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Telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient's health. Electronic communication means the use of interactive telecommunications equipment that includes, at a minimum, audio and video equipment permitting two-way, real time interactive communication between the patient, and the physician or practitioner at the distant site. Telemedicine is viewed as a cost-effective alternative to the more traditional face-to-face way of providing medical care (e.g., face-to-face consultations or examinations between provider and patient).
Improving innovation uptake in the NHS

Improving innovation uptake in the NHS

I think innovation is one of those rather slippery terms that means different things to different people. First of all, I would make a distinction between innovations that are essentially about a new, physical product and innovations that are more to do with services or processes. [More]
Research shows how machine-learning models can interpret echocardiographic images and enable HCM diagnosis

Research shows how machine-learning models can interpret echocardiographic images and enable HCM diagnosis

Computer algorithms can automatically interpret echocardiographic images and distinguish between pathological hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and physiological changes in athletes' hearts, according to research from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, published online yesterday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. [More]
Newborn telemedicine consultations can positively impact patient care, study shows

Newborn telemedicine consultations can positively impact patient care, study shows

Approximately 10 percent of newborns require help breathing after birth, and 1 in 1,000 newborns require more intensive resuscitation measures. [More]
Tele-nephrology program helps provide much-needed kidney care to patients in rural hospitals

Tele-nephrology program helps provide much-needed kidney care to patients in rural hospitals

Although dialysis rates are similar in urban and rural areas, most remote rural counties in the United States lack in-county dialysis facilities. [More]
RDT to preview innovative Tempus ALS defibrillator monitor at MEDICA 2016

RDT to preview innovative Tempus ALS defibrillator monitor at MEDICA 2016

RDT, a leading provider of pre-hospital care solutions, will be previewing its Tempus ALS™ defibrillator monitor at MEDICA 2016. [More]
Texans and GE team up with Houston Methodist to fund pilot project on concussion care

Texans and GE team up with Houston Methodist to fund pilot project on concussion care

The Houston Texans and GE are collaborating with the Houston Methodist Concussion Center to fund a two-year pilot project to bring specialized concussion care via telemedicine to athletes in rural areas. [More]

Aerotel to introduce high-resolution, single-lead ECG device at MEDICA 2016

Aerotel Medical Systems, a leading global vendor of advanced remote patient monitoring solutions, will introduce its HeartOne V, a state-of-the-art, single-lead, handheld ECG device at MEDICA 2016, which will take place November 14-17, 2016 in Dusseldorf, Germany. [More]
Zipnosis to launch virtual care service lines to prevent spread of germs during cold and flu season

Zipnosis to launch virtual care service lines to prevent spread of germs during cold and flu season

Zipnosis is getting the word out about an incredibly effective means of avoiding the spread of germs this cold and flu season: Use virtual care. [More]
Novel telemedicine speech therapy could improve dementia patient’s ability to recall words

Novel telemedicine speech therapy could improve dementia patient’s ability to recall words

A novel telemedicine speech therapy program for people with language problems due to dementia significantly improved their ability to recall words they had "lost," reports a new Northwestern Medicine study [More]
Fraunhofer FIT develops telemedicine portal for monitoring and advising type 2 diabetes patients

Fraunhofer FIT develops telemedicine portal for monitoring and advising type 2 diabetes patients

At Medica 2016, SYMILA, the Fraunhofer Application Center at Hamm, will demo a telemedicine Internet portal for diabetics, which was implemented on behalf of DITG - Deutsches Institut für Telemedizin und Gesundheitsförderung. [More]
Urgent Matters announces recipients of Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award

Urgent Matters announces recipients of Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award

Urgent Matters, Philips Blue Jay Consulting, and Schumacher Clinical Partners are pleased to announce the winners of the Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award, a competition to foster innovation in emergency departments nationwide. [More]
Psychology plays integral role in diabetes management

Psychology plays integral role in diabetes management

Individuals and families affected by diabetes must navigate a complex mix of medical, behavioral and social changes in which psychology plays an integral role, according to the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association. [More]
Telemedicine can be effective in treating kids with asthma who live long distances from hospital

Telemedicine can be effective in treating kids with asthma who live long distances from hospital

Allergists are the best-trained medical specialists to treat asthma, but not everyone lives close to an allergist. Children who live hundreds of miles from the nearest allergist may not be receiving the best and most cost-effective care. [More]
Study examines perspectives linked to family-centered ICU rounds

Study examines perspectives linked to family-centered ICU rounds

Families are increasingly welcome in intensive care units (ICUs), including as active participants in discussions with physicians and nurses during daily bedside rounds. [More]
Telemedicine could be more convenient to provide monitoring for diabetic eye care

Telemedicine could be more convenient to provide monitoring for diabetic eye care

Electronic eye exams could become popular in the U.S. among patients who see them as an easy way to visit the eye doctor. [More]
Study highlights more barriers to breast reconstruction than previously thought

Study highlights more barriers to breast reconstruction than previously thought

Women were less likely to have breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy if they had Medicaid or Medicare rather than private insurance or if they lived 10 or more miles from a plastic surgeon's office, a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center study has found. [More]
UVA receives grant to combat opioid epidemic in Southwest Virginia

UVA receives grant to combat opioid epidemic in Southwest Virginia

A federal grant to the University of Virginia Health System will help battle the opioid epidemic in Southwest Virginia by expanding access to specialized care through telehealth. [More]

Researchers develop conceptual model to improve acute care delivery and outcomes

Researchers at the George Washington University created a conceptual model for episodes of acute, unscheduled care - care that can be delivered in a variety of settings from emergency departments to doctors' offices, from urgent care centers to telemedicine. [More]
Bringing healthcare home: an interview with Dr Andrew Lin

Bringing healthcare home: an interview with Dr Andrew Lin

The goal of CliniCloud is to bring healthcare home. For us, what that means is a patient-centered and patient-modeled healthcare system, where we focus on the fact that consumers want access to healthcare and to a doctor. We're building an ecosystem around the tools and the software to really enable that to happen as conveniently and as affordably as possible. [More]
Tablet-based system allows physicians to diagnose stroke patients in pre-hospital setting

Tablet-based system allows physicians to diagnose stroke patients in pre-hospital setting

A clinical trial testing mobile videoconferencing as a means for physicians to diagnose stroke patients while they're being transported to the hospital has found that a tablet-based system produced diagnoses highly correlating with a bedside assessment -- a finding that could have important implications for the early treatment of stroke and for preventing the disability it causes. [More]
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