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4 mHealth Trends Demanding Higher Attention To User Experience

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The popularity of mHealth and Telmedicine technology is surging, as app developers and hospitals are working together to adhere to the high demand from users all around the world. “mHealth has been embraced by the entire healthcare industry for its potential to improve patient outcomes, increase productivity, and render cost-effective care.”

“MedDevice Online” recently put out a report about four trends that are making the mHealth industry surge:
1. A Rise In Patient-Generated And Patient-Owned Information: Users now have control over who gets access to their health information and what they want to do with it. “They’ll expect to manipulate and prioritize their data in any number of ways that make sense to them — for wellness, disease management, or just plain personal interest.”

2. Increased Focus On Cybersecurity Of mHealth Information: “The near future will include an intense focus on cybersecurity of health-related information. Not only will providers have to address their users’ expectations of privacy, it’s likely that they’ll have to navigate yet-to-be-developed regulations as well.”

3. Broadening Target Market Of Users: “The idea that mobile medical devices can encourage individuals to adopt healthier habits, reducing the need for costly medical attention, is a strong motivator for insurance companies to adopt. Remote monitoring devices could reduce trips to the emergency room and perhaps even prevent hospitalization for patients with chronic diseases.”

4. Analytics And Integration Into Existing Systems: “patient access to self-management tools” and “access to comprehensive data through patient-centered HIE” (health information exchange). Mobile health will likely play a central role in this application.”

To see the full article, visit: http://www.meddeviceonline.com/doc/mhealth-trends-that-demand-higher-attention-to-user-experience-0001

Telehealth Helps Out Army and Workers

Monday, April 21, 2014
The digital age today has every device, which can do just about anything. From TVs to computers to smart-phones, this new craze has taken over the technology world. Healthcare has largely changed because of it. With the new rising popularity of the Telemedicine industry, millions of individuals can now easily access healthcare just about anywhere. “According to a study by the Affiliated Workers Association, more than 36 million Americans have already used telemedicine in some way, and as many as 70 percent of doctor visits can be handled over the phone—which typically cost much less than an in-person visit.”

One of the many benefiters of Telemedicine is the United States Army. Army doctors use Telemedicine to treat soldiers who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): “About 55 percent of the Army’s Telehealth programs are aimed at behavior health. One initiative also allows soldiers to communicate with counselors over text message in order to track their moods.” Soldiers, who may not be able to afford healthcare or have access to a medical professional, can benefit positively from this. ““One of the universal findings of studies of Teleheath is that patients love it. “They value the convenience and don’t feel like it’s cold or impersonal.” said Dr. Jaime Adler, chief of the Clinical Telehealth Division of the military’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

To see more visit: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2014/04/21/TeleHealth-Coming-Smart-TV-Near-You

Managing Your Diabetes With Telemedicine

Friday, April 18, 2014
More than 22 million people in America alone are affected with diabetes, costing the medical world over $245 billion. Mississippi is currently the second highest state of individuals affected with diabetes. “Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, the University of Mississippi Medical Center and three private technology partners announced a plan to help low-income residents manage their diabetes remotely through the use of Telemedicine. The goal is to help them keep the disease in check and avoid unnecessary hospitalizations while remaining as active and productive as possible.”

To see the full article and Mississipi’s Telemedicine plan visit: http://www.pewstates.org/projects/stateline/headlines/managing-diabetes-with-telemedicine-85899543860

Telemedicine Helps Elderly Patients Stay in their Homes

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Elderly patients with chronic health conditions who are discharged from the hospital and rehab facilities, with the help of technology and Telemedicine, are increasingly able to remain at home, avoiding depressing and expensive readmission.

Meet Rita, an elderly patient who suffers from congestive heart failure. She was a patient at both a rehab and hospital facility, but once she showed improved signs of health, was able to return home. The Center for Disease Control reports that approximately 27% of patients with congestive heart failure are readmitted to the hospital within thirty days of their release. Rita’s condition requires her to continue to update the doctor as to her vital signs. She can do this from the comfort of her own home, with the technology of Telemedicine devices. One medical service provider in Lewiston, Maine, provided Rita with a monitor, a scale, a blood pressure cuff and an oxygen meter that fits on the end of her finger, with the monitor connected to a phone jack, cell phone or tablet. She dutifully accesses the devices daily, and the data is transmitted to the medical service provider. “Our registered nurses are seeing their patients’ vital signs every day,” says Telehealth coordinator Shane Levasseur. “In addition, we can see vital sign trends. We could, for example, send a two-week trend of vital signs over to a patient’s cardiologist for an upcoming appointment. It’s really powerful for doctor to have that information. Now a lot of physicians who send referrals for home care say they want Telehealth.”

It’s all because of the ever increasing Telehealth and Telemedicine availability that patients like Rita, are able to receive regular treatment without hospitalization.

See the full article: http://catchinghealth.bangordailynews.com/2014/04/15/im-not-your-mother-but/how-telemedicine-helps-some-elderly-people-stay-home-longer/



 

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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 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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