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JAMA Network | JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association | The Cost of Technology

JAMA Network | JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association | The Cost of Technology | Australian e-health | Scoop.it

Docs & #EHR - costs of data entry | JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association | The Cost of Technology: http://t.co/Glaov5TC...


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Deborah Verran's comment, September 22, 2012 11:52 PM
One of the challenges is melding technology with people and using it to share information. Good recent report from the US Institute of Medicine on this topic-posted on one of my pages.
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Hospital Readmissions

As pressure to reduce readmissions builds, some hospitals are building strong lines of communication with discharged patients to keep them from returning. Can a friendly weekly phone call from a disease manager close the revolving door at the ED?
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Engaging Patients Early: The “VDT Now” Twitter Pledge | Health IT Buzz

Engaging Patients Early: The “VDT Now” Twitter Pledge | Health IT Buzz | Australian e-health | Scoop.it

Get the Consumer Health IT Summit recap. See what’s new with “Blue Button,” ONC’s Pledge Program, Meaningful Use Stage 2 and how #VDTnow challenges EHR vendors. Last week, ONC kicked off National Health IT Week with the Consumer Health IT Summit, a celebration of progress in consumer engagement through health IT, and an opportunity to catalyze yet more action among stakeholders such as patients, providers, payers, IT developers, consumer advocacy organizations, and electronic health record (EHR) vendors in the near future.

 

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5 surprising reasons why ignoring digital health and social media is a mistake | Articles | Mobile

5 surprising reasons why ignoring digital health and social media is a mistake | Articles | Mobile | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Learn why 'wait and see' isn't such a good idea. Although it may seem strange to some, there are still many who are still skeptical about the role digital and social media technologies play in health. This is partly because of our focus on the latest and greatest technologies. After all, with some predicting that Web behemoths like Facebook and Googlecould be gone in the next five years, taking a pragmatic, wait-and-see approach to digital may seem like the best approach.
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Menopause and Hot Flashes

Menopause and Hot Flashes | Australian e-health | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever had one, the feeling is unmistakable. Hot  flashes are characterized by an sudden and intense feeling of heat that starts  from your chest and moves upward to your shoulders, neck, and face. The skin  temperature in some women can rise 10 degrees (F) during a hot flash!

The hot flash is often followed by a flushing &  reddening, and can trigger mild to intense perspiration. As the perspiration  evaporates, you may also experience a chill and feel weak or faint.

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The next generation doctor's office

The next generation doctor's office | Australian e-health | Scoop.it

The next generation of doctors' surgeries could feature:

 

* Patient check in – already an effective solution providing the ability to self-check in for appointments
* Medical Triage – many small items can be taken independently and combined into a self-service solution such as blood pressure, weight and height
* Physician communication portal – this solution could be used to communicate and document the purpose of the patient visit and input questions.
* Patient checkout –already an effective solution providing the ability to checkout, submit insurance and pay for service.
* Pharmacy - a self-service solution to scan a prescription into the pharmacy or a separate medication dispensary overseen by a qualified pharmacist.
* Directory/Wayfinding – this is already a successful self-service solution to help guide and direct patient flow to appropriate areas in the hospital.
* Nutritional planning kiosk - nutrition is a huge piece of healthcare and can impact positively or negatively patient health. Healthcare facilities could incorporate nutritional planning kiosks into wellness programs with recipes, cholesterol checks, weight loss and shopping lists.
* Weigh-in – with two-thirds of the adult population being overweight, a weight loss self-service kiosk could provide extended options for weight management and goal obtainment
* Patient communication portal – Patient satisfaction is evaluated in healthcare but performance is hard to document retroactively. A patient communication kiosk could provide opportunities for surveys and real-time feedback on staff.


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Behold, The Very First Documentary Shot With Google Goggles

Behold, The Very First Documentary Shot With Google Goggles | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Remember when we said that Google Glass needed Gucci and Prada to reinvent its tech as cool?
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New Report on eHealth Solutions for Patient Engagement and Empowerment

New Report on eHealth Solutions for Patient Engagement and Empowerment | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
The report is the product of the CIHR Science Policy Fellowship I (Jason Millar) recently completed. The report was jointly sponsored by Health Canada.
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HIMAA Victoria » ACT launches consumer eHealth portal

ACT launches consumer eHealth portal. Posted on September 18th, 2012 by Catherine Obuch. The ACT has launched a pilot scheme to provide Canberra residents with a portal to access their health information online, which will be ...
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Young Docs might find it hard to imagine practicing without mHealth tech but should they even really be allowed to practice without it?

In this Fierce Mobile Healthcare article by Julie Bird I sense mHealth tech is challenging the norm in the Healthcare IT sector in such a way that they feel there’s pressure to defend or just...
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NBN pricing critical as digital divide deepens

NBN pricing critical as digital divide deepens | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Affordability of broadband and encouraging its use by people with low incomes is a major issue for the National Broadband Network, say researchers from Swinburne University who have been researching the…...
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Australia ranks 8th in first global web index

Australia ranks 8th in first global web index | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
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Thanks. Have shared to http://pinterest.com/verrad/social-media
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Who Uses Telecare?Strategic Society Centre

Who Uses Telecare?Strategic Society Centre | Australian e-health | Scoop.it

There has been growing interest in telecare during the last decade, as a way of enabling individuals with care and support needs to remain independent for longer, and reduce the cost of their personal care.

However, policymakers have lacked any quantitative social science evidence on who telecare users are.

This research analyses data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) to explore the characteristics of personal alarm and alerting device users in the old population.

The research also includes projections of potential telecare users in the older population, estimating as many four million people could be potential users of telecare.

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Mikael Eriksson Bjorling (SALSS August 2012) Ericsson

Ericsson’s vision about the Networked Society presented at the Swedish American Life Science Summit 2012-08-23 in Stockholm.
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Survey: 1 in 5 healthcare companies takes on mHealth without a clear goal | mHIMSS

Survey: 1 in 5 healthcare companies takes on mHealth without a clear goal | mHIMSS | Australian e-health | Scoop.it

RT @startuphealth: 1 in 5 healthcare companies takes on #mHealth without a clear goal | #mHIMSS http://t.co/F8WHJKmK We think startups f ...


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Why YouTube makes your hospital more friendly | Articles | Physicians

Why YouTube makes your hospital more friendly | Articles | Physicians | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Plus, it’s easily searchable....More health care professionals are making important connections not through Facebook or LinkedIn, but through video sharing via YouTube—even if they never make a video.

According to a recent survey of almost 2,800 health care professionals including physicians, 29 percent use YouTube to connect with others in the industry.

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World's smallest Smart glucose meter for the mobile phones get CE approval

World's smallest Smart glucose meter for the mobile phones get CE approval | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Philosys, a company based in New York City, received European CE Mark approval for its Gmate SMART glucose meter, an iPhone/iPad attachment that is the world’s smallest glucometer. The meter uses the iOS device via the headset jack as the interface to display results and track readings. It would seem that the same glucometer should also be compatible with other smartphones as long as an appropriate app is developed.

Philosys is currently looking to partner with cell phone firms to help distribute the Gmate SMART and hopes to have it’s device available to European customers by the end of the year.


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Digital healthcare conference hopes to help remote communities

Digital healthcare conference hopes to help remote communities | Australian e-health | Scoop.it

Video: Experts say digital healthcare can also cut costs and give patients greater control over their well-being.

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Medibank Health Solutions to deploy video access to medical specialists

Medibank Health Solutions is gearing up to extend its online consultation service – Anywhere Healthcare – to enable patients in New South Wales to connect with selected medical specialists over a video link provided at their GP’s office.
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Man v mountain: how to overcome the evidence overload

Man v mountain: how to overcome the evidence overload | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Most doctors shudder at the sight of the growing mountain of unread medical journals gathering dust on their desks over months, if not years.
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Envisioning the Future of Health Technology | Info-Matters

Envisioning the Future of Health Technology | Info-Matters | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Envisioning the Future of Health Technology. Posted on September 17, 2012 by Info-Matters. This entry was posted in Health, Most Popular, Technology and tagged heath, mhealth, Technology, telemedicine.
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North American telehealth report published on healthcare and ICT ...

Dublin, Ireland. September 14, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Research and Markets has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report on the North American Telehealth industry to its offering. The report is entitled, ...
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YFile » New study uses iPads to break refugee/doctor boundaries

YFile » New study uses iPads to break refugee/doctor boundaries | Australian e-health | Scoop.it

Refugees may be reticent to talk to their doctor about depression, anxiety, experiences of violence and settlement needs, but a York University researcher hopes to change that using some of the latest technology – the iPad.

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Reality TV meets aged care education - Australian Ageing Agenda: Aged Care and Retirement Industry News and Issues

Reality TV meets aged care education - Australian Ageing Agenda: Aged Care and Retirement Industry News and Issues | Australian e-health | Scoop.it

The new education program, called 'Real Cases, Real Time', has been developed by HammondCare and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) with a grant of $715,000 from the Commonwealth under the Teaching and Research Aged Care Services (TRACS) initiative.  It uses video-conferencing technology to link multiple remote sites to a clinical training centre in real time, to deliver two streams of education - one for registered healthcare professionals and the other for care support workers.

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Feds forge ahead with $8m telehealth trial | eHealthspace

Feds forge ahead with $8m telehealth trial | eHealthspace | Australian e-health | Scoop.it

The federal government has released details of its plans for the national $8 million In-Home Telemonitoring for Veterans Trial, and gone to market to find a technology and services supplier for the project.
First announced in late 2011, the stated purpose of the trial is to see whether in-home monitoring and videoconferencing can improve the health outcomes and achieve quality of care for Veterans alongside pre-existing health services.
According to newly released tender documents, the first trial site will commence later this year at Coffs Harbour in order to “test the clinical model, the technology, training requirements, service delivery and to ascertain any issues and/or required changes, before expanding to other sites by mid 2013.”

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