be expanded. New models of preoperative management are needed, which rely extensively on continuously evolving evidence-based best practice, as well as telemedicine and telehealth, including mobile technologies and connectivity. Along with conventional comorbidity optimization, prehabilitation can effectively promote enhanced postoperative recovery...
June 2018: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754649/telemedicine-cardiovascular-risk-reduction-in-veterans-the-cities-trial
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Hayden B Bosworth, Maren K Olsen, Felicia McCant, Karen M Stechuchak, Susanne Danus, Matthew J Crowley, Karen M Goldstein, Leah L Zullig, Eugene Z Oddone
BACKGROUND: Comprehensive programs addressing tailored patient self-management and pharmacotherapy may reduce barriers to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk reduction. METHODS: This is a 2-arm (clinical pharmacist specialist-delivered, telehealth intervention and education control) randomized controlled trial including Veterans with poorly controlled hypertension and/or hypercholesterolemia. Primary outcome was Framingham CVD risk score at 6 and 12 months, with systolic blood pressure; diastolic blood pressure; total cholesterol; low-density lipoprotein; high-density lipoprotein; body mass index; and, for those with diabetes, HbA1c as secondary outcomes...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754561/an-economic-cost-analysis-of-an-expanding-multi-state-behavioural-telehealth-intervention
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Siobhan K Yilmaz, Brady P Horn, Chris Fore, Caroline A Bonham
Introduction In this paper the economic costs associated with a growing, multi-state telepsychiatry intervention serving rural American Indian/Alaska Native populations were compared to costs of travelling to provide/receive in-person treatment. Methods Telepsychiatry costs were calculated using administrative, information-technology, equipment and technology components, and were compared to travel cost models. Both a patient travel and a psychiatrist travel model were estimated utilising ArcGIS software and unit costs gathered from literature and government sources...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718218/current-landscape-of-telemedicine-practice-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Seema A Patil, Raymond K Cross
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), comprised of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, affects 1.6 million people in the United States. Although effective medical treatments exist to treat the disease, outcomes are still suboptimal. The reasons for poor outcomes vary but include nonadherence to therapy, inadequate monitoring of patients, limited access to IBD specialty care, concurrent psychiatric disease, limited patient knowledge of the disease and treatments, and patient provider discordance. Telemedicine is a candidate intervention that can be used to improve patient outcomes through more frequent monitoring, patient self-management, delivery of education (patient and provider), and to increase access to multidisciplinary IBD care...
April 28, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713481/intent-to-treat-analysis-of-a-simultaneous-multisite-telehealth-diabetes-prevention-program
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Elizabeth L Ciemins, Patricia J Coon, Nicholas C Coombs, Barbara L Holloway, Elizabeth J Mullette, William N Dudley
Objective: Determine the effectiveness of a 16-week modified diabetes prevention program (DPP) administered simultaneously to multiple rural communities from a single urban site, as compared with a similar face-to-face intervention. A 12-week intervention was evaluated to consider minimization of staff costs in communities where resources are limited. Research design and methods: A prospective cohort study compared DPP interventions implemented in rural (via telehealth technology) and urban (face-to-face) communities using an intent-to-treat analysis...
2018: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705155/the-effect-of-telehealth-telephone-support-or-usual-care-on-quality-of-life-mortality-and-healthcare-utilization-in-elderly-high-risk-patients-with-multiple-chronic-conditions-a-prospective-study
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Bernardo Valdivieso, Anibal García-Sempere, Gabriel Sanfélix-Gimeno, Raquel Faubel, Julian Librero, Elisa Soriano, Salvador Peiró
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of home based telehealth or structured telephone support interventions with respect to usual care on quality of life, mortality and healthcare utilization in elderly high-risk multiple chronic condition patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 472 elderly high-risk patients with plurimorbidity in the region of Valencia (Spain) were recruited between June 2012 and May 2013, and followed for 12 months from recruitment. Patients were allocated to either: (a) a structured telephone intervention, a nurse-led case management program with telephone follow up every 15 days; (b) telehealth, which adds technology for remote self-management and the exchange of clinical data; or (c) usual care...
April 25, 2018: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673830/is-telehealth-effective-in-managing-malnutrition-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Wolfgang Marx, Jaimon T Kelly, Megan Crichton, Dana Craven, Jorja Collins, Hannah Mackay, Elizabeth Isenring, Skye Marshall
Telehealth offers a feasible method to provide nutrition support to malnourished older adults. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to determine the efficacy of telehealth methods in delivering malnutrition-related interventions to community-dwelling older adults. Studies in any language were searched in five electronic databases from inception to 2nd November 2017. Quality of the evidence was assessed using the Cochrane Risk of Bias tool and the GRADE approach. Nine studies were identified, with results published across 13 included publications, which had mostly low to unclear risk of bias...
May 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658828/sustainable-telemedicine-designing-and-building-infrastructure-to-support-a-comprehensive-telemedicine-practice
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Beth L H Kreofsky, R Nicole Blegen, Troy G Lokken, Susan M Kapraun, Matthew S Bushman, Bart M Demaerschalk
BACKGROUND: Telemedicine services in medical institutions are often developed in isolation of one another and not as part of a comprehensive telemedicine program. The Center for Connected Care is the administrative home for a broad range of telehealth services at Mayo Clinic. This article speaks of real-time video services, referenced as telemedicine throughout. INTRODUCTION: This article discusses how a large healthcare system designed and built the infrastructure to support a comprehensive telemedicine practice...
April 16, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652625/the-opportunity-for-telehealth-to-support-neurological-healthcare
#9
Amanda M Cardinale
Neurological conditions affect one-third of Americans and are some of the most prevalent health issues in the country. Many sufferers have difficulty accessing treatment, however, advances in technology may be able to support availability, affordability, and convenience of care through telehealth services. This review outlines the current state of telemedicine in neurological healthcare, highlighting evidence-based research and use cases for digital services. Details on expenses associated with managing certain well-known conditions are included to shed light on the financial burden of disease and how telehealth can contribute to cost savings for patients and providers...
March 20, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650074/clinical-examination-component-of-telemedicine-telehealth-mhealth-and-connected-health-medical-practices
#10
REVIEW
Ronald S Weinstein, Elizabeth A Krupinski, Charles R Doarn
Telemedicine and telehealth are the practices of medicine at a distance. Performing the equivalent of a complete clinical examination by telemedicine would be unusual. However, components of a more traditional clinical examination are part of the telemedicine workup for specific conditions. Telemedicine clinical examinations are facilitated, and enhanced, through the integration of a class of medical devices referred to as telemedicine peripherals (eg, electronic stethoscopes, tele-ophthalmoscopes, video-otoscopes, and so forth)...
May 2018: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411700/how-will-telemedicine-change-clinical-practice-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Michele Vitacca, Alessandra Montini, Laura Comini
Within telehealth there are a number of domains relevant to pulmonary care: telemonitoring, teleassistance, telerehabilitation, teleconsultation and second opinion calls. In the last decade, several studies focusing on the effects of various telemanagement programs for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have been published but with contradictory findings. From the literature, the best telemonitoring outcomes come from programs dedicated to aged and very sick patients, frequent exacerbators with multimorbidity and limited community support; programs using third-generation telemonitoring systems providing constant analytical and decisionmaking support (24 h/day, 7 days/week); countries where strong community links are not available; and zones where telemonitoring and rehabilitation can be delivered directly to the patient's location...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409325/dermatology-echo-an-innovative-solution-to-address-limited-access-to-dermatology-expertise
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Hal Lewis, Mirna Becevic, Danny Myers, Dyann Helming, Rachel Mutrux, David Fleming, Karen Edison
INTRODUCTION: The present maldistribution of dermatologists in the USA may make it difficult for patients to access timely and quality care. Access to specialty care may be even more challenging for rural and underserved patients due to geographical limitations and other socioeconomic hardships. With over one-third of primary care patients seeking care for at least one skin problem, it is important to follow the American Academy of Dermatology Special Positioning Workgroup\'s core areas of impact regarding treatment of conditions that affect millions of patients by using a team-based approach and telemedicine technologies...
February 2018: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405370/diabetic-retinopathy-in-a-remote-indigenous-primary-healthcare-population-a-central-australian-diabetic-retinopathy-screening-study-in-the-telehealth-eye-and-associated-medical-services-network-project
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L Brazionis, A Jenkins, A Keech, C Ryan, A Brown, J Boffa, S Bursell
AIM: To determine diabetic retinopathy prevalence and severity among remote Indigenous Australians. METHODS: A cross-sectional diabetic retinopathy screening study of Indigenous adults with Type 2 diabetes was conducted by locally trained non-ophthalmic retinal imagers in a remote Aboriginal community-controlled primary healthcare clinic in Central Australia and certified non-ophthalmic graders in a retinal grading centre in Melbourne, Australia. The main outcome measure was prevalence of any diabetic retinopathy and sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy...
May 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393963/improving-health-in-hard-to-reach-communities
#14
Jeffrey L Levin, Billy U Philips
The health impact pyramid offers a framework for considering the relative significance of socioeconomic determinants of health and for prioritizing interventions that may be effective in improving health outcomes in hard-to-reach and rural populations. Barriers to health care delivery in rural settings are outlined with examples provided. Demonstration projects in East and West Texas are reviewed. Those programs reach unique populations such as agricultural and migrant workers and those with mental illness by using innovative approaches, such as the use of specially trained community health workers and telehealth and telemedicine...
February 1, 2018: Texas Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387464/value-of-telemonitoring-and-telemedicine-in-heart-failure-management
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Gian Franco Gensini, Camilla Alderighi, Raffaele Rasoini, Marco Mazzanti, Giancarlo Casolo
The use of telemonitoring and telemedicine is a relatively new but quickly developing area in medicine. As new digital tools and applications are being created and used to manage medical conditions such as heart failure, many implications require close consideration and further study, including the effectiveness and safety of these telemonitoring tools in diagnosing, treating and managing heart failure compared to traditional face-to-face doctor-patient interaction. When compared to multidisciplinary intervention programs which are frequently hindered by economic, geographic and bureaucratic barriers, non-invasive remote monitoring could be a solution to support and promote the care of patients over time...
November 2017: Cardiac failure review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369757/telemedicine-in-the-management-of-type-1-diabetes
#16
Timothy Xu, Shreya Pujara, Sarah Sutton, Mary Rhee
BACKGROUND: Veterans with type 1 diabetes who live in rural Alabama and Georgia face barriers to receiving specialty diabetes care because of a lack of endocrinologists in the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System. Telemedicine is a promising solution to help increase access to needed health care. We evaluated telemedicine's effectiveness in delivering endocrinology care from Atlanta-based endocrinologists. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients who were enrolled in the Atlanta VAMC Endocrinology Telehealth Clinic from June 2014 to October 2016...
January 25, 2018: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362948/genetic-counselors-experiences-and-interest-in-telegenetics-and-remote-counseling
#17
Heather A Zierhut, Ian M MacFarlane, Zahra Ahmed, Jill Davies
In 2009, the National Society of Genetic Counselors Service (NSGC) Delivery Model Task Force defined genetic counseling service delivery models including telephone (genetic counseling provided remotely by telephone) and telegenetics (counseling provided remotely using videoconferencing). Little is known about the experience of genetic counselors practicing telemedicine in the USA. We sought to evaluate perceived satisfaction, advantages, disadvantages, and barriers to the practice and implementation of telegenetics by practicing genetic counselors...
April 2018: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323628/use-of-telehealth-as-a-new-model-for-following-intermittent-claudication-and-promoting-patient-expertise
#18
Meritxell Davins Riu, Xavier Borràs Pérez, Vicenç Artigas Raventós, Elisabet Palomera Fanegas, Mateu Serra Prat, Jesus Alós Villacrosa
BACKGROUND: A change in healthcare systems is needed, due to the increased prevalence of chronic diseases. Patient empowerment improves results in terms of patient quality of life (QoL) and satisfaction. INTRODUCTION: We have developed a telehealth program Control Telehealth Claudication Intermittent (CONTECI) for patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), aimed at enhancing patient satisfaction and QoL, while improving health system efficiency. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a randomized clinical trial of patients with PAD, at the intermittent claudication stage...
January 11, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313498/the-delegation-of-tasks-in-the-era-of-e-health-to-support-community-interventions-in-maternal-and-child-health-lessons-learned-from-the-pact-denbaya-project
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C-O Bagayoko, M Niang, A Anne, D Traoré, H Sangho, A-K Traoré, A Geissbuhler
The PACT-Denbaya project (Program for community access to telemedicine for families) aimed to help improve the health of mothers and child in rural communities through the delegation of obstetric-gynecologic and pediatric tasks, supported by teleconsultations. This operational research took place in 6 community health centers in the Dioïla health district in Mali. Our method was based of the delegation of tasks, supported by teleconsultations. Experts in pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology provided a week-long training program to general practitioners and midwives, in the management of the most common problems in the field and in the use of the "Bogou" teleconsultation and "Dudal" tele-education platforms to ensure exchanges and follow-up...
November 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239200/digital-health-and-perioperative-care
#20
Theofanis Fotis
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration 'the broad scope of digital health includes categories such as mobile health (mHealth), health information technology (IT), wearable devices, telehealth and telemedicine, and personalised medicine, and is used by providers and other stakeholders in their efforts to reduce inefficiencies, improve access, reduce costs, increase quality, and make medicine more personalised for patients (FDA 2016). More recently, Paul Sonier, a digital health strategist and founder of the Linkedin digital health group with more than 40,000 members, defined digital health as 'the convergence of the digital and genomic revolutions with health, healthcare, living, and society' (storyofdigitalhealth...
June 2017: Journal of Perioperative Practice
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