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Mobile & Telehealth

 

Researchers from the Wisconsin Institute of Surgical Outcomes Research found a smartphone app to be a potential tool in detecting surgical site infections (SSI) and preventing additional hospital admissions. Findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Telemonitoring can help manage patients with heart failure, but evaluating its true impact can be difficult. In response, researchers examined previous studies to establish criteria, which were divided into six classes: dimensions: clinical, economic, user perspective, educational, organizational, and technical. Findings were published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

A psychoeducational tool identifies patients at risk for an opioid overdose but fails to motivate them to change their behavior. Findings are published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.

A telehealth-based weight loss program utilizing a health coach through video conferencing could result in loss of over 5 percent of initial body weight in six months. Findings are published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare.

Communication between patient and physician is the foundation in building a close relationship—and cell phones have become the favored tool in clinical communication, according to a study published in European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare.

 

Recent Headlines

Basu moves from White House to vRad Teleradiology firm Virtual Radiologic (vRad) has named Pat Basu, MD, MBA, chief medical officer. He has just completed a one-year term in President Barack Obamas administration serving as a White House Fellow, a program for national leadership and public service.
UTHealth goes mobile for behavioral sciences research In an effort to increase cancer prevention education in the Hispanic population, researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will use mobile technology to provide information that encourages nutritious eating and physical activity.
The AMDIS Connection: Mobile Technologies Deliver What Doctor's Need Mobile healthcare is a trendy discussion on the internet and at conferences these days. But, what are we really talking about?
Mobile app helps manage diabetes An interactive mobile phone app called DiabetesIQ, released this week, challenges people to test their knowledge of diabetes and compete with one another as they learn about the complexities of the disease, which affects more than 25 million Americans.
Remote monitoring market to grow 25% annually, tele-ICU to blossom Healthcare market research firm Kalorama has reported a $7.1 billion market for remote patient monitoring in 2010 in the U.S., and expects an annual 25.4 percent growth rate, reaching $22.2 billion by 2015.
Report: Relaxed hospital wireless policies fuel devices growth Hospitals have made some adjustments to their policies regarding the use of wireless devices, creating an atmosphere for increased use of these systems, according to Kalorama Information.
FDA mobile apps workshop: When is a car a medical device accessory?
How and when should the FDA regulate mobile medical apps that act as accessories to medical devices? When should it not regulate them at all? Those questions were taken up in a midday panel discussion on day one of FDAs Sept. 12 and 13 workshop on its draft guidance for mobile medical device applications.
AT&T names Nayyar as first CMIO AT&T has appointed Geeta Nayyar, MD, MBA, as its first CMIO, where she will guide AT&Ts ForHealth strategy for evidence-based medicine, outcomes, disease management and wellness.
athenahealth releases new physician dashboard athenahealth, a Watertown, Mass.-based developer of cloud-based practice management, EHR and care coordination services to medical groups, launched an online dashboard to provide insight into a physicians performance in achieving the meaningful use criteria.
Native iPad app powers cloud-based speech recognition Nuance Communications and MedMaster Mobile have released the MedMaster Mobility iPad application through Nuance Healthcares medical speech recognition.

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