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Mobile & Telehealth

 

According to a study conducted by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and published in JAMA Dermatology, parents that send high-quality photos from a smartphone camera of their child’s skin condition to dermatologists could skip the office visits and receive treatment through telehealth.

A mobile application assisting patients with macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy in testing their vision is just as accurate in providing results as in-person office visits, according to a study presented at the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Researchers from China have developed an online consultation tool accessed through a mobile app that could improve patient-provider relationships, improve self-care for chronic disease patients and lower costs for rheumatic disease patients, according to findings presented at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

Individuals struggling with opioid addiction meet their greatest challenge when returning home, where relapse rates are between 40 to 60 percent. In an attempt to slow the opioid epidemic, mental health and substance abuse professionals have utilized teleconsulting to deliver support to patients and families.

Tracking a child’s development is important in ensuring one meets age-related milestones. To make this easier for parents, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a millstone app for parents.

 

Recent Headlines

mHealth: What happened in IS?
Mobile devices have played a part in quality improvement at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH), a healthcare organization serving 1.2 million people across Eastern Ontario. Using these devices is part of TOHs strategy to put best practices to work, regardless of where they originate, to help clinicians improve care, said Dale Potter, senior vice president and CIO at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) at last weeks mHealth Initiative Conference in Chicago.
Iron Media's VoIP system debuts in clinical settings Iron Media has released its MD-oriented voice-over-IP (VoIP) system for connecting medical professionals, patients and families via video, voice and chat capabilities.
Study: Telemedicine can help when disaster strikes Voice and data linkages in a telemedicine system permit services to be provided remotely, potentially increasing both the speed and the capacity of medical response and making it available when and where it is needed. Thus, in a disaster situation, a regional telemedicine hub that links a central command center with a network of clinical experts may expedite disaster response and improve patient outcomes, according to a study in the Journal of Medical Systems.
Florida health system selects eClinicalWorks BayCare Health System, a community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area, will provide eClinicalWorks EHR technology to its approximately 3,000 physicians.
HIMSS: Avaya touts mobility, communications, convenience Avaya showcased a trio of communications systems designed to untether staff, streamline patient follow-up and enable clinical collaboration at the annual meeting of the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) held in Orlando Feb. 20 to Feb. 24.
Remotely Monitoring Patients: Pilot Programs Take Off As 4G arrives, smartphone cameras improve and telehealth goes mainstream, a wide range of pilot projects are taking remote patient monitoring over new horizons.
Dell to buy InSite One
Dell is seeking to acquire cloud-based medical archiving leader InSite One to assist healthcare organizations in retaining healthcare data.
DICOM Grid introduces ImageCare DICOM Grid, a provider of a cloud-based platform for medical imaging management, has made available DICOM Grid ImageCare, a cloud computing platform to assist searching, sharing and exchanging medical images using consumer web applications such as Google, Facebook and iTunes.
Elsevier releases clinical reference iPhone app Elsevier has developed an iPhone App for First Consult, an online clinical information resource.
TCS expands care management access with Connectria Medical management software developer TCS Healthcare Technologies has selected Connectria Hosting, a provider of cloud and managed hosting services, to expand TCS customers' options for accessing its care management software applications.

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