Search Tag: telemedicine

What’s it Like to Work in a Tele-ICU?

2015 12 May

National Public Radio visits a tele-ICU in North Carolina in the United States in this blog piece and podcast. While health professionals are on site, care is also provided by nurses and doctors working in the Carolinas Healthcare System tele-ICU, a command centre that monitors ICUs in 10 of the group’s hospitals. Doctors and nurses working at the... Read more

ICU Management

2015 09 Apr

Dr. Theodoros Kyprianou, MD PhD EDIC, is Head of the Department of Intensive Care Medicine at Nicosia General Hospital in Cyprus and Associate Professor, St Georges University of London – Medical Programme at the University of Nicosia Medical School. Dr. Kyprianou is currently Chair of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s Technology Assessment... Read more

Smartphone Tools Promote Sun Safety, Monitor Moles

2015 28 Jan

Two articles published online by JAMA Dermatology address the use of mobile technology applications in skin cancer prevention and skin care. The first reports on the results of two studies of the Solar Cell app for promoting sun safety, while the second discusses how teledermatology can assist patients and physicians in the short-term monitoring... Read more

Changes That May Affect Physicians' Pay in 2015

2014 30 Nov

Several developments are expected in the year 2015 with respect to the income of physicians. While some changes will be troubling, others may garner more positive reactions. Some of the key changes to look out for include: Higher Deductibles.  In 2015, physicians will have to deal with the problem of high deductibles ($1,000 or more). According... Read more

Telehealth Kiosks Connect Patients to Mayo Clinic

2014 06 Oct

Mayo Clinic  is committed to reducing health care expenses and improving access to medical services through a new telemedicine pilot project called Mayo Clinic Health Connection, now available at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin. The Mayo Clinic Health Connection trials a telehealth delivery system to meet patient’s needs through the  HealthSpot®... Read more

Telemedicine To Connect 19 Million By 2018

2014 01 Jul

Approximately three million patients are currently connected to their professional caregivers via devices that remotely monitor health data. By 2018, that figure is expected to increase nearly five-fold, to 19 million patients worldwide. The expansion of mobile health technology will also double its share of total revenues, from one fifth to 40 percent... Read more

Telemedicine Guidelines to Address ICU and Patient Safety

2014 15 May

Telemedicine still surrounded by confusion, industry organisations aim to clarify matters The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the American Telemedicine Association have drafted policies and guidelines aimed at clarifying the confusion which currently surrounds telemedicine. This demonstrates the challenge many healthcare providers... Read more

Partners HealthCare At Home Strengthens Services with Philips

2014 14 Feb

Leading Massachusetts Home Health Provider Aims to Reduce Readmissions and Improve Care Coordination with Philips Hospital to Home program Partners HealthCare At Home has selected Royal Philips support its growing telemonitoring services, providing improved clinical oversight for newly discharged patients and those with chronic conditions, such... Read more

Agfa HealthCare/Worldline Enter Rgional Imaging Agreement with Alsace e-santé

2014 22 Jan

Agreement will deliver a series of shared services to healthcare and radiology facilities across Alsace Agfa HealthCare and Worldline are acting as a consortium to implement an innovative solution for sharing medical images. The SIMRAL project foresees to archive and share more than 1 million imaging exams per year, amongst 53 facilities... Read more

Legal Aspects of Telemedicine

2013 28 Nov

Author Dr. Jan Schillebeeckx Ehealth stakeholder (European Society of Radiology representative) European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG Connect) Key Points Telemedicine is high on the European political agenda; By 2020 telemedicine will be widely... Read more