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Thandalam Sundararajan Surendran, Rajiv Raman
Over the past decade, there have been rapid strides in progress in the fields of telecommunication and medical imaging. There is growing evidence regarding use of teleophthalmology for screening of diabetic retinopathy. This article highlights some pertinent questions regarding use of telescreening for diabetic retinopathy. It deals with evidence regarding accuracy of diagnosis, patients satisfaction and cost-effectiveness. The American Telemedicine Association have given certain guidelines for teleheath practices for diabetic retinopathy...
March 17, 2014: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
Lisa Sprague
Teleheath, and its subset telemedicine, extend across a range of technologies allowing patients to seek diagnosis, treatment, and other services from clinicians by electronic means. Telephone, videoconferencing, iPads, and apps are all employed. In its most established form, hospitals and medical centers use telehealth to reach patients in underserved rural areas. Proponents of telehealth suggest it can relieve medical workforce shortages; save patients time, money, and travel; reduce unnecessary hospital visits; improve the management of chronic conditions; and improve continuing medical education...
March 10, 2014: Issue Brief
Christian A Otto, Ronald Shemenski, Laura Drudi
The McMurdo Research Station medical facility functions at the level of a rural community hospital emergency department. Telehealth technology has played an increasingly important role in providing intercontinental tertiary healthcare consultations, particularly for assistance with diagnostically challenging cases or cases involving complicated medical management. The role of telehealth in Antarctica is vital given the harsh and remote environment. The following case discusses a real-time tele-ultrasound consultation between the station physician and a patient with pericarditis at the McMurdo Medical Clinic in Antarctica and a team of cardiology consultants at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX...
September 2012: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Kate Sharpe, Mark Elcock, Peter Aitken, Jeremy Furyk
We evaluated the use of telehealth for patients who had suffered a cardiac or respiratory arrest, and were medically coordinated from the Queensland coordination hub at Townsville. We conducted a review of all cardiac or respiratory arrest cases where teleheath had been used prior to aeromedical retrieval. The doctors involved in the cases completed an evaluation form about the use of telehealth during the resuscitation. During the 12-month study period 6460 patients were medically coordinated from Townsville...
July 2012: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Kathryn Dansky, Joseph Vasey
The aim of this study was to determine whether using a teleheath system after discharge from formal home health services would improve clinical outcomes and self-management behaviors. Patients were recruited from 10 home health agencies (HHAs) across the United States. All patients used the Health Buddy telehealth system during formal home health services. Patients were randomly assigned to either the telehealth group or the control group upon discharge from the HHA. Patients in the telehealth group used the Health Buddy for an additional 180 days; patients in the control group received no further telehealth or home health services...
December 2009: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
Mohanraj Karunanithi
In view of the current demographic change in the aging population and its impact on changing the health system towards community care, this review focuses on monitoring technology for elderly patients. In particular, the focus is on wearable monitoring technology and its integration into telehealth systems. In review of the available commercial wearable monitoring technologies, their form factor, sensing methods and application for the purpose of monitoring elderly patients for ongoing care are discussed. At the same time, advances in research regarding how to overcome the limitations of commercial wearable monitoring devices are reviewed...
March 2007: Expert Review of Medical Devices
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