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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652625/the-opportunity-for-telehealth-to-support-neurological-healthcare
#1
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/29573012/telehealth-based-model-of-care-redesign-to-facilitate-local-fitting-and-management-of-patients-with-a-spinal-fracture-requiring-a-thoracic-lumbar-sacral-orthosis-in-rural-hospitals-in-new-south-wales
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Ryan Gallagher, Michelle Giles, Jane Morison, Judith Henderson
OBJECTIVE: To develop and implement a telehealth-based model of care for spinal fractures requiring management with thoracic lumbar sacral orthoses that eliminates the need for transfer to a metropolitan tertiary referral hospital. DESIGN: Pre-post design observational study evaluating model of care implementation. SETTING: Rural referral hospitals in a large NSW region covering metropolitan, rural and remote hospitals. PARTICIPANTS: Patients presenting with a thoracic or lumbar spine fracture requiring thoracic lumbar sacral orthoses management and rural clinicians caring for them...
March 23, 2018: Australian Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510449/telehealth-applications-for-outpatients-with-neuromuscular-or-musculoskeletal-disorders
#3
REVIEW
Ileana M Howard, Marla S Kaufman
Telehealth describes the provision of medical services remotely through technology, and may enhance patient access to specialty care services. Although teleneurology has expanded widely since the introduction of telestroke in 1999, telehealth services for outpatients with neuromuscular or musculoskeletal disorders are less widespread. In this narrative review, we will describe the current technology, applications, outcomes, and limitations of this dynamically growing field. Evidence for telehealth applications related to neuromuscular diseases, palliative care, specialized multidisciplinary services, and musculoskeletal care are reviewed...
March 6, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507256/telehealth-in-the-elderly-with-chronic-heart-failure-what-is-the-evidence
#4
Robyn A Clark
BACKGROUND: In a series of studies over the past decade we have measured the effectiveness of telehealth for elderly heart failure patients (>70 years) on rehospitalisation, mortality, adherence, satisfaction, cost effectiveness, health related quality of life, age and types of technology. METHODS: Evidence has been derived from a Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis (1 original and 2 updates: 2007-2016), two sub-analysis of this data and a large NHMRC funded multicentre randomised controlled trial (CHAT study 2010)...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504666/a-randomized-trial-using-telehealth-technology-to-link-caregivers-with-dementia-care-experts-for-in-home-caregiving-support-famtechcare-protocol
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Kristine Williams, Diane Blyler, Eric D Vidoni, Clarissa Shaw, JoEllen Wurth, Denise Seabold, Yelena Perkhounkova, Angela Van Sciver
The number of persons with dementia (PWD) in the United States is expected to reach 16 million by 2050. Due to the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, caregivers face challenging in-home care situations that lead to a range of negative health outcomes such as anxiety and depression for the caregivers and nursing home placement for PWD. Supporting Family Caregivers with Technology for Dementia Home Care (FamTechCare) is a multisite randomized controlled trial evaluating the effects of a telehealth intervention on caregiver well-being and PWD behavioral symptoms...
March 5, 2018: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459240/telehealth-for-remote-stroke-management
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REVIEW
Charlotte Zerna, Thomas Jeerakathil, Michael D Hill
Stroke is a leading cause of adult disability and the fourth leading cause of death in Canada. Most strokes are ischemic and functional outcome is highly time-dependent, making fast diagnosis and treatment initiation crucial. This poses a challenge in vast geographical areas where stroke neurology expertise is only available in urban centres. In this article we review the rationale for telestroke networks and their current implementation in Canada. Telestroke networks enable stroke-specific procedures to be performed by less experienced physicians under the guidance of stroke neurology experts...
December 27, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455893/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-for-insomnia-cbt-i-to-treat-depression-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jasmyn E A Cunningham, Colin M Shapiro
INTRODUCTION: Major depressive disorder is one of the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric illnesses, and it has a profound negative impact on an individual's ability to function. Up to 90% of individuals suffering from depression also report sleep and circadian disruptions. If these disruptions are not effectively resolved over the course of treatment, the likelihood of relapse into depression is greatly increased. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) has shown promise in treating these sleep and circadian disturbances associated with depression, and may be effective as a stand-alone treatment for depression...
March 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439942/using-robots-at-home-to-support-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Elizabeth Broadbent, Jeff Garrett, Nicola Jepsen, Vickie Li Ogilvie, Ho Seok Ahn, Hayley Robinson, Kathryn Peri, Ngaire Kerse, Paul Rouse, Avinesh Pillai, Bruce MacDonald
BACKGROUND: Socially assistive robots are being developed for patients to help manage chronic health conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Adherence to medication and availability of rehabilitation are suboptimal in this patient group, which increases the risk of hospitalization. OBJECTIVE: This pilot study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a robot delivering telehealth care to increase adherence to medication and home rehabilitation, improve quality of life, and reduce hospital readmission compared with a standard care control group...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412843/integrated-care-for-older-adults-with-serious-mental-illness-and-medical-comorbidity-evidence-based-models-and-future-research-directions
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REVIEW
Stephen J Bartels, Peter R DiMilia, Karen L Fortuna, John A Naslund
The excess risk of early mortality, medical comorbidity, early institutionalization, and high costs among older adults with serious mental illness necessitates development and dissemination of effective and sustainable integrated care models that simultaneously address mental and physical health needs. This overview highlights current, evidence-based integrated care models, which predominantly adopt the following approaches: (1) psychosocial skills training, (2) integrated illness self-management, and (3) collaborative care and behavioral health homes...
March 2018: Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409325/dermatology-echo-an-innovative-solution-to-address-limited-access-to-dermatology-expertise
#10
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/29401334/financial-and-temporal-advantages-of-virtual-consultation-in-veterans-requiring-specialty-care
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Daniel E Abbott, Ryan A Macke, Jodi Kurtz, Nasia Safdar, Caprice C Greenberg, Sharon M Weber, Corrine I Voils, Deborah A Fisher, James D Maloney
Background: Access to specialty health care in the Veterans Affairs (VA) system continues to be problematic. Given the potential temporal and fiscal benefits of telehealth, the Madison VA developed a virtual consultation (VC) mechanism to expedite diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for Veterans with incidentally discovered pulmonary nodules. Materials and. Methods: VC, a remote encounter between referring provider and thoracic surgeon for incidentally discovered pulmonary nodules, was implemented at the Madison VA between 2009 and 2011...
January 1, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374478/operation-and-challenges-of-home-based-medical-practices-in-the-us-findings-from-six-aggregated-case-studies
#12
Gregory J Norman, Kristann Orton, Amy Wade, Andrea M Morris, Jill C Slaboda
BACKGROUND: Home-based primary care (HBPC) is a multidisciplinary, ongoing care strategy that can provide cost-effective, in-home treatment to meet the needs of the approximately four million homebound, medically complex seniors in the U.S. Because there is no single model of HBPC that can be adopted across all types of health organizations and U.S. geographic regions, we conducted a six-site HBPC practice assessment to better understand different operation structures, common challenges, and approaches to delivering HBPC...
January 27, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369757/telemedicine-in-the-management-of-type-1-diabetes
#13
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/29251655/moving-pulmonary-rehabilitation-into-the-home-a-clinical-review
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Chris Garvey, Jonathan P Singer, Allan Murphy Bruun, Allison Soong, Julia Rigler, Steven Hays
Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is the standard of care for persons with chronic, symptomatic lung disease. The availability of PR is limited, particularly in rural areas. In addition, barriers to PR include the lack of transportation, patient inconvenience, inadequate insurance coverage, and cost. Technology has the potential to overcome several barriers to PR by enhancing the availability and uptake of PR principles through the development of technology-supported, home-based PR programs. For technology-supported, home-based PR, or telehealth PR, to be effective, key components of traditional PR must be present including appropriate individualized exercise prescription, self-management education, outcome measurements, and patient support...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239200/digital-health-and-perioperative-care
#15
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228992/maccabi-proactive-telecare-center-for-chronic-conditions-the-care-of-frail-elderly-patients
#16
Avi Porath, Angela Irony, Avital Segal Borobick, Shuruk Nasser, Ateret Malachi, Naama Fund, Galit Kaufman
BACKGROUND: In 2012, Maccabi Healthcare Services founded Maccabi Telecare Center (MTC), a multi-disciplinary healthcare service providing telemedical care to complex chronic patients. The current paper describes the establishment and operation of the MTC center, from the identification of the need for the service, through the design of its solution elements, to outcomes in several areas of care. We analyze the effects of the program on elderly frail patients, a growing population with complex and costly needs...
December 11, 2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205699/use-of-telehealth-in-the-delivery-of-comprehensive-care-for-patients-with-haemophilia-and-other-inherited-bleeding-disorders
#17
REVIEW
R Kulkarni
Advances in technology such as telemedicine (TM) have made access to cost-effective, quality health care feasible for remote patients. TM is especially well suited for patients with chronic disorders such as haemophilia and related haemostatic disorders that benefit not only from more frequent interaction with care providers at a specialized haemophilia treatment center but also from consultations with other specialists. Telehealth refers to a broader application of TM and includes non-clinical services such as education, provider training, administrative meetings etc...
January 2018: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185535/behavioral-therapy-for-tourette-syndrome-and-chronic-tic-disorders
#18
REVIEW
Odette Fründt, Douglas Woods, Christos Ganos
Purpose of review: To summarize behavioral interventions for the treatment of primary tic disorders. Recent findings: Although tics were attributed to a disordered weak volition, the shift towards neurobiological models of tic disorders also transformed nonpharmacologic treatment practices. Current international guidelines recommend habit reversal training, comprehensive behavioral intervention, and exposure and response prevention as first-line therapies for tics...
April 2017: Neurology. Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179811/economic-modelling-of-telehealth-substitution-of-face-to-face-specialist-outpatient-consultations-for-queensland-correctional-facilities
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Monica Taylor, Liam J Caffery, Paul A Scuffham, Anthony C Smith
Objective The provision of healthcare services to inmates in correctional facilities is costly and resource-intensive. This study aimed to estimate the costs of transporting prisoners from 11 Queensland correctional facilities to the Princess Alexandra Hospital Secure Unit (PAHSU) in Brisbane for non-urgent specialist outpatient consultations and identify the cost consequences that would result from the substitution of face-to-face visits with telehealth consultations. Methods A 12-month retrospective review of patient activity at the PAHSU was conducted to obtain the number of transfers per correctional facility...
November 28, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179664/incorporating-peer-support-during-in-vivo-exposure-to-reverse-dropout-from-prolonged-exposure-therapy-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-clinical-outcomes
#20
Melba A Hernandez-Tejada, Stephanie Hamski, David Sánchez-Carracedo
Objective Prolonged exposure is characterized by reported dropout rates ranging from 25% to 40%. This premature attrition is also observed in other evidence-based treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder. While home-based telehealth delivery of prolonged exposure resolves logistical barriers to care such as travel time and cost, dropout appears unaffected. A previous study on dropouts from prolonged exposure delivered via telehealth found that Veterans, particularly those receiving care via telehealth, reported problems with in vivo exposure and that having a peer to offer support during in vivo exposure assignments might have prevented their attrition from treatment...
July 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
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