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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).
Does simulated based training bring better value healthcare? An interview with Prof Sir Muir Gray, Former Chief Knowledge Officer of the NHS

Does simulated based training bring better value healthcare? An interview with Prof Sir Muir Gray, Former Chief Knowledge Officer of the NHS

We have to think of the world that we are leaving, the world we are moving into. The last fifty years in healthcare, have seen the advent of hip replacement, cardiac bypass, systematic reviews. But at the end of fifty years, every country is facing five problems. [More]
Telemedicine market in the U.S. estimated to cross $ 13 billion by 2021

Telemedicine market in the U.S. estimated to cross $ 13 billion by 2021

According to Pharmaion report, "United States Telemedicine Market Opportunities, 2011 - 2021", the telemedicine market in the United States is projected to cross $ 13 billion by 2021. Growth in the market is anticipated on account of increasing healthcare costs, growing aging population, and rising incidence of chronic diseases. [More]
Wake Forest Baptist scientists prove feasibility of printing living tissue structures for surgical implantation

Wake Forest Baptist scientists prove feasibility of printing living tissue structures for surgical implantation

Using a sophisticated, custom-designed 3D printer, regenerative medicine scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have proved that it is feasible to print living tissue structures to replace injured or diseased tissue in patients. [More]
LifeWatch's wireless, patch-based vital signs monitoring system receives FDA clearance

LifeWatch's wireless, patch-based vital signs monitoring system receives FDA clearance

LifeWatch AG, a leading developer and provider of medical solutions and remote diagnostic monitoring services in the digital health market, is pleased to announce that it has received FDA clearance for its continuous Vital Signs Monitoring Service. [More]
AASM officially launches new telemedicine system to increase patient access to sleep medicine

AASM officially launches new telemedicine system to increase patient access to sleep medicine

Today the American Academy of Sleep Medicine officially launched AASM Sleep, a new state-of-the-art telemedicine platform that will dramatically increase patient access to the expertise of board-certified sleep medicine physicians and accredited sleep centers. [More]
Artificial pancreas moves closer to becoming a reality

Artificial pancreas moves closer to becoming a reality

As the accuracy, reliability, adoption, and successful use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) continue to increase, the ultimate goal of combining CGM with an insulin pump and sophisticated algorithms for automating the control and suspension of insulin infusion--known as the "artificial pancreas"--moves closer to becoming a reality. [More]
AliveCor Mobile ECG to be integrated into LifeWatch's remote cardiac monitoring service

AliveCor Mobile ECG to be integrated into LifeWatch's remote cardiac monitoring service

AliveCor, Inc., the leader in FDA-cleared ECG technology for mobile devices, announced today a strategic partnership with LifeWatch AG, a leading developer of medical solutions and remote diagnostic monitoring services to the digital health market. [More]
Failure to accurately assess optic nerve drives IIH overdiagnosis

Failure to accurately assess optic nerve drives IIH overdiagnosis

Researchers put overdiagnosis of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) down to inaccurate ophthalmoscopic examination in headache patients and wrongly suspecting the condition in young obese women with headaches. [More]
UVA-developed artificial pancreas system to undergo final testing in two clinical trials

UVA-developed artificial pancreas system to undergo final testing in two clinical trials

A device developed by University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers to automatically monitor and regulate blood-sugar levels in people with type 1 diabetes will undergo final testing in two clinical trials beginning in early 2016. [More]
Tele-ICU systems provide nurses opportunity to improve patient care

Tele-ICU systems provide nurses opportunity to improve patient care

Telemedicine is changing the way patient care is provided in a growing number of intensive care units (ICUs) across the country, and tele-ICU nurses - who see its impact firsthand - say it provides an opportunity to improve care, according to results of a national survey published in the American Journal of Critical Care. [More]
BIDMC, Pan American Health Organization partner to advance eHealth in Latin America, Caribbean

BIDMC, Pan American Health Organization partner to advance eHealth in Latin America, Caribbean

The Division of Clinical Informatics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / World Health Organization have signed a framework agreement to collaborate in supporting the advancement of eHealth in Latin America and the Caribbean. BIDMC efforts will be led by Director of Global Health Informatics Yuri Quintana, PhD. [More]
UT Southwestern study to evaluate new protocols designed to treat stroke patients using telemedicine

UT Southwestern study to evaluate new protocols designed to treat stroke patients using telemedicine

A UT Southwestern Medical Center study to evaluate nursing protocols designed to better triage and treat stroke patients using telemedicine will be the first study using a new consortium of medical centers. [More]
UC San Diego's Comprehensive Stroke Center receives Gold Plus Award

UC San Diego's Comprehensive Stroke Center receives Gold Plus Award

When someone experiences a major stroke, almost two million nerve cells in the brain die each minute, emphasizing the need for rapid treatment. Stroke patients who receive life-saving interventions more quickly have a higher chance of recovery. A recent data analysis showed the Comprehensive Stroke Center at UC San Diego Medical Center exceeded national average treatment times, and as a result, has received a "Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award" from The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. [More]
Telemedicine brings prehospital thrombolysis closer

Telemedicine brings prehospital thrombolysis closer

Telemedicine allows prehospital stroke assessment and thrombolysis without the need for a neurologist at the scene, a study shows. [More]
Patients and providers satisfied with video-based health care, shows study

Patients and providers satisfied with video-based health care, shows study

More than 50 million Americans live in rural areas, and many have limited access to health care. For someone living far from an urban area, local specialty care for complex health issues is difficult, if not impossible, to obtain. For years, telemedicine programs across the country have connected rural patients to specialists in urban settings. Now, a study by University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers shows that patients and providers alike are satisfied with video-based health care. [More]
International telepathology consultations can improve patient care in China, study finds

International telepathology consultations can improve patient care in China, study finds

International telepathology consultations can significantly improve patient care, according to a new study by UPMC and KingMed Diagnostics researchers. Their review of more than 1,500 pathology cases submitted electronically to UPMC over three years found that consultation with UPMC pathologists resulted in significantly altered treatment plans for more than half of the cases in which a patient's primary diagnosis had been provided from referring hospitals in China. [More]

DaVincian Healthcare forms strategic partnerships to improve patient outcomes in rural and remote areas

DaVincian Healthcare, a leading innovator in the mobile health and wellness industry, today announced strategic partnerships with social welfare and global technology companies to help remotely connect healthcare providers with patients in need, particularly those in rural and remote areas of the world. [More]
CWRU awarded two NIH grants to create pathology image informatics platform

CWRU awarded two NIH grants to create pathology image informatics platform

Case Western Reserve University researchers have been awarded two grants totaling $3.16 million from the National Institutes of Health to create analytic software for managing, annotating, sharing and analyzing digital pathology imaging data. [More]
Dusseldorf will be the meeting point for MEDICA and COMPAMED this week

Dusseldorf will be the meeting point for MEDICA and COMPAMED this week

In the coming week, from 16 to 19 November 2015, Düsseldorf will again become the central meeting point of the international health business. Then, for the first time on the new set of dates from Monday to Thursday (previously: Wednesday to Saturday), the world’s largest medical trade fair, MEDICA, and the international leading supplier specialist trade fair, COMPAMED taking place at the same time, are going to start. [More]
Loyola Medicine, Palos Community Hospital jointly launch innovative telemedicine program

Loyola Medicine, Palos Community Hospital jointly launch innovative telemedicine program

Loyola Medicine and Palos Community Hospital launched today an innovative telemedicine program that enables specialists from Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood to assist Palos physicians in diagnosing and treating strokes in patients at Palos Community. [More]
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