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Telemedicine Helps Eight Year Old Pneumonia Patient Survive

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Imagine being the parent of a young child struggling with pneumonia, in an area far away from hospitals and medical centers specializing in treating sick children. The fear and concern over your child’s health, made worse by the anticipated cost and disruption of moving your child to a hospital a long way from home. Fortunately, for one such family, Telemedicine came to Ryan’s rescue. Ryan was able to stay in the hospital near his home in Coos Bay, Oregon while his local doctors arranged for his examination by specialists at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland through telemedicine. Along with such examinations, Ryan’s Coos Bay doctor and the specialists developed a treatment plan. “We decided to obtain a telemedicine consultation with Doernbecher’s pediatric intensive care specialists. Like Skype on steroids, telemedicine offers ultra-high definition video conferencing. An OHSU PICU doctor can position the robotic camera as needed, zooming in and out to examine a patient in Coos Bay.” With this treatment, Ryan was able to recover, slowly, but miraculously.

Here are a few reasons why Telemedicine is so beneficial to the health and well-being of patients and their families:
1. It improves patient care.
2. It improves patient safety
3. It bolsters staff confidence
4. Families can stay together
5. It saves money and resources

To see more of Ryan’s treatment and recovery process through Telemedicine technology, visit: http://www.ohsu.edu/blogs/96kmiles/2014/04/14/telemedicinesavespneumoniapatient/

6 Tips for Your Healthcare App

Monday, April 14, 2014
With the wide presence of smart-phone technology, healthcare professionals are developing apps to cater more towards their patients. In a recent article, Silicon Valley’s tech company, “Box” and the nation-wide known, “Dignity Health,” teamed up together to create 6 tips for your new healthcare app:

1. Personalize content to the patient: Make your content specific to the patient’s needs and concerns, rather than just generalized information.

2. Remember that the provider is viewed as a trusted source: You as the app developer are trusted by the patient for the content you put out there.

3. Get to the point: Studies show that an app is only engaging for the user for two to five minutes, so make sure you are addressing your main goals right away.

4. Develop the solution with daily workflow in mind: Include patient and provider dashboards when possible. And remember that providers and their staff need to have a good mechanism to deliver and personalize content

5. Align incentives: Allow doctors to be motivated to communicate with their patients by providing incentives.

6. Be clear about who your customer is: Make the app to your customer; i.e. develop the product with your customer in mind.


To read more, visit: http://www.mhealthnews.com/news/6-tips-developing-right-patient-education-app

Patient-centered Care Naturally Moving Towards Telemedicine

Friday, April 11, 2014
Telemedicine will just be a common form of medical practice in years to come. “Father of Telmedicine,” Jay Sanders, M.D., says, “What the present technology affords the physician is an ability to better evaluate their patient in the patient setting, not in the doctor setting. What we have come to learn, in the same way that we universally use our smartphones wherever we are, that this technology not only has a need, but a very clear practical application throughout the socioeconomic, geographic spectrum of our society.” Smartphones and this new healthcare technology will soon be the most common form of medical communication.

Read more: http://www.fiercehealthit.com/story/why-patient-centered-care-will-naturally-move-toward-telemedicine/2014-04-10

Telehealth Arises in South Korea Market

Wednesday, April 09, 2014
South Korea has recently begun to adapt the practice of Telmedicine and Telehealth. On March 24, 2014, the South Korean Cabinet passed a bill, allowing doctors to utilize Telehealth technology to diagnose and treat remote patients. Prior to this, Telehealth practices were illegal. South Korea will implement a six-month Telemedicine pilot program, after which it will enact a bill allowing for Telemedicine and for-profit subsidiaries. Patients with chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, people with disabilities and people living in remote areas will all be prime candidates for Telemedicine services. Patients will be able to consult with doctors, receive diagnoses, and prescriptions for medications without an in-person visit. If the pilot program is successful, the Telemedicine bill would be effective in 2015.

To see the full article and South Korea’s Telehealth program, visit: http://www.mondaq.com/x/305680/Healthcare/Telehealth+Opportunities+Arise+As+South+Korea+Opens+Door+To+Telemedicine

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What is Telemedicine?

Who Benefits from Telemedicine?

Telemedicine or telehealth is the ability to provide remote interactive healthcare services utilizing modern technology and telecommunications. Whether its through a patients laptop, tablet computer or even a smart phone, the promise of todays telemedicine technology is connecting patients and healthcare providers in ways we could not before. The ultimate goal is to make access to healthcare providers and patients easier. Live encrypted high-definition video, voice, instant messaging/chat, medical imaging and remote diagnostics are all a part of the telemedicine ecosystem.

One of the many reasons why Telemedicine is so promising and is gaining rapid adoption in healthcare delivery systems is that everyone benefits. Healthcare providers have a new tool to extend the reach of care, improve outcomes and control costs. Insurance providers can drive their members to a more cost-effective and convenient option for low-acuity healthcare needs thus reducing their financial outlays and ultimately lower member premiums. And, patients get more choice, more access to care, and a new option to reduce their healthcare costs and connected with their doctors.

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How is SnapMD Part of the Solution?

What is the Future of Telemedicine?

Simple. SnapMD believes that Telemedicine is a part of the solution to the healthcare crisis in America and around the world. We also subscribe to the goal of the "medical home" and the realization that healthcare should be directed by clinicians working in close partnership with their patients. This is why SnapMD has designed its telemedicine solution for the healthcare provider to utilize how they determine is best for their patients. We are a healthcare software company and not a competing provider of healthcare services and we never will be.

The ultimate goal is to empower the “Medical Home”. Anyone involved in healthcare and health information technology is fully aware of this term. It is as a model of healthcare that is patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety. It has become a widely accepted model for how care should be organized and delivered throughout the healthcare system, and is a philosophy of health care delivery that encourages providers and care teams to meet patients where they are, to better manage the most simple to the most complex conditions.

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