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Examining social media could allow researchers an avenue to down the nation. Researchers have developed an online interactive platform that measures the “caloric content” of the nation’s social media posts, revealing eating habits by state.

Communication is key in high quality care—and what could be easier than sending an email? A study, published in Journal of Medical Internet Research, examines patient interest in receiving email communications from healthcare providers.

Having the support of others can be the difference between success and failure. A researcher from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim analyzed messages of support on an online weight-loss forum to see if they affected users.

A cesarean delivery takes a toll on the mother, leaving her to recover for days in a hospital, but an app may help hasten recovery. A recent study, presented at American Society of Anesthesiologists Practice Management's 2017 meeting, shows that smartphone apps can get a mother home early, improving patient outcomes and reducing costs.

Banner Health and Royal Philips have released results of a pilot study on utilizing telehealth to better care for patients with chronic diseases while reducing costs and trips to the hospital.

 

Recent Headlines

VIGILINT, Cleveland Clinic develop telehealth for global travelers

Traveling around the globe comes with a multitude of risks, remaining healthy and unharmed being at the top of the list. VIGILINT and Cleveland Clinic have partnered together to address this concern by developing the Global MedAssist Program (GMAP) telehealth program to worldwide travelers in the case they need medical attention.

Social media mentions: You are what... you tweet?

Examining social media could allow researchers an avenue to down the nation. Researchers have developed an online interactive platform that measures the “caloric content” of the nation’s social media posts, revealing eating habits by state.

Bedside interpreter gives patients a voice

Effective communication is a pillar of achieving the best healthcare. With the large array of languages spoken in the United States, English can be a struggle. Healthcare providers are looking for an easier, more effective way to reach patients in their primary tongue.

You’ve sent mail: Do your patients listen?

Communication is key in high quality care—and what could be easier than sending an email? A study, published in Journal of Medical Internet Research, examines patient interest in receiving email communications from healthcare providers.

Pediatric telehealth matches in-person visits in effectiveness

Visiting the pediatrician without a fussy child can be blessing for many parents. But are remote sessions with a physician as effective as in-person visits? A recent study focused on TytoCare, a handheld mobile telehealth device, found remote visits are equivalent to in-office appointments.

Online support encourages weight loss

Having the support of others can be the difference between success and failure. A researcher from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim analyzed messages of support on an online weight-loss forum to see if they affected users.

Telehealth gives at-home patients their own doctors office

New York's Northwell Health Home Care Network has announced its partnership with New Jersey-based Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) to offer an extensive telehealth platform to its home-care patients.

Vlogging brings patients, clinicians together

According to Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research Investigator Joy L. Lee, PhD, clinicians should be using YouTube to interact with patients, who can post vlogs—video blogs—as part of an online journaling program.

CareSpeak, Molina raise medication adherence with texting

Molina Healthcare and CareSpeak Communications launched a text messaging platform to remind patients to take their medication. 

ATA releases draft guidelines on telestroke, telehealth, telemental health

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) is requesting feedback for the recently posted drafts of practice guidelines for telestroke, pediatric telehealth and child and adolescent telemental health.

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