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Smartphone technology acceptable for telemedicine

Smartphone technology acceptable for telemedicine | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
A new Mayo Clinic study confirms the use of smartphones medical images to evaluate stroke patients in remote locations through telemedicine.
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Connected Health Pulse Survey - eHealth Self-service -- Summary - Accenture

Connected Health Pulse Survey - eHealth Self-service -- Summary - Accenture | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Read Accenture’s Connected Health Pulse Survey summary report and learn how patients are willing to embrace eHealth self-service options, but they are not willing to sacrifice personal interactions with doctors.
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How the cell phone can improve health care - CNN.com

How the cell phone can improve health care - CNN.com | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Nadim Mahmud says mobile technology can radically transform the way we deliver health care to underserved people in developing countries.
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How doctors' use of mobile technology impacts telehealth - infographic and insights

How doctors' use of mobile technology impacts telehealth - infographic and insights | Australian e-health | Scoop.it

Telehealth is increasingly intertwined with mobile health.
Use of mobile devices is on the rise by healthcare consumers and providers alike.


Demand for mobile access to healthcare increases as the healthcare ecosystem shifts towards a model where care comes to the patient rather than the patient going to where care can be delivered.


Supply of mobile healthcare solutions is skyrocketing, with over 13,000 medical and healthcare apps available already, and traditional software-based telehealth solutions adding mobile access to their platforms.


A key part of the mobile healthcare world is the doctor.

 

Telehealth and Mobile apps

 

55% of physicians are using mobile apps

 

But don’t let the stat fool you into thinking that it’s all clinical. While doctors will use clinical apps such as Epocrates, they are just like other people in that they are common users of apps like Facebook, ESPN, and the Weather Channel.

 

It’s actually even more critical that doctors are using these devices for socialization, entertainment, and non-clinical information. It means they are comfortable with the devices.

 

Utilization is a key driver of telehealth adoption.

 

So if users are at least comfortable with the technology you that enables their telehealth activities, you have a higher chance of the solution being utilized.

 

Of course, it follows that a bad app on an easy-to-use device is not going to last very long and could easily be replaced if a substitute is available.

 

So if you’re going to have one of the few apps that the doctor relies on in their daily routine, you must make it user-friendly and clinically sound.


Via nrip, Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek
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Australian Health Information Technology: Rightly, Usability Is Getting More Airtime Again. We Need More Work In The Area ASAP.

EHR usability is suddenly front and center, now that usability testing is part of the EHR certification criteria for meaningful use Stage 2. We talked with diverse industry insiders for their take on what is critical to user-centric design and what the usability factors might mean to healthcare and to the healthcare IT market. Here is a sampling of some of the topics on their minds.
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Top 10 Tech This Week

Top 10 Tech This Week | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
It was another exciting week in tech, filled with a slew of futuristic developments -- and we found the best of the best for you right here in Top 10 Tech..
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Why can't pacemaker users read their own medical data?

In this ten minute TEDx talk, Hugo Campos explains his frustration with the fact that his pacemaker is designed to let his doctor read his biometric status, but to stop the patient from doing the same.
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Mobile Health Technology Can Reach the Remotest Corners

Consider this: a mobile phone with applications to detect cancer and tuberculosis, control sugar levels for diabetics and monitor vital signs. The champions ...
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Where to for telehealth?

Describing what’s needed for telehealth as the “eHarmony for eHealth” is certainly one way of getting people talking, and that's exactly what the RACGP's eHealth manager Judy Evans did after the recent Australian Telehealth Conference.

Chris Ryan, principal telehealth consultant at Attend Anywhere and part of the steering commitee of the conference, said the description summed up one of the challenges facing wider use of telehealth as simply a normal part of healthcare delivery in Australia.

“One challenge for telehealth, as with eHarmony, is that connecting the right people is the hard part,” Mr Ryan said. “There's no point in just having a list of all the people wanting romantic partners and then all of the romantic partners available and expect that that is going to work. The role of eHarmony is to be more sophisticated and supportive in the matching process. That's really what the challenge is for telehealth.”

http://www.pulseitmagazine.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1157:where-to-for-telehealth&catid=16:australian-ehealth&Itemid=328&

 

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Technology to play a bigger role in hospital care

Technology to play a bigger role in hospital care | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
The robot, sitting quietly in a corner, suddenly hums to life and rolls down the hospital corridor on three wheels. Perched atop the sleek machine is a monitor showing the smiling face of Dr.
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The doctor-patient relationship is evolving

The doctor-patient relationship is evolving | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Until now, doctors have pretty much called the shots in the doctor-patient relationship. But change is on the way. Patients, say ahhhhh — it's about to be all about you.
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Smartphone Technology and Telemedicine - Mayo Clinic

A new Mayo Clinic study confirms the use of smartphones medical images to evaluate stroke patients in remote locations through telemedicine. The study, the f...
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Online treatment dramatically cuts suicide risks

Online treatment dramatically cuts suicide risks | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Web-based treatment for people with depression cuts by half the number of people with the illness contemplating suicide, Australian research shows.
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Tracking your body with technology - CNN.com

Tracking your body with technology - CNN.com | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Inside Larry Smarr's refrigerator this week was a stool sample that he planned to ship to a laboratory, which will send back a report of information about what's going on inside Smarr.
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Improved Efficiency in Tanzanian Hospital thanks to Digital Management System — IICD

Improved Efficiency in Tanzanian Hospital thanks to Digital Management System — IICD | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
A hospital in Tanzania’s Sengerema District increased its efficiency thanks to a digital hospital management system. Patients are helped quicker and know better what to pay and early results also show improved financial administration.
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NY is the Epicenter of Healthcare's Reinvention - Forbes

NY is the Epicenter of Healthcare's Reinvention - Forbes | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
VideoIf you want to see the future of the U.S. healthcare system, I can't think of a better place than New York. While those of us in the Bay Area and Seattle would like it to be our locales, at this stage of the game, it's not even close.
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Tele-ICU Company Formed by Physicians

Tele-ICU Company Formed by Physicians | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology,Health care information technology & IT strategy news for CIOs, CMIOs & clinical informaticists. Learn about EMR EHR, ARRA HITECH, wireless technologies & meaningful use policy.
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E-consultations promise better communication for doctors and shorter waits, less travel for patients

E-consultations promise better communication for doctors and shorter waits, less travel for patients | Australian e-health | Scoop.it

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An Ottawa area pilot project that facilitates electronic consultations between family physicians and specialists has proved so popular among doctors and administrators that its architects are finding ways to make it permanent. These consultations occur before an actual referral to a specialist is considered by the family doctor.

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How to Keep Computer Screens From Destroying Your Eyes

How to Keep Computer Screens From Destroying Your Eyes | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
It's so hard to look away. But you really should, at least occasionally.
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Abuse of Electronic Medical Records

Abuse of Electronic Medical Records | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Federal regulators need to make sure that easier billing doesn’t lead to Medicare fraud by billing for services never provided. (RT @arscomm: Technology often has unintended consequences. Can we minimize them/get the benefits?
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Website design for physician practices.

Website design for physician practices. | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Here's a quick list for consideration of how well your brand communicates on your website...
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Study: Docs increasingly using social media to share medical info - FierceHealthIT

Research published this week in the Journal of Medical Internet Research finds a growing number of physicians using social media to share medical information and stay up to date.
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Telemedicine means caregivers are remote, but their care isn't

Telemedicine means caregivers are remote, but their care isn't | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
It sounds futuristic, but telemedicine — the use of telecommunications technologies to diagnose and treat patients — has been hotly anticipated at least since 1993, when the American Telemedicine Assn.
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