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Mobile & Telehealth

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a remote feature allowing programming sessions given through telehealth platforms to patients who have had at least six months of experience with their cochlear implant sound processor.

Researchers from Brigham Young University have found mental health mobile applications to be feasible self-help tools for improving mental or emotional health, according to a study published in JMIR mHealth.

A multiplayer mobile game that puts physically impaired patients with able-bodied individuals has shown to improve rehabilitation, according to a study published in the Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.

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.

 

Recent Headlines

Urban Telehealth: Ready to Fly? Despite promising results from pilot programs among underserved populations in urban areas, telehealth hasnt taken off. The barriers arent always technical: for example, telehealth has been something of a regulatory afterthought until quite recently. What will it take to get from promising pilot programs to widespread use?
eMix debuts reporting tool eMix has added EMRconnect, a tool for formatting and sending medical reports among healthcare providers, to its cloud-based platform.
Verizon, MEDfx pilot document-sharing program Verizon and MEDfx have implemented a pilot program to convert paper records to a digital format and share them with other authorized providers.
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.

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