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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041841/effect-of-home-telehealth-care-on-blood-pressure-control-a-public-healthcare-centre-model
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Ju-Fen Lu, Ching-Min Chen, Chien-Yeh Hsu
Objective This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of home telehealth care combined with case management by public health nurses, in improving blood pressure control in patients with hypertension. Methods This cohort study examined the data of patients with hypertension obtained from a telehealth service centre database, between July 2011- June 2012. Eligible patients were adults (≥40 years old) with both prehypertension and hypertension, living alone or in the remote suburbs of metropolitan areas. Demographic data were collected from 12 district public health centre in Taipei, Taiwan...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021917/a-feasibility-pilot-using-telehealth-videoconference-monitoring-of-home-based-nmes-resistance-training-in-persons-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Ashraf S Gorgey, Robert M Lester, Rodney C Wade, Refka E Khalil, Rehan K Khan, Melodie L Anderson, Teodoro Castillo
INTRODUCTION: The objective of the study was to investigate the feasibility and initial efficacy of telehealth communication in conjunction with surface neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) resistance training (RT) to induce muscle hypertrophy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a home-based setting of within-subject control design of trained vs controlled limbs. Five men with chronic (>1 year postinjury) motor-complete spinal cord injury (SCI) participated in a twice-weekly telehealth videoconference program using home-based NMES-RT for 8 weeks...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990455/remote-consulting-with-telemonitoring-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-usage-data-for-the-routine-review-of-people-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-hypopnoea-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Phyllis Murphie, Stuart Little, Brian McKinstry, Hilary Pinnock
Introduction Telehealth has the potential to offer more convenient care and reduce travel. We aimed to systematically review studies that assessed the effectiveness of teleconsultation plus telemonitoring in the review of people with obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnoea syndrome receiving continuous positive airway pressure therapy versus face-to-face care. Methods Following Cochrane methodology, we searched 10 electronic databases (November 2015), trial registries, and reference lists of included studies, for trials testing interventions that combined remote consultations with telemonitoring of usage/continuous positive airway pressure data...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950754/tele-orthopaedics-a-snapshot-of-services-in-australia
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Liam J Caffery, Monica Taylor, John B North, Anthony C Smith
Health services in the United States and Europe have reported that tele-orthopaedics saves significant patient travel time, reduces time off work, increases satisfaction with care and in some scenarios reduces the cost of care. Less is known about the role of tele-orthopaedics in Australia. The aim of this study was to explore Australian-based tele-orthopaedic services, and to identify the barriers and enablers associated with these services. We used a qualitative case study methodology where specific services were identified from multiple sources and invited to participate in a structured interview...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943744/outpatient-treatment-based-on-self-management-strategies-for-chronic-drooling-in-two-children
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Tessa W P de Bruijn, Jody Sohier, Jan J W van der Burg
Drooling is a distressing condition, which is often caused by reduced oral motor control associated with a neurological disorder. It has significant medical, practical and psychosocial impact on children or youth and their families. Therefore, treatment is necessary. Although behavioural therapy for drooling shows promising results, it is generally time- and cost-intensive. For this reason, alternative ways to provide behavioural treatment for chronic drooling need to be explored. In a pair of case studies, the feasibility and potential of an outpatient variant of a behavioural treatment programme for drooling based on self-management strategies was researched with two children with oral motor difficulties...
2017: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942537/a-review-of-technology-assisted-interventions-for-diabetes-prevention
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REVIEW
Shira Grock, Jeong-Hee Ku, Julie Kim, Tannaz Moin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The high prevalence of prediabetes and success of the diabetes prevention program (DPP) has led to increasing efforts to provide readily accessible, cost-effective DPP interventions to the general public. Technology-assisted DPP interventions are of particular interest since they may be easier to widely distribute and sustain as compared to traditional in-person DPP. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of currently available technology-assisted DPP interventions...
September 23, 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930638/use-of-telehealth-for-health-care-of-indigenous-peoples-with-chronic-conditions-a-systematic-review
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Sarah Fraser, Tamara Mackean, Julian Grant, Kate Hunter, Kurt Towers, Rebecca Ivers
INTRODUCTION: Telehealth may be a cost effective modality in healthcare delivery, but how well used or how appropriate it is for the care of Indigenous peoples is unclear. This review examines the evidence for telehealth in facilitating chronic conditions management with Indigenous peoples. METHODS: Databases were systematically searched for qualitative or quantitative primary research studies that investigated telehealth use for chronic conditions management with Indigenous peoples worldwide...
July 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894745/monitoring-intervention-fidelity-of-a-lifestyle-behavioral-intervention-delivered-through-telehealth
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Ashley Sineath, Lauren Lambert, Catherine Verga, Miranda Wagstaff, Brooks C Wingo
BACKGROUND: Technology-based lifestyle behavioral interventions (i.e., telehealth, mHealth, eHealth, and/or digital health) are becoming an alternative standard of care and possess several advantages over traditional clinical settings such as convenience, cost, and the ability to tailor plans and feedback to a participant's individual needs. These technology-based interventions also present unique challenges to intervention fidelity due to extra elements involved in executing the intervention...
2017: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888556/telehealth-in-older-adults-with-cancer-in-the-united-states-the-emerging-use-of-wearable-sensors
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REVIEW
John Shen, Arash Naeim
As the aging and cancer populations in the world continue to increase, the need for complements to traditional geriatric assessments and the logical incorporation of fast and reliable telehealth tools have become interlinked. In the United States, studies examining the use of telehealth for chronic disease management have shown promising results in small groups. The implementation of health technology on a broader scale requires older adults to both accept and adapt such innovation into routine medical care...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887294/impact-of-at-home-telemonitoring-on-health-services-expenditure-and-hospital-admissions-in-patients-with-chronic-conditions-before-and-after-control-intervention-analysis
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Branko Celler, Marlien Varnfield, Surya Nepal, Ross Sparks, Jane Li, Rajiv Jayasena
BACKGROUND: Telemonitoring is becoming increasingly important for the management of patients with chronic conditions, especially in countries with large distances such as Australia. However, despite large national investments in health information technology, little policy work has been undertaken in Australia in deploying telehealth in the home as a solution to the increasing demands and costs of managing chronic disease. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this trial was to evaluate the impact of introducing at-home telemonitoring to patients living with chronic conditions on health care expenditure, number of admissions to hospital, and length of stay (LOS)...
September 8, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886800/temporal-image-comparison-serial-imaging-in-assessing-pigmented-lesions
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REVIEW
Rhett J Drugge, Elizabeth D Drugge
The large-scale deployment of low-cost, noninvasive mechanisms of early detection are needed to reduce the melanoma burden. A serial 2-step system could power mass screening efforts serving the uninsured and underinsured as well as the rural and remote US counties where melanoma mortality is doubled for lack of access to dermatologists. Furthermore, serial melanoma screening strategies, serial total body photography and serial digital dermatoscopy imaging may be performed as a telehealth service, and thus would be available in any location that can support activity compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and has appropriate bandwidth...
October 2017: Dermatologic Clinics
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/28869405/a-telehealth-intervention-to-promote-healthy-lifestyles-after-stroke-the-stroke-coach-protocol
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Brodie M Sakakibara, Scott A Lear, Susan I Barr, Oscar Benavente, Charlie H Goldsmith, Noah D Silverberg, Jennifer Yao, Janice J Eng
Rationale Recurrent stroke is prevalent and associated with high mortality rates, disability, and social and economic costs. Adequate management of risk factors may reduce recurrent stroke; however, many stroke survivors have poor control of risk factors. We have developed a theoretically sound and evidence-based lifestyle modification program called the Stroke Coach, a telephone-based self-management program to improve control of risk factors. Hypothesis Individuals who participate in Stroke Coach will achieve more lifestyle improvements than individuals in an attention controlled Memory Training Program...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859581/telehealth-delivery-of-mental-health-services-an-analysis-of-private-insurance-claims-data-in-the-united-states
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Fernando A Wilson, Sankeerth Rampa, Kate E Trout, Jim P Stimpson
OBJECTIVE: This study characterizes telehealth claims for mental health and substance abuse (MH/SA) services by using national private claims data. METHODS: Telehealth-related mental health service claims were identified with private claims data from 2009 to 2013. These data-provided by the Health Care Cost Institute-included claims from Aetna, Humana, and UnitedHealth for more than 50 million individuals per year. RESULTS: In 2009-2013, there were 13,480 MH/SA telehealth provider claims out of 3,986,159 claims, with the majority of telehealth claims submitted by psychiatrists...
September 1, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814128/effects-of-telemonitoring-on-glycaemic-control-and-healthcare-costs-in-type-2-diabetes-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Robin Warren, Karen Carlisle, Gabor Mihala, Paul A Scuffham
Introduction This study examined the effect of a telehealth intervention on the control of type 2 diabetes and subsequent potential cost-savings to the health system. Methods This prospective randomised controlled trial randomised adults with type 2 diabetes to the intervention (diabetes program) or control (usual care) arm. Key eligibility criteria included an HbA1c level of at least 58 mmol/mol (7.5%) without severe or unstable comorbidities. All participants continued their usual healthcare, but participants in the intervention arm received additional diabetes care from a diabetes care coordinator via a home monitor that captured clinical measures...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802377/an-innovative-approach-to-improve-ear-nose-and-throat-surgical-access-for-remote-living-cape-york-indigenous-children
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Susan P Jacups, Denise Newman, Deborah Dean, Ann Richards, Kate M McConnon
INTRODUCTION: On a background of high rates of severe otitis media (OM) with associated hearing loss, children from the Torres Strait and Cape York region requiring ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery, faced waiting times exceeding three years. After numerous clinical safety incidents were raised, indicating a failure of the current system to deliver appropriate care, the governing Hospital and Health service opted to deliver surgical care through an alternate process. ENT surgeries were performed on 16 consented children from two remote locations via the private health care system, funded by a health provider partnership...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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/28767315/factors-affecting-the-acceptance-of-telehealth-services-by-heart-failure-patients-an-integrative-review
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Kyungmi Woo, Dawn Dowding
BACKGROUND: While telehealth has been shown to improve heart failure patients' health outcomes, patients' acceptance of telehealth at the point of referral is reported to be low. Little is known about the factors related to patients' initial acceptance or refusal of telehealth services. The aim of this review was to synthesize evidence on the factors affecting heart failure patients' decision making to accept telehealth services in a home setting. METHODS: An integrative literature review was conducted...
August 1, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
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