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Pediatric Cardiologists Turn to Clinical Analytics -- InformationWeek

Pediatric Cardiologists Turn to Clinical Analytics -- InformationWeek | Health around the clock | Scoop.it

A group of highly specialized healthcare providers has engaged an analytics firm and a systems integrator to build a national patient registry in hopes of speeding the development and adoption of best practices for treating critically ill patients with pediatric and congenital heart ailments.
The Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4) will tap the expertise of ArborMetrix, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based vendor of analytics technology for acute and specialty care, and CardioAccess, Inc., which runs an international cardiology clinical outcomes database, to custom build the new national registry. PC4 was formed in 2009 with the help of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant, and includes experts in pediatric cardiac critical care, cardiac surgery, and cardiology from across the U.S. and Canada. PC4 aims to improve the quality of care by collecting data on clinical practice and outcomes, providing clinicians with timely performance feedback, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement through analytics and collaborative learning. The PC4 registry will focus on capturing data from each patient's medical record, then applying analytics to make patient-specific recommendations for treatment, said PC4 executive director Dr. Michael Gaeis, a pediatric cardiac intensivist at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Congenital Heart Center.


"Data serves as the foundation of providing high-quality care to any population," Gaeis told InformationWeek Healthcare. "But data by itself is not enough." Many registries are good at collecting data, according to Gaeis, but there often is no "actionable arm." PC4 wants its registry to offer actionable ideas.
"Registries don't matter if you can't take the data and help patients," Gaeis said.

 

ArborMetrix will provide real-time access to information in the CardioAccess database and help identify high-performing pediatric critical care cardiology centers. "We [will be able to] disseminate information widely and provide targeted improvement to lower-performing organizations," Gaeis said. He said the registry also will help PC4 member institutions set up collaborative learning opportunities. "The research component is a real critical piece of it," he said.
PC4 is modeling its registry after those of the Northern New England Cardiovascular Study Group and several registries ArborMetrix has worked on in its home state, including the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative and the Michigan Bariatric Surgeons Collaborative. "I think it's a pretty tried-and-true blueprint," said Gaeis.
The University of Michigan is hosting the data coordinating center, supported by the university and residual NIH funding, according to Gaeis, and PC4 will be looking for ongoing funding.
The system is in alpha testing and should move into beta in January. Gaies said the consortium hopes to have 10 centers operational by the second quarter of 2013, "then rapidly expand." This early group includes Children's Hospital of Atlanta, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, the University of California-San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital, and the recently renamed Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. The registry will be offered to all PC4 members, although each site will have to sign its own contracts with the vendors, according to Gaeis.


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David Cameron announces DNA tests to revolutionise fight cancer

David Cameron announces DNA tests to revolutionise fight cancer | Health around the clock | Scoop.it
David Cameron announces DNA tests to revolutionise fight cancer and help 100,000 NHS patients...
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UK dials up "virtual doctors" in big telehealth push

UK dials up "virtual doctors" in big telehealth push http://t.co/BtJxlrcR...
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Apollo Hospitals launches tele-medicine service in Myanmar ...

Apollo Hospitals launches tele-medicine service in Myanmar ... | Health around the clock | Scoop.it
New Delhi: To effectively use information technology for healthcare, India's Apollo Group of Hospitals has launched its tele-medicine service in Myanmar's former capital Yangon. “Apollo Tele-Medicine Network will facilitate ...
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The “Mobile” in “Mobile Health” Isn’t the Gadget; It’s the Data

The “Mobile” in “Mobile Health” Isn’t the Gadget; It’s the Data | Health around the clock | Scoop.it

Interview with Al Shar talks about his vision for mobile health and the role the Foundation can play moving forward.


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Canadian start-up building online and tablet tools for assessing brain disorders

Canadian start-up building online and tablet tools for assessing brain disorders | Health around the clock | Scoop.it
Health IT stratup bring mobile solution to assessing brain disorders.
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Social + Local + Mobile = #SoLoMo Marketing [infographie]

Social + Local + Mobile = #SoLoMo Marketing [infographie] | Health around the clock | Scoop.it

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2,6 milliards d'euros d'économies annuelles grâce à la télémédecine

2,6 milliards d'euros d'économies annuelles grâce à la télémédecine | Health around the clock | Scoop.it

L'utilisation des technologies électroniques, informatiques et de communication dans les domaines de la santé ne présente que des avantages.


Via Xavier Bouhet, Pharmacomptoir / Corinne Thuderoz, Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek
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Lancement de DMD-sante.com hier.. forum collaboratif médecin/patient + test d'applications

Lancement de DMD-sante.com hier.. forum collaboratif médecin/patient + test d'applications | Health around the clock | Scoop.it

Via Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek, Fabrice Vezin
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La vente en ligne de médicaments fait des émules - Le Nouvel Observateur

La vente en ligne de médicaments fait des émulesLe Nouvel ObservateurDans tous les cas, ils doivent remplir un questionnaire de santé et peuvent bénéficier d'un conseil d'1 des 5 pharmaciens.


Via Xavier Bouhet, Pharmacomptoir / Corinne Thuderoz, Lionel Reichardt / le Pharmageek, Fabrice Vezin
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FDA clears AliveCor heart monitor, doctors can pre-order

FDA clears AliveCor heart monitor, doctors can pre-order | Health around the clock | Scoop.it

The FDA has granted a 510(K) Class II clearance to San Francisco-based AliveCor’s iPhone-enabled heart monitor, which has been commonly known as the “iPhoneECG” since it first made an appearance at CES two years ago. The company announced the clearance as the mHealth Summit kicks off this week in the Washington DC area. AliveCor will begin pre-selling the $199 clinical-quality, ECG monitor, which has the form factor of an iPhone case that fits iPhone 4 and 4S devices, directly from its website starting today, December 3rd.

 

AliveCor CEO Judy Wade told MobiHealthNews that within a few months the heart monitor will be made available in three different ways. Starting this week physicians can buy them from AliveCor’s website for $199, and the site will require them to provide the medical identification numbers to prove that they are indeed a physician. Wade said that pricepoint is less expensive than most electronic stethoscopes. Starting early next year the company plans to encourage physicians to make the device available to their heart patients via prescription. While the specific details, including pricepoint for prescribed devices, has not yet been fully worked out, Wade told MobiHealthNews the price of the device could hover somewhere around $99 for patients whose doctor prescribes one. Finally, assuming the company secures its next 510(k) clearance, Wade expects the over-the-counter version of the heart monitor to become available sometime during the second quarter of 2013.

 

Wade said there are a couple of initial use cases for the device: Patients who feel like they have a heart arrhythmia problem, but are asymptomatic and it doesn’t show up when they visit their doctor’s office. This device can be at the ready if the patient has it with them, and it can be used to record the heart rhthym strip the next time the patient feels something. Another use case is for someone who has already been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and has been treat with ablation and/or medications. Wade said a physician could prescribe the device for at-home use so that they could monitor the patient remotely and determine whether the therapy was effective or is working. The device is also a preventive medicine tool since it detects arrhythmias, which can be a problem in and of themselves sometimes but can also be associated with something else — like an imminent heart attack.

 

Wade said that longterm the company sees a lot of power in recording and analyzing peoples’ EKGs. AliveCor refers to this as the “deep data” opportunity, as opposed to the more commonly used “big data”.

 

“Our vision is for everyone to have their health at their fingertips. Hopefully, before long, we will have millions of [ECG] recordings that we will be able to contextualize around simple things like your age and height. In the future the platform won’t only be interpretive it could be predictive as well. That’s why we have been very active in participating in clinical research and trials with the device because hopefully a lot of interesting research will come out of it.”

 

This week’s FDA clearance enables AliveCor’s Heart Monitor to be sold and marketed to “licensed medical professionals to record, display, store, transfer, and evaluate single-channel electrocardiogram (ECG) rhythms,” according to the company. “The rhythm strips can be of any duration, and are stored on the iPhone and securely in the cloud for later analysis, sharing and printing through AliveCor’s secure website. The ECG data is sent wirelessly from the Heart Monitor via AliveCor’s low-power, proprietary communication protocol, and requires no pairing between the iPhone and the device.”

 

Here’s how the device works: “The device incorporates electrodes into a case that snaps onto the back of an iPhone 4 or 4S. The Heart Monitor is used by launching the corresponding AliveECG app on the iPhone, holding the device in a relaxed state, and pressing fingers from each hand to each of the two appropriate electrodes on the device. The device can also be used to obtain an ECG by placing it on the chest.”

 

AliveCor expects to launch its Heart Monitor in the form of a “universal module” (that is similar but different to the credit card-sized prototype the company has demo’d in the past) that will work with iOS and Android devices by Q3 next year. Following that the company plans to launch a “pad” version of the heart monitor that is big enough to place your entire hand on. This form factor could be placed in health kiosks or doctor’s offices. Each of the form factors would likely require additional clearances from the FDA.

 

The company also secured its CE Mark and a European launch for the initial form factor is expected early next year.


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Patients' memory for medical information

RT @ziPede1: "40-80% of medical information provided by healthcare practitioners is forgotten immediately." http://t.co/55LAhPTq #medEd #mHealth...
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Accenture: Most patients want mobile-enabled Rx refills | mobihealthnews

Accenture: Most patients want mobile-enabled Rx refills | mobihealthnews | Health around the clock | Scoop.it
RT @MobiHealthNews: Accenture: Most patients want mobile-enabled Rx refills http://t.co/aFSS86uU #mHealth #healthapps #digitalhealth...
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Telehealth revolutionises regional medical care - Knox Weekly

Telehealth revolutionises regional medical care - Knox Weekly | Health around the clock | Scoop.it

Since Medicare rebates were extended to include telehealth sessions in the middle of last year, the number of recorded consultations has exploded by up to 660 per cent.


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mHealth is Booming – What to Expect in 2013

mHealth is Booming – What to Expect in 2013 | Health around the clock | Scoop.it
There is no doubt that mobile devices are transforming healthcare.
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Telehealth Services Provide Remote Patients Link to Doctors

Telehealth Services Provide Remote Patients Link to Doctors | Health around the clock | Scoop.it
Virtually every Fortune 100 company uses the Polycom device, but implications for the video- and tele- conferencing device are more widespread than corporate boardrooms.
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welcome home - Telemedicine | Talk To A Doctor | Talk To A Nurse

Pour quand en France ? La télémédecine version US "Offering Telemedicine services for patients needing to talk to a doctor or ask a nurse a medical question over the phone.

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mHealth and Diabetes: A Patient’s Story

mHealth and Diabetes: A Patient’s Story | Health around the clock | Scoop.it
David Haddad, program manager of Open mHealth, discusses how patients used integrated mHealth technology to manage their health.
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CSC Scandihealth

eMedlink - Chronic patients are now able to receive treatment in their own homes. Proven telemedicine solut. from CSC.
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Le succès de Square ne remet-il pas en question le terminal de paiement ? - le paiement mobile

Le succès de Square ne remet-il pas en question le terminal de paiement ? - le paiement mobile | Health around the clock | Scoop.it
Assistons-nous à la disparition programmée du terminal de paiement tel que nous le connaissons sur les points de ventes au profit des Smartphones et tablettes ?

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Pierre LEURENT : "Le développement de la télémédecine sera d’autant plus important que les politiques seront volontaristes"

Pierre LEURENT : "Le développement de la télémédecine sera d’autant plus important que les politiques seront volontaristes" | Health around the clock | Scoop.it
Interview de Pierre LEURENT, Président du groupe de télémédecine de Syntec Numérique...

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Automédication: les chiffres 2012 du marché français MyPharma ...

Automédication: les chiffres 2012 du marché français MyPharma ... | Health around the clock | Scoop.it
Selon IMS Health, l'automédication représente aujourd'hui 6 % du chiffre d'affaires des officines en France. Ce segment des médicaments achetés sans ordonnance (produits remboursables ou non) connaît une forte ...

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Google now includes medications directly in search results, including brand names and side effects

Google now includes medications directly in search results, including brand names and side effects | Health around the clock | Scoop.it

Via Alex Butler, Antoine POIGNANT, MD, Fabrice Vezin
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Telehealth for remote Australia

Caring for the last 3%: telehealth potential and broadband implications for remote Australia

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The Popularity of Health Content is Rising on Pinterest | HealthWorks Collective

The Popularity of Health Content is Rising on Pinterest | HealthWorks Collective | Health around the clock | Scoop.it
Over the past year or so the question has been asked many, many times among health marketing professionals: what role does Pinterest play in health?
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