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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810958/multispecialty-synchronous-telehealth-utilization-and-patient-satisfaction-within-regional-health-command-europe-a-readiness-and-recapture-system-for-health
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Kirk H Waibel, Steven M Cain, Todd E Hall, Ronald S Keen
BACKGROUND: Telehealth implementation within the Military Healthcare System continues to advance toward the goal of a mature regional health platform; however, specialty-specific usage or patient satisfaction regarding synchronous or "real-time" telehealth at the regional military hospital level has not been described. METHODS: A retrospective review of synchronous telehealth encounters and patient satisfaction surveys from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) specialty clinics engaging in synchronous telehealth to regional Army Health Clinics (AHCs) during 2015 was conducted...
July 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805545/rural-family-physicians-are-twice-as-likely-to-use-telehealth-as-urban-family-physicians
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Anuradha Jetty, Miranda A Moore, Megan Coffman, Stephen Petterson, Andrew Bazemore
BACKGROUND: Telehealth has the potential to reduce health inequities and improve health outcomes among rural populations through increased access to physicians, specialists, and reduced travel time for patients. INTRODUCTION: Although rural telehealth services have expanded in several specialized areas, little is known about the attitudes, beliefs, and uptake of telehealth use in rural American primary care. This study characterizes the differences between rural and urban family physicians (FPs), their perceptions of telehealth use, and barriers to further adoption...
August 14, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805410/american-akicita-indigenous-american-warriors-and-military-service
#3
J Douglas McDonald
Indigenous Americans (i.e., Native/American Indians, AK natives, Pacific Islanders) have consistently volunteered for military service at greater rates than any other ethnic group, including the majority culture, since the early days of the country. This article is an introduction to the special section which includes a number of outstanding papers that provide an innovative and compelling effort to overcome the challenges of casualties from war and render effective and culturally informed care. These manuscripts describe culturally appropriate considerations of suicide (O'Keefe), family involvement and access to care (Whealin), and telehealth for treatment of rural Native veterans (Goss)...
August 2017: Psychological Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802377/an-innovative-approach-to-improve-ear-nose-and-throat-surgical-access-for-remote-living-cape-york-indigenous-children
#4
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/28801943/utilizing-telehealth-to-deliver-family-based-treatment-for-adolescent-anorexia-nervosa
#5
Kristen E Anderson, Catherine E Byrne, Ross D Crosby, Daniel Le Grange
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility and preliminary effect size on the main outcome measure (weight gain) of family-based treatment (FBT) for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN) and their families delivered via a Telehealth platform (i.e., an HIPAA compliant videoconferencing format). METHOD: Ten adolescents, mean age of 16.08 years (SD = 1.99), meeting DSM-5 criteria for AN or atypical AN, were enrolled in the study and offered FBT via a Telehealth platform...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777764/a-case-study-detailing-key-considerations-for-implementing-a-telehealth-approach-to-office-ergonomics
#6
Catherine L W Smallman, Linda L Miller, David M Antle
Telehealth approaches to delivering ergonomics assessment hold great potential to improve service delivery in rural and remote settings. This case study describes a telehealth-based ergonomics service delivery process, and compares in-person and telehealth-based ergonomics approaches at an Alberta-based non-profit advocacy group. This project demonstrates that telehealth approaches to ergonomics do not lead to significantly different scoring outcomes for assessment of ergonomics issues, when compared to in-person assessments...
August 1, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775188/telehealth-and-patient-satisfaction-a-systematic-review-and-narrative-analysis
#7
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/28774200/clinical-effectiveness-of-self-management-interventions-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-an-overview-of-reviews
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Linda A Murphy, Patricia Harrington, Stephanie Jc Taylor, Conor Teljeur, Susan M Smith, Hilary Pinnock, Máirín Ryan
Self-management (SM) is defined as the provision of interventions to increase patients' skills and confidence, empowering the individual to take an active part in their disease management. There is uncertainty regarding the optimal format and the short- and long-term benefits of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) SM interventions in adults. Therefore, a high-quality overview of reviews was updated to examine their clinical effectiveness. Sixteen reviews were identified, interventions were broadly classified as education or action plans, complex interventions with an SM focus, pulmonary rehabilitation (PR), telehealth and outreach nursing...
August 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771752/nursing-professionals-experiences-of-the-facilitators-and-barriers-to-the-use-of-telehealth-applications-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-studies
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Marita Koivunen, Kaija Saranto
The aim of the study was to synthesise the best available research evidence on nursing professionals' experiences of the facilitators and barriers to the use of online telehealth services in nursing practice. Telehealth is used to deliver healthcare services and health-related information by means of information and communication technology (ICT). The systematic review of qualitative studies was conducted using thematic synthesis of previous studies. International electronic databases PubMed, CINAHL, Eric, Web of Science/Web of Knowledge and Scopus, and Finnish databases Medic and Ohtanen were searched in spring 2013...
August 3, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
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
#11
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756266/a-telehealth-protocol-to-prevent-readmission-among-high-risk-patients-with-congestive-heart-failure
#12
Daniel Rosen, Janice D McCall, Brian A Primack
BACKGROUND: Congestive heart failure is the leading cause of hospital readmissions. We aimed to assess adherence to and effectiveness of a telehealth protocol designed to prevent hospital admissions for congestive heart failure. METHODS: We recruited a random sample of 50 patients with congestive heart failure (mean age 61) from a managed care organization. We developed a telehealth platform allowing for daily, real-time reporting of health status and video conferencing...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745154/using-telehealth-in-the-management-of-hypertension
#13
Charlotte Elizabeth Harrison, Karen Wild
Telehealth is a recent concept in hypertension management, and involves using electronic technology to monitor patients' vital signs, such as blood pressure, in their homes. This article presents the findings of a literature review that explored the issues associated with implementing telehealth in the primary care setting. It outlines the challenges associated with telehealth, as well as the potential benefits in terms of improving hypertension management. Aim To explore the usefulness of, and evidence for, telehealth in the management of hypertension in the primary care setting...
July 26, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739654/operating-procedures-for-pediatric-telehealth
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July 24, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736733/a-model-for-mhealth-skills-training-for-clinicians-meeting-the-future-now
#15
Donna J Slovensky, Donna M Malvey, Alexis R Neigel
We describe the current state of mHealth skills acquisition, education, and training available to clinical professionals in educational programs. We discuss how telemedicine experienced exponential growth due in large part to the ubiquity of the mobile phone. An outcome of this unprecedented growth has been the emergence of the need for technology skills training programs for clinicians that address extant curricula gaps. We propose a model to guide the development of future training programs that incorporate effective training strategies across five domains: (I) digital communication skills; (II) technology literacy and usage skills; (III) deploying telehealth products and services; (VI) regulatory and compliance issues; and (V) telehealth business case...
2017: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736731/a-mixed-methods-systematic-review-of-success-factors-of-mhealth-and-telehealth-for-maternal-health-in-sub-saharan-africa
#16
REVIEW
Mohamed Ali Ag Ahmed, Marie-Pierre Gagnon, Louise Hamelin-Brabant, Gisele Irène Claudine Mbemba, Hassane Alami
Access to health care is still limited for many women in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), while it remains an important determinant of maternal mortality and morbidity. Information and communication technologies (ICTs), such as mhealth and telehealth, can help to facilitate this access by acting on the various obstacles encountered by women, be they socio-cultural, economic, geographical or organizational. However, various factors contribute to the success of mhealth and telehealth implementation and use, and must be considered for these technologies to go beyond the pilot project stage...
2017: MHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729237/development-and-use-of-health-related-technologies-in-indigenous-communities-critical-review
#17
Louise Jones, Kristen Jacklin, Megan E O'Connell
BACKGROUND: Older Indigenous adults encounter multiple challenges as their age intersects with health inequities. Research suggests that a majority of older Indigenous adults prefer to age in place, and they will need culturally safe assistive technologies to do so. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this critical review was to examine literature concerning use, adaptation, and development of assistive technologies for health purposes by Indigenous peoples. METHODS: Working within Indigenous research methodologies and from a decolonizing approach, searches of peer-reviewed academic and gray literature dated to February 2016 were conducted using keywords related to assistive technology and Indigenous peoples...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728502/using-survey-methods-in-telehealth-research-a-practical-guide
#18
Danette Langbecker, Liam J Caffery, Nicole Gillespie, Anthony C Smith
Surveys are a common method for assessing patient and clinician perceptions, attitudes and outcomes of telehealth. However, inadequacies in both the conduct and reporting of survey studies are common in telehealth research. This article provides clinicians and researchers with practical guidance on the appropriate selection, use and reporting of survey tools for telehealth research. We identify common survey outcomes and instruments used in telehealth research, and methods to assess the validity and psychometric properties of survey tools...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725859/is-telehealth-right-for-your-practice-and-your-patients-with-asthma
#19
Wendy Brown, Tara Schmitz, David M Scott, Daniel Friesner
INTRODUCTION: Telehealth services are becoming increasingly used to provide care to patients living in rural areas. Little is known about the patient satisfaction with the provision of these services. METHODS: A prospective cohort pilot study was developed to evaluate the use of telehealth for the delivery of asthma education services in the rural, medically underserved community of Oakes, North Dakota. A certified asthma educator used real-time, audio-visual telehealth technology to meet with patients the local community pharmacy...
March 2017: Journal of patient experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725850/how-can-home-care-patients-and-their-caregivers-better-manage-fall-risks-by-leveraging-information-technology
#20
Dari Alhuwail, Güneş Koru, Eun-Shim Nahm
OBJECTIVES: From the perspectives of home care patients and caregivers, this study aimed to (a) identify the challenges for better fall-risk management during home care episodes and (b) explore the opportunities for them to leverage health information technology (IT) solutions to improve fall-risk management during home care episodes. METHODS: Twelve in-depth semistructured interviews with the patients and caregivers were conducted within a descriptive single case study design in 1 home health agency (HHA) in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States...
December 2016: Journal of patient experience
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