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US Medicare To Penalize 2,211 Hospitals For Excess Readmissions - Kaiser Health News

US Medicare To Penalize 2,211 Hospitals For Excess Readmissions - Kaiser Health News | Australian e-health | Scoop.it

More than 2,000 hospitals — including some nationally recognized ones — will be penalized by the government starting in October because many of their patients are readmitted soon after discharge, new records show.

Together, these hospitals will forfeit about $280 million in Medicare funds over the next year as the government begins a wide-ranging push to start paying health care providers based on the quality of care they provide.

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mHealth Maternal mortality in Sierra Leone: new research article

The issue inludes an article that presents research results on the potential of using mobile phones to improve maternal health in Sierra Leone, where maternal mortality sill stands at 890 per 100,000 live births.  ’Low technology, high expectations: mobiles for maternal health in Sierra Leone’ can be read here.
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Mater and RACGP Oxygen form partnership to deliver electronic health record | RACGP Oxygen Pty Ltd.

Mater and RACGP Oxygen form partnership to deliver electronic health record | RACGP Oxygen Pty Ltd. | Australian e-health | Scoop.it

Brisbane: Mater Health Services and RACGP Oxygen have formed a partnership to link general practitioners (GPs) to the Mater Shared Electronic Health Record (EHR), a Wave 2 Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) project.

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BBC News - How tech can help the elderly stay independent

BBC News - How tech can help the elderly stay independent | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
How new technology can ensure continued independence for the elderly as they become more frail.
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An overview of the IHE (Integrating the Healthcare IT Enterprise) Academy for Interoperability presented by HIMSS on August 22, 2012

An overview of the IHE (Integrating the Healthcare IT Enterprise) Academy for Interoperability presented by HIMSS on August 22, 2012 | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
HIMISS presents an overview of IHE Academy for Interoperability on August 22, 2012...The mission of IHE International is to advance the effective and safe delivery of healthcare for individuals and communities by enabling HIMSS members, the healthcare sector, and stakeholders to achieve the widespread adoption and implementation of standards-based interoperable IT systems. And by doing so, the goal is to improve the quality, safety, cost-effectiveness, and access to care through seamless, effective and secure health information exchange practices worldwide. Join us for the IHE International Academy for Interoperability: A Virtual Learning Network and experience the promise and possibilities that interoperable health systems are delivering today.
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Kaiser Permanente shares their vision of the future of Healthcare at NASA mHealth Conference

Kaiser Permanente shares their vision of the future of Healthcare at NASA mHealth Conference | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Shown for the first time at the recent NASA mHealth event held at KP’s Center for Total Health in Washington DC, this video was designed to help set out what the world’s first major hea...
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Top 5 health conditions for telemedicine treatment | Healthcare IT News

Providers of cellular and satellite networking services for connecting telehealth and other non-phone wireless devices are approached every day with new use case scenarios about how telemedicine can provide novel value. Those applications are growing rapidly in the market

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Telehealth Hub | Digital Healthcare Centre Services | Digital Healthcare Centre

Telehealth Hub | Digital Healthcare Centre Services | Digital Healthcare Centre | Australian e-health | Scoop.it

The Telehealth Hub is provided by a collaboration of three NHS Yorkshire & Humber organisations. The Telehealth Hub provides clinical and technical support services for patients who have an installation of a telemedicine and / or telehealth unit.  In collaboration with local trusts, we provide a range of telehealth services on a 24/7 basis.  The hub offers support for a range of medical specialties, particularly long term conditions, comprising three core services: Telemedicine, Telecoaching and Telemonitoring. Telehealth Hub services are:

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New Medical Devices Get Smart

New Medical Devices Get Smart | Australian e-health | Scoop.it

Adjustable prostheses and other high-tech devices may benefit patients who have a tendency to ignore or delay care, but they also raise concerns that they could give patients a false sense of security. from Wall Street Journal

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How technology changed medical industry? #health #tech #infographic (How technology changed medical industry?
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A new generation of tech entrepreneurs seeks to reinvent health care - The Boston Globe

A new generation of tech entrepreneurs seeks to reinvent health care - The Boston Globe | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
A wristband will monitor your anxiety level throughout the course of the day. A headband will help you click into a state of complete concentration.
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Internet-Based Brief Personalized Feedback Intervention in a Non-Treatment-Seeking Population of Adult Heavy Drinkers: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Internet-Based Brief Personalized Feedback Intervention in a Non-Treatment-Seeking Population of Adult Heavy Drinkers: A Randomized Controlled Trial | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Internet-Based Brief Personalized Feedback Intervention in a Non-Treatment-Seeking Population of Adult Heavy Drinkers: A Randomized Controlled Trial...
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RACGP | RACGP Telehealth standards

The RACGP continues to play a leading role in the design and implementation of exciting e-health initiatives in the Australian primary health care setting.
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TIME’s Mobile Tech Issue: Better Care Delivered by iPad, M.D. | Healthland | TIME.com

TIME’s Mobile Tech Issue: Better Care Delivered by iPad, M.D. | Healthland | TIME.com | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Signs barring cell-phone use are a familiar sight to anyone who has ever sat in a hospital waiting room.
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Trauma and technology: Growing number of online and mobile programs aim to help veterans with PTSD - The Boston Globe

Trauma and technology: Growing number of online and mobile programs aim to help veterans with PTSD - The Boston Globe | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
A soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan in 2002 with signs of post-traumatic stress disorder would have had to seek treatment at a hospital or clinic. A decade later, the resources available to someone with PTSD are growing.
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RACGP | Factors motivating rural GPs extend far beyond financial incentives

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) rejects claims made by a recent University of Melbourne study that implies the key motivator for urban GPs to move and work in a rural area is primarily based on financial incentives.
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eHealth Implementation | Social media healthcare | KPMG Re | KPMG | AFRICA

eHealth Implementation | Social media healthcare | KPMG Re | KPMG | AFRICA | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Harnessing social networking for successful eHealth implementation – KPMG...

The case for eHealth implementation has never been more persuasive. Despite this, its performance globally has also never been more mixed.

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Human Research Roadmap

Shown for the first time at the recent NASA mHealth event held at KP’sCenter for Total Health in Washington DC, this video was designed to help set out what the world’s first major healthcare brand to take a Mobile First focus thinks the US healthcare experience might look like in the not-so-distant future:

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Coming Next: Doctors Prescribing Apps to Patients

Coming Next: Doctors Prescribing Apps to Patients | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Apps that can assess data like blood glucose levels, diet and drug regimen — and can be reimbursed by insurance — will soon be prescribed by doctors to help treat patients.

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allAfrica.com: Rwanda: Technology for Community Health

Florence Mukagasana, a community health worker in the sector, noted that the use of mobile telephony to register, track and monitor the progress of pregnant women till delivery had reduced maternal death.

She said that use of ICT had decreased long distances mothers had to walk to take and receive information from health centres.

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How Much Can Patients Learn in a 15-Minute Doctor Visit?

How Much Can Patients Learn in a 15-Minute Doctor Visit? | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
An increasing number of doctors, including many pediatricians, are scrambling to cover as many preventive recommendations as they can, piling on the dos and don'ts during office visits.
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Report: Global mHealth Market Continues to Grow | News | Mobile Enterprise(ME)

Report: Global mHealth Market Continues to Grow | News | Mobile Enterprise(ME) | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
A new report from GlobalData indicates that increased growth and innovations in the mobile health industry will see its value increase to $11.8 billion by 2018.
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Money not enough to entice doctors to the bush

Money not enough to entice doctors to the bush | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Getting city doctors to move to rural areas for work would require a salary increase of up to $200,000 according to a University of Melbourne study, but even this level of financial incentive is not enough…...
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Mobile Tech Issue: Tracking Disease One Text at a Time | Healthland | TIME.com

Mobile Tech Issue: Tracking Disease One Text at a Time | Healthland | TIME.com | Australian e-health | Scoop.it
Accurate bookkeeping is on nobody’s list of heroic acts. But without it, some revolutions are impossible, including the overhaul of a nation’s health care infrastructure. And Uganda’s health care system needs quite an overhaul.
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