Search Tag: Telehealth

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eHealth Tools for Asthma Care in Adolescents

2020 17 Aug

Asthma is a chronic lung disease prevalent among adolescents, yet most interventions have focused on the care of child and adult sufferers. A new systematic review (van Buul et al. 2020) has assessed effectiveness of the few mobile apps/online tools developed for asthma self-management in adolescents who, as noted by the review team, have different... Read more

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Not Everyone Is Ready for Telehealth

2020 14 Aug

With pandemic-induced lockdowns and travel curbs, telemedicine offers a safe and convenient way to meet the healthcare needs of patients without leaving their home. However, in the U.S., new research   shows many older adults (65 years and above) – who are more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection – are not ready for video visits mainly due to inexperience... Read more

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Chatbot Use in Mental Health: Decisive Factors

2020 06 Jul

Fully automated conversational agents (CAs), also known as bots or chatbots, now commonly assist consumers when doing online shopping and banking transactions, as well as in making doctors' appointments.   You might also like: Healthcare Data: Creating a Learning Healthcare Ecosystem   A new area where intelligent chatbots can... Read more

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China Sees COVID-19 Telehealth Expansion

2020 08 Apr

With the rapidly spreading coronavirus disease (COVID-19), hospitals have been stretched to capacity, with some providers unable to attend to patients and instead requesting them to seek care in other hospitals.     You might also like: How To Manage a Remote Healthcare Team   The city of Wuhan in mainland China, the epicentre of the COVID-19... Read more

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COVID-19: Effect on IT Purchasing Decisions

2020 07 Apr

The flux of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients is pushing hospitals and other medical facilities to unprecedented limits. Such difficult circumstances are seen delaying current and future healthcare IT implementations.     For instance, limitations in IT-staff capacity are a major factor impacting IT purchases. Clinical informaticists –... Read more

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How To Manage a Remote Healthcare Team

2020 23 Mar

The advent of cloud computing, combined with the availability of digital and communications tools, has allowed more healthcare-related tasks to be done remotely. Appointment scheduling, patient assessment and triage, record keeping, and medical research are some of the things remote staff can handle, provided such work arrangements are carefully... Read more

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Restrictions on Tele-Health Lifted to Ease COVID-19 Strain

2020 19 Mar

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it is lifting penalties for healthcare providers that use telehealth during the COVID-19 crisis that violates HIPAA regulations.   The lift of restrictions is enabling healthcare providers to have a wider reach to patients at a time when... Read more

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Cybersecurity: Key Best Practices for Protecting Health Data

2019 19 Nov

With digital technology now widely used in healthcare, from doctor appointment scheduling apps to telehealth systems, risks of patient data being hacked have increased immensely. As such, the concept of "patient wellbeing" has evolved to include data privacy and protection.   This change is not surprising considering that, given recent high-profile cyberattacks –notably... Read more

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Blockchain Protecting Telemedicine

2019 29 Oct

Telemedicine offers an opportunity for medical institutions to optimise delivery of care, especially for patients living in areas where healthcare facilities and resources are inadequate. However, there is a downside to this technology-driven approach: risks of patient data being leaked due to insecure telehealth systems.   These privacy risks... Read more

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How to Evaluate Telehealth ROI

2019 17 Sep

Telehealth is one technological innovation that allows more access to healthcare for people in remote locations and underserved areas. For some provider organisations, telehealth is a means to further optimise delivery of care and improve patient satisfaction. But, as noted in a new study, telehealth entails upfront investments in technology, programme... Read more